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Remember the Black Skater Chick features on Afropunk.com? We need to talk more about these ladies with mad skate skills. I was listening to my iPod the other day, and the song Kick Push by Lupe Fiasco came on. I absolutely love that jam. The song is about the life of a skater yearning for an oasis to coast. The lyrics of the song got me to thinking about the lives of Black skaters. I…Continue
"There's no stopping a summer in New York City. We Out Here is a micro-documentary that chronicles the limitless will of a group of city kids who haven't been dealt the strongest hands, but are striving to overcome generational obstacles and bias in a popular sport. From evading gang life in Brownsville, to seeking refuge in a community of misfit-punks and skaters to avoid life on the streets, this is a story of celebration and survival. In a city where you have to find ways to…Continue
Hi guys, we'd like to tell you about this exciting project in Ethiopia called Girl Power Skate Club. It was created by an organization we already told you about: The Ethiopian Skateboard Park project, "a children's development project group devoted to the development of co-educational learning facilities for street children in Ethiopia…Continue
What's up BLACK SKATER CHICK fam? We had to pleasure of speaking with (*drumroll*) Jazmyn Glause!
Jazmyn Glause reps Duluth, MN. At the age of 12, Jazmyn's journey with skateboarding began when her parents bought her Tony Hawk Underground 2. She thought it was so "rad that there was a girl skater in it, it was Elissa Steamer. I wanted to be just like her!" Since that moment, Jazmyn rolled around on her skateboard everyday. Soon her level of comfortability increased…
In the late 80’s and early 90’s skateboarding emerged as one of the fastest growing sports to date. With over 18 million skaters worldwide, skateboarding has continued to grow since its conception in the late 1960’s. One skater who laid the foundation for early African-American professional skateboarders is Alphonzo Rawls. Rawls who is an independent shoe designer in San Diego spoke with us about skating and his career.…Continue