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Afronauts Kicks off Black History Month with David Walker & Dr. Lawana Richmond

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DAVID F. WALKER is an award-winning comic book writer, filmmaker, journalist, and educator. Walker is best known for his work in comics, including Shaft: A Complicated Man(Dynamite Entertainment), winner of the 2015 Glyph Award for Story of the Year, and its sequel, Shaft: Imitation of Life. His work for Marvel Comics includes Luke CageOccupy AvengersPower Man and Iron FistNighthawk, Fury, and Deadpool. He's also worked for DC Comics (Cyborg), Boom! (Planet of the Apes), and IDW/Monkeybrain (The Army of Dr. Moreau). He is the creator of the prose YA series The Adventures of Darius Logan, and author of the novel Shaft's Revenge, the first new novel starring the iconic black detective in more than forty years. David joins us to talk about bringing the long, exciting, and influential life of Fredrick Douglass to life in comic book form. Taking you from Douglass's life as a young slave through his forbidden education to his escape and growing prominence as a speaker, abolitionist, and influential cultural figure during the Civil War and beyond. Available now on Amazon 

Dr. Lawana Richmond is an accomplished woman in muliple fields. She's an author of multiple inspirational books and has held numerous workshops to help people become successful. She works to guide individuals on their path to achieving their dreams by acting as a personal consult. She's a Think Tank for visionaries and binding force for history and modern culture. Dr.Richmond joins us on the show to talk about the 2nd Afrofuturism Lounge being held at SDCC 2019 in San Diego, CA where she resides. 

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