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Super Black! The Politics of Comics and Pop Culture


We had an “academic barbershop roundtable” this morning on the politics of race and pop culture in the context of Black superhero comic books.  Our guests were Drs. Adilifu Nama (author of Super Black: American Pop Culture and Black Superheroes), Dwain Pruitt (comic author and Associate Dean of the College of Liberal Arts at Morgan State University, Todd Steven Burroughs (co-editor of the forthcoming Black Classic Press publication A Lie of Reinvention: Correcting Manning Marable’s Malcolm X) and Mark Bolden of the Fanon Project.  We discussed the history of comics and the various was of interpreting their meaning and societal impact.  We also heard audio from Public Enemy, Oddisee and Black Nerd Rants.  All this and much on this edition of The Super Funky Soul Power Hour!*

*Originally aired January 6, 2012


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