Welcome to the latest episode of Afronerd Radio's Mid Week in Review broadcast airing this Wednesday at 7:30pm (EST). Join your hosts, Dburt and Capt. Kirk as they "deconstruct" the (mid) week's latest stories in their own inimitable way. The topics on the table are: YourBlackWorld.net's Dr. Boyce Watkins' latest op-ed ponders why the highly esteemed Black Enterprise mag reimagined basketball legend, Michael Jordan as a Black leader worthy of a fantasy placement on Mt. Rushmore; the crew checked out acclaimed director, Chris Nolan's latest celluloid effort, Interstellar; in another movie moment, Dburt laments how the Black nerd meme stalls and the White/Asian analogue thrives after viewing Disney's Big Hero 6 film; actor/game show host/speechwriter, Ben Stein is at again with a scathing commentary levied toward the Black underclass; The Washington Post provides yet another ponderous and indefensible disquisition on the evolution of the "n-word" (double yawn); in Blue Area news, a former teacher develops an app that may close the achievement gap in underperforming schools and lastly, watch how a community rallies when disrespected-rapper, Nicki Minaj incurs the wrath of Jewish leaders upon the release of her new video which appears to channel Nazi iconography. Call live at 646-915-9620.
A new generation of mutants is emerging, that much is certain. They will be called freaks. Genetic monstrosities. But they are emerging in the inner cities, in the suburbs, in the deserts and the jungles. And when they emerge, they will need teachers, people who can help them overcome their anger and show them how to use their strange gifts responsibly. They will need us-Charles Xavier
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