AALBC.com Partners with What’s The 411 TV

AALBC.com has partnered with What’s The 411 TV to bring information about Black books, authors, events, and book news from the United States and globally, to both What’s The 411TV and AALBC.com’s audiences. The relationship will be an opportunity to be a platform for sharing stories, celebrating, and uplifting the Black community via Black Literature.

What’s The 411 TV reaches 14 million subscribers across the country on DishTV and can also be seen on Time Warner Cable, Cablevision, Verizon FiOS, and RCN in New York City.

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Founded by Ruth J. Morrison and based in Brooklyn, New York, What’s The 411 TV is a division of What’s The 411 Networks, a media/news and information company connecting sophisticated multi-cultural audiences through its distribution platforms of television, online, mobile, and social media (YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Vimeo).

I’m excited about this partnership, because it has tremendous opportunity to improve our ability to spread the word about great books and Black culture.

Documentary Film on History of Blacks in Fantasy, Horror, and Science Fiction Books

“The Invisible Universe documentary reveals the history of the representations and participation of Black people in the genres of fantasy, horror and science fiction, or speculative fiction (SF). Framed through the POV of a time traveling Archivist, the documentary explores 150 years of speculative fiction literature, its origins, developments, key personalities and current state, all through the perspective of Black people and history. The documentary demonstrates how the genres, which were premised on the ideology of white supremacy, have been adopted and adapted by Black writers as a form of artistic resistance for envisioning different worlds and futures”

The film includes interviews with Black writers of SF like, Samuel R. Delany, Octavia E. Butler, Steven Barnes, Tananarive Due, Nalo Hopkinson, Nnedi Okorafor, Brandon Massey, and N.K. Jemisin.  This feature-length documentary has been in the works for several years. I discovered it while looking for a more recent video for author Brandon Massey.  It looks like it will be a fascinating film.science fiction writers
Six months ago this film was in post-production and theatrical and streaming distribution was planned for this year 2017. The film’s producer, director, and writer, M. Asli Dukan, is currently soliciting financial support; you may learn more on the film’s website: http://invisibleuniversedoc.com/

The 2017 Black Pack Party @ Clyde Frazier’s May 31, 2017

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We are hosting the 11th Anniversary Black Pack Party on the evening of Wednesday, May 31st. It will be a wonderful celebration and a great opportunity to mix and mingle with authors, publishing professionals, and avid readers. We are looking forward to seeing you there!

Clyde Frazier’s Wine & Dine

Venue: Clyde Frazier’s Wine & Dine
Address: 485 10th Ave, (between 37-38th streets) New York, NY 10018
A short walk Distance from the Javits Convention Center
Phone: (212) 842-1110

Date: May 31, 2017
Time: 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

The gathering is free to attend; you just pay for your food and drinks.

More Info: Black Pack Party History
Hash Tag: #bpp2017

The 2017 Black Pack Party co-sponsors are, AALBC.com, Linda Duggins, Mosaic, WideVision Photography, and Written Magazine.