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With the opening of the Baltimore Comic Con only days away, The Black Geeks talk about their favorite books, how far comics of come, the social aspects of comics in the 21st century, paper vs. ereaders, and much much more in Part One of our series about The Evolution of Comics.
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.
On this episode we had planned to have fun and celebrate our 100th episode, but we decided to recognize the events of the week.
In what has become an all too common occurance, this week another unarmed Black Man lost his life in an encounter with a law enforcement officer. The life and death of Brothers like Mike Brown, Sean Bell, Aaron Campbell, Eric Garner, and others, highlight the consistant threat that exist for the Men of Color. But this event had additional complexities with the responce of the city police and flashback images of the Civil Rights Era. We discuss the various aspects of these events.
We look at police action against People of Color, the militarization of local police, media coverage of the events, and we talk about solutions.
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.
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!
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.
On this episode of The Black Geeks Radio Show:
- We review the latest movie about America's favorite Heroes in a Half Shell. Check out our review of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
- This week, Zack Synder defended the Aquaman character, without confirming is he will actually be in the Bat v. Sups Movie. We'll talk about the Aquaman character and his possible appearance in the next DC Comics Mega Movie
- Finally, we need to do a quick check in with the Geeks to see what's been going on with them. What are they reading, what are they watching, what are the playing, what's hot on their tech list.
- As usual we'll also have our Sith News segment and a new sponsor.
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.
On this episode, we review Guardian of the Galaxy.
Ghost gives his insight on the The Purge: Anarchy.
We have a few other topics that we mighttalk about but we'd rather not completely commit because we might change our minds.
We feel like Venom... talking in the third person. We'll have to think about that more later. We are just one person writing this episode description..... OR ARE WE?????
Konichiwa. Ladies and Gents! Welcome to another fantastic sonic voyage courtesy of Afronerd Radio's Grindhouse broadcast airing this Saturday at 6pm (EST). Since our comrade in arms, Daryll B. is vacationing, we will conduct another "mixtape-mashup" show focusing on the latest pop, pulp and political news events. Join your hosts, Dburt and Capt. Kirk as their colloquium covers the following issues: the crew at Afronerd Radio Dburt bore witness to the latest Marvel event, The Guardians of the Galaxy (as it seems poised for a 100m weekend boxoffice take); Dburt also checks out the James Brown biopic, Get on Up; a part two discourse on the Stephen A. Smith suspension and his controversial domestic violence rant; Shadow and Act's Sergio Mims ponders why director, Woody Allen "won't hire a Black actor unless the role calls for one" ; Fear of a Black Panel-the Racialicious blog highlights San Diego Comic Con's diversity panels; the NYPD Eric Graner chokehold death case has been ruled a homicide; in Net neutrality news, some civil rights ogranizations are coming forward to support government and corporate control of the cyberwebs (huh?); is a Change.org petition challenging artists and record companies to stop degrading Black people/culture a strong enough tactic? Why not a class action suit? And lastly, a new 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? Call live at 646-915-9620. And in the inimitable words of (Marvel's) Thor...Speak mortals, Afronerd commands it!
In this episode of The Black Geeks Radio Show we talk about:
Some news and trailers out of San Diego Comic Con
Adult Swim and Aaron McGruder are launching a new series called Black Jesus. We'll talk about the trailer and the controversy.
Lastly, we talk about how personal video is impacting crime and justice.