P.B. Soldier All Black Affair
- Times: From: 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
- From: August 26, 2017 to August 26, 2017
- Admission: Free
- Location: NJIT
- Address: 100 Summit Street, Newark, NJ 07102
Independent comic book publisher PBS Media, headed by writer, creator and New Jersey educator Naseed Gifted, launched a crowdfunding campaign in August 2016 through Kickstarter to raise funds for the production of the next comic book in its series that helps teach kids Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) concepts. The campaign was successful and afforded the launching of the newest book as a part of the “P.B.Soldier: All Black Affair Launch Party." P.B.Soldier (produced by my company PBS Media) is a comic book series based on a futuristic sci-fi adventure that follows a covert operative named Nat Cummings, who carries out missions for a secret government-funded paramilitary organization known only as The Establishment. Cummings is a sniper class agent specializing in hacking, hand-to-hand combat and stealth who one day is confronted with the stunning realization that his work might not be for the greater good when he falters and fails to complete a mission. Now he’s on a quest to learn the truth while coding an elaborate program to divest himself from The Establishment before becoming its next target. As a robotics teacher, my goal has always been to close the digital divide by teaching STEM to African-American and Latin-American students and this comic is simply another vehicle with which to do that. I and my team often travel to schools and conventions to speak about the benefits of science, technology, and diversity in the digital space. We invite you to be part of our celebration and witness first hand the beauty and joy that are the motivating force behind PBS Media. We think your viewers would be interested in hearing about this event and learning more about the unique individuals at PBS Media. Links to Press Release and Press Kit are included below.