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Black Lightning; Godzilla; More Whitewashing; Black Widow Film-TheGrind@6pm ET

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What's up, afronerdists!  Welcome to the latest episode of Afronerd Radio's Grindhouse podcast, airing Sundays at 6pm eastern.  Listen to the musings of your hosts (Dburt, Capt. Kirk, Claire Lanay and the "uncanny" Daryll B.) as they bring their brand of analyses to the following pop culture topics: in doing a bit of "clean up" from previous shows, the crew discuss overlooked issues-our impressions of the two Daves' (Chappelle and Letterman) Netflix specials; #blackhogwarts trending on twitter and the Lucas Brothers recounting their Hollywood rejection story centering around a magical HBCU; Black Lightning premiered on the CW last week to stellar ratings and reviews but is it a type of "segregation" that the only Black superhero show on the network is not part of the Arrowverse?;  the Godzilla: Planet of Monsters anime was released on Netflix last week; ScarJo's Black Widow may get a solo film afterall; and in more blatant Whitewashing news, Welsh actress Catherine Zeta Jones gets to play a Columbian drug lord (no #metoo movement for race or ethnicity huh?); and just what was the deal with the bootleg female deleted version of The Last Jedi that hit the cyberwebs?  And why was the film pulled from theaters in China?;  The MarySue website highlights the NAACP Image awards and attendees/actors proclamations that recent successful Black films can sell to a global audience;  Netflix' Trollhunters gets a season 3 as well as shared universe spin-off (but can they raise the diversity meter up a notch beyond one minimal Black character and the Latina love interest?); Cloak and Dagger has another sneak peak hitting the net and lastly, why is Marvel reportedly cancelling their current animated projects?  Call in LIVE at 646-915-9620.

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