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Afronerd's Grindhouse Welcomes Dr. Sheena Howard; Pulp/Pop Talk This Sat @6pmEST

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Greetings to our ever faithful listenership!  Welcome to the latest edition of The Grindhouse Mashup, courtesy of the Afronerd Radio machine.  Join your Podcast Doom Patrol-Daryll B., Capt. Kirk and Dburt this Saturday at 6pm EST as they wax about the following issues: the crew welcomes educator, Dr. Sheena Howard to the show as she discusses her latest book, Black Comics: Politics of Race and Representation. The crew will pick her brain to assess her impression of the comic book industry's recent high profile diversity initiatives and the uptick of ethnic characters; our impressions of a recent Bleeding Cool article's query as to why many Black comic fans appear to avoid African-American comic creators at the convention circuit;  HBO and Zack Snyder (Batman vs Superman) appear to be in talks to develop a Watchmen TV series; and not to be outdone, ABC may be optioning the late Dwayne McDuffie's Damage Control for a comedy TV seres; is the need for gun control/scrutiny becoming more evident with the recent college shooting tragedy in Oregon?; actor, Jessie L. Williams discusses "bi-racial privileges" in the context of race relations in the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement; Pulitzer Prize winning author Junot Diaz (The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao) unpacks diversity issues on Late Night with Seth Myers (he also makes his MIT creative writing students watch Star Wars).  And lastly, The Mission's Joseph Illidge laments about the lack of Black women depicted in a 15min Yahoo highlight reel entitled, Rise of the Female Superhero (infrastructure!).  Call the hosts live at 646-915-9620.