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Why the Big Change to Bilquis’ Story Is the Best Part of Starz’s American Gods

Fans of American Gods have long disputed whether or not the popular novel would translate to a visual medium. The sexually graphic opening scene featuring the goddess Bilquis, in particular, would surely trip any censor, but her character's journey through the show—and how it differs from the source material—is one of its best assets.

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The Color Purple and What it Means for Black Women

It comes as no surprise to Black women that a novel by a Pulitzer Prize winner about a silenced Black girl that made millions at the box office by one of the most famous directors of all time could so easily be forgotten. The more things change the more they stay the same.

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