Epic Props at New York Comic-Con Booth 2010 with Bernard Chang

by Jerry Ma | Originally posted at Epic Proportions

Its that time of year again! One of my favorite times of the year!

Once again I’ll be at New York Comic-Con at the Javits Center at Booth 2010. The same location as last year and the same size booth! Meaning, its another 10×20 corner booth. Which might not mean a lot to most people, but this is a BIG deal for me.

And I have some really cool news too!

My good friend Bernard Chang will be joining me at the booth the entire con!

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Run Run Shaw and the Impact of Kung Fu Movies on Black America

Originally posted at BadaAzz Mofo

Earlier this week, Run Run Shaw, co-founder of the legendary Shaw Brothers Studios, died at the age of 106. Shaw Brothers was responsible for some of the greatest kung fu movies of all time, and introduced the genre to American audiences in the 1970s with their film Five Fingers of Death. In my new book, Becoming Black: Personal Ramblings on Racial Identification, Racism, and Popular Culture, I discuss the impact of Shaw Brothers, Bruce Lee, and kung fu movies in the essay “To Be Chinese, Or Not To Be.”

Here is an excerpt:

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