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It's time to keep things straight with no chaser, loyal citizens! Welcome to The GrindHouse broadcast of Afronerd Radio airing this Saturday at 6pm. Join Dburt, Daryll B. and Captain Kirk as they wax and unpack on the varied and current pop culture, socio-political and scientific issues of the day. The topics up for grabs this week are: sci-fi/horror author, Chad Hunter stops by to discuss his latest literary effort, The Monster Man; more impressions on last week's highly popular NY Comic Con; just what is #Gamergate and why are women's gaming issues at the "eye" of this digital storm? Isn't there a racial problem in video gaming as well?; DC/Warner announced no less than 10 films slated for release up to 2020 (and if Marvel is included, that 40 movies potentially slated for release); our thoughts on Birdman director, Alejandro Gonzalez' assertion that the superhero movies are tantamount to "cultural genocide"; picking up from last week's show regarding the Whiteness project and actress Viola Davis raises eyebrows during the last scene of the latest episode of How to Get Away With Murder. Call live at 646-915-9620.
This year's New York Comic Con was both exhilerating and exhausting, nevertheless we aim to talk about that event and more for this week's broadcast. Welcome to our Mid Week in Review show airing this Wednesday at 7:30pm eastern. Join Dburt and Capt. Kirk as they address the following issues: More NFL shenanigans! Dallas Cowboy's Joseph Randle vs actress, Winona Ryder in dualing shoplifting crimes; advances in regenerative medicine may help you if you lose your "membership" in maleness; MINSTREL ALERT! Vh-1 premieres the best in coon entertainment, courtesy of Tiny and Shekinah's Weave Trip. No one caused a ruckus after Girlfriend Intervention, huh?; Dburt finally gets a chance to check out the Denzel Washington thriller, The Equalizer; The Root highlights a White American Studies' project entitled The Whiteness Project; anti-minority remarks made by Lucas Oil founder, Charlotte Lucas should remind us of the need to create minority owned businesses; YourBlackWorld.net highlights the story of a popular website that "stolen" from its original owners; the latest saga in the US ebola crisis and lastly, do the problems with The Source magazaine and BET's Hip Hop Awards provide even more evidence that Hip Hop is dead? Call live at 646-915-9620.
"Do you know what is the greatest gift anyone can receive in his lifetime? The greatest gift we can receive is to have the chance, just once in our lives, to make a difference. Do you understand how many times you made a difference? Enough for a hundred lifetimes." - Doctor Strange speaking to Peter Parker.
Well the New York Comic Con is just a few days away and it's time for another Grindhouse Mixtape (The Comic Shoppe+Afronerd Radio) broadcast-this Saturday at 6pm EST. And were expecting noted writer/filmmaker, David Walker to stop by to discuss his latest Shaft project with Dynamite Comics. So check out your Podcast Avengers-Daryll B., Capt. Kirk and Dburt as they unravel the following issues: the latest rumor concerning the highly anticipated J.J. Abrams' helmed Star Wars reboot (hint it has something to do with Luke Skywalker); the crew give their breakdown of the latest in fall season TV shows (Resurrection, Sleepy Hollow, Scorpion, Korra, Blacklist, SHIELD, etc); Do the Adam Sandler and Crouching Tiger Netflix deals spell the death knell for theater owners? ; and what sounds like a definite 21st century problem, who inherits your digital estate when you meet your maker (if you believe in an afterlife)?; was DC/Warner correct in apologizing for licensed t-shirts that many interpreted as sexist? ; a White lesbian couple sues a sperm bank for a mixup with a Black donor; Dburt continues his rant about NYC liberalism vs accepted thug life in the DeBlasio administration; is the Secret Service really incompetent or are they setting up the nation's first Black president for a tragic fall?; and lastly, Dburt has multiple anecdotes about Dr. Henry L. Gates' geneaology specials, Louis Armstrong and Dr. Charles Drew-if time permits. Call live at 646-915-9620.
"I believe there’s something inherently dangerous when something real becomes mythic. Because when faced with a myth we can’t win. So the mythic must be exposed for what it is. So we can believe in ourselves. Because it’s only what’s in us…the drive to be mythic…that matters." -Lex Luthor
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!
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