Keeping it straight, to the point and funky! Welcome to the latest episode of Afronerd Radio's Mid Week in Review podcast, airing consistently every Wednesday at 7:30 pm EST. Listen to your hosts, Dburt and Capt. Kirk opine about the current "goings ons" in pulp/pop and political culture this (mid) week: although we're approx. one week past The Grammys, the dearth of Black artists winning major categories are leading some critics to feel that this award show is reminiscent of the Oscars' racial faux pas, hence hastag "GrammysSoWhite"; in a Blue Area moment, Johnson Publications may be on the comeback trail, with Jet Magazine perhaps returning to print focusing on millennials; Hampton University president, Dr. William Harvey has some choice words for the creators the BET show, The Quad, affirming that the program misrepresents HBCUs; more racial animus stories are afoot (Youtuber PewDiePie loses his popular and lucrative channel over charges of anti-semitism, CNN panelists joust over Trump not condeming the recent uptick of racism/anti-Jewish incidents); pioneering funk drummer, Clyde Stubblefield passes; a new study predicts that life expectancy rates in many countries may rise above 90 years by 2030 and Dburt believes a variant of immortality is coming (it just won't be available for the plebians); the Harvard Law Review gets its first Black Female president; basketball legend, Ervin Magic Johnson lands a new role as president for basketball operations with the LA Lakers; And lastly, Sally Hemmings, the slave and alleged consort of Thomas Jefferson, may receive greater historical focus when her room at Jefferson's Monticello may get restored at the cost of $35 million. Call the hosts live at 646-915-9620.
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