“Gene Roddenberry named ’em Trekkies, Imma call ’em Trekkies” -Captain Rhonda T.B.S. Jackson
Who is Captain Jackson anyway?
Captain Jackson, short for Captain Shante T’Pel Beyoncé Sisko Jackson, is the descendant of Uhura and Spock, after he stopped frontin’ on his feelings. It’s Hov.
In all seriousness, I am native Southerner who stayed up way too late in her formative years trying to watch the Next Generation re-runs that came on before Rawhide. The Treks helped me dream about life beyond the hood and imagine a world without poverty. In my real life, I fight poverty on a daily basis and attempt to expand the horizons and provide educational opportunities for low-income youth.
What is Black Trekkie?
Blacktrekkie.com is born out of a need to find you, whoever you are, who can indulge my trekkie-ness. It’s a place to dream and discuss about the Trek, the state of science fiction, physics, nerdiness, and why Levar Burton should get an Image award every year for Roots, Reading Rainbow, and keeping the Enterprise running despite being forced to wear a banana clip on his face, real talk. I know there are other black trekkies/nerds out there, maybe we can meet up one day.
You don’t have to be black to enjoy this site, heck, we even have a penchant for green b*tches around these parts. All you need is a quick-witted sense of humor and geeky sensibilities. A good barometer is whether you got the reference in the first line.
And, why should one care about black rights in space?
-Because it’s the final frontier, mofo. Because Outkast said so. Because Neil de Grasse Tyson can’t do it all by himself.