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FEATURE: Celebrating legendary New York Times photographer Chester Higgins Jr.

To mark the retirement of legendary New York Times photographer Chester Higgins Jr, AFROPUNK would like to celebrate both the photographer and his work - a photographer known for his iconic photographs, such as the one above of Maya Angelou dancing with Amiri Baraka at the Schomberg Center (dancing over the ashes of Langston Hughes). Check out some more of his most notable images, below; and read his own words…See More
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To mark the retirement of legendary New York Times photographer Chester Higgins Jr, AFROPUNK would like to celebrate both the photographer and his work - a photographer known for his iconic photographs, such as the one above of Maya Angelou dancing with Amiri Baraka at the Schomberg Center (dancing over the ashes of Langston Hughes). Check out some more of his most notable images, below; and read his own words…See More
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FEATURE: Celebrating legendary New York Times photographer Chester Higgins Jr.

Posted on December 18, 2014 at 12:00pm 0 Comments

To mark the retirement of legendary New York Times photographer Chester Higgins Jr, AFROPUNK would like to celebrate both the photographer and his work - a photographer known for his iconic photographs, such as the one above of Maya Angelou dancing with Amiri Baraka at the Schomberg Center (dancing over the ashes of Langston Hughes). Check out some more of his most notable images, below; and read his own words …

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FEATURE: 'Queen of Glory', the upcoming mini-series

Posted on December 12, 2014 at 8:00pm 0 Comments

Nana Mensah of 'An African City' fame - the hit youtube series - is set to direct and star in new film, 'Queen of Glory. Apart of the 'Black Girl Quirk' genre (pioneered by works such as Issa Rae's 'Awkward Black Girl'), Mensah's film will continue the dialogue that black women can play outside those stereotypical roles usually given to them. The synopsis of the film is as followed:  “a dark comedy about a Christian bookstore,” the film follows Sarah Obeng, a PhD candidate…

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ART: An interview with visual artist Kamille Jackson

Posted on December 11, 2014 at 4:30pm 0 Comments

At a moment in which social media directs and shapes daily interactions, artist Kamille Jackson converges the digital with her traditional practices of painting and drawing. Pieces she begins on canvas or paper she then scans, converts and distorts in Photoshop through a series of interventions that draw on both pop art and psychedelic aesthetics. A Northern Virginia native now living in Richmond, she recently graduated from Virginia…

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EVENT: Join acclaimed artist Wangechi Mutu for the 'Africa's Out' afterparty

Posted on December 9, 2014 at 7:00pm 0 Comments

Calling all you brilliant, fly, creative, unique, makers and breakers of interplanetary hearts. Join Wangechi Mutu Studios at Putnam's on Friday, December 12 for a holiday after party honoring their new initiative, Africa's Out! hosted by Wangechi Mutu. Celebrate courage, pride, and sheer "queermazingness" as we work to strengthen, support, and shout out for the rights, lives, and love of our African LGBTI family! Music by DJ Underdog (upper…

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DEATH METAL ANGOLA TRAILER 

The award-winning documentary DEATH METAL ANGOLA is premiering at the DOC NYC festival this Saturday, Nov 16, 9:45 pm at the IFC.  AfterParty at Midnight at 107 Suffolk Street sponsored by the Black Rock Coalition, headlining Metal pre-teen sensation (thanks in large part to Afropunk) Unlocking the Truth and Brooklyn hardcore punk band Dead Serious.  

Nov 18th, Fulbright sponsored panel with directors of Death Metal Angola and Detropia. That night the US State Department flies me to Angola as an official Arts Envoy to premiere DMA at the Luanda International Film Festival on the 20th and on the 23th in Huambo - followed by a rock concert in the Okutiuka Orphanage.  

DMA and Fulbright have teamed up to tour the film around the United States in the Spring.  We just launched the DMA Resilience Tour fundraising campaign to pull it off: http://dma.rockethub.com

Join us and spread the word!!

 
 
 


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