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I wore this on Sunday, which tends to be slower cos-play wise, but I still found a Sansa!

After livetweeting racebending's great panel on women in the comic book industry this afternoon (to be posted for your reading pleasure on the site this week!) I headed back down to the floor to take some more shots of cosplayers of colour. We also did some interviews with kiddie cosplayers for BleedingCool.com, and I was happy to be able to include so many great POC kids throughout the weekend.

This group of cosplayers includes Buzz Lightyear, Princess Leia, Captain America, Winter Soldier (who made his own costume entirely), Bert from Mary Poppins, and myself as Margaery Tyrell — KJ

Dispatches from SDCC: Today’s fab cosplayers of colour included Maleficent and Aurora, Vanellope from Wreck-It-Wralph, Sibling Avengers, and a solo Black Widow.

I lost most of my composure while interviewing this five year old Rocket cosplayer who was entirely too adorable for words. — KJ

Art and I are making the SDCC show floor rounds today through Sunday. Between interviews with POC creators and panel coverage I’m doing my best to snap all the Cosplayers of Colour we see. We spent a lot of time today getting our bearings and conducting a few of those aforementioned interviews (check out Art’s latest interviews here), but when I spotted my first Kamala Khan cosplay in person I couldn’t resist stepping away.

Also pictured are Static Shock, Oberyn Martell, Lt. Uhura, Clark Kent, and Zuko and Azula. 

Stay tuned here over the next few days for more pictures and reporting. You can also visit the site proper, or one of three twitter accounts — @racialicious@aboynamedart, and @wriglied— now through Sunday for coverage that goes beyond the latest in Marvel’s empty promises! 

— KJ




The Daily Show 2014-07-17 - Operation Black Hair

"Jessica Williams investigates an Army regulation that ignorantly discriminates against black servicewomen and their hairstyles."

Watch the segment

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Unpacking Blackness in Mexico’s Costa Chica

When she said other Mexicans would confuse her for Salvadoran, makes me think that others recognize blackness exists in El Salvador before actual Salvadorans do.

(via compliquees)


Zac Age 3

New York City


The same way serial killers can have friends who are alive.

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