AFROPUNK

... the other Black experience

All Blog Posts (6,091)

FEATURE: Where are they now? The 39 black models of Yale Joel's iconic Life Magazine editorial

On October 17th 1969, the iconic issue of Life Magazine with Naomi Sims as its cover model was published. In this issue was an editorial featuring 39 black models, shot by Yale Joel who also shot the cover. That editorial shot is pictured blow, and the text in the image reads as followed: “You see before you what may well be the most persuasive demonstration of successful black power ever assembled. If these 39 models, employed by a new agency called Black Beauty, were all…

Continue

Added by Eye Candy on October 20, 2014 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Tattoo Of The Week: Krystal

Krystal proudly says: "When you're this badass you can still have a forearm tattoo AND a job that pays taxes"! She's our Tattoo of the Week. To submit your tattoos for Tattoo Of The Week, send pictures + answers to the questionnaire below to afropunk@afropunk.com.





-Name:Krystal…

Continue

Added by Safety Pins on October 20, 2014 at 12:05pm — No Comments

FEATURE: Be a part of director Cecile Emeke's upcoming projects

UK director Cecile Emeke is currently raising funds for her upcoming projects. Check out what she has to say + more info below. Support indie Black voices!

Ms. Emeke told us: "We are currently launching a crowd funding campaign to support two projects that you may have already seen featured on Afropunk: "Ackee & Saltfish" and "Strolling". Ackee and Saltfish is a short film about two hilarious best friends Olivia and Rachel, which we are turning into a web series. And…

Continue

Added by Eye Candy on October 20, 2014 at 11:19am — No Comments

FEATURE: Voter Suppression Is Very American

Democracy is a word in the United states used very freely and undoubtedly something everyone within this country believes is actively practiced within the confines of the 50 states that come together to make this great union. By definition democracy means, a system of government by the whole population or all the eligible members of a state, typically through elected representative. Plainly speaking a nation governed by it’s citizens, whom may be elected to lead and…

Continue

Added by The Establishment on October 20, 2014 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

FEATURE: Visual Artist AiRich Talks About Her Afrofuturistic and Raw Style

My name is AiRich. According to the people who surround me, my photography can work safely in the category of "afrofuturism". This has mainly to do with the style, the spiritual aspects that others link to my work. I see this as a great compliment, because my style was first developed by an optimistic philosophy that whatever is inside of me can come out. I welcome it, as it is an expression and reflection of my lifestyle, taste, who I am and how I see the world. One of the most…

Continue

Added by Eye Candy on October 20, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

NEW MUSIC: British duo AlunaGeorge team up with Baauer for 'One Touch'

British duo AlunaGeorge have teamed up with American Trap and Bass producer Baauer for new single, 'One Touch'. The producer - known mostly for his mega hit, 'Harlem Shake' - shared the collaboration after he posted a list of unreleased tracks via Facebook and asked his fans to pick the track that they wanted him to hear most. Listen to his fans' perfect choice below.

By Alexander Aplerku, AFROPUNK…

Continue

Added by Sound Check on October 20, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

NEW MUSIC: Electro musician Sandflower's 'Do Whatchu Wanna (Boeng Tranga)'

Check out 'Do Whatchu Wanna (Boeng Tranga)', the latest release from electro musician Sandflower. The New York based singer-songwriter has been off the radar for a while, but looks set to make a return with new material on the way. If you're a fan of M.I.A. or Santigold, you're in the right place. Get into Sandflower's sound, below.

By Alexander Aplerku, AFROPUNK…

Continue

Added by Sound Check on October 20, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments

ART: Inspired by Hip Hop - the work of visual artist Derrock Burnett

Meet mixed-media visual artist Derrock Burnett. The Indiana native studied his craft at both the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and Indiana State University - receiving a masters in fine art at the latter. The experimental artist, known primarily for mixed media and collages, is a self confessed 'Hip Hop Baby' and uses the genre as one of his main influences; the music feeding an artistic, visual, response. Explore Burnett's creations,…

Continue

Added by Eye Candy on October 20, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments

experimental & sound/ pls,start to read by the end

Asia´s Private Session…
Continue

Added by WhyLd Manah on October 18, 2014 at 8:45pm — No Comments

NEW MUSIC + INTERVIEW: Abdu Ali & His Banging Baltimore Club music EP #SoundCheck

Abdu Ali's last mixtape Push + Slay was a glorious mess of noise, industrial, punk, pop, and hip-hop. The forward-thinking queer MC and longtime collaborator / producer Schwartz have earned a reputation on their dizzying deconstructed beats and aggressive vocals that tread the line between industrial and hip-hop. On Abdu Ali's latest Already EP, the Baltimore-bred and Brooklyn-based duo go back to their roots in Baltimore Club music, but with tinges of the…

Continue

Added by Sound Check on October 17, 2014 at 10:42am — 1 Comment

FEATURE: Visual Artist, Imani Shanklin Roberts: The Portrayal of Afro Women

The perception and portrayal of Afro women in the media has always had an uneven, positive and negative balance being that, the latter has been the interest of popular culture. Good thing these misinterpretations of are beginning to come to an end with the contribution of a plethora of artists, including Imani Shanklin Roberts. Her powerful depictions of Afro people show the truth-- that we are indeed beautiful!

Imani’s sense of detail and beauty exudes perfectly…

Continue

Added by Eye Candy on October 17, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

OP-ED: "My Black Is Not Your Black, And That’s Okay"

As a 30-something year old black woman, I pride myself on having embraced my differences. This was not so much the case back in my mid-20s when I was struggling with my so-called “otherness” during a time when most people were trying to figure out who they are. I don’t eat fried chicken (anymore, at least). I do yoga. I obsess over Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. I can express at length the differences between Aerosmith and Guns ‘N Roses. Kayaking and wine tasting are two of my…

Continue

Added by The Race Card on October 17, 2014 at 9:36am — 8 Comments

EVENT: British Rocker Greighwolfe kicks off NY tour next week, 'Last Night In The City Tour'

British rocker Greighwolfe kicks off his three-date NY tour next week, 'Last Night In The City Tour'. The musician recently released his 'Black' EP, listen HERE or get into the singer-songwriter's experimental R&B in the video below.

By Alexander Aplerku, AFROPUNK…

Continue

Added by Sound Check on October 17, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

COMEDY: South African comedian Trevor Noah will join 'The Daily Show with Jon Stewart'

Named one of "Thirteen African Celebrities To Watch In 2013" by Forbes, comedian Trevor Noah is set to join Emmy award- winning 'The Daily Show with Jon Stewart'; and in doing so, the comedian continues to give South African comedy a global face and proves that he is indeed one to watch. The comedian confirmed the news via Twitter: tweeting, “thank you so much for all your love and support. Being a part of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart is such an honour. I can’t…

Continue

Added by Eye Candy on October 17, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments

PHOTOGRAPHY: The subtlety of Nigerian photographer, Lakin Ogunbanwo

With work that has been featured in the Times New York, ID online, British GQ, Lakin Ogunbanwo is fast becoming one of Nigeria's most promising photographic talents. Refusing to stay in a lane of fashion photography, the artist - known for his classic portraiture and erotic subtleties - has now exhibited in exhibitions such as the Lagos Photo Festival and Art 14 in London. In fact, the photographer's work is currently being shown at the What If The World Gallery in Cape…

Continue

Added by Eye Candy on October 17, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments

NEW MUSIC: Stream 'Genesis', the New EP From The Suburban Plaza #SoundCheck

Glam references abound on this collection of slow jams. From the Bowie quoting opening and closing tracks, to the Gary Glitter drum samples, to the Prince references in “Love Like Retro,” The Suburban Plaza makes no bones about what's in their record collection. What's cool then is the way they transform those influences into massive harmonies and smooth melodies by way of classic R&B songcraft on their latest record,…

Continue

Added by Sound Check on October 16, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

FEATURE: A Storm Is Coming…

Every little girl becomes inspired by someone in their life and if you’re a geek you can become inspired by a character you've read about. But not every little girl grows up to embody the character she is inspired by, many only dream of the character or dream of being them. Allow me to introduce Maya Glick, performer, artist and the woman who will embody the Marvel Comics superhero Storm in her own fan made film “Rain.”  …

Continue

Added by Eye Candy on October 16, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

Genius: The Controversy of Creation

Via AfuaRichardson.info 

I wanted the opportunity to voice my reasons for the design of the comic book cover , ‘Genius’. This 6 issue mini series is written by Marc Bernardin and Adam Freeman with the interiors by me, Afua Richardson. Even before the book’s release, the cover was already the…

Continue

Added by Afua Richardson on October 16, 2014 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Genius: The Controversy of Creation

Via AfuaRichardson.info 

I wanted the opportunity to voice my reasons for the design of the comic book cover , ‘Genius’. This 6 issue mini series is written by Marc Bernardin and Adam Freeman with the interiors by me, Afua Richardson. Even before the book’s release, the cover was already the…

Continue

Added by Afua Richardson on October 16, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

NEW MUSIC: Mykki Blanco releases 'Moshin in the Front', feat. Cities Aviv

Experimental rapper & performance artist Mykki Blanco is set to release his next project 'Gay Dog Food' via UNO NYC Recordings on October 28th, ahead of his long anticipated debut album, 'Michal'; and now the musician has released the first single from that project, 'Moshin in the Front'. If this punk influenced single is anything to go by, then 'Gay Dog Food' is Blanco like you've never heard him before. Blanco's camp states that the project is not solely hip hop, but…

Continue

Added by Sound Check on October 16, 2014 at 7:30am — No Comments

Blog Topics by Tags

Monthly Archives

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2005

1999

1972


Photos

Loading…
  • Add Photos
  • View All

© 2014   Created by Matthew.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service


HOME
| MY PAGE | MESSAGE BOARD | BANDS | APX | BLOGS | MEDIA | FESTIVAL | ABOUT | MOVIES | STORE | CONTACT
©2013 AFROPUNK | BRANDED BY 7ONE8