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Sunday, November 01, 2009

A Reminder & An Acknowledgement In Memoriam-The McLendons

Boldaslove.us Presents: Fire In The Dark

Don't forget to set your dials....ahem, I mean your browsers/bookmarks for another special Afronerd Radio broadcast, when we interview Mr. Rob Fields of The Huffington Post and BoldAsLove.us, starting this evening at 7pm (eastern). And for your further edification and entertainment, click on the above link to get a free download of Fields' latest Black Rock music compilation appropriately entitled, Boldaslove.us Presents: Fire in The Dark. We will discuss the music industry in general and Black Rock musicianship, in the specific as well as playing some choice tunes from the aforementioned mp3 album. So don't be shy! Call in with your comments, questions or disagreements at 646-915-9620 or contact us via IM/email at afronerdradio@yahoo.com.

Afronerd Radio Interviews Black Rock Evangelist, Rob Fields

For the second half, we will have a regularly scheduled Week in Review segment, as we discuss yet another Chicago tragedy involving a friend to the show, Garrard McClendon. Our readers might remember Mr. McClendon, as we were fortunate enough to interview the esteemed educator and media correspondent earlier this year regarding his book, Ax or Ask? The African American Guide to Better English. You can check out the interview by clicking on the link below:

Afronerd Interviews Educator & Author, Garrard McClendon

Well, here at Afronerd, we send our heartfelt prayers and condolences to Mr. McClendon and his family due to the loss of his parents, Milton and Ruby McClendon who were killed in a indescribable act of violence. No one should ever have to go through something this horrific. Out of respect to the McClendons, I will keep my protestations to a minimum. But to our detractors that insist that we should refrain from discussing similar criminal acts, we will not let up because the decent folks of color are being seen as collateral damage and this cycle of violence must end now! Again, in an effort to refrain from too much editorializing (and sensationalizing), click here for more about the McClendon tragedy. We may speak in a more compendious tone relating to this tragedy for Afronerd Radio's second half. And if time permits, we will address President Obama honoring Senator Ed Brooke as well as NPR's recent coverage on Black/Latino identity versus the scholastic achievement gap conundrum. See you guys at 7pm!

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