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Cheddar Man and Nefertiti tell a tale of two different historical reconstructions

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Diversity is a hot topic in all arenas, and that includes the world of forensic anthropology. This week, we’ve had two big revelations hit the anthropological news cycle, and while one finding cements what I’ve thought of as a truth long deferred, the other is a head-scratch. 1. Cheddar Man is revealed to be dark-skinned…

What do critics of color have to say about “Proud Mary”?

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(Photo credit: Dana Starbard/CTMG) I bet you wouldn’t have pegged Proud Mary as the first film of 2018 to spark controversy. The issue isn’t with the film itself; its how the film has been promoted–hardly at all. Folks on Twitter (both regular users and big folks with blue check marks) voiced their concern and anger of the…

How Poe’s jealousy keeps the Stormpilot hope alive in “The Last Jedi”

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SPOILERS ABOUND! The Last Jedi is dividing fans left and right (I’m on the side that happened to love the movie). Shippers of Stormpilot–the fandom (and cast-supported) coupling of Finn and Poe–are also divided on the movie as well, since not only was there a lack overt Stormpilot moments, but there was also a kiss…

When will other women of color have their Rose Tico moment in “Star Wars”?

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I’ve seen Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and like the majority (save for a handful of fans, who I’ll have words about later on once spoiler fever has died down), I absolutely loved the film. The storyline and its more cerebral themes were amazing and refreshing–as SyFy Fangrrls/SyFyWire contributing editor Carly Lane wrote on Twitter, this…

“Magic: The Gathering” celebrates WOC players with these 5 characters

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Disclosure: These are my opinions as a free agent and separate entity from Magic: The Gathering.  As you might know, I acted as as consultant for Magic: The Gathering for the development of their first black Planeswalker character, Kaya, Ghost Assassin. (For info on what a Planeswalker is and what Kaya does, check this post.)…