Afrofuturism: Past, Present, & Future

Afrofuturism, a transdisciplinary sub-genre of Science Fiction, represents the changing relations of science as it pertained to African American history and future history. Due to sociological factors and norms, a trend of under-representation has been persistent within the areas of Science Fiction, media, and popular culture.

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"How on earth did you get interested in all this?” For as long as I can remember, I've loved to research subjects that are connected to my passion, views, and hobbies. Creating this blog: Afrofuturism: Past, Present, & Future has allowed me to share my passions and wonderings with my loyal readers & those who have stumbled here by mistake. Explore my site, and enjoy.

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July 19, 2018

Upon arrival to Beijing China, there was a tension in the air. It wasn’t the humid weather or the rain. It was that feeling you get, when you realize that you’ve locked your keys in your car, and you just heard the door click shut. The feeling of, “oh crap”. All you ca...

May 18, 2018

   In the novel, The Invisible Man, written by Ralph Ellison in 1952, the main character is invisible to a society that refuses to see him. Much like the Shambleau alien in Moore’s story, this fictional society does not like the idea of the “Invisible Man” inhabiting w...

May 8, 2018

I was floored when I received the email that my article has been published in a peer reviewed scholarly journal. This was an article I wrote, after speaking at the International Journal of Arts & Sciences (IJAS) Conference, in Freiburg Germany. 

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April 25, 2018

   Although there are different races that grace Science Fiction though stories and early films, the characters of color are either portrayed in a negative way or they simply don’t have speaking roles. C.L. Moore is one author that sought to change that portrayal throu...

March 21, 2018

The history of Afrofuturism

January 1, 2018

   The thought of black nationalism within Afrofuturistic texts seems to exude within Delany’s writings about African Americans. It is believed that Delany wrote Blake in response to Uncle Tom’s Cabin, written by Harriet Beecher Stowe in 1852, a novel that helped popul...

February 8, 2017

    In the past, African Americans were viewed as less than human and whose purpose was to serve their slave masters. In 1859 a series in Anglo-African Magazine and the Weekly Anglo-African titled “Blake: Or the Huts of America. A Tale of the Mississippi Vall...

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