Balogun Ojetade – Black Speculative Fiction Month Spotlight

Per the Author: As a former combat veteran (MOS: 18F), Master and Technical Director of the Afrikan Martial Arts Institute and Co-Chair of the Urban Survival and Preparedness Institute, Balogun Ojetade is the author of the bestselling non-fiction books Afrikan Martial Arts: Discovering the Warrior Within, The Afrikan Warriors Bible, Surviving the Urban Apocalypse, The Urban Self Defense Manual, The Young Afrikan Warriors’ Guide to Defeating Bullies & Trolls, Never Unarmed: The Afrikan Warriors’ Guide to Improvised Weapons, Ofo Ase: 365 Daily Affirmations to Awaken the Afrikan Warrior Within, Ori: The Afrikan Warriors’ Mindset, Ogun Ye! Protecting the Afrikan Family and Community, Kori O: Protecting Afrikan Children from Violence & Sexual Abuse, and SKG: The Black Man & Woman’s Guide to Sticks, Knives and Guns.

is one of the leading authorities on Afrofuturism and
Afroretroism—film, fashion or fiction that combines African and/or
African American culture with a
blend of “retro” styles and futuristic technology, in order to
explore the themes of tension between past and future and between the
alienating and empowering effects of technology and on Creative
Resistance. He
writes about Afrofuturism/Afroretroism—Sword & Soul, Rococoa,
Steamfunk and Dieselfunk at

He is author of twenty-five novels and gamebooks – MOSES: The Chronicles of Harriet Tubman (Books 1 & 2); The Chronicles of Harriet Tubman: Freedonia; Redeemer; Once Upon A Time In Afrika; Fist of Africa; A Single Link; Wrath of the Siafu; The Scythe; The Keys; Redeemer: The Cross Chronicles; Beneath the Shining Jewel; Q-T-Pies: The Savannah Swan Files (Book 0) and A Haunting in the SWATS: The Savannah Swan Files (Book 1); Siafu Saves the World; Siafu vs. The Horde; Dembo’s Ditty; The Beatdown; Initiate 16; Gunsmoke Blues; Malik: Confessions of a Black Identity Extremist; Malik: Confessions of a Black Identity Extremist 2: Enemy of the State; Granma’s Hand; Kill City and Steamfunkateers: The Steamfunk Role Playing Game and the Steamfunkateers adventure, The Haunting of the House of Crum—contributing co-editor of three anthologies: Ki: Khanga: The Anthology, Steamfunk and Dieselfunk and contributing editor of the Rococoa anthology and Black Power: The Superhero Anthology.

He is also the creator and author of the Afrofuturistic manga series, Jagunjagun Lewa (Pretty Warrior) and author/co-creator of the Ice Cold Carter photo-graphic novel series. Balogun is co-author of the award winning screenplay, Ngolo and co-creator of Ki Khanga: The Sword and Soul Role-Playing Game, both with author Milton Davis.

The prolific author just completed Black and Blue, a 52 Blocks/African martial arts epic film.  He is presently writing a martial arts thriller  describe as Power meets the Five Deadly Venoms.

As well as, Kill City is about a woman who is a chef and martial arts expert who is drawn into a serial murder investigation as a consultant because the victims are all martial arts masters.

Finally, Balogun has completed Granma’s Hand is a Dieselfunk novel about a 14 year old hero fighting to save Black America from an occultist white supremacist group that has figured out how to re-institute slavery.

Balogun Ojetade can be reached on Facebook at and on Instagram at @balogun_ojetade and @afrikanmartialarts. Find his books on Amazon. His blog is Chronicles Of Harriet | The Very BEST in Afrofuturism and Black Speculative Fiction!

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Kai Leakes – Black Speculative Fiction Month Spotlight.

Per Author’s website:

Author Kai Leakes was an imaginative child, who gained an addiction to books at an early age. Writing didn’t seem her path, but with the goal of sharing tales that entertain and add color to a gray literary world has become a part of her DNA. Having gained her MA and a Doctorate candidacy in Counseling, Kai Leakes currently resides in her hometown of St. Louis, MO.

As a creative, she likes to cook and dabble in Photoshop. Her love of romance, fantasy, and all things vampires has reinforced her world-building gifts and led her to craft her popular ‘Sin Eaters’ Devotion series & companion novella: ‘Rebel Guardians’, and co-authored, ‘A Christmas Kind of Love’, romance novella. Her recent work also includes the steamfunk horror adventure/novella: ‘Oni’s Tears.’

While being a hopeless romantic she is releasing the upcoming contemporary and passionate series, “Love, Trust & Pleasure: A Brothers of Kemet Series. Kai’s unique passion for romance with a touch of darkness has allowed her to be featured in the HWA award-nominated horror anthology ‘Sycorax’s Daughters’, and sci-fi anthology ‘The City’. So, with fantasy and romance always on her mind, watch out for the darkness and magic that always follows.

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Roosevelt Pitt, Jr. has dropped his latest Kickstarter, PURGE – BLACKOUT: DOUBLE IMPACT! Each is a separate part 2 of previous releases of Sci-Fi/Fantasy, action-adventure packed stories.

Two of the most iconic indie heroes, Purge and The Brother (created by Jay Kelley battle to save reality as we know it. Their saga continues! Illustrated by Krishna Balram Banerjee with covers by Mshindo Kuumba and Netho Diaz! You’ve waited long enough! It’s about to get real!

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Black Americana: A Black Woman Speaks | Art Project

Black Americana: A Black Woman Speaks

Per the Artist, Tanisha Lynn Pyron,” Through my instillation I seek to empower other women to become their own subversive heroines.”

Black Americana: A Black Woman Speaks is a mobile arts instillation inspired by and in the tradition of Nina Simone, Maya Angelo, Harriet Tubman, Zora Neale Hurston, Ntozake Shange, and Beah Richards; specifically her ground breaking poem A Black Woman Speaks and other prolific black American women creatives, artists, activists and change agents and their impact on American History and global resistance movement.

If you love art that inspires you, take the time to click the images and help fund, Tanisha Lynn Pyron Photography’s project, Black Americana: A Black Woman Speaks.

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GLYPHX The URBAN MAGE Web Comic – Press Release

Luis Guerrero, Professional Colorist

Luis Guerrero is an amazing comic book colorist. I first noticed his work on a few projects by 133art owned by Jason Reeves. The colors really popped off the page.  His work can be seen on the covers and inside pages of various comic book companies; 133art, DC Vertigo and others. If you are a fan of great looking art or if you need a colorist for a project, check out Luis Guerrero and commission him.  Click the insert below and Check out his work!

Luis Guerrero

RET:CON issue #1 : A 133art Afrofuturist/Sci-fi tale.

133art Strikes Again

RET:CON, an Afrofuturist comic series from Glyph Award winning indie comic imprint 133art. Written by Robert Jeffrey (DC Comic Writers Workshop, DC New Talent Workshop, Route 3). Illustrated by Jordi Perez (Top Cow’s Grand Theft Astro). Colored by Paris Alleyne (IDW, Boom! Studios, Lion’s Forge). In a time when artificial … Continue reading

Spirit’s Destiny – Kickstarter Project


Spirit’s Destiny is by Writer/Creator Dorphise Jean and led by an Female production team. This is an ongoing comic series that promises great story, action and art.  Take a look at their campaign and see for yourself. Please Share & $upport! $upport Indie Creators & Their Projects!!