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SPECIAL REPORT: Rallying in Ferguson

Posted by The Establishment on August 19, 2014 at 3:00pm 0 Comments

I am not from Ferguson. I'm from a suburb of Boston originally. Prior to Monday, I'd never been to Ferguson, though I've been to St. Louis a number of times. I won't pretend to be an expert on the specific tensions in the area. But I…

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FEATURE: Catch 'What Are You Doing Here?' Author Laina Dawes @ AFROPUNK Fest!

Posted by Eye Candy on August 19, 2014 at 2:18pm 0 Comments

In case you haven't heard the news: Laina Dawes, author of What Are You Doing Here?: A Black Woman's Life and Liberation in Heavy Metal, will be at …

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NEW MUSIC: Tricky shares new track "Lonnie Listen", featuring Francesca Belmont and Mykki Blanco

Posted by Sound Check on August 19, 2014 at 1:30pm 0 Comments

The legendary Bristolian Tricky is back with some new…

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FEATURE: "Black And Unarmed Women & Girls Killed By Law Enforcement"

Posted by The Establishment on August 19, 2014 at 11:31am 0 Comments

Rolereboot.org published a much needed piece titled "Black And Unarmed: Women And Girls Without Weapons Killed By Law Enforcement". It reminds us that "wWhen we talk about police brutality, we often forget about the women who have…

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NEW MUSIC: Kimberly Anne's new release, "Almost On My Feet"

Posted by Sound Check on August 19, 2014 at 10:30am 0 Comments

Check out the latest release from UK singer Kimberly Anne, titled "Almost On My Feet". The alt pop/folk singer has been making waves since her EP "Hard As Hello" came out earlier in the year. Can't wait to hear her next…

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INTERVIEW: Ten Questions with AFROPUNK Fest DJ duo Mista Selecta + Mane Squeeze

Posted by Sound Check on August 18, 2014 at 3:58pm 0 Comments

It’s often said that opposites attract: think ‘Fresh Prince’ cousins Will and Carlton, homegirls Max and Khadijah, or even hip-hop powerhouses Biggie and Puffy. In art, especially in music and television, the unusual pairing, however…

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FEATURE: WNBA players Brittney Griner & Glory Johnson are engaged!

Posted by Gender Bent on August 18, 2014 at 2:00pm 1 Comment

Congrats are in order for WNBA players Brittney Griner and Glory Johnson, who announced that they are engaged! In times where same-sex marriage is still illegal in many states, this can be viewed as powerful thing to do for two…

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FEATURE: "In defense of Black Rage" - Re: Ferguson - via Salon

Posted by The Establishment on August 15, 2014 at 12:30pm 3 Comments

"In defense of black rage: Michael Brown, police and the American dream". This is the title of a piece by Brittney Cooper published by Salon. 

Excerpts: "I don't support the looting in Ferguson, Missouri. But I'm also tired of…

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