The Obsidian Archives include blog posts, critical essays, and fan fiction written by BGC members, contributors, and community. Take a trip through time and peruse through the blog, Critical Companion series, and Hogwarts BSU project for inspiration, nuanced critiques, and wonderful stories written in the Wizarding World!
Meet Black women who are creating space and art, learn about their process, and why they believe it is important for Black people to be creators. We feature a new Creator at the beginning of each month.
We Black & Nerds
Our blog was a space that worked to be representative of our realities and experiences as a way to counter the ones largely depicted in the mainstream. The blog hosted a variety of commentary on popular culture including book reviews, television and film recaps, personal essays, and our contributor-led series The Critical Companion, a bi-monthly themed project that delved into different aspects of critical fandom.
The Critical Companion
Hogwarts BSU was a fan fiction project that asked Black Potterheads to imagine what it would be like to be Black in the Wizarding World. Read stories of Black students at Hogwarts, Black businesses in the Potterverse, and Black Wizard History, and feel free to add your own stories to Archive of Our Own using the tag Hogwarts BSU!
Eric tried to tell y’all.
Bayana and Robyn talk with contributors to the #BlackWizardHistory project, discussing fanfiction, canon, and the Harry Potter universe. Joining us are Constance Gibbs, Eliyannah Yisrael, Lauren McEwan, Bilal Shelby, and Tyler Wynne.
Dumbledore announces the Triwizard Tournament.
Hermione and her friends visit an important figure in Black (wizard) history.
Roxanne Weasley is off to visit her uncle Charlie.
Michelle Chang-Yang struggles with self-image.
A character profile of Alfred Thomas, Dean’s father.
Learn about Luvenia Gilcrest and the invention of the Howler.