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.
Meet YouTube vlogger and writer Lily Meade.
Meet actress Ashley Romans.
Meet illustrator and designer Monique Steele.
Meet L. Joy, a national political strategist, media thought leader, public speaker, and social justice advocate.
Meet Jay Justice, cosplayer, editor, and POC, LGBTQIA+ and disability advocate.
Meet Britteney Black Rose Kapri, poet, playwright, and author of Black Queer Hoe.
Meet writer, freelancer, podcaster, and creator of Pretty Poet Ink, Afiya Augustine.
Meet Angélique, a journalist, attorney, content creator, and communications professional.
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
As a black female nerd, have you ever been afraid of entering a new space? Renée shares some of her past fears and how she overcame them in our first Constant Companion essay.
Bayana explores how Marvel built a world for the screen in a way that encompasses so many movies and television shows.
The Critical Companion series will feature bi-monthly blog posts written by Black writers. We hope those writers are some of you!
Sacrifice isn’t new to epic superhero movies. The modus operandi of most heroes is to lay down their life for their friends.
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!
Dean, Alex, and Blaise pull together to plan the BSU’s upcoming event, while Desiree tries to bring Hermione and Lavender together.
Adriana Zabini only killed two of her husbands, so far, thank you. (Not that you can prove it.) And she has raised a wonderful son. A story about Adriana and Blaise Zabini.
Things get heated at Hermione’s first Knit-In.
Drama comes to Hermione’s Knit-In.
Chaos comes to Greenwood.
Angelina has a bad day. A friend helps her out.
DJ Kayla Marie is BACK with vibes for these socially distant times.
Members of the Hogwarts BSU adjust to the changes in leadership.