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FEATURE: Photographer, Dex R. Jones: The Beauty in Black

Posted by Eye Candy on January 26, 2015 at 7:30am 0 Comments

"Everything that has ever existed has come out of some darkness but we are afraid of the dark and we demonize the word black", says photographer Dex R. Jones who uses his portraits as a message to showcase beauty in its…

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FEATURE: The figurative expression of Aissata Pinto Da Costa

Posted by Eye Candy on January 26, 2015 at 8:00am 0 Comments

Check out the bold and vibrant work of artist Aissata Pinto Da Costa. The self taught artist - born in São Tomé and Príncipe (off the Western coast of Africa) - is known for her large scale illustrations of women, often…

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FEATURE: 'Olikoye', Chimamanda Ngozi Adachie's short story about Fela Kuti’s brother

Posted by Eye Candy on January 26, 2015 at 10:30am 0 Comments

Check out 'Olikoye', the new short story from Americanah author Chimamanda Ngozi Adachie. The Nigerian author wrote the piece for The Art of Saving a…

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INTERVIEW: A conversation with soul singer, V Bozeman

Posted by Sound Check on January 26, 2015 at 11:00am 0 Comments

If you weren’t already hip to soul singer V Bozeman’s music before, it’s almost a certainty that you would have heard of her outstanding debut performance on FOX’s new show, EMPIRE. Veronica Bozeman is defitely not a newbie to…

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FEATURE: Fashion in retrospect - the 'Vintage Black Glamour' book

Posted by Safety Pins on January 23, 2015 at 6:30am 3 Comments

From what began as research for a novel about three friends who meet as contestants in all-black beauty pageants in the 1950s, Nichelle Gainer found herself on a never ending exploration of black fashion history - with a…

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FEATURE: Earn AFROPUNK Fest 2015 Tickets through working with the community

Posted by Sound Check on January 23, 2015 at 8:00am 12 Comments

Following events in Ferguson last year, we have been reminded - more than ever - of the power in collective action. The foundation of AFROPUNK itself is community! Therefore at this year's AFROPUNK festival, we would…

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FEATURE: Pharrell Williams will guest on 'The Simpsons'

Posted by Eye Candy on January 23, 2015 at 12:30pm 1 Comment

Have you heard the news? Pharrell Williams will make an appearance on 'The Simpsons'! EW.com reports:…

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FEATURE: Wunmi shares two new songs for fans on her birthday

Posted by Sound Check on January 23, 2015 at 10:30am 0 Comments

Check out these two new releases from Wunmi, who shared the songs on her birthday as a gift to her fans - many of whom are waiting for the Nigerian musician and dancer to release her sophomore album. Both the songs…

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