THE ETHYR: Iris Elba "Too Street" to Play James Bond, 007




[Anthony Horowitz, current James Bond author] described a brother like Elba as "street".
What the hell is that?!
As opposed to... what?!
Calling him "street" is tantamount to calling a black man a thug.

I grew up dead center of Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn during the gang era, and stayed during the "crack" wars. I'm not soft. I wonder what he would call "me". 

They are the ones drawing the distinctions between us. They are the division, not us.
I say leave them to themselves.
You don't chase after the one that leaves you.

Fleming himself may have not been interested in anything resembling a color distinction. Again, one never knows... or at least I don't.
However to label [Anthony Horowitz] a hack is to label almost the entire industry hacks.
I can't conveniently marginalize him in the industry because he marginalizes me. No matter how good you might think a writer is, if he or she is slanted in that way, you have to expect elements of that myopia to be in their writing.
It is what it is.

This is what happens when you worship writers and artists that don't feature you prominently in their works. They show you why.
If they don't want you, stop courting them.
You look thirsty.

Go where you belong, to a place where you are wanted...
Where you can be yourself.


Photos are of Idris Elba's character, "Luther," from the BBC show, "Luther" written by Neil Cross

EXHIBIT: AFROFUTURISM & The Rise of African Superheroes: Miami: August - November 2015

Kroma presents:

AFROFUTURISM & The Rise of the African Superheroes featuring:

Roye Okupe

and supporting artists:

R. Jackson | Tavare Hill | Johnny Cortes | Tracey Guiteau | Bayunga Kialeuka | Gilles Hurtaud | Grey Williamson

Exhibit: August 20th - November 6th, 2015


3670 Grand Avenue, Coconut Grove, FL 33133

About Kroma: 

A new collective art space located on Grand Avenue in the heart of Coconut Grove consisting of 18 artist studios and a communal gallery space.

WORDS & PICTURES: Val-Mar: Gifted and Cursed 1 now available on iTunes

Val-Mar: Gifted and Cursed 1 by Grey Williamson now available on iTunesThis book is available for download with iBooks on your Mac or iOS device, and with iTunes on your computer. Books can be read with iBooks on your Mac or iOS device.

Learn more about the Val-Mar story here

A note from the creator of Val-Mar: 

As I prepare VAL-MAR: Gifted and Cursed 2 for its release, I am overwhelmed by all the positive messages that I am getting from those that have viewed issue number 1.

Although it is a difficult time to drop a new property on the market, this series is my statement of what comics are supposed to do at times like these. It represents the beginning of a love affair between artist and audience... an escape into a magical place of inspiration and excitement... at least, that is the goal.

Thank you all for opening the door...
I promise to respect your home.
— Grey


#valmar #giftedandcursed #princeofthedamned #comics #sequentialart #scifi #horror #urban

SOUND & MOVING IMAGE: WHO U ? "Dynas" feat "Slick Rick" Produced by "Tony Galvin" Directed by R. Jackson


A new music video produced by Tony Galvin, directed by R. Jackson, featuring Dynas and Slick Rick: 

...Thick with rude boy chatter, this clip is a bright, quirky trip through a few collar popping tales that should appeal to the kids at the cool table...

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And more love from Itch FM

Weekly Wind-Up 60 Posted by Itch FM on Friday, August 21, 2015