Category Archive: Afro Commentary

My random thoughts, observations, postulations and theories on how we and this crazy world works. Beamed directly from the Cosmic Afro.

Mar 01 2016

Was I Black In a Past Life?

In a recent interview over at the Geekin’ Over 40 podcast along with Geek Soul Brother, there was one question the host did not get a chance to ask me. It was a question Big Baba Rob meant in jest, but it was one that made me think. “Were you Black in a past life?” …

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Dec 09 2015

Afro Commentary: The Force (of Star Wars) Is Strong With This One


Star Wars fans receive an early holiday gift this year as the next film in the saga – The Force Awakens – will be released on December 18th. And despite the excitement for the film being palpable, many people are fearful of the end result due to Disney’s purchase of Lucasfilms Ltd. In 2012. It …

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Oct 29 2015

Shadow Scout commentary: Jem and The Holograms – Story’s Reimagining Lacks ‘STEAM’

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While the rest of the world was celebrating a geek milestone–10/21/15 aka Back to the Future Day, I was cautiously anticipating another: 10/23/15, the premiere of the “Jem and the Holograms” live action movie. Back in the day, “Jem” was my everything! This movie has been a point of contention in for fans of the …

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Sep 20 2015

#SaturdayNightSciFi – Where The Geeks Watch It All

Have you ever Live Tweeted a Movie or TV show?  You might not even know what that is if you have never been on twitter.  Well, millions of us twitter users do it.  And many of us host our own live tweet. It’s when you and many others watch something at the same time and …

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May 13 2015

Why Ava DuVernay Should Direct The InHumans!

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Yesterday it was announced by The Wrap that Ava DuVernay was being tapped to direct a Marvel Feature film.  There was no mention as to which film the director of Oscar winning Selma would be overseeing if she was brought into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but there is strong speculation that she would be given …

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Jan 21 2014

Afro Commentary: My Niece Deserves Better (Female Characters)

I have a dilemma. As an uncle to a 5 year-old girl who will not only break a lot of hearts when she gets older, but is intelligent, creative and fiercely independent, I find it will be difficult to introduce her to geek things as easily as it was with her older brother. There are …

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Sep 19 2013

BLERD – Why Do Black Nerds Need The Word?

Black Nerds: Integration vs. Segregation Black People have always been on the fence when it comes to integration or segregation.  At times one seemed better than the other.  Martin Luther King, Booker T. Washington, Fredrick Dougelass fought on the side of integration, believing that it was a more strategic road for racial equality.  On the …

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Sep 11 2013

Afro Commentary: DC’s Perpetual Road to Stuck on Stupid

Bravo DC Comics, bravo! In the span of a few months, you have completely lost yet another reader. It was a long time coming mind you, however the whole “Batwoman not being able to marry her girlfriend” thing was the final nail in the coffin for me. For those unaware of the incident, here is …

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Aug 28 2013

Afro Commentary: In Defense of Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci

Lately I have been seeing a lot more vitriol towards one of Hollywood’s hottest writing and producing tag teams. A team that is responsible for bringing some of the current mega franchises to the big screen while giving us some of our favorite series to TV. So in light of the hate that has been …

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Jul 30 2013

Afro Commentary: Sexism in Geekdom is No bueno, man… No bueno at all

Geeks of the female variety have always been treated as an anomaly within the geek culture by males and by society at large. And despite the ever increasing amount of females within the community and the gender equality seen, there are still a significant amount of males either objectifying or just being crass to the …

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