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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!
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!
Due to those infamous time constraints, this week's show listing is going to be straight with no chaser. Check out Dburt and Capt. Kirk for this week's latest Mid Week in Review broadcast airing this Wednesday at 7:30pm sharp. The topics to be discussed are: are the BET Awards certifiably a minstrel admiration program? ; what exactly is the current interpretation of "the (Black) struggle?" And is the struggle more perilious for the millenials or generations past; ; a Black NJ prep school class president loses her title for mocking the White student body; a Florida GOP congressional candidate who happens to be Black recently experienced a very disturbing case of racial discrimination; The Root finally addresses the apparent dearth of female rap artists; a Facebook data scientist admits to enacting a psychological experiment aimed at approx. 700,000 of the social network's members and lastly, Breakingbrown.com highlights Dr. Adolph Reed's book, Class Notes, which places a microscopic lens on class distinctions between African Americans. Call the hosts live at 646-915-9620.
We had a few preemptions, but we're back, live and in full effect! Welcome to our infamous Mid Week in Review broadcast, airing this Wednesday at 7:30pm-courtesy of Afronerd Radio. Join Dburt and Capt. Kirk as they unravel the following current event centric topics: a brief overview pertaining to the passing of a legend-actress, Ruby Dee leaves us at 91; director, John Singleton believes that today's Black cinema should exhibit more "negritude"; Dburt laments the nonchalence displayed toward Black fatherhood (think no petition against Happy Father's Day, Mom cards vs outrage for Blu Ivy's alleged unkempt hair); what exactly is "cryptocurrency" and should folks of color invest in it; Dburt finally gets around to discussing Swedish TV's Real Humans and how the sci-fi series eerily relates to American Slavery; the New York Post highlights gentrification from a unique perspective.....hence, the "Williamsburg effect" and lastly, hip hop legend, Chuck D takes issue with urban radio programming and gets disrespected by local NY radio in the process. Call the hosts live at 646-915-9620.
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.
Greetings to our ever loyal and enlightened listenership. Don't forget to set your clocks and mark your calendars for the latest installment of Afronerd Radio-The Mid Week in Review edition airing this Wednesday at 7:30 pm (EST). Listen to your hosts, Capt. Kirk and Dburt use their sonic stethoscopes to diagnose the following societal ills and events: the team discuss what may potentially be the next "must watch" fantasy show, courtesy of Showtime, Penny Dreadful; another concubine of color is making claims of racism against (former/present) owner of the L.A. Clippers, Donald Sterling (as he is welcomed at a Black Church); are we hallucinating or has there been a spate of extremely violent and noteworthy incidents (Virginia teen kills parents over iPod, Elliott Rodger, 3 Brooklyn youths are brutally stabbed by madman, two 12 year old girls stab "friend" multiple times due to an imaginary cyber demon, Slenderman); Arsenio gets cancelled after one season; is it wrong to expect an athlete to look.....athletic? The alleged body shaming of tennis sensation, Taylor Townsend; some Kenyan women have a skin bleaching problem and lastly, did President Obama do the right thing by exchanging one US soldier for 5 Taliban detainees? Call the hosts 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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