I'm going to be starting a new feature here at Hudlin Entertainment. A select group will be blogging on the site. The topics will be very broad...like the forums are now.
Right now, the essays will be available through the blog link on the main page, but soon those essays will have links here to the forum pages for discussion, and There will be a link on this page that takes you back to the blogger page.
We're also going to be doing some design upgrades on the site in the next couple of months. Get it nice and spiffy for the relaunch of BLACK PANTHER the comic, the launch of the BLACK PANTHER animated series, and make it a cool entity in itself.
Here's one of the first blogs posted, from my mentor David Evans. Please read and discuss:
With the inauguration of Barack Obama in little more than a month and the Bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln's birth in two months, it's interesting to read Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation--for what it did (and didn't) do. I knew that it only freed the slaves in those states in rebellion against the United States (see link below), but I didn't know how much of Louisiana and Virginia WERE NOT covered by the Proclamation.http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/featured_documents/emancipation_proclamation/transcript.html
Slaves in the likes of Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, New Jersey (yes) and others non-rebellious states as well as those excepted areas of Louisiana and Virginia had to await national adoption of the Thirteenth Amendment (December 6, 1865) for their freedom. Although overruled my national ratification, in some states it took awhile for even the SYMBOLIC adoption of the Thirteenth Amendment. In fact, Kentucky only ratified the Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution on March 18, 1976 and Mississippi on March 16, 1995!!!
This gives an even greater context to the thought of President Barack H. Obama's presiding over the national celebration of the coming Lincoln Bicentennial.