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Greetings to our stalwart listenership and the ever expanding Afronerd Radio universe! It appears that it's time to revisit our popular Grindhouse Mashup/Mixtape (The Comic Shoppe+Afronerd Radio) show airing this Saturday at 6pm. Join Daryll B., Capt. Kirk and Dburt as they unravel the following pop, pulp and political issues for the week: Daryll briefly weighs in on the Atlanta sports franchise(s) scandals in addition to the Ray Rice scandal; more comic book IPs are getting greenlighted for TV-Supergirl and Titans are forthcoming; and in zombie news, The Walking Dead gets a spinoff show (what, no comic, first?) and Syfy's Z Nation premieres; The Root and "Black Twitter" slam a recent Vogue piece highlighting large female posteriors as a "White" phenomenon; famed jazz saxophonist, Kenny G appears to have gotten the last laugh relating to his critics (just look at his stock portfolio); Dburt continues highlighting the success of a fellow "afronerd" and Youtube sensation, Marques Brownlee; courtesy of Comics Alliance, Marvel's editor-in-chief Axel Alonso discusses his thoughts on how he envisions comic industry’s treatment of female characters as well as his own diversity initiatives; the new Destiny video game has a strong 500m shipped debut and time constraints notwithstanding, the crew scans the globe in more "acting White" news stories (this is still happening?). Call the hosts live at 646-915-9620. Imperius rex, minstrels!
Greeting to all our long time supporters! Stay tuned as the Afronerd.com/AfronerdRadio.com machine goes through some much needed changes (i.e. an upcoming reorganized web presence). Keeping matters terse, however, join Dburt and Capt. Kirk this Wednesday at 7:30pm as they discuss the following current event laden "fauna": Dburt weighs in a bit heavier on the concept of "respectability politics" and how (in a way) Black folk should move toward this ideology and not away from it; Min. Louis Farrakhan weighs in on Ferguson, MO, unfortunately proving that POC need new ideas; African-American albino male model, Shaun Ross has an interesting perspective on the lack of diversity in fashion; recent polling shows that Black NYers desire increased policing even in the wake of the Eric Garner police brutality case; a Time magazine article about "Negrophobia" elicits a strong twitter response and backlash and lastly, a new HuffPost piece highlights a Northwestern University study that posits that the achievement gap between rich and poor students may close through music education. Call the hosts live at 646-915-9620.
Well if you're looking (or listening) for one last hurrah before the summer officially ends and school and the fall season star, why not listen to Afronerd Radio's Grindhouse broadcast, airing this Saturday at 6pm EST? Join Daryll B., Capt. Kirk and Dburt as they borrow the keys to Fred's "Mystery Machine" in order to anaylze this week's latest conundrums: actor/comedian/rapper, Donald Glover appears to have gotten his Spiderman wish ; has Wesley Snipes really been confirmed to revisit the Blade franchise for a cool 3 mill plus?; and speaking of reboots, our thoughts on Fox rebooting The Greatest American Hero series; Dburt and Comics Alliance's Chris Sims are both asking about the skewed trajectory of one of DC's original characters, Cassandra Cain (Batgirl); Spike Lee has a new comic but the crew must ask what is the overall end game for celebrity created comic books?; and how cool is it that the Black Nerd Problems site has dubbed the Afropunk festival the new "Wakanda" (we can dig it); and lastly, what would the crew like to see character development-wise in mainstream Black comic characters (Falcon, Panther, Storm, Black Lightning, Cage,etc)? Call live at 646-915-9620.
And in a display of designated hitter status, airs at 7pm. The topics on the table are: cleaning up some of the issues we failed to address during the last show (i.e. the #iftheygunnedmedown campaign, Kevin Sorbo rant; Megyn Kelly vs Bill O'reilly on White privilege, Mo'ne Davis); is that a budding "afronerd" we see in a car seat viral video? (how exasperating!) ; 71 yr old bodybuilder, Sonny Bryant reminds Dburt that it's time for Operation:Rebirth and our thoughts on the N-word being used on the front page of an Egyptian newspaper.
Howdy Afronerd cititzens! Again, we have a stupendous show lined up for you this Wednesday evening when music industry veteran and Afropunk manager, Jocelyn Cooper stops by Afronerd Radio studios for our second tete a tete. We will undoubtedly discuss the current state of urban alternative music, the commercial music landscape and more importantly, the highly anticipated Afropunk Festival scheduled for August 23rd and 24th at Brooklyn's Commodore Barry Park. This year's lineup includes phenomenal artists such as: Fishbone, Me'Shell Ndegeocello, D'angelo, Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings, Ice T's Body Count, Bad Brains and more! Whew! Folks, this Afronerd broadcast and, of course, THE AFROPUNK FESTIVAL are NOT the events to miss! Call in live at 646-915-9620.
Well folks, because of the gravity of events evidenced from the past few days, it appears that we may have to conduct another mashup broadcast, courtesy of Afronerd Radio. So let's make this simple and plain. Check out and listen to your "podcast enterprise crew" (Dburt, Capt. Kirk and Daryll B.), this Saturday at 6pm as they discuss the following pop/pulp/political issues: we finally tackle the Esquire blog piece entitled, "Are Black Superheroes Good for Black People?"; can you believe that the vintage walkman used by Star-Lord in Guardians of The Galaxy is going for BIG bucks on Ebay? And could this be an indicator that Guardians is destined for Star Wars-esque status cinematically?; weighing in on the Michael Brown/Ferguson, Missouri police shooting as more information gets released; basketballer player, Gilbert Arenas twitter rants against Rev. Al; Dburt has absolutely no summer time TV programming complaints (except having enough time to watch what is available) ; Is there any iota of truth about Disney looking to buy the WB?; MSNBC journalist, T.J. Holmes gets critiqued in The Root for suggesting that Black men/boys comply when encountering police; Comic Book Resources highlights the enduring relevance of Marvel's Luke Cage in the wake of real life Black male trials and tribulations; discussing the rift between Prince Namor and the Black Panther and can there be away for a Panther book to sustain readership if a new series is considered?; highlighting Black nerd/comic blogs of interest (i.e. Blacknerdgirl.com; Blackfolksmakingcomics; Africomics, etc) and lastly, speaking of nerds, Dburt "rewinds the tape" showing how the "nerd" pejorative is still alive among folks of color. Call live at 646-915-9620!
Hola, to all our loyal listening compatriots! Check out the latest episode of Afronerd Radio's Grindhouse show airing this Saturday at 6pm eastern. For those intimately familiar with our Grindhouse broadcast, it is essentially a sonic version of a cinematic double feature with Comic Shoppe as the opening act and Afronerd Radio for the final epilogue starting at 7pm. Join Daryll B., Dburt and Capt. Kirk for the Comic Shoppe segment when they address the following pulp flavored issues: Daryll's take on last week's release of Guardians of the Galaxy film; and conversely Dburt waxes on the New TMNT film; Daryll McDaniels of the legendary hip hop group RUN_DMC promotes a new comic book venture at the Boston Comic Con; the crew finally unpacks on the recent Esquire blog piece entitled, "Are Black Superheroes Good for Black People?"; highlighting the Black panels at last week's SDCC; Zack Snyder defends Aquaman on a Detroit radio show and lastly, a new Black themed book alert-Top Cow's Genius releases issue #2 next week. Call the hosts live at 646-915-9620.
And then there's Afronerd Radio batting "clean up" at 7pm. Join Dburt and Capt. Kirk as they analyze the following topics: is a Change.org petition challenging music artists and record companies to stop degrading Black people/culture a strong enough tactic? Why not a class action suit? a recent USATODAY piece puts the focus on a booming tech economy that is allegedly fueling an urban renaissance. The question remains-how can Blacks and Latinos take advantage of this especially if it's occurring within or adjacent to their neighborhoods? ; hip hop artist, Busta Rhymes' new "swagger wagon commercial causes a stir on Black Twitter and The Root critiques a new app called the "Sketch Factor.
As the title infers, we're a few weeks away from our usual Grindhouse Mashup broadcast, but since we preempted our last show, let's give our audience as much fun, facts and fire as inhumanly (a term Black Bolt can only whisper) possible. So join Dburt, Daryll B. and Capt. Kirk this Saturday at 6pm to unfurl the following pop/pulp/political topics: the highly anticipated Aaron McGruder Black Jesus project raises the ire of Christian Groups; three cast members from Marvel's Ant-man have left the (ant)"farm" ; the team finally weighs in on the NYPD choke hold death of Eric Garner; waxing on an Esquire blog piece entitled Are Blacksuperheroes Good for Black People?; Dburt laments the emergence of rapper, Bobby Shmurda and ponders why isn't "innocence" marketed to people of color; New York Knickerbocker, Carmelo Anthony starts a venture capital firm for tech startups; ESPN sports analyst, Stephen A, Smith dared to give a "deconstructed" viewpoint about domestic violence in the wake of the Ray Rice controversy and gets pummeled on twitter; Expendables 3 makes its way online in HD quality, how will this affect the box office returns (100K+ downloads in 24 hours can't be good); San Diego Comic Con revelations and lastly, was the casting call for the upcoming NWA biopic, Straight Outta Compton really shocking? Call the hosts live at 646-915-9620. And remember, make yours Afronerd, The Comic Shoppe and The Grindhouse!
Welcome to the latest installment of The Grindhouse, courtesy of Afronerd Radio airing this Saturday at 6pm (EST). Our Grindhouse broadcast, not unlike a 70s cinematic presentation, is a "double feature" audio experience with The Comic Shoppe and Afronerd Radio airing at 6pm and 7pm, respectively. For The Comic Shoppe, the crew uses their own "electron microscopes" to illuminate the following issues: Comic Book historian, Prof. Bill Foster joins the crew to discuss the past, present and future of Black representation in comics; Marvel Comics' print division makes history (and controversy) with switching the gender and race of Thor and Captain America, respectively; Xbox Entertainment Studios lays of 18,000 workers after announcing new TV shows in development a few months ago and lastly, our thoughts on the release of new shows (or leaks)-Constantine, Extant, The Strain, Legend of Korra. Call us live at 646-915-9620!
And batting clean up, we have Afronerd Radio airing at 7pm. Join Dburt and Capt. Kirk as they tackle the following subjects: the MH17 Malaysian airplane tragedy and the international fallout as the investigation ensues; the Straight Out of Compton casting fiasco proves that there's minstrelsy in front and behind the camera; the Koch Brothers donate 25 million to the UNCF causing others to question their loyalty to the famed educational organization; a Black woman creates a crowdfunding campaign seeking "White privilege"; a Staten Island father dies by police choke hold and lastly, a Black Voices piece posits that the White LGBT appropriation of Black female culture is racist (huh?). Another must hear show!
Hello to our loyal Afronerdic citizenry! Why not listen to the pulp, pop cultural and political musings of our monthly "mixtape" broadcast, The Grindhouse Mashup? Again, the lines become truly "blerd" when the "Uncanny " Daryll B. sits in on a the Mashup (hence a combo of topics for both The Comic Shoppe and Afronerd Radio) show. The funs begins this Saturday at 6pm! Join Dburt, Daryll B. and Capt. Kirk as they utilize their cerebro helmets to unravel the following mysteries: our thoughts on the critically panned but financially viable, Transformers: Age of Extinction; and speaking of Transformers, is Mark Wahlberg really being considered for a Six Million Dollar Man reboot?; are polls accurate in assessing President Obama as the worst President since World War II? ( what Tricky Dicky doesn't rate?) ; Shadow and Act highlights a one time Hollywood proposal (pre Chris Nolan) to have the Hughes brothers direct a the Batman reboot with Clint Eastwood as the lead (no one thought Batman Beyond would be a better fit?) ; picking up from our last Mid Week show, a Black NJ prep school class president loses her title for mocking the White student body and The Root puts the focus on the need for more Black female rappers (why not just more FEMALE rappers) ; the crew weighs in on Marvel's latest event story line, Original Sin; is Deliver Us From Evil's Edgar Ramirez up for the Doctor Strange film; our thoughts on CW's The Flash cyber leak and lastly, BleedingCool.com discusses the gender politics behind Marvel's short lived Witches comic and how things have changed with women in comics. Call the show live at 646-915-9620. Imperius Rex, brethren!
Join Dburt, Daryll B. and Capt. Kirk for this Saturday's Grindhouse Mashup broadcast (The Comic Shoppe+Afronerd Radio) at 6pm as they discuss the following pop, pulp and political topics: Dburt discovers Showtime's Penny Dreadful series; The Root website highlights visual artist, Sanford Biggers' controversial depiction of a White woman wearing a Morehouse College t-shirt. Is it really controversial?; More Marvel concerns-will Ant-Man get a director after Edgar Wright's departure? And how many actors are on a short list to portary Dr. Strange in the fast tracked film adaptation?; Is CNN's Don Lemon right about Blacks being responsible for Justin Bieber's past racist remarks? ; more on the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl from Taliban captivity; actor, Don Cheadle's Miles Davis film crowdfunding campaign; a Fox News guest suggests that astrophysicist, Neil Degrasse Tyson is mostly "fawned over by White liberal nerds" and if time permits, our take on the proposed Magnificent Seven remake with Denzel Washington and director, Antoine Fuqua. Call live at 646-915-9620.
Hey! Hey! Hey! It's The Grindhouse, folks! We have our infamous double feature shows (The Comic Shoppe and Afronerd Radio) airing back to back this Saturday starting at 6pm eastern. First up, there's The Comic Shoppe, featuring your hosts, Dburt, Capt. Kirk and Daryll B. who will be discussing the following pop/pulp concerns: is Marvel really cancelling The Fantastic Four comic (and by extension not allowing FF character usage in other books) as a protest against the upcoming Fox movie? ; and speaking of Fox, is 2015's Hieroglyph the next Sleepy Hollow? And can a show about ancient Egypt succeed without casting actual Egyptians?; can DC's reimagined world's third smartest man (aka Mr. Terrific) remain intelligent without falling into a tattooed thuggish trope? And lastly, time constraints not withstanding, we will address some of the issues left on the cutting room floor from last week's show (e.g. David Goyer vs She-Hulk, TV expansion on to alternate formats and Youtube's Street Fight series). Call in live at 646-915-9620.
And not unlike a Marvel movie, think of Afronerd Radio as the after credits scene-airing promptly at 7pm. Join Dburt and Capt. Kirk as they tackle the following topics: two icons have left the building, poetess/author, Maya Angelou and The Bronze Buckaroo, Herb Jeffries; the LA Clippers may get a new owner for 2B (if crime doesn't pay, what about racism?) ; even Geordi Laforge could "see" Levar Burton's three million dollar takedown, thanks to Kickstarter and our take on the Santa Barbara shooting tragedy. Imperius rex, folks!
Welcome to The Grindhouse, courtesy of Afronerd Radio productions airing this Saturday at 6pm (EST). For the first segment, commonly known as The Comic Shoppe-your hosts (Daryll B., Capt. Kirk and Dburt) will utilize their Holmesian magnifiers to discuss the following pulp concerns: the crew gives their reviews of X-Men: Days of Future Past; and speaking of Marvel films, we speculate why Edgar Wright left the director's chair of the upcoming Ant Man movie; Bats vs Supes gets a formal title-Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice; the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly highlights the expansion of TV programming formats (i.e. Yahoo, NY Times, Time, Amazon, Youtube, AOL, etc); and speaking of Youtube, the live action Street Fighter: Assassin's Fist is available and lastly, it appears that MOS writer David Goyer was caught in the blast of a gamma bomb after his comments about She-Hulk hit the cyber webs. Call the hosts live at 646-915-9620.
And then there's Afronerd Radio par deux, airing at 7pm. Listen to Capt. Kirk and Dburt discuss the following issues: just when you thought the Donald Sterling controversy was on its last legs with the proposed sale of the L.A. Clippers, billionaire Mark Cuban's comments appear to have rejuvenated the race debate; progressive radio outlet, NPR loses a Black centric show due to budget cuts; ESPN sports analyst comes to Cuban's defense while defending barbs of "uncle-tomisms" ; Dot Harris and the POTUS aim to bring STEM to the youth and lastly speaking of tech wonders, a Marvel inspired inventor goes viral.
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