AfroFuturism Fest 2021 Presented by the Urban Mediamakers


It is Afrofuturism in the Park, Sat., October 23, 2021 as we celebrate Black Sci-Fi, Horror and Fantasy | Sweet Water Park | 800 Bethesda School Rd., Lawrenceville, GA – 1-5p | FREE | Costume Contest | Giveaways, Games, Snacks | Come Out and Bring family/friends

“Many of us blerds (black nerds, to you) who have read the Black Panther comics never thought the day would come when we would finally see this story adapted for the big screen. With the movie’s already profound effect on pop culture, it is provoking deeper discussions around reimagined worlds with black politicians, spiritual leaders and monarchs at the helm. We’re hearing the word “Afrofuturism” a lot.

Jamie Broadnax, Founder and editor-in-chief of Black Girl Nerds writes:

But what exactly is Afrofuturism?

Afrofuturism is the reimagining of a future filled with arts, science and technology seen through a black lens. The term was conceived a quarter-century ago by white author Mark Dery in his essay “Black to the Future,” which looks at speculative fiction within the African diaspora. The essay rests on a series of interviews with black content creators.”

Read Broadnax full article at

Public Health Response to the Coronavirus COVID-19 Disease Outbreak


Source: CDC

An outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has spread throughout China and to 31 other countries and territories, including the United States. Fourteen cases have been diagnosed in the United States, in addition to 39 cases among repatriated persons from high-risk settings, for a current total of 53 cases within the United States. The U.S. government and public health partners are implementing aggressive measures to slow and contain transmission of COVID-19 in the United States.

What can you do to stay health?

  • Wash your hands often.
  • Cough into your elbow.
  • Don’t touch your face.
  • Keep safe distance from people – 6 feet.
  • Stay home if you can .