Ronald Mason is my guest poet on “At the Edge: Think Culture” podcast 6 pm EST June 12

Poetry, power of language, and social progress for the collective will be the center of discussion in my next podcast June 12 at 6 pm EST.

Learn what I mean by “quantum flow” in the poet’s voice–this episode will have you thinking about the power of language.  Ronald Mason the spoken word artist who came to Washington DC as an educator from New Orleans returns for part three to talk about poetry, spoken word, and making culture. We will chat about the creative process and social progress in poetry. Listen in as we both share our writing, process, and ideas in challenging but fascinating times. http://www.blogtalkradio.com/at-the-edge-thinkculture/2019/06/12/quantum-flow-of-the-poets-voice-ronald-mason

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Another great short story by Thaddeus Howze…

I’m waiting for this serial to become a book-length work. I admit it: I’m hooked on “Hub City.”

Hub City Blues

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a tale of hub city

As I was ushered into the first entry points at the city’s outer wall, I was impressed with the speed and efficiency of the staff as they coordinated everyone’s entry into the city. Security forces maintained control of the entry point but were cordial and civil to everyone. There was very little grumbling in line. Their police uniforms were spartan and crisp and each officer looked well fed and fit, unlike most of the people in line.

While we waited, we were given water and a real fruit, whose origins were unknown but it was pleasant, sweet and much needed after the dusty road. When I reached the front of the line, a young woman appearing to be in her late twenties was scanning my identity card and checking my authorization papers. “Welcome to Hub City sir, do you have anything to declare?…

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Science Fiction and Fantasy Site to check out – thanks @ebonstorm

Science Fiction and Fantasy. Okay, so Thaddeus Howze of Hubcity Blues turned me onto this super-fabulous science fiction website.  To be brief, if you are a fan of science fiction movies, novels, short stories, games, etc., and/or if you are a writer or developer, take a look at this website–and dive into the seemingly endless possibilities of engaging in great conversation and new ideas about science fiction, science fact, and of course, AFROFUTURISM!!!  Get moving, comrades! And don’t forget to give props to Thaddeus, because he’s a heavy contributor to this site!

 

Red Star, White Sun (7) « Hub City Blues by Thaddeus Howze @ebonstorm

Red Star, White Sun (7) « Hub City Blues.

I am addicted to this series, so I am sharing this particular episode with the hope you will also crave yet another episode.  Show Thaddeus some love and subscribe to his short story blog Hubcity Blues!

DO BLACK PEOPLE REALLY DO THIS STUFF? Cosplay and the building of a Black World « chroniclesofharriet

DO BLACK PEOPLE REALLY DO THIS STUFF? Cosplay and the building of a Black World « chroniclesofharriet.

Of course we do.  We are in the now, and we are in the future.  We imagine and build ourselves into the very fabric of what we call “world” with not only scientific study and research, but with words, music, beauty, and art.

Imagine that.

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Unlimited power? Thaddeus does it again–read on!

Hub City Blues

“Apprentice.”

“Yes, master.”

“It’s time.”

I help him up and walk him into his study. He is paper-thin, light like a bird, a wisp of the force I remember from my youth. I can feel the fire burning through him, my second sight, even shielded cannot block the visions of his power. I help him to his workbench, a central seat of his gift. It was only as we drew close could I sense it.

The bracelet. It shimmered in darkness the way his power glowed brightly. A cool black metal that flickered like glass, lit from within with a sinister madness. This was my last time to say no.

He sits, his palsy stops when he picks it up. His eyes harden like flint and his unspoken gaze beckons me to sit across from  him. The light from the power within him dims. “Once you put this on, you will…

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