The State of Black Science Fiction is a Facebook community maintained by a number of Black Speculative Fiction creatives and fans, but is commonly attributed to Milton Davis. It is a thriving space to share news and information on Blackness in speculative fiction.
Founded in 2008, the Black Science Fiction Society became one of the earlier online communities, and possibly the first online social media platform, to focus on Blackness in science fiction and other speculative genres. To this day, Jarvis Sheffield continues to maintain the group’s online and physical presence.
The award winning FIYAH literary magazine is the premier Black Speculative Fiction publication. Inspired largely by the FIRE!! magazine published by the Niggerati, this magazine continues their mission. FIYAH provides an inclusive space for all Black writers who wish to ell their stories through the lens of speculative fiction.
A premier destination for Black science fiction related news, reviews, and events, this site gives numerous writers platforms and digs deep into the community of Black creatives. Founded by Maurice Waters, this site continues to demonstrate the value of science fiction and other speculative genres to Black communities.
For as long as horror has been a genre, it has dealt with (in one way or another) the presence of Otherness, specifically Blackness. This site looks at the decades of Blackness in horror and analyzes them through a racialized lens for a better understanding of what they REALLY mean.
While Black people in general are often marginalized in horror, the way that Black women and girls are treated in the genre deserves a special look. Graveyard Shift Sisters documents and discusses this phenomena by focusing on the scholarship, creative works, achievements, and experiences of Black women and girls in the horror genre.