Jumping into the fray, folks! Simply put, welcome to the latest episode of Afronerd Radio's Mid Week in Review (MWIR) podcast-airing every Wednesday at 7:30pm EST. Join your hosts, Capt. Kirk and Dburt as they wax about the following (mid) week topics: Marvel Comics unveils a new superhero (Ngozi) with Nigerian roots and insprired by real African heroes, the Chibok Girls-survivors of the well publicized and violent Islamist group, Boko Haram. Additionally, the story was written by award winning Nigerian-American writer, Dr. Nnedi Okorafor; picking up on a topic that was slated to be discussed a few shows back (time constraints!) Dburt finally discuss a recent book purchase involving early 20th century African American intelligentsia's foray into the eugenics movement entitled, In Search of Purity: Popular Eugenics & Racial Uplift Among New Negroes 1915-1935 by Dr. Shantella Sherman; And then there's a deluge of race stories (the reported lynching of NH 8 year old biracial/Black youth; ESPN sports commentator, Jamelle Hill calls Pres. Trump a "white supremacist"; Huffpost article tackles colorism via Netflix' Dear White People series; and more thoughts about the purported HBO Confederate TV series). Call the hosts LIVE at 646-915-9620.
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