Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Still Maintaining The Holiday Spirit! Check Out Our Mid Week in Review Show, Wed @7pm-More on Black rebranding, Kwanzaa, Prayer & Your Brain + More!
We hope that our faithful listeners are still enjoying their respective holiday festivities, however a mid week dose of Afronerd Radio can't hurt either! Stop by afronerdradio.com this Wednesday at 7pm (EST) as Dburt and Captain Kirk dissect the following current event laden topics: for our vaunted Blue Area segment, African-American World War II veteran, Carl Clark is scheduled to receive the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal this coming January and a unique educational initiative coming out of the Oakland, CA public school system is targeting young Black males in an effort to augment academic achievement; more on the need for a Black cultural shift/re-branding; mounting scientific evidence shows that neurological changes occur in the human brain while praying; why is Kwanzaa so polarizing?; Dburt waxes on how the "value" of Black/Brown life must be increased based two local tragedies that did not involve people of color; the release of the new Jordan sneaker causes national chaos and is the new independent film, Pariah, an altered version of 2009's Precious? Call in live at 646-915-9620!
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Monday, December 26, 2011
Yes The Comic Shoppe is Open 4 the Holidays! Tues @7pm-Discussing Star Wars & Star Trek vs Twilight; Akira; Nerd Convention of Color & More!
Please accept our apologies for the delayed programming but the Comic Shoppe crew is back and open for pulp flavored business! Pull up a chair and take a listen this Tuesday at 7pm EST as the gang discuss the following issues: continuing with our popular Versus segment, legendary actor and Trek thespian, George Takei propositioned the perfect enemy of my enemy is my friend scenario-Star Trek & Star Wars fans vs Twilight followers; the blog, Racialicious ponders whether its time for a nerd convention of color; thoughts on NBC making a Munsters reboot; UK Misfits just ended season 3 with another shocker as the powers that be greenlighted the series for another year; has anyone noticed that TV really doesn't suck anymore?.....if only the music industry would follow suit; the US version of Akira looks to be on track to be white washed and the six minute prologue of the Dark Knight Rises reaches theaters. Call the Comic Shoppe live at-646-915-9620!
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Sunday, December 25, 2011
Seasons Greetings! Check Out Our Special Xmas Day Broadcast @7pm EST-Discussing Black Culture ReBranded; Rihanna's N-word Problem & The Blue Area!
Happy Holidays, folks! Stop by our special Yuletide Week in Review show broadcasting tonight at 7pm EST. The Captain and I will be deliberating on the following topics: for our weekly "positive spin" Blue Area segment-the continued rise (and acceptance) of the Black Santa Claus and The Corcoran Gallery of Art's "30 Americans" exhibit which explores African-American identity as interpreted by over 30 prominent Black artists; two disparaging stories involving the Obamas-the President being referred to as a "skinny, Ghetto crackhead" and a US senator's remarks about FLOTUS Michelle Obama possessing a "large posterior"; picking up from our previous broadcast pertaining to an article positing the need for Black America to "re-brand" itself and NY Daily News columnist, Stanley Crouch gets critiqued for his critique of the demise of America's trash culture; a Dutch magazine uses the n-word (along with the b-word) to describe pop singer, Rihanna in a recent article and in more "n-word" news, author and lastly, poet, Maya Angelou has a problem with actor/rapper, Common's use of the slur (in her presence). Call us live at 646-915-9620 or contact the show via email/IM at email@example.com. See you all at 7pm eastern.
And if you haven't guessed, Afronerd has modeled itself after Dr. Bill Cosby's campaign for betterment in some of our urban centers....thusly, check out this musing from Dr. Cosby's Youtube channel:
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Tuesday, December 20, 2011
We're Back For a Full (Dis)Course Meal! Join Capt. Kirk & Dburt Wed @7pm ET- "Crack" T Shirts, Kim's Death & Black Cultural Re-branding-A Reality?
Unfortunately Dburt's flu and pre-Christmas shenanigans preempted our regularly scheduled programming but we're back in business this Wednesday at 7pm. Pull up a seat and a keen ear and listen to Captain Kirk and Dburt wax on the following current event laden issues: in honoring our vow to take a moment to deliberate on positive spin in our new "Blue Area" (of The Moon) segment-two stories come to mind-Dr. Henry Louis Gates releases a new book entitled In Life Upon These Shores, in which he discusses Black historical icons and could we see former Sec. of State, Condoleezza Rice get the VP nod on the Republican ticket in 2012?; in true "Afronerdic" fashion, a Philadelphia Tribune article posits if Black America is in need of "re-branding"; and speaking of needing to change perception...a Texas community is enraged over the merchandising of t-shirts emblazoned with crack cocaine making instructions; North Korean leader, Kim Jong iL (aka LiL Kim..he he) passes and lastly some quick miscellaneous blurbs on NY Yankees Derek Jeter's "negative" rating; Rihanna's N-Word diss and the new six minute Dark Knight Rises trailer! Call us live at 646-915-9620 or via email/Im at firstname.lastname@example.org. See you at 7pm!
Afronerd Radio's Mid Week in Review broadcast!
Oh..and least we forget, perhaps we'll make time to unpack the unattractive truth (as in the immortal words of Mr. Starks) of Republican presidential candidate, Newt Gingrich's diatribe pertaining to impoverished children in the US (Check The View's interpretation of Newt's speech):
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Sunday, December 18, 2011
Our Apologies 4 The Delayed Shows, Folks! Afronerd Radio Returns This Wed @7pm. In the Interim, Please Groove 2 The Roots on Fallon
Unfortunately folks, I've been a bit under the weather which includes the normal holiday chaos but rest assured, Afronerd featuring Captain Kirk returns for our regularly scheduled Mid Week in Review broadcast. But check out this riveting performance by the Roots from earlier this month-a cut from their new Undun CD, entitled, The Other Side...Enjoy!
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Tuesday, December 06, 2011
Time for Our Mid Week in Review Show! Topics-Get a B.S. in Jay-z(ology) @ Georgetown; Our New Blue Area Segment; Herman Cain's Out, New Display Tech
Ok People! We missed a show (or two) but we're back to the grind as we delve further into the holiday abyss. And on that note, let's just jump into the topics up for grabs on Wednesday's Mid Week in Review broadcast. Oh, and premiering this Mid Week airing, we are introducing a new and exciting (and much needed) segment to our listeners entitled, The Blue Area (as in "The Blue Area of The Moon," for you Marvel Comics fans) in which we focus on the more positive "goings on" in the public sphere. But I digress, the issues this week are: pertaining to the aforementioned, Blue Area segment, the first class graduates of The Oprah Winfrey Academy are primed and ready; Dburt speaks to the NY Openline crew at NYC's 98.7kiss-fm about Herman Cain's presidential campaign withdrawal; the new Samsung flexible display technology; Dr. Michael Eric Dyson's new Jay-z course @Georgetown U; NAACP goes international to save Black & Brown voting rights; NYPD vs W. Indian Day Parade vs Facebook and new habitable planets discovered light years away...whew! Give us a call live at 646-915-9620 or contact us via email/IM at email@example.com you @7pm eastern.
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