Monthly Archives: February 2017

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Black History Month: Afro Punk is the Race Barrier of Rock ‘N’ Roll and Its Complicated History

The New York Times described The Afro-Punk Fest in Brooklyn’s Commodore Barry Park as “the most multicultural festival in the US.” The word ‘afro-punk’ (a portmanteau of the words “afro” and “punk rock music”) has become synonymous with ‘open-minded, non-conforming and unconventional, placing the institution at the epicenter of urban culture inspired by alternative music.’ This…


Black History Month: Black Panther, Black Superheroes in Blockbuster Films

On May 6 episode of Fatman on Batman, a 75-minute podcast, journalist/comic book writer Marc Bernardin and filmmaker/comedian Kevin Smith made quite a comparison when it said The Dark Knight, Christopher Nolan’s now-iconic 2008 superhero crime thriller drama, was the men-in-tights equivalent to Francis Ford Coppola’s 1974 epic mob sequel, The Godfather Part II. Both…

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