John Jennings is Professor, Media and Cultural Studies, University of California, Riverside. He is co-founder/organizer of The Schomburg Center's Black Comic Book Festival in Harlem. He is co-founder and organizer of the MLK NorCal's Black Comix Arts Festival in San Francisco and also SOL-CON: The Brown and Black Comix Expo at the Ohio State University. We talk to John about the upcoming Black Comix Arts Festival 2018 being held in Harlem, NY and San Francisco, CA.
Diemiruaye Deniran an award winning independent filmmaker and receipent of the Best Director award at the Philidelphia Independent Film Awards. His last film "Diary Of A Badman" is playing now on Amazon. "The Making of a Slave" is his the latest full feature project. Deniran Films continues to work to break down barriers for creating and distributing high quality film products while also giving independent actors/actresses a viable platform to make a living doing what they love...both at reasonable production costs and maximum visibility. While he is currently flagged as an up and coming Black film maker; it is one of Deniran's goals to be known as one of the most influential and innovative film makers in history. PERIOD! https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-making-of-a-slave--3#/
We are also joined by Thaddeus Howze. Thaddeus Howze is a prolific writer of speculative fiction, scientific, technical and cultural commentary from his office in Hayward, California. Thaddeus' speculative fiction has appeared in numerous anthologies and literary journals. He has published two books, 'Hayward's Reach' (2011), a collection of short stories and 'Broken Glass' (2013) an urban fantasy novella starring his favorite paranormal investigator, Clifford Engram.
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