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Howdy, citizens! Let's just have it, shall we? Welcome to a new episode of The Mid Week in Review, courtesy of the Afronerd Radio machine airing this Wednesday at 7:30pm EST. Join Dburt and Capt. Kirk as they bring sharp analysis to this week's (mid) week current event inspired topics: Vijay Chokal-Ingam, brother of comedic actress, Mindy Kaling, alleges that as a protest against affirmative action he entered medical school as African-American (Ingam is Indian-American); a pro "dark skin" blogger takes umbrage with rapper, Kendrick Lamar's choice in a lighter hued mate; comedian, Chris Rock provides a selfie diary of sorts for being stopped by police on three separate occasions in less than two months (and actor, Isaiah Washington's gives Rock advice on twitter) ; reportedly close to 150 people were killed on a Kenyan college campus in an act of Islamic terrorism; a HS student of African descent residing in Elmont, NY bears the distinction of receiving acceptance letters from all eight Ivy League institutions; a SC police officer is formally charged with murder for the shooting death of a fleeing Black man. And lastly, we examine a Comic Book Resources piece by Verge Entertainment's Joseph Illidge regarding the importance of Marvel's choice of Cheo Hodari Coker for showrunner/executive producer of the forthcoming Luke Cage Netflix series. Call the hosts live at 646-915-9620.
Only one thing will tell me the battle was won. That the fight was over. And that is one day I am going to go for a walk. A free man of convictions. And I said to myself, if I ever get to do that again, I'll know, on that day..we won-Luke Cage
Excelsior! Welcome to the latest episode of Afronerd Radio's Grindhouse airing this Saturday at 6pm EST. We're really going to be terse and relegate the description of this installment as being mostly about Avengers: Age of Ultron. So if you are squeamish about spoilers, listeners are forewarned! Additional topics to be discussed are: more on Josh Trank's Fantastic Four trailer; George Clooney's Tomorrowland; Invader Zim returns; Flash and Gotham finales. And lastly, if time permits, we will address some of the issues we failed to cover during last week's Mid Week program. Call the hosts live at 646-915-9620.
Howdy loyal citizens. Cutting to the chase, check out the latest episode of The Mid-Week in Review podcast airing this Wednesday at 7:30pm, courtesy of Afronerd Radio. The topics to be covered are: our impressions of the days away Avengers: AOU sequel; the riots continue in Baltimore, MD over the mysterious death in police custody case of Freddie Gray; will Floyd Mayweather best Many Pacquiao in this upcoming and highly anticipated fight between supreme pugilists?; Afronerd Radio supporter, "Tokyo Mike" sends Dburt an email linking to a edifying video definig Black masculinity; a UK newscaster shows just how deep White privilege goes when she interviewed a set of cross-racial twins ("good on her!"). And lastly, a Florida sheriff has a few things to say about Black Thug culture and his definition of "African-American." Call the hosts live at 646-915-9620.
Reaper-I am an Android. A Thing of Plastoid Flesh-Synthetic Blood. Why do you persist in calling me Brother?-The Vision (*Or a conversation Dburt would have with the lower tier).
For the sake of brevity, let's just get into it shall we? Join the "Uncanny" Daryll B., Dburt and Capt, Kirk for another raucous episode of The Grindhouse (Comic Shoppe segment at 6pm, Afronerd Radio at 7pm) courtesy of the Afronerd Radio machine. For the 6pm Comic Shoppe segment, the the pop culture puzzles slated to be deciphered are: our thoughts of a classic X-man "coming out" in the latest All New X-Men comic; Jared Leto tweets out a pic of his interpretation of the Joker; Native American actors walk out during the filming of a new Adam Sandler Netflix project over charges of racism; Dr. Strange's Benedict Cumberbatch might appear in Netflix's upcoming Iron Fist; a New Republic piece ponders why Batman outpaces Superman in American popularity; Franz Drameh (Attack the Block) joins the Arrow/Flash spinoff as of yet unknown character. Lastly, Daredevil's Drew Goddard reportedly wants to bring the Savage Land to the MCU.
At 7pm, join Capt. Kirk and Dburt for the latest edition of Afronerd Radio. The issues to be cooked on the barbecue grill this week are: legendary jazz trumpeter, Hugh Masekela refuses to take photos with weave wearers; comedian, Chris Rock laments the decline of Black players in MLB; White teachers spark controversy by holding up "Black Lives Matter" signs in St. Louis; decathlon legend, Bruce Jenner proclaims his transgender status to the world; Dr. Cornel West responds to former colleague, Dr. Michael Eric Dyson via facebook (and public intellectual rap battles are not ahistorical) and lastly, Creflo Dollar channels Leslie Gore by affirming that "he can have plane if he wants to" ( yawn). Call live at 646-915-9620.
Welcome to the latest edition of Afronerd Radio's Mid Week in Review broadcast airing this Wednesday at 7:30pm EST. Join Dburt and Capt. Kirk as they tackle the following (mid) week issues: our impressions of Dr. Michael Eric Dyson's scathing critique of his former friend/colleague, Dr. Cornel West; Dburt has more thoughts about the Ben Affleck slavery denial controversy as the actor/director issues a formal apology; a recent NY Times piece posits that approx. 1.5 million Black men are "missing" causing a harrowing disparity for AA women looking for potential mates; revisiting ESPN host, Britt McHenry towing company meltdown scandal; thoughts on the mysterious death of Freddie Gray while in Baltimore PD custody. And lastly, a spate of pop culture stories (one of the clasic X-men is coming out of the closet; Galaxy Quest is being rebooted for TV and Michael B. Jordan doesn't want to talk about the role of race in the upcoming Fantastic Four redux). Call the hosts live at 646-915-9620.
Greetings and yes, we are less than 2 weeks away from Avengers: AOU! Meanwhile, pull up a chair and listen to the latest episode of Afronerd Radio's Grindhouse airing this evening at 6pm EST. For The Comic Shoppe segment-join Dburt, Captain Kirk and the "Uncanny" Daryll B. as they encode the following data: our thoughts about the prematurely released Batman vs Superman trailer (and a small film called Star Wars: The Force Awakens); Oscar winning screenwriter, John Ridley (American Crime, 12 years a Slave) gets tapped for an unknown Marvel TV project; the Wonder Woman film project gets off to a rocky with directorial changes; Walking Dead's Robert Kirkman signs a deal with Universal relating to his Skybound Entertainment imprint; with Daredevil on Netflix garnering high priase, what are the expectations for the other Marvel properties scheduled to appear on the streaming service? Lastly, Newsarama's the ten Marvel properties that might be worthy of TV cinematic depictions.
And then there's Afronerd Radio featuring Capt. Kirk batting clean up at 7pm. Listen to Dburt and The Capitan discuss the following concerns: Time magazine anoints rapper/fashionista, Kanye West as a top influential person; another way to look at the recent Atlanta teacher cheating racketeering scandal; and channeling the ATL teaching scandal, a parent reportedly knocked out a Hempstead, LI math teacher with the help of relatives and students; perhaps Dburt will make mention of additional human dysfunctional stories; a robotic chef should be available by 2017; does the suspension of a ESPN reporter for an off-air tirade further confirm that 1984 is now? And lastly, Dburt waxes about his "human zoo" theories. Call in live at 646-915-9620.
We're going to keep this week's description short, sweet and POSITIVE (as best we can)! Join Dburt and Capt, Kirk for another fact finding expedition commonly referred to as The Mid Week in Review, courtesy of Afronerd Radio airing this Wednesday at 7:30pm (EST). The topics to be analyzed are: we finally get to the two HS students of color that garnered national media attention by receiving multiple Ivy League acceptance letters; Dburt revisits and "deconstructs" progressive Black aversion to the notion of respectability politics; a homeless student who lived in San Jose barbershop graduates from law school; Dburt will probably still bring how great Netflix' Daredevil is and how it is a game changer for future small and silver screen projects; a video by self described "redneck" named Dixon appears to be going viral due to a heartfelt rant about the need to end white supremacy (or is it a test reel.....we'll explain); highlighting a new crowdsource film project by famed director, Julie Dash (Daughters of the Dust). And lastly, a former inmate cuts his dreads and encourages the youth to clean up their image (is this respectability politics, intelligence or survival?). *Oh and Taraji P Henson gets called back to Person of Interest...really? (minstrel ratings boost?) Call the hosts live ar 646-915-9620.
I hate a bureaucrat with delusions of adequacy-T'Challa, King of the Dead
It's that time, people! We preempted last week's episode, so this broadcast will serve as our "top of the month" Grindhouse show airing this Saturday at 6pm. Join Dburt, Daryll B., and Capt. Kirk as they wax about the following pop, pulp and politically infused issues: Netflix' Daredevil (including an eventual pic of the character's iconic red costume) is released on the cyberwebs; in a story that proves truth is stranger than fiction, Italian surgeon, Dr. Sergio Canavero is attempting the first human head transplant with a Russian patient; the crew's review of DC's straight to video, Batman vs Robin; Machinima's Gods and Monsters: Justice League trailer hist the net; it appears that there are at least 2 teens of African descent that notably received acceptance letters to most, if not all of the nation's Ivy league schools; Dburt elucidates on a recent Champs podcast interview with comedian Trevor Noah (again, this guy is the guy to watch out for); picking up from last show's neglected topic-Verge Entertainment's Joseph Ilidge focuses on the importance of Marvel's choice of Cheo Hodari Coker for showrunner on the forthcoming Luke Cage Netflix series; impressions of AOU are coming in (NO SPOILERS!!). Lastly, legendary actor and Bond villain, Yaphet Kotto weighs in on the Black 007 issue (003 anyone?). Call the hosts live at 646-915-9620.
I'm a blind lawyer with a history of incarceration and personal tragedy. What in that make-up makes you think I have a sense of humor?-Matt Murdock, Esq
Buenos Dias, people! Check out the latest episode of our infamous Mid Week in Review broadcast, airing this Wednesday at 7:30pm EST. Join Capt. Kirk and Dburt as they discuss the following issues: rapper, Jay-z and friends want you to buy a Tidal music streaming service but what about that in exchange for some (if any) social stances; South African humorist, Trevor Noah has been tapped to replace John Stewart but not without controversy; Dburt waxes about a NY Daily News piece about a woman who refuses to allow her son to visit his incarcerated father (there's a twist here folks); FLOTUS participates in the Black Girls Rock event raising questions about race and tribalism; Indiana and California bills spark a national debate between religious and marriage equality proponents; further evidence that people still want classic hip hop! rap legends, De la Soul collect more than 220K in less than 2 days from their Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign (they were asking for 110K). And lastly, we will attempt to address some of the topics that we failed to address from previous shows. Call the hosts live at 646-915-9620.
Yes, folks we're almost at the 30 day mark before the premiere of Avengers 2: Age of Ultron and expectations and nerdgasms continue to mount! In the interim, check out the latest episode of Afronerd Radio's Grindhouse airing this Saturday at 6pm. For the first "Comic Shoppe" segment, join Dburt, Capt. Kirk and the "Uncanny" Daryll B. as they solve the latest pop/pulp conundrums this week: chatter about the Transformers franchise channeling the Marvel way of doing business; Fox intends to reboot The X-Files with the original actors; Star Trek may return to TV (on CBS) after a ten year hiatus; trailers from the "Governator" and James Bond (Maggie and Spectre films, respectively) hit the net; Jesse Eiseberg shows his Luthor mug. And finally, our thoughts on the post Secret Wars "All-New, All-Different Avengers" comic that appears to feature Miles Morales as a main character.
And now for the fourth quarter, join us for Afronerd Radio with your hosts Dburt and Capt. Kirk starting at 7pm. Topics to be analyzed are: actress, Taraji P. Henson apologizes for her son's exaggerated account of racial profiling; more on the Swiss Alps plane crash and how its appears to have been intentional; what's up with Oprah? The "man" (or is that just male) with 34 children by 17 women and Evelyn Lozado are getting OWN TV shows (huh); how did 60 Minutes cover Africa by only interviewing Whites? And if time permits, we will try to touch on subjects from the last show that we were unable to address. Call the hosts live at 646-915-9620.
Welcome to the latest edition of Afronerd Radio's Grindhouse (The Comic Shoppe airing at 6pm and Afronerd Radio, thereafter at 7pm) featuring your hosts-Daryll B., Capt. Kirk and Dburt. For the Comic Shoppe segment, the topics to be rousted about are: our thoughts about the recently banned Batgirl variant cover and how the character has been portrayed over the years; the IGN website provides you with their own What If? casting for an Avengers film circa 1985 (think Burt Reynolds as Tony Stark); a recent Comics Alliance piece highlights cartoonist, Ronald Wimberly's lament at being told by an editor to lighten a character of color's skin; our impressions of the CW's comic to TV properties-last Tuesday's Flash episode, the premiere of iZombie and more spinoff talk for the Atom (and others). And lastly, it appears that President Obama's Lilly Ledbetter Act is working because Thor as a woman is selling better than Thor (Odinson)!
Up next, there's Afronerd Radio starting at 7pm. The topics to be grilled on the barbie are: Dburt name checks the theory of "locomotive" (or steamroller) politics relating to the Dolce & Gabbana designer babies issue (incl. the daughter of a same sex couple that doesn't favor gay marriage); a Blasian women becoming Miss Japan causes controversy with some Nipponese folk; highlighting news of a 100m set aside for African tech entrepreneurs with hopes of creating a million jobs in the continent. And lastly, the hosts attempt to discern and dissect the latest racial stories that have hit the scene in the last few days (Mississippi hanging, UVA student beating, Taraji P Henson's son gets profiled, etc). Call the hosts live at 646-915-9620.
It's hight time that we keep matters simple, folks. Welcome to the latest episode of Afronerd Radio's Mid Week in Review broadcast airing this Wednesday at 7:30pm. Join your hosts Dburt and Capt. Kirk as they decipher the following current event stories: thanks to Gawker.com, it appears we get further insight into the mystery man that operates one of the leading international shock sites, WorldstarHipHop.com; picking up from where we left off from the last show, Dburt believes that he has coined the naming of a theory he dubs steamroller or "locomotive" politics pertaining to the Dolce & Gabbana designer babies controversy (incl. a daughter of a same sex couple that ironically does not support gay marriage); Is ESPN's Stephen A. Smith right about Blacks needing to defect to the GOP (Dburt says "yes" but you knew that); Japan chooses a Blasian Miss Japan and many on the homogeneous island are not pleased; highlighting news of a 100m set aside for African tech entrepreneurs with hopes of creating a million jobs in the continent; X-files returns to FOX after a 13 year lapse. And lastly, more racial stories that are national and international in origin (Starbuck's failed race initiative; Brazil's colorism microaggressions and a Chinese restaurant in Kenya refusing Black patrons...in a Black country). Call the hosts live at 646-915-9620.
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