N.O.C. One-Shot: Whitewashing in Black and Yellow

As reported by The Hollywood ReporterFresh Off the Boat star recently caused controversy after likening studio attempts to make Scarlett Johansson seem “more Asian” to the practice of blackface. In this One-Shot, the author of that article, Rebecca Sun, and #OscarsSoWhite creator April Reign join Keith to discuss the problematic nature of that analogy and why it’s important for non-black people of color communities to reach out rather than co-opt.

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N.O.C. One-Shot: Lexi Alexander on Why Effie Brown is a Superhero

UPDATE: The full conversation with Lexi is now available here.

HBO’s hit documentary series Project Greenlight has been a trending topic on twitter since its season debut featured Matt Damon “whitesplaining” diversity to producer Effie Brown. In an outtake from our forthcoming Hard NOC Life interview with Lexi Alexander, the Punisher: War Zone director explains how Brown’s experience on the show is indicative of how women of color are treated in the film industry and why Effie’s critics are just exposing their white privilege.

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N.O.C. One-Shot: David Walker on the Craft of Writing Comics

Keith and comic book writer David Walker (Shaft) talk about his approach to scripting his stories and the collaboration involved between writer and artist on the latest NOC One-Shot! Their full conversation can be found here.

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N.O.C. One-Shot: The Origin of Black Girl Nerds

In this debut N.O.C. One-Shot extra, Shawn Taylor and Jamie Broadnax discuss the origins of Black Girl Nerds. The website and twitter account that has quickly become the go-to destination for live tweeting, news sharing, and culture critiquing for discerning blerds on the internet.

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