"Black Joy is a Form of Protest" - A Year of Change

On the eve of the Anniversary of the murder of George Floyd we reflect on the changes we've seen in the past year and share some black joy for you to engage with.

Books & Authors:

Octavia E. Butler

Who Fears Death, Akata Witch and Binti by Nnedi Okorafor

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

Brown Girl in the Ring by Nalo Hopkinson

Tochi Onyebuchi

N. K. Jemisin

Cadwell Turnbull

Nicky Drayden

Tade Thompson

New Suns: Original Speculative Fiction by People of Color

Mothership: Tales from Afrofuturism and Beyond

Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison

Native Son by Richard Wright

Beloved by Toni Morrison

Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton

Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

Comic Books:

Black Panther: World of Wakanda


TV Series:

Them (available on Amazon Prime)

When They See Us (available on Netflix)

Watchmen (available on Amazon Prime)

O.J.: Made in America

The Underground Railroad (available on Amazon Prime)

JoJo & Gran Gran (available on BBC iPlayer)


Do The Right Thing, Malcolm X, 25th Hour, Chi-Raq, BlacKkKlansman and Da 5 Bloods directed by Spike Lee

Sorry to Bother You directed by Boots Riley

Selma directed by Ava DuVernay

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse directed by Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman and Bob Persichetti

Moonlight and If Beale Street Could Talk directed by Barry Jenkins

Hunger, Shame, Widows, 12 Years a Slave and Small Axe by Steve McQueen

Judas and the Black Messiah directed by Shaka King

Get Out & Us directed by Jordan Peele

Ma Rainey's Black Bottom directed by George C. Wolfe 


Death (proto-punk band)



If you enjoy this podcast please help us out by leaving a review and sharing with your fellow adventurers.

Support us on Patreon at patreon.com/tbhalflings for your Shirefolk Shoutout and Bonus Episodes.

Connect with us on TwitterInstagram and Facebook @tbhalflings, on our Discord or email [email protected]

Theme Music by Jonathan Charles

See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

See All Episodes ❯