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.

Jul 02 2013


Bruce Lee was the universal martial arts master that appealed to everyone.  But if you were a black kid growing up in the sixties and seventies, there was another martial artist that you probably connected with a even more that Lee – JIM KELLY. It amazes me sometimes to see how little the mainstream geek …

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Jun 11 2013

#GSBQOTW – What Book(s) Would You Want HBO to Make into a Show?

In light of HBO’s GAME OF THRONES (concluding it’s third season this past Sunday) I thought a new series on the network would be a good theme for my GEEK SOUL BROTHER QUESTION OF THE WEEK.  So What Book(s) would you love to see HBO produce into a series?  I asked my GSB Family on …

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May 29 2013

"The Day I Hijacked the GSB Podcast" – by Big Baba Rob of The Black Geeks

Last night we had some technical difficulties on my podcast – Geek Soul Brother n’ the 5 Nerdy Venoms.  But instead of recording dead, yet deafening silence, our friend and guest – Big Baba Rob, host and compadre of podcasting from THE BLACK GEEKS, took up the waining torch that was the mic, and breathed …

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May 09 2013

Afro Commentary: Why Mass Effect is One of the Greatest Overlooked Sci-fi Dramas of This Generation

It has been a long time coming – too damn long if you ask me – but the Private has been promoted to Commander… at least for the time being while playing the Mass Effect series. As a latecomer to the game franchise, I have seen the memes, the great cosplay and read the dissension …

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Apr 23 2013

Afro-Commentary – Did X-Men: First Class Kill the Wrong Guy?

(Spoilers for Marvel films, Spiderman and X-Men films.) It seems that the more recent Marvel movies  (and by that I mean any movie based on Marvel characters) have valued the presence of a ‘Likable’ Black Male Actor.  In IRON MAN 2, Don Cheadle had a major part in the story.  Idris Elba also had a …

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Apr 17 2013

Afro Commentary: Loving the Art, Hating the Artist

Fairly recently, DC Comics asked acclaimed science fiction writer Orson Scott Card to be part of a new digital first Superman title, Adventures of Superman, which would feature one-off stories featuring the last son of Krypton. Many cried foul in response due to Cards well known stance on homosexuality and same-sex marriages. It even lead …

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Apr 14 2013

Farewell to a Wonderful Geek Mom

Mothers can be a wonderful part of life.  Especially growing up.  And especially growing up with odd interest in science and fiction and other eccentricities.  But when you had a mother that supported you, and encouraged you to be who you are, and understood your faults as well as your triumphs, after a while you …

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Mar 22 2013

Afro Commentary: Geeks Don’t Let Friends Name Their Kids Ridiculous Things

We’re friends, right? The Private has never steered you wrong on things before, right? Of course I haven’t. Good! Now that we have that settled, I have something important we need to discuss; especially if you plan to have children with your geek soul mate. I recently read an article on Kotaku regarding a Japanese …

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Feb 24 2013

Afro Commentary: The Lack of Superheroes of Color

“How do you feel about the lack of non-white Superheroes in mainstream comics?” It’s a rather pointed and polarizing question that we, the entire geek community as a whole, have not asked ourselves in a while. Yet, as we focused on afro-centric topics in celebration of Black History Month (which I applaud Geek Soul Brother …

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Feb 20 2013


So you’re a geek.  Everybody says you’re a geek.  They might have even had to tell you that you were a geek when you didn’t even know yourself.  Then again, you might wear your geek on your chest like a medal… from the hard fought war of adolescence.  But the real question is: How much …

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