The Afrofuturist Underground

This is a really good introduction to the ideas behind Afrofuturism, and why it matters. The first part is here (via Colorlines).

Imagination matters. It takes courage to imagine yourself in a future and define it your way, as a place where you exist, are wanted, and can flourish. You won’t find it on Netflix. We are the underground – but most heroes worth a damn are punching up.