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Skilled Professionals in Alexandra Township

Hi guys, Litha here.

 

I urgently need your help to make a real difference. The Children's charter of S.A., according to New Africa Education(2004) states that all children have a right to a safe environment and the right to recreational facilities so that children can be children.

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Added by Litha on April 1, 2015 at 8:18am — No Comments

NEW MUSIC: Punk Trio Radkey release new single, 'Parade It'

Listen to 'Parade It', the new single from Missouri punk group Radkey (made up of brothers Isaiah Radke, Solomon Radke, and Dee Radke). The young rockers are soon to release their long awaited debut album. Listen to the new release below.

By Alexander Aplerku, AFROPUNK Contributor

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taken from my black boy

An experimental, musical exploration.

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FEATURE: The photography of French-Guadeloupean visual Artist AJSilistrie

Explore the photographs of French-Guadeloupean visual Artist AJSilistrie. Her latest series of images are a collection titled 'Indigenous', and each of the monochrome portraits are an exploration of the roots of negritude and self identity. Take a look at her images below. 

By Alexander Aplerku, AFROPUNK Contributor

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Added by Eye Candy on March 31, 2015 at 3:30pm — No Comments

FEATURE The sound of detroit rocker Steffanie Christi'an

Listen to the sound of rocker Steffanie Christi'an - the singer, songwriter, and composer, from Detroit, Michigan. In her words, she is Tina Turner, Rage Against The Machine, and Alanis Morrisette mixed into "an industrial-grade mixer" and cranked "up to 12". Get into her sound and powerful pipes below.

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FASHION: Kenyan-born model Malaika Firth features in Vogue Japan

Check out this arresting editorial from Vogue Japan's upcoming May issue, featuring Kenyan-born British model Malaika Firth. In the editorial, shot by photographer Giampaolo Sgura, Firth wears a number of pattern mixing designs - matched with stunning sugar skulls. Explore the images…

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EVENT: FKA twigs set to take over the Brooklyn Hangar in May

It's been announced that FKA twigs will perform two dates at the Brooklyn Hangar in May (May 17 & May 18) - 'FKA twigs presents Congregata'. With the support of Red Bull Music Academy, the experimental singer/dancer/producer/director has been given complete freedom to bring her unique vision to the stage - a vision which has seen the British performer push the boundaries of music and its accompanying visuals. More info on the shows …

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Added by Sound Check on March 31, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

FEATURE: "'The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill' Will Be Entered Into the Library of Congress"

Each year the Library of Congress selects 25 “culturally, historically or aesthetically significant” recordings (at least 10 years old) to enter its archive, and this year Lauryn Hill’s 'The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill' will be included. The Library of Congress released the following statement: "Lauryn Hill’s debut solo record, following the breakup of the Fugees, is a work of honesty in which Hill explores her feelings on topics that included the deep wonder of…

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Added by Sound Check on March 30, 2015 at 6:33pm — 1 Comment

NEW MUSIC: 'Back In Time' - Judith Hill's new Prince produced album

Listen to 'Back In Time', the new album from LA singer-songwriter Judith Hill - most recognised for being a backing singer to the late Michael Jackson, as documented in the film 'This Is It'. Her new album, full of soul and funk, was produced by the one and only Prince (who also provides backing vocals on the project); and was shared by Prince with the following words: "please spend some time with this music and then share it with someone U…

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Added by Sound Check on March 30, 2015 at 6:00pm — No Comments

NEW MUSIC: The London Souls release their new single, 'All Tied Down'

Listen to 'All Tied Down', the new single from AFROPUNK Fest alums The London Souls (made up of guitarist/lead singer Tash Neal and drummer/singer Chris St. Hilaire). The single is from the New York rockers' upcoming album, 'Here Come The Girls' (released April 7th) - the album that was delayed after Tash Neal was involved in a near fatal car accident in 2012. Get into the new release below!

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Added by Sound Check on March 30, 2015 at 5:00pm — No Comments

FEATURE: The cultural significance of Kendrick Lamar and Joey BasA$$

I think the world would be surprised by how many writers enjoy rap music. We are expected to sit high up in our ivory towers all day, buried in books and pretentiousness. But, writing and rapping are oddly similar disciplines. Both rely on clever wordplay, storytelling, and vivid imagery. Thus, I am equally excited about the release of a new album as a new book. On the night of Sunday, March 16, 2015, while I slept peacefully, wrapped in blankets like a fat baby,…

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Added by Sound Check on March 30, 2015 at 1:25pm — 1 Comment

FEATURE: The work of Martinican graffiti artist and illustrator Xän

Take a look at the art of graffiti artist and illustrator Xän aka Nuxuno - a member of Martinique's street art collective NPL (Mada PAINT). Explore his stunning work below.…



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Added by Eye Candy on March 30, 2015 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

AFROPUNK PREMIERE: 'Why Not' - the new single from UK rapper Mikel Ameen (feat. Aina More) + photo series from Sanaa Abstrakt

Today we're premiering the new single release from UK rapper Mikel Ameen - 'Why Not'. The single features fellow Brit Aina More and has been released with a series of nude art images, taken on the London Underground and shot by photographer …

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FASHION: 'Piscestail' - the latest from photographer Jason Bassett

Take a look at  'Piscestail', the latest editorial from fashion editorial from Miami based Photographer & Filmmaker Jason Bassett. The retro images feature twin models Alia and Delcia Johnson. Explore below!

By Alexander Aplerku, AFROPUNK Contributor

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Added by Safety Pins on March 30, 2015 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

AFROPUNK PREMIERE: Death By Icon release new single 'Namesake' (feat. Deer Emerson)

Today we're premiering the new track from Hip Hop group Death By Icon (the Chicagoan group consisting of Victor, Anthony, and their producer Dook). The track is titled 'Namesake' and features musician Deer Emerson. Get into it below!

By Alexander Aplerku, AFROPUNK Contributor

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Added by Sound Check on March 27, 2015 at 5:30pm — No Comments

FASHION: From Ghana To D.C. - By Heytobs Photography

Check out the photography of Hey Tobs Photography. The series of images are for a new editorial titled 'From Ghana to D.C.' - featuring models Elaine Afrika and Team Yaga, with tops from Lavie by Claude Kameni and pants from Nikki Billie Jean. Explore the images below.

By Alexander Aplerku, AFROPUNK Contributor

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Added by Safety Pins on March 27, 2015 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

FEATURE: The Almighty Street Team - How we created our own comic book/video game studio

Hello everyone! First off, I would like to say simply, “Thank You!” Since we first announced this concept of “The Street Team” years ago, the support from everyone has been explosive and humbling. Street Team Studio is the umbrella company that unites four production studios and affiliate “members”. It is a multi-media…

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Added by Eye Candy on March 27, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments

FEATURE: A conversation on travel and wellness with DJ Adora Tokyo

Earlier this month, I chatted with one of my sisterfriends Adora. Adora and I recently reunited when I guided a yoga class for women of color in Minneapolis. She arrived a little late (love you, boo!) and completely knocked me off my yoga game when she entered the room. We hadn't seen each other in two years largely due to my moving to Chicago and…

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Added by Sound Check on March 27, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

Circa no future - Exploring the vulnerable masculine under water

Believing there to be a link between an under-explored aspect of Caribbean adolescent masculinity and the freedom of bodies in the ocean, photographer …

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Added by Nadia Huggins on March 26, 2015 at 10:30pm — No Comments

FEATURE: The Runaway Jamaica - "Not your Average Bed & Breakfast"

Check out the Kickstarter campaign for The Runaway, a proposed bed and breakfast on the North shore of Jamaica - the brainchild of Chef Kalisa Martin and digital marketer Jeff Belizaire (former Brooklynites, both of whom have Caribbean roots). The duo's desire was sparked off by a vacation in Jamaica during a cold New York winter and they have now taken the courageous steps to realise their dream by uprooting to Jamaica. With funding, their aim is that The Runaway…

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