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BFAP #49: Live To Win

Don, Tarik, and LeMar review the highlights of the past several weeks (Get Out, Page One) and much more. Download Brothers From Another Planet on iTunes Download Brothers From Another Planet on Stitcher Related Links Support Page One, the horror short starring Tarik Davis Fund This: Page One, a Race-Based Horror Short – Ashlee Blackwell […]

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BFAP #48: American Horror Story – Blackness

Recorded before a live audience at NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study, this special episode features guests Ashlee Blackwell and Elsa Waithe, who join Don, Tarik, and LeMar to talk about the black community’s connection to the genre of horror, how mainstream entertainment influences the perception of police, and much much more. Download Brothers From […]

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BFAP #47: Freedom, American Style

Don, Tarik, and LeMar celebrate the life of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by celebrating black excellence in film and television and talking about the challenges of seeking unity among progressives. Download Brothers From Another Planet on iTunes Download Brothers From Another Planet on Stitcher Relevant Links Stakes is High Part 1: The Real […]

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BFAP #46: Wake Yo’ Ass Up

Tarik and LeMar applauds black art that calls on our distant and recent histories, the quest to make a mark on the world, and more. Download Brothers From Another Planet on iTunes Download Brothers From Another Planet on Stitcher Relevant Links Mykelti Williamson Discusses His Film, Fences [Courtesy of YouTube] SUPPORT BLACK-OWNED BUSINESSES! Exotic Lathers […]

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BFAP #45: Diggin’ In The Scene

Tarik and LeMar ride a wave of positivity and bull$h!t as 2016 comes to a close. Download Brothers From Another Planet on iTunes Download Brothers From Another Planet on Stitcher Related Links Injustice Boycott: Relentless, principled, organized resistance driven by local people and supported by passionate believers Love Deez Nutz, or Why Van Jones is […]

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BFAP #44: “…how we bear the light”

Don, Tarik, and LeMar attempt to process the grievous 2016 Presidential Election and discuss what lies ahead. Together. Download Brothers From Another Planet on iTunes Download Brothers From Another Planet on Stitcher

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BFAP #43: Who Is You?

Blackness is on full display as Don, Tarik, and LeMar discuss new great films and television and the importance of forging identities despite the pressure to conform. Download Brothers From Another Planet on iTunes Download Brothers From Another Planet on Stitcher

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BFAP #42: We Are Americans

Struggling through the latest turmoil, Tarik and LeMar pay tribute to Gene Wilder, address how media has strengthened the voice of racism, discuss temporary escape hatches, and more.   Download Brothers From Another Planet on iTunes Download Brothers From Another Planet on Stitcher

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BFAP #41: Afro-mative Action

Tarik and LeMar review Netflix’s The Get Down and reflect on the media discussion sparked by Colin Kaepernick. Download Brothers From Another Planet on iTunes Download Brothers From Another Planet on Stitcher

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BFAP #40: Stranger Things (feat. Ashlee Blackwell!!!)

BFAP welcomes their first guest, dear friend Ashlee Blackwell (GraveyardShiftSisters.com, Girls Will Be Ghouls podcast), to talk about Stranger Things, the importance of black horror, the fate of Nate Parker’s The Birth of a Nation, the cancellation of The Nightly Show, and more. Be a part of BFAP history! Download Brothers From Another Planet on […]

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BFAP #39: The Power of Positivity

Tarik, LeMar, and Don P. Hooper celebrate the increasing blackness of the MCU, up and coming black animated series to look out for, Turn Me Loose starring Joe Morton, and water. PLUS, they discuss the WNBA’s mishandling of the player protests in response to America’s toxic racial chaos. Download Brothers From Another Planet on iTunes […]

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BFAP #38: The Blackening of BET

Don, Tarik, and LeMar reflect on the powerful speech Jesse Williams gave at the BET Awards, the decline of blockbuster movie season, Pride NYC, and more. Download Brothers From Another Planet on iTunes Download Brothers From Another Planet on Stitcher Related Links BET Awards: Jesse Williams Spits Knowledge Like A Seasoned MC – BET.com Black […]

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BFAP #37: Love Is Love Is Love

Don, Tarik, and LeMar celebrate Hamilton‘s historic night at the Tony Awards, compare Broadway to Hollywood, discuss Muhammad Ali and James Brown as champions for blackness, and extend their deepest condolences and sympathies to everyone affected by the tragedy at Pulse in Orlando…which is all of us. Download Brothers From Another Planet on iTunes Download […]

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BFAP #36 – …I’ma Play Jason

Don, Tarik, and LeMar pay homage to the Friday the 13th series, compare Breakin’ to Beat Street, and check a 10-year-old motivational speaker for doin’ too much. Download Brothers From Another Planet on iTunes

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BFAP #35: Blax On, Blax Off

Don, Tarik, and LeMar embark on the geekiest episode in BFAP history as they reflect on Berry Gordy’s The Last Dragon, the dearth of Asian stars in Hollywood, The Flash, and much more. Download Brothers From Another Planet on iTunes

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BFAP #34: Prince is Forever

Don, Tarik, and LeMar discuss the passing of Prince Rogers Nelson, his impact as an artist, and his importance to black identity. Download Brothers From Another Planet on iTunes

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BFAP #33: 27 Questions???

Don, Tarik, and LeMar trade recommendations of the new Ta-Nehisi Coates Black Panther comic book and WGN’s Underground, talk about Buzzfeed’s incendiary black-people video, and more. Related Links Let’s Answer All 27 Questions Black People Have For Black People From That Dumb A$$ Buzzfeed Video – daviddtss for Bossip Questions From BuzzFeed’s ‘27 Questions Black People Have […]

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BFAP #32: Can We Kick It?

Don, Tarik, and LeMar pay homage to Phife Dawg of A Tribe Called Quest, recap their trip to the Blackfinity Gauntlet meetup in Philly, discuss the problems with Netflix’s Daredevil (spoiler-free), and more. Related Links Phife Dawg Tribute: Traffic reporter drops A Tribe Called Quest rhymes – WSB-TV via YouTube Katt Williams Got His Ass […]

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BFAP #31: Women Be Shoppin’…For Justice

Don, Tarik, and LeMar discuss Chris Rock’s Oscars monologue, the Ghostbusters backlash, Zoe Saldana as Nina Simone, and Melissa Harris-Perry’s break with MSNBC. Related Links Chris Rock’s Opening Oscar Monologue: A Transcript – NY Times Leslie Jones Responds To The Backlash Over Her Ghostbusters Character – Esther Zuckerman for Refinery29 The Painful What-If That Haunts […]

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BFAP #30: Everything But The Oscars

Don, Tarik, and LeMar discuss Beyoncé, Kendrick Lamar, Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution, comic books worth checking out, the stage production of 12 Angry Men: True Stories of Being a Black Man in America Today, Captain America: Civil War, and more. See? Everything but the Oscars. Download Brothers From Another Planet on iTunes

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BFAP #29: The Amsterdam Debrief

Don, Tarik, and LeMar come together to fill listeners in on how the IMPRO Amsterdam show went and reflect on their pivotal trip to Europe. Download Brothers From Another Planet on iTunes

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BFAP #28: The Empire Strikes Black

Recorded in Amsterdam, Don, Tarik, and LeMar discuss #OscarsSoWhite, what happened to Empire, and the experience of being black improv comedians in Europe. Plus, Don finally gets his chance to weigh in on Star Wars: The Force Awakens, JJ Abrams, and more. Download BFAP on iTunes!

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BFAP #27: The Force Stay Woke

Tarik and LeMar recap the highs and lows of Star Wars: The Force Awakens and look forward to a momentous 2016. Subscribe to Brothers From Another Planet on iTunes

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Brothers From Another Planet episode 26: No Rest For The Weary

  With Don away for the holidays, LeMar and Tarik squeeze in one last show in 2015 to discuss #JusticeForTamir, the importance of women of color in social justice, and more. Related Links 15 Remarkable Women of Color Who Rocked 2015 – Miriam Zoila Pérez for Colorlines

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Brothers From Another Planet episode 25: Just Getting Started

In Don’s unfortunate absence, Tarik and LeMar share their reactions to Creed and The Wiz Live!, Tarik explains Jessica Jones‘s place in the Marvel universe, and much more. Download Brothers from Another Planet on iTunes Download Brothers from Another Planet on Stitcher

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Brothers From Another Planet episode 24: We Gotta Do Better…But Maybe Not Like This

Tarik, LeMar, and Don discuss WGDB from the Chi-Raq soundtrack, the dangers of respectability politics, the importance of Spike Lee, Don’s recent brush with gentrification, and more. Download Brothers from Another Planet on iTunes Download Brothers from Another Planet on Stitcher

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Brothers From Another Planet episode 23: Da Sweet Blood of Remakes

Don, Tarik, and LeMar dream of remakes that would actually be welcome. Then, they review Spike Lee’s remake of Ganja & Hess. Spoiler: it was not Lee’s finest 2 hours. Download Brothers from Another Planet on iTunes Download Brothers from Another Planet on Stitcher

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Brothers From Another Planet episode 22: Fear the Walking Negro

Don, Tarik, and LeMar discuss the treatment of black characters on AMC’s The Walking Dead, celebrate Ta-Nehisi Coates writing Black Panther, revel in the return of Empire, and more. Download Brothers from Another Planet on iTunes Download Brothers from Another Planet on Stitcher Related Links Uncensored Drama Writers Roundtable With Lee Daniels, Damon Lindelof and […]

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Brothers From Another Planet episode 21: The Bourne Oblivion

Tarik and LeMar discuss the recent #Damonsplaining incident, Stephen Amell’s #NotAllTexans nonsense, and underappreciated movies of the past. Download Brothers from Another Planet on iTunes Download Brothers from Another Planet on Stitcher

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Brothers From Another Planet episode 20: Hell 2 Da Naw

Don, Tarik, and LeMar discuss the latest Kanye West VMAs speech, the 2016 Presidential Election, the sad end of Light Skinned Summer, and more. Download Brothers from Another Planet on iTunes Download Brothers from Another Planet on Stitcher Related Links James Baldwin Debates William F. Buckley (1965) Hell 2 Da Naw Naw – Bishop Bullwinkle […]

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Brothers From Another Planet episode 19: Don’s Not Here, Man

LeMar and Tarik talk about Tyler Perry’s recent labor tension, Prince’s lasting commitment to artistic independence, Jon Stewart’s last Daily Show, and more. Download Brothers from Another Planet on iTunes Download Brothers from Another Planet on Stitcher

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Brothers From Another Planet episode 18: In Search of New Heroes

Don, Tarik, and LeMar talk about Bill Cosby, Hulk Hogan, and how complicit society is when protecting its most revered entertainers. Download Brothers from Another Planet on iTunes Download Brothers from Another Planet on Stitcher

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Brothers From Another Planet episode 17: Summer of Damn

Don, Tarik, and LeMar discuss the biased framing of the Charleston massacre, the lies behind the Confederate flag, the influence of religion on black entertainment, and the colossal mistake that was Jurassic World. Download Brothers from Another Planet on iTunes Download Brothers from Another Planet on Stitcher

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Brothers From Another Planet episode 16: Big Trouble in Little Hollywood

Don, LeMar, and Tarik reflect on the 1973 horror film Ganja & Hess. Then, they discuss their struggle with the proposed Big Trouble in Little China remake along with Hollywood’s other unfortunate decisions lately. Download Brothers from Another Planet on iTunes Download Brothers from Another Planet on Stitcher Related Links Is Respectability Politics Killing Black […]

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Brothers From Another Planet episode 15: Black Characters Welcome…ish

Don, Tarik, and LeMar trade notes on Avengers: Age of Ultron before discussing the future of the Marvel movie machine, the black men of The Walking Dead, and how embarrassment brings out true racism. Download Brothers from Another Planet on iTunes Download Brothers from Another Planet on Stitcher Related Links Marvel CEO Says in Leaked Email That […]

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MMP#168 – Brothers from Another Planet episode 14: Drunk Off That SNL 40

LeMar, Tarik, and Don talk about the whiteness of SNL 40, the greatness of Eddie Murphy, and the hit Fox series Empire. Download Brothers from Another Planet on iTunes Download Brothers from Another Planet on Stitcher

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MMP#160 – Brothers from Another Planet episode 13: Deaf Hollywood Jam

We need to talk about Anthony Mackie; Tarik and LeMar do just that. They discuss Mackie’s problematic respectability politics as well as Hollywood’s overall inability to confront discrimination in the industry. They also discuss James Bond III’s Def By Temptation, a perfectly flawed gem of a black horror film. Download Brothers from Another Planet on […]

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MMP#145 – Brothers From Another Planet episode 12: Heroes Beyond Redemption

Tarik, Don, and LeMar talk about how conversations about Bill Cosby’s legacy must change in light of the sexual assault allegations against him, whether Charles Barkley had a point about “unintelligent blacks,” and more. Please join in. Download Brothers From Another Planet on iTunes

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MMP#142 – Brothers From Another Planet episode 11: Humanity Stunts

The BFAP trio returns (minus 1) to talk about Gotham and the challenges of black stunt performers, as well as the problem with Bill O’Reilly’s recent defiant ignorance. Also, my mom emailed the show…and she’s upset with us. Download Brothers From Another Planet on iTunes Related Links Blackface by Another Name? “Painting Down” on Gotham […]

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MMP#136 – Brothers From Another Planet episode 10: More like…Wack-ish…

Tarik and LeMar share their thoughts on the first 2 episodes of the new ABC sitcom Blackish. Then they talk about Ben Affleck’s strong opposition to Bill Maher’s perception of Islam. Download Brothers From Another Planet on iTunes Related Links Why Black-ish Has a Gay Problem – Tim Teeman for The Daily Beast Bill Maher […]

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MMP#130 – Brothers From Another Planet episode 9: Man Up For What!

Don, Tarik, and LeMar are back to discuss SNL’s revolutionary “Update,” the US Secretary of Education’s call for help, and how the White House unwittingly perpetuated the same behavior it denounced. Download Brothers From Another Planet on iTunes Related Links The Unbearable Whiteness of Late Night – W. Kamau Bell for Buzzfeed Here’s Why Teaching […]

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MMP#126 – Brothers From Another Planet episode 8: Dying While Black

Undoubtedly the most important episode of BFAP to date, Don, Tarik, and LeMar unpack the emotionally taxing reality of fatalistic racism in America in the wake of the murders of Michael Brown, Eric Garner, John Crawford III, Ezell Ford, Renisha McBride, Trayvon Martin, Jordan Davis, Jonathan Ferrell… Download Brothers From Another Planet on iTunes Related […]

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MMP#116 – Brothers From Another Planet episode 7: O Captain, Black Captain

Is the announced black Captain America really THAT groundbreaking? Is Tyler Perry losing his core audience? The #BFAP trio answers these questions and more in this week’s episode. Download Brothers From Another Planet on iTunes Related Link Giving Us a Female Thor and Black Captain America Isn’t Enough – Graeme McMillan for Wired Follow us […]

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MMP#112 – Brothers From Another Planet episode 6: Lost, Stolen, AND Strayed

The #BFAP Trio reconvenes for a discussion of the 1968 documentary, Black History: Lost, Stolen, or Strayed, including how the themes discussed therein remain relevant in the creative struggles that haunt minorities nearly 50 years later. Download Brothers From Another Planet on iTunes Follow us on Twitter @MarzMediaUS @Madclownetry @TarikRDavis  

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MMP#106 – Brothers From Another Planet episode 5: Reading, Writing, Race-metic

The #BFAP Trio reconvenes to reflect on the cancellation of The Arsenio Hall Show, the smug criticism of the Reading Rainbow revival, and a conservative’s decision to co-opt Maya Angelou’s death to promote the second amendment. Download Brothers From Another Planet on iTunes Related Links The Arsenio Hall Show Canceled After One Season – Variety You […]

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MMP#102 – Brothers From Another Planet episode 4: #TeamLeslie on the Fallen King of Comedy

With the return of Don P. Hooper, the #BFAP trio discuss the importance of Leslie Jones’ SNL “Weekend Update” performance and D. L. Hughley’s on-air sexist lapse in in judgment. Plus, find out who other than Terry Crews could make a good Luke Cage in the announced Netflix series. Download Brothers From Another Planet on […]

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MMP#97 – Brothers From Another Planet episode 3: “How The F___ Is Russell Crowe More American Than Me?”

The #BFAP trio (sans Don) reconvenes to talk about Denzel Washington’s career crossroads, Neil deGrasse Tyson’s awesomeness, the paradoxical racism in Noah, things about Alexandre Dumas that you may not know, and more. Download Brothers From Another Planet on iTunes

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MMP#87 – Brothers From Another Planet episode 2: Am I My Brother’s Keeper?

Don, Tarik, and LeMar decide whether black men should wear skirts, discuss the pros and cons of the My Brother’s Keeper initiative, and try not to blow a gasket will talking about the White Man March.

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MMP#85 – Brothers From Another Planet episode 1: My Human Torch is Black

In the first episode of Brothers From Another Planet, Marz Media Podcast regulars Don P. Hooper and Tarik Davis join LeMar to talk about the racial backlash against Michael B. Jordan’s casting in the upcoming Fantastic Four movie, the trend of non-Americans playing American roles on film and television, the state of independent filmmaking, and […]

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