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The hype has barely settled down from this past weekend’s 2013 New York Comic Con at the Jacob Javits Center, and fans are… Read More

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What Is Afrofuturism?<br />

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What Is Afrofuturism?

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Hollywood stunner Garcelle Beauvais couldn’t find what she was looking for. She was at the bookstore amazed that nowhere to… Read More

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