... the other Black experience

Afro Punk Writers


Afro Punk Writers

For those who create through the written word from poetry to fictional writings! Come and share your talent!

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The Only Chip on the Cookie

Started by Dallas. Last reply by Dallas May 4, 2015. 4 Replies

The Life of The Pfunk

Started by Lucky Smoothstone Mar 2, 2015. 0 Replies

What are your writing projects?

Started by Ghettopunkrocker. Last reply by Rasheedah Prioleau Feb 27, 2015. 57 Replies

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Comment by KImberly Diggs on January 24, 2015 at 8:15am
@felice I thought your article was very poignant. Being from Texas, I've only met a handful of Afro-Latinas my whole life. So, it's interesting to read about a black experience that's a bit alternative to my own.
Comment by SUPERBLACK on January 21, 2015 at 2:23pm

Write on

Comment by Felice León on January 20, 2015 at 8:16pm

Hey Y'all!  I just joined Afropunk and I'm trying to get my social on.

I'm a recent Columbia University grad and do freelance writing for a few publications.  Check out my article on Blacktinas and let me know what you think: Peace!

Comment by Nira H on September 15, 2014 at 6:54pm

Hey folks, my blog is about growing up black, being the rare native Brooklynite (a unicorn!), and the changing landscape of NY life. If you have an essay that fits the blog's theme, I'm open to "hosting" other writers/bloggers. Currently my audience is at about 1000. 

Can You Help Me? I'm Lost

Comment by Jay Stones on February 10, 2014 at 9:57pm

For those who are interested in new authentic music. Attached below is a link to the debut music video Planet X by Jay Stones. It creates a great journey through sound and harmony. So check it out and share your thoughts on it! peace 

Comment by Sabatta on April 25, 2013 at 12:57pm

Yinka & the ID radio show (London) - Richie Havens, Divinyls, DMX and Public Enemy

Yinka & the ID show = Samuel L Jackson meets Charlie Brooker #richiehavens #chrissyamphlett #dmx #publicenemy

Comment by J on February 26, 2013 at 10:31pm

If you are a spoken word/poet/artists and would like to share your work at an open mic email

Comment by Kyrian Weaver on February 19, 2013 at 11:58pm

any fiction that I manage to post goes here:

Comment by travis travis on February 19, 2013 at 9:32pm


Every time I
See you naked I
I offer my deathbed but
You won't take it.
Strange:  My flower bed cannot hold you.
Strange:  My flower bed cannot hold you.
   In my prime I
   I tried to burn away my
   Winter weeds but I
   I breed and then I decay
Strange:  My flower bed cannot hold you.
Strange:  My flower bed cannot hold you.
   Strange.  Some ghostly deed
   Consumed my fangs
   And all my lilies turn to seed
Strange:  My flower bed cannot hold you.
Strange:  My flower bed cannot hold you.

Comment by Sherese (Reese) Francis on September 6, 2012 at 8:01am

This poem was inspired by my friend who has had two important people in her life who have passed away:

"Turn, Turn, Turn"

Death visits us all
But for some it comes
Sooner, lurking at corners
For the moment to jump into
The continuous turn
Of the revolving door
Pushed forward by its
Invisible force, we are unable
To push back, only to
Look through the clear glass
At years now behind.

Death –
A catalytic constant
Whirling around
In a swirling cup of time
Tearing apart compounded
Memories and the only
Reaction is to find a way to
Let go after being consumed
With grief and altered into
Another phase where life
That once mattered is
Physically gone.


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