was born in South Central Los Angeles, raised in Compton, California, during
the early 1990s, and went to Santa Monica Community College in the wake of race-
and class-based conflict with the Los Angeles Police Department. Providing the
most in-depth research on Blackdom to date, he reframes the history, focusing
on the economic and social ambitions of Afro-Frontierists (Black pioneers).
Through various art forms—academic books, trade books, screenplays, painting,
photography, and videography—Dr. Nelson is digitally applying his theory of
colonization within the digital frontier.