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Love's Anatomy (poem)


A breath of air splatters against my abdomen

Trickles down my sides

And puddles beneath my coccyx

Paradoxical waves flow beneath my skin

Constricted yet relaxed

Constricted yet relaxed

My mind snaps and the purity that is within me is deflowered by lustful acts

Logical thoughts no longer intact

I am…

Added by Shan on October 3, 2015 at 12:00am — No Comments

NEW MUSIC: Folk Singer Jennah Bell Touches On "The Sweet & Youthful Side of Life" With Soulful New Track - 'Candied Daylight'

Listen to  'Candied Daylight', the new song from New York folk singer, songwriter, and producer Jennah Bell - an up-and-coming performer who has already gained the support of artists like Questlove and Robert Glasper. Her camp say: "A true singer / songwriter / producer and performer, Jennah composed, wrote and arranged the music here - not only that, but she funded the recordings & mastering out of her own pocket. She mixes various styles together - her vocals…


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NEW MUSIC: The Mesmerizing New EP From Atlanta Performer RAHBI - 'GoldenChild: Trimester 3... "Hello World"'

Listen to the mesmerizing new EP from Atlanta performer RAHBI - 'GoldenChild: Trimester 3... "Hello World"'. RAHBI - a musician who draws inspiration from the likes of Prince and Grace Jones - says that his aim is "to combust stereotypical ideals in music & art". In regards to the EP, his camp state: "RAHBI’s 'GoldenChild' EP Trilogy has come full circle. Split into 3 Trimesters, each EP mimics the journey of life. Trimester 1... "Fun" focuses on the carefree…


Added by Sound Check on October 2, 2015 at 10:01am — No Comments

FEATURE: 'Afro-inks' weekly illustration by Eddaviel

Eddaviel (who was a Live painter at AFROPUNK Paris) takes his favorite AFROPUNK ‘Afro Of The Day’ images and creates illustrations weekly. "A line, created by a drop of ink that becomes an expression of afro traits." …


Added by Eye Candy on October 2, 2015 at 9:25am — No Comments

FEATURE: New York Public Library Opens Its New Afro-Futuristic Exhibition - 'Unveiling Visions: The Alchemy of the Black Imagination'

Yesterday, the New York Public Library opened its latest exhibition at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture - 'Unveiling Visions: The Alchemy of the Black Imagination' (October 1, 2015 - December 31, 2015). Curated by artist John Jennings and Reynaldo Anderson, the Afro-Futuristic Collection "showcases illustrations, graphic design, literature, posters, and mixed-media digital and analog artworks by 87 emerging, mid-career and acclaimed artists. The…


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FEATURE: Promoting The Creativity That "Feeds The God In All of Us" - The Free-Style Art Of Tarajosu

Take a look at the work of visual artist and fashion designer Tarajosu, an LA based artist who creates work - in his own words - that "blends free-styled intricate detailing of archaic design from ancient cultures including the Mayans, Sumerians, Egyptians, with Arabic art, asian inspired calligraphy, and tribal cultures from across the globe to create a vision of human unity aka Humanity." He states that his mission is "to inspire passion in the intellectual…


Added by Eye Candy on October 2, 2015 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

AFROPUNK PREMIERE: NYC based Producer bonHAM Gives OSHUN A Sonic Touch - 'Window Pain (Remix)'

Today we're premiering the latest OSHUN remix, from New York City based producer bonHAM - 'Window Pain'. The Maryland native (known for his blend of Hip Hop, soul and EDM) tells us: "It all started on a NYC subway. OSHUN's original track came up on my playlist, and in that moment, I…


Added by Sound Check on October 2, 2015 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

AFROPUNK EXCLUSIVE: Saul Williams Talks To AFROPUNK About His New Poetry Book, 'US(a.)', His Observations About the state of America, And His Forthcoming Graphic Novel

“There are a lot of recurring themes in my books because a lot of the same shit is still happening,” said multidisciplinary artist and activist Saul Williams about his latest book US(a.) at the Seattle stop of his 2015 World Tour, where I caught up with him for this interview. Dubbed the “poet laureate of hip hop,” Saul Williams, 43, has written four books of poetry: S/HE (1999), said the shotgun to the head (2003), The Dead Emcee Scrolls: The Lost…


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Maf Africa's lion dione the face of painting from Sénégal

Added by MAF AFRICA LION on October 2, 2015 at 5:18am — No Comments

FASHION: Zoë Kravitz Covers The October Issue of C Magazine

Check out Zoë Kravitz's new editorial for C Magazine. The beautiful shots were lensed by photographer Daniel Jackson and styled by Mattias Karlsson. Speaking to the magazine, Kravitz (also the cover star of the October issue) reveals: “I always sang. I don’t really know when it started, but I remember putting on shows for my grandparents and making…


Added by Safety Pins on October 1, 2015 at 8:30am — No Comments

AMITTAI BLAKK - Music Snippets from future "2740 Mayfair Avenue - EP"

Added by Amittai Blakk on September 30, 2015 at 4:57pm — No Comments

NEW MUSIC: Poet And Musician Shirlette Ammons Teams Up With Rock Duo Indigo Girls On Her New Single - 'Earth Intro'

Listen to the new single from North Carolina based poet and musician Shirlette Ammons, featuring rock duo Indigo Girls - 'Earth Intro'. The track is the lead single from Ammons' forthcoming album, 'Language Barrier'; an album which features AFROPUNK Fest alum Meshell Ndegeocello. Shirlette says: “As a part of the whole Language Barrier concept, I wanted to write an album that explores the ways we love across imposed and implied barriers. In this sense, Language…


Added by Sound Check on September 30, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments

NEW MUSIC: Yasiin Bey Celebrates Resilience On New Golden Rules Track - 'Never Die' (Paul White Remix) feat. Freddie Gibbs

Check out the new track from hip-hop/soul duo Golden Rules (South London producer Paul White and Florida vocalist Eric Biddines), featuring the one and only Yasiin Bey. The track is a Paul White remix of Golden Rules' 'Never Die' release, and also features rapper Freddie Gibbs. On the mix, Gibbs and Yasiin Bey (with killer wordplay) discuss never giving up despite the knockbacks. Listen below.

By Alexander Aplerku,…


Added by Sound Check on September 30, 2015 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

FEATURE: Study Shows That "White People React To Evidence of White Privilege By Claiming Greater Personal Hardships"

Raw Story reports that a new research study at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business has found that "white people respond to evidence that they are privileged by their race by insisting that they face greater hardships in life". WTF?! The study was conducted by researchers L. Taylor Phillips and Brian S. Lowery, and published in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology. Phillips and Lowery state: “Despite this reality, policy makers and power brokers continue…


Added by The Establishment on September 30, 2015 at 8:30am — No Comments

NEW MUSIC: 'The Sound Experiment' - British Soul Man Samm Henshaw Releases His Debut EP

Listen to the soul-stirring debut EP from British singer-songwriter Samm Henshaw, 'The Sound Experiment'. The soul man's camp state: "With ‘The Sound Experiment’, Samm Henshaw has shown an innate understanding for his craft of songwriting that belies his 21 years. Citing Hozier, D’Angelo and Paolo Nutini as his musical influences, along with many gospel greats, Henshaw’s roots play a huge part in his music. When combined with his love for experimentation, he has the…


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FEATURE: Mokshini weekly fashion illustration (AFROPUNK NY Fest edition!) - Ayande

Here is this week's Mokshini fashion illustration (AFROPUNK NY Fest edition!). Ayande's purple candy floss hair made everyone crazy. A playful yet bold statement for sure! @ayacle

+ Don't miss our first AFROPUNK Fest in ATLANTA this weekend October 3-4!

By Nadeesha Godamunne, AFROPUNK Contributor…


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FEATURE: Super Natural - Illustrator Marcus Williams' New Comic Book Superhero

Meet Super Natural, the badass black superhero from outer space! The creation of Atlanta based illustrator Marcus Williams, Super Natural was originally created as a supporting character for Anthony Piper’s 'Trill League' superhero parody (pictured at the bottom of the page), and now Williams is giving this heroine her own series. In regards to the story, he says: "Super Natural is…


Added by Eye Candy on September 30, 2015 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

FEATURE: 'Power, Protest, and Resistance: The Art of Revolution' Exhibition

Until Oct 31, 2015, a new exhibition centered on political, social and cultural movements - entitled 'Power, Protest, and Resistance: The Art of Revolution' - is on display at the Rush Arts Gallery, New York; curated by Oshun Layne and Daniel Simmons, and featuring over 100 artists. Daniel Simmons…


Added by Eye Candy on September 30, 2015 at 7:00am — No Comments

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