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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.
What's shaking, folks! Unfortunately, we preeempted this past Saturday's Grindhouse show but it was for a VERY good reason-The Afropunk Festival! Join Captain Kirk, Dburt and a special appearance from the Uncanny Daryll B., this Wednesday at 7:30pm. The topics to be unpacked are: the Afropunk highlights, of course; our thoughts on the Floyd Mayweather vs 50 cent feud. Is illiteracy ever funny?; in the latest in minstrel news, the co-founder and former CEO of Death Row Records, Suge Knight was shot multiple times while attending a Chris Brown VMA party; can the sudden popularity of Little League World Series phenom, Mo'ne Davis herald the return of Blacks to the sport of baseball?; Dburt waxes about a recent Sirius-XM townhall about Black men that still got it wrong; was the NY Times out of line for refering to slain teen, Michael Brown as being "no angel?" ; and speaking of media depictions, does the #iftheygunnedmedown social media campaign make a legitimate point about the Black vs White victim portrayals?; a Time article posits that the animal mind is more compex than one would think and that they may getting smarter (as we humans appear to be lowering the cognitive bar); is Hercules' Kevin Sorbo racist (or like the preceding animal mind reference....was his rant more complex?); and lastly, is it possible that Fox's Megyn Kelly actually got it right when discussing White privilege with her colleague, Bill O'reilly? Call the hosts live at 646-915-9620.
Greetings, citizens! We're back from the rocking Afropunk festival, so please accept our apologies for the brief hiatus. Afronerd Radio's Mid Week in Review show returns this Wednesday at 7pm eastern to discuss the latest (mid) weekly issues in the world of sci-fi, science, pop culture and politics. The topics to be unraveled this week are: actor/director, Ben Affleck gets the nod from the WB to portary Bruce Wayne in 2015's Batman vs Superman (also to be further analyzed on Sunday's Comic Shoppe) and the internet revolts!; for a much needed Blue Area break-a young computer software engineer vows to teach a homeless man coding; Mr. Starks promises to cancel his Ebony magazine subscription due to Trayvon Martin's family appearing on its latest cover; Dburt waxes on Afropunk 2013 and CNN's Don Lemon finally gets an interview with "Hustle" (ahem, Russell) Simmons! Call our hosts at 646-915-9620! Imperius Rex!
Happy Holidays, folks! And perhaps in keeping with this gift giving season, we have a special treat for our listeners. During this Wednesday's Mid Week in Review (special time, 8pm eastern) broadcast, Afronerd literally meets and greets the great folks at Afropunk! Don't forget to set your clocks and mark your calendars as we welcome the creative/managing/organizing team, Jocelyn Cooper and Matthew Morgan, who are responsible for one of New York City's premiere musical events! Our listeners are keenly aware that we have been active promoters of Urban Alternative music for years, so THIS is not the show to miss! Call in live at 646-915-9620! Be Square, Be There and be PUNK!
Happy Festivus with collard greens and crumpets to our loyal listenership! Join us for a very special Grindhouse broadcast (The Comic Shoppe and Afronerd Radio at 6 and 7pm, respectively) when we welcome Jamie Broadnax from the stupendous and ever popular BlackGirlNerds.com website. Ms. Broadnax's BGN site serves as "a place for women of color with various eccentricities to express themselves freely and embrace who they are." And in perfect Yuletide fashion, not only will we discuss all things "blerdy" (from a woman's perspective) with Ms. Broadnax but we will also address additional pulp concerns: Sony's unsolicited email "hackathon is the gift that keeps giving; our impressions of the revelations from the fall finales of Arrow, SHIELD and The Flash; Comic Book Resources' The Mission column waxes about the physical changes of Amanda Waller and how that may translate on the silver screen and lastly, is there really only one Black owned comic shop (Third Coast Comics) in the U.S.? And do we need more?
And then there's Afronerd Radio at 7pm. Join Dburt and Captain Kirk as they unravel the following Luther-esque mysteries: the Ferguson aftermath spurs Black athletes to become politically active; is Geraldo Rivera correct about likening Black victimization to a form of urban suicide?; is hip hop artist, Jay-Z, the right police misconduct advisor for NY Governor, Andrew Cuomo; the new "Hands Up" anti-police rap video causes outrage and lastly, the minstrelsy continues with a new website entitled lightskinordarkskin.com that judges one's skin tone (really?). Call the hosts live at 646-915-9620. AGAIN, NOT THE SHOW TO MISS!
Happy Holidays, folks! Welcome to the latest edition of Afronerd Radio's Mid Week in Review broadcast, airing this Wednesday at 7:30pm (EST). The topics du jour to be discussed by your hosts, Dburt and Capt. Kirk are: picking up from our last show, just what did happen regarding the tragic police shooting of a 12 year old youngster who was playing with fake pistol and does this spell an epidemic or something else; a broader discussion of Hollywood's continued antagonism toward Black actors portraying historical/biblical figures (and even fantasy figures, a la John Boyega as a Stormtrooper); more Ferguson fallout-MSNBC correspondent, Joe Scarborough's rant versus the five St. Louis Rams players' recent "hands up, don't shoot!" gesture; advancing a topic from The Music Snobs podcast- is Black American music on it's way out? (did you see the AMAs?) and lastly, after a Black man gets stopped by a police officer for walking with his hands in his pockets (in the winter) and both video tape each other, the truth still proves to be elusive...whoa. Call the hosts live at 646-915-9620.
Happy Post Turkey Day, folks! Welcome to a new episode of Afronerd Radio's Grindhouse Saturdays with airings of The Comic Shoppe and Afronerd Radio at 6pm and 7pm, respectively. For The Comic Shoppe featuring Capt. Kirk, Daryll B. and Dburt, check out the latest musings of your "Podcast Avengers" as they discuss the following: our thoughts on the growing quality of online fan filmmakers a la the latest fantasy/non-canon matchup between Darth Vader and Batman, courtesy of Bat in the Sun Productions (wow, was it good!); JJ Abrams' Star Wars: The Force Awakens reboot teaser trailer hits the cyberwebs; and least we forget, the Jurassic World trailer also made its way online; what about that Concrete Park comic...why is it infectious? And lastly, (a holdover from last week), our picks of comics that should be movies/TV series and vice versa.
Next up, Afronerd Radio airing promptly at 7pm. Pull up a chair and listen to Dburt and Capt. Kirk wax politic on the following issues: the fallout from the Ferguson grand jury decision; with socio-political opinions coming from the likes of Don Lemon and Pharrell Williams (and a faltering Cosby legacy), can Black dysfunctionalism ever be critiqued sans political correctness; NY Knick, JR Smith has a unique twist on the origins of Black Friday and finally, in the wake of the shooting death of a 12 year old with a toy gun-are Black deaths (in the media) on the rise or is it business as usual? Call live at 646-915-9620. Imperius Rex, brethren!
Greetings citizens! Yes, we're aware that we just had a "mixtape" (Comic Shoppe+Afronerd Radio) broadcast last week, but due to more attention being raised concerning Dr. Bill Cosby, we must address that controversy in addition to current pulp/pop cultural issues. AGAIN, welcome to this week's Grindhouse show, courtesy of Afronerd Radio airing this Saturday at 6pm (EST). Join Daryll B., Capt. Kirk and Dburt as they wax about the following topics: the crew weighs in on the Cosby scandal as more women come forward in addition to the now viral footage of noted poet/educator, Nikki Giovanni critiquing the fallen comedian back in '07; another controversy dubbed "Shirtgate" brews over British physicist. Matt Taylor's fashion choices as he successfully landed a probe on a moving comet; a recent study found in Social Psychological and Personality Science posits that many Whites perceive Blacks to possess superhuman, if not mystical abilities (huh?); our thoughts on what movies/TV shows should have been comics and vice versa; Universal Pictures purports to create a shared Horror Universe (a la Marvel) with less emphasis on "horror" and more action; with the onset of a successful Gotham TV series, can a Superman/Smallville prequel (Krypton) have the same mojo? and lastly, we give our general impressions of the fall sci-fi/fantasy/comic TV season thus far. Call live at 646-915-9620.
Believe it or not, we're going to keep this simple and succint (for a change)! Join Dburt, Capt. Kirk and the "Uncanny" Daryll B. for a new episode of Afronerd Radio's Grindhouse Mixtape (when The Comic Shoppe and Afronerd Radio lines are "blerd") broadcast airing this Saturday at 6pm eastern. The topical cornucopia to be discussed while gassing up the Mike Tyson "mystery van" are: as Will Ferrell's Funny or Die site gets shopped for a sale that could be north of 300 million dollars, Dburt asks the immortal questions-So where's Black version?; Harvard students take the 1964 Louisiana literacy test intended to supress Black voters of that period and as expected, the alleged brightest young minds of our country flunked!; the crew continues (with Daryll B's assistance) to decipher last week's Big Hero 6 and Interstellar film releases; a serious discussion regarding American's fascination with Kim Kardashian's (and White women by proxy) plump posterior and why minority women seem to be suspiciously left out of this American phenomenon; animator, LaSean Thomas (Boondocks, Black Dynamite) has a Kickstarter campaign for a project entitled, Canon Busters; YourBlackWorld.net's Dr. Boyce Watkins' latest op-ed ponders why the highly esteemed Black Enterprise mag reimagined basketball legend, Michael Jordan as a Black leader worthy of a fantasy placement on Mt. Rushmore; actor/game show host/speechwriter, Ben Stein is at again with a scathing commentary levied toward the Black underclass; The Washington Postprovides yet another ponderous and indefensible disquisition on the evolution of the "n-word" (double yawn); and if time permits, in Blue Area news, a former teacher develops an app that may close the achievement gap in underperforming schools. Call live at646-915-9620.
Hey peeps! Welcome to the Grindhouse Mixtape (Comic Shoppe+Afronerd Radio=Blerd info) edition of Afronerd Radio airing this Saturday at 6pm EST). Join Daryll B., Dburt and Capt. Kirk as they gas up Scooby's (or is that Mike Tyson's) "Mystery Machine" in hopes of highlighting these pop, pulp and politcal conundrums: filmmaker, author and graphic novelist, David Walker stops by to discuss his new Dynamite comic project, Shaft; the crew shed more light on last week's Marvel cinematic bombshell-e.g. Avengers Infinity Wars, Cap 3, Black Panther, etc; Bradley Cooper heralds his 2011 Limitless movie toward a small screen TV series; Dburt finally gets around to discussing the Finding Your Roots special with Nas and Angela Bassett; HBO releases the Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown doc; an actress films what it's like to experience cat calling as street harassment; a teacher tentatively remains on the job after telling a student that her "bucket list" would contain a pledge to "kill Black people" ; more tidbits on DC's forthcoming Wonder Woman film (1920s period setting; need for a woman director) and lastly, is it important for MCU ( and WB/DC supporters) to have some working knowledge of the print comics that the movies come from? Call the hosts live at 646-915-9620.
There is no right or wrong in this debate. It is simply a matter of perspective, and it is not my place to influence the evolution of the superhuman role- Dr. Stephen Strange
Welcome to the latest episode of Afronerd Radio's Mid Week in Review broadcast airing this Wednesday at 7:30pm (EST). Join your hosts, Dburt and Capt. Kirk as they "deconstruct" the (mid) week's latest stories in their own inimitable way. The topics on the table are: YourBlackWorld.net's Dr. Boyce Watkins' latest op-ed ponders why the highly esteemed Black Enterprise mag reimagined basketball legend, Michael Jordan as a Black leader worthy of a fantasy placement on Mt. Rushmore; the crew checked out acclaimed director, Chris Nolan's latest celluloid effort, Interstellar; in another movie moment, Dburt laments how the Black nerd meme stalls and the White/Asian analogue thrives after viewing Disney's Big Hero 6 film; actor/game show host/speechwriter, Ben Stein is at again with a scathing commentary levied toward the Black underclass; The Washington Post provides yet another ponderous and indefensible disquisition on the evolution of the "n-word" (double yawn); in Blue Area news, a former teacher develops an app that may close the achievement gap in underperforming schools and lastly, watch how a community rallies when disrespected-rapper, Nicki Minaj incurs the wrath of Jewish leaders upon the release of her new video which appears to channel Nazi iconography. Call live at 646-915-9620.
A new generation of mutants is emerging, that much is certain. They will be called freaks. Genetic monstrosities. But they are emerging in the inner cities, in the suburbs, in the deserts and the jungles. And when they emerge, they will need teachers, people who can help them overcome their anger and show them how to use their strange gifts responsibly. They will need us-Charles Xavier
Greetings to our ever vigilant and stalwart listenership! Don't forget to set your clocks and calendars for this Wednesday in order to listen to the latest installment of Afronerd Radio's Mid Week in Review show airing promptly at 7:30pm (EST). Join Dburt and Capt. Kirk as they discuss the following (mid) weekly topics: picking up where we left this past Saturday-our thoughts about a now viral street harassment video depicting a young woman being "catcalled" relentlessly; actor/game show host, Ben Stein proclaims that Pres. Obama is the "most racist racist president there has ever been in America," a Washington philanthropist and history buff pledges ro rebuild the slave quarters that were once occupied on President James Madison's Montpelier estate (c'mon Ben and Obama is the racist? Really?); a recent NCAA legal ruling will allow famed little leaguer, Mo'ne Davis to profit on her likeness; a teacher confesses to a student that her "bucket list" would include killing Black people; and lastly, in turnabout is fair play news-did FLOTUS say to Black voters that they can reward themselves with fried chicken after they vote Democratic during the mid term elections? Could a Black Conservative get away with that? Call live at 646-915-9620.
Like a bat out of hell into darkness. Knowing what I've known all along: That it's God who creates all of our tragedies. But it's the Devil who makes us care-Johnny Blaze, the Ghost Rider
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