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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!
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.
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!
Moni Bambo/Moni Mayi to our ever faithful and vigilant listeners! Welcome to another fiery and fun fact finding mission courtesy of Afronerd Radio's Mid Week in Review! Join Dburt and Capt, Kirk as they unravel the following current event laden topics: we finally address a recent Esquire blog piece that pondered, "Are Black Superheroes Good for Black People?" ; discussing the untimely passing of actor/comedian, Robin Williams; Dburt waxes on a Brilliant Idiots podcast and their confused analysis of "White privilege"; yet another Black teenager (this time in Ferguson, Missouri) dies at the hands of police (but they're dying by other violent means and in true Afronerdic fashion, does the reason matter when the result is the same?); and in response to the teen's tragic death, a writer for The Root laments on the difficulty of raising Black boys; we finally highlight NY Knickerbocker, Carmelo Anthony's foray into venture capital investing of tech companies as well addressing the urban tech boom rennaissance; Dburt noticed that a new School of Rock music instruction franchise has opened up on Long Island but will minority children be encouraged to take advantage? and lastly, if time permits, perhaps we can continue Saturday's heated discussion relating to the Change.org petition of the record industry for degrading women in the hip hop music genre. Call the hosts live at 646-915-9620.
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!
What's shaking, folks! Welcome to another fact finding expedition commonly known as The Mid Week in Review, courtesy of Afronerd Radio. Setting your clocks for 7:30pm will enable you to listen to your hosts, Capt. Kirk and Dburt wax on the following issues: our thoughts on the latest installment of the reimagined sci-fi franchise, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (i.e. the racial underpinnings, the 50+ history dating back to the French novel, future sequels, etc) ; a rookie NJ police officer gets killed in an ambush and his killer's wife wishes he killed more cops; some Chicago activists are accusing President Obama of kowtowing to the Latin community regarding undocumented youth crossing the southern border versus addressing the Black victims of urban violence in the Windy City and lastly, a young woman of color has started a crowdfunding campaign requesting 135K in an effort to gain "White privilege" (really?....no campaign for ceasing urban violence or addressing regressive Black imagery?). You can call the hosts live at 646-915-9620.
Howdy, people! The dog days of summer are truly upon us but you can seek solace with a cool refreshing dose of the liquid truth, courtesy of Afronerd Radio's Mid Week in Review broadcast. Pull up a chair and listen to Dburt and Capt. Kirk this Wednesday at 7:30pm tackle the following current event laden issues: The Root highlights a viral meme that critiques Black Women for wearing weaves to the benefit of Korean fiscal advancement (you mean that's not true?) ; continuing with The Root, another piece puts the focus on Black credit invisibility and how it can affect homeownership, employment and a myriad of financial opportunities; Dburt analyzes the (over)use of the term "struggle" in communities of color; for our Blue Area segment, a YourBlackWorld.net piece zeroes in on a former prison inmate who developed a million dollar funded web business with 10 employees entitled, Pigeonly; should the Obama administrations My Brother's Keeper initiative include girls?; and lastly, does a Minneapolis restaurant's new dress code discriminate against Black people? We let the listeners decide. Call the hosts live at 646-915-9620.
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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