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 Kiesha Richardson, founder of Ge’NeL Magazine!
Meet Commenna and Marrista, hosts of the podcast The Cocoa Chronicles
Meet author, freelance writer, and cosplayer Briana Lawrence.
Meet writers and artists Shawnee and Shawnelle.
Meet actress, singer, activist, and writer Cherrelle Skeete.
Meet Dara and Courtney, the creators of Next Big Thing.
Meet author, illustrator, and filmmaker, Vashti Harrison.
Meet Nilah Magruder, comic book writer and artist.
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!
Nova learns more about the Hogwarts castle than she’s ever dreamed.
Sadie arrives in Greenwood.
Sandra struggles with her place in the wizarding world.
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Micere Mugi is appointed Supreme Mugwump of the International Confederation of Wizards.
Meet the Real House-students of Hogwarts!
Hermione makes a big decision.