The following is an editorial.
Many people who live in the United States celebrated a holiday called Thanksgiving, which most believe celebrates "the harvest and other blessings of the past year." Whether or not it actually glorifies the genocidal destruction of an indigenous people and lauds the syphillitic Puritan wackadoos who went on to become Michele Bachmann is neither here nor there.
The idea behind Komplicated is simple: we focus on things we love. Is there snark and sometimes venom in that? Sure. We'd love for Black Panther not to have been cancelled in time for Black History Month, but we'd also love it to be less embarrassing (and have said so). We'd love it if DC Comics, while rightly crowing that they have 100% of the Black writers in monthly, mainstream comics on their payroll, doubling their number in the last few months, couldn't honestly say that means they have Eric Wallace and Marc Bernardin on two "Black" books (said that as well).
But all in all, we love what we love. Video games. Comics. Movies and TV shows. Music. Science and technology and discovery. BurnYourBra the professional gamer. Dwayne McDuffie and Christopher J. Priest. Octavia Butler. Billy Dee Williams and Nichelle Nichols and Zoe Saldana and Levar Burton. T-Pain and Stevie Wonder, Dawn Richard and Eartha Kitt. Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson and Dr. Mae Jemison and Dr. Mark Dean and Valerie Thomas and George Washington Carver. These names and literally thousands more populate our pantheons, these illuminate our constellations, showing us the way. Today, as we do every single day that this site is on the web, we have the same single word for all of them and for all of it.
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