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FEATURE: The Versatility of Photographer Nicolas James Harris

Take a look at the versatile work of Dallas based freelance photographer Nicolas J. Harris. The Texan shoots several genres of photography including street-style, performance, and editorial. Harris states on his website, "Photography has been a passion of mine since age 7. It has always been my goal to help capture the moment, as it is created and allow the viewer to feel as if he or she was there." The photographer will debut his first so exhibition project,…


Added by Eye Candy on May 27, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments

FEATURE: Mokshini weekly fashion illustration - Designer, London Bambi

Meet designer, London Bambi. Keep an eye out, he's set to launch his collection this coming September.

By Nadeesha Godamunne, AFROPUNK Contributor



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FEATURE: The "Rhythmic-Rage" of punk group Sick Sad World

Check out punk rockers Sick Sad World. Hailing from Chicago, the group describe themselves as "Bilingual 5 piece, anti system oppression rhythmic-rage". Get into their sound below. 

By Alexander Aplerku, AFROPUNK Contributor



Added by Sound Check on May 27, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments

FEATURE: Jaden Smith Set To Play Superhero Static?

Back in October, reports began circulating that Jaden Smith would be playing comic book hero Static in an upcoming Warner series. This was then played down as a mere rumour. However according to actor Tyler James Williams, Smith is now confirmed to play Virgil Hawkins; the teenage hero with electromagnetic powers. The Walking Dead Actor revealed the news in a Comic Con interview, stating: 'There aren't that many young black comic book super heroes. It's…


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AFROPUNK has announced AFROPUNK Chicago to happen June 4th at an undisclosed popular Chicago venue, the next stop on The Most Wicked Party Event Series in conjunction with Redd’s Wicked Apple and Mango. Hot off the heels of a highly successful AFROPUNK Atlanta that saw performances from Run the Jewels and Curtis Harding, AFROPUNK Chicago will host performances by Danny Brown and Chicago natives Hannibal Buress / recent G.O.O.D. Music signee HOLT. Redd's Wicked Apple is…


Added by Sound Check on May 19, 2015 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

FEATURE: Targeted Sexual Violence - The Story of Jamaican LGBTQI Activist Angeline Jackson

As a lesbian I have often spoken of my self as a survivor of targeted sexual violence, unfortunately today I don't feel too much like a survivor, rather an angry victim.

By Angeline Jackson, AFROPUNK…


Added by Gender Bent on May 26, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

FEATURE: Hip-Hop Meets Sci-Fi, New Comic Book 'Kid Code: Channel Zero'

Check out new comic book 'Kid Code: Channel Zero', created by John Jennings (Co-Founder and organizer of the Schomburg Center's Black Comic Book Festival in Harlem). The "Hip-Hop meets Sci-Fi" book follows superhero Kid Code and his comrades as they fight to save the Universe from The Power - racing against time to assemble The Everlasting Cosmic Mixtape, nine tracks that will set the Universe back on course. Check out some images from the graphic novel…


Added by Eye Candy on May 26, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

AFROPUNK PREMIERE: Brit Manor's Supernatural Video for 'Diamond In The Rough'

Today we're premiering the brand new video from LA based musician Brit Manor, 'Diamond In The Rough'. The video was directed by Araeia Robinson, inspired (in her words) by "the beauty and supernatural ability that is developed and unleashed during the transformation to womanhood". In regards to the track, Brit Manor states: “Young women are more than just pretty things; we are electric,​…


Added by Sound Check on May 26, 2015 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

FEATURE: The hypnotic sound of French Alt singer Bonnie Banane & Walter Mecca

Listen to the sound of French singer Bonnie Banane (pictured with collaborator rapper/producer Walter Mecca). Known for a hypnotic sound and lo-fi visuals, Banane offers a nostalgic sound - inspired by American RnB and Hip-Hop, and a 90's aesthetic. Check out her music below.

By Alexander Aplerku, AFROPUNK Contributor



Added by Sound Check on May 26, 2015 at 5:30pm — No Comments


Check out these images from this weekend's first ever AFROPUNK Paris (by Aurélien Gillier). The amazing music-filled weekend saw performances from the likes of Lianne La Havas, Sandra Nkaké, Willow and Jaden Smith, Zoë Kravitz and her band LOLAWOLF, Keziah Jones, Patrice, Leon Bridges, Lion Babe, The Bots, Young Paris, and Youth Man. Take a look below and see more pics …


Added by Sound Check on May 25, 2015 at 7:00am — 2 Comments

FEATURE: "The Beauty of Our Skin" - #MelaninMonday

Check out #MelaninMonday, the Tumblr page created by AFROPUNK Paris performer Young Paris and inspired by the popular hashtag. His mission: encourage people of color to share the…


Added by Eye Candy on May 25, 2015 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

FEATURE: 'EclecticWeirdo' weekly illustration by Nadya Nickels - Flamboyan tree

Artist Nadya Nickels creates weekly illustrations for AFROPUNK showcasing the 'Eclectic Weirdos'. This week's piece is called 'Flamboyan tree'. Check it out below!



* Nadya Nickels' website: …


Added by Eye Candy on May 25, 2015 at 11:16am — No Comments

FASHION: Tricia Akello by Ricardo Simal. Marie Claire South Africa

Check out these striking images from Marie Claire South Africa. The androgynous-inspired editorial, titled 'Le Garçon', was shot by Ricardo Simal and features Ugandan Cape Town Based Model Tricia Akello. Take a look below.

By Alexander Aplerku, AFROPUNK Contributor



Added by Safety Pins on May 25, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments

FEATURE: M.I.A. collaborates with French producer Surkin - 'The New International Sound Pt. II'

Listen to this new M.I.A. track! The British Sri Lankan rapper has joined forces with French producer Surkin (for his Gener8ion project), delivering her signature lyricism: "The ones that govern me/ Ain't the ones that can power me/ It's the sun and moon/ that's turning me/ If I get high it's burning me/ You can kill my privacy/ But you can't kill that love in me". Listen to 'The New International Sound Pt. II' below.…


Added by Sound Check on May 25, 2015 at 12:55pm — No Comments

NEW MUSIC: Stream the Latest Single from Azekel 'Mad About the Boy' #SoundCheck

Azekel floated on our radars with his Mickey Lightfood collaboration 2 years back, and the singer/songwriter is back with his latest: the irresistibly smooth “Mad About The Boy.” Over a loping synth track and 808 beat, his voice floats effortlessly above the spaced out production. Bursts of noise interrupt the beauty to keep it from getting too chill. Between Azakel's lush production and singer Shanaz Dorsett's guest verse, this is a perfect Spring jam. Check it out.


Added by Sound Check on May 25, 2015 at 9:52am — No Comments

FASHION: Street Style by Whosthefreshest (Janet Woo)

Take a look at these dope ass images from photographer Whosthefreshest (Janet Woo) - the latest of her Street Style series for AFROPUNK (shot entirely on the streets of NYC).



Added by Safety Pins on May 22, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments

FEATURE: The Importance of a Sitting - Portraits, Myths, and Politics of Black America Today

I currently live in New York, but the idea of 'The Importance' project finds its roots in my hometown of Baltimore. The idea had been floating around my head for some time, growing legs after the murder of Eric Garner. In New York there was a mural created for him in front of Spike Lee's studio. The mural featured an outdated prom photo of Eric. Many people were confused as to why they used such an old photo, but in the Black community this is far too…


Added by Eye Candy on May 22, 2015 at 7:40am — 3 Comments

FEATURE: Zoë Kravitz Features In GQ Magazine's June Issue

Take a look at Zoë Kravitz's stunning GQ Magazine editorial. The images, shot by photographer Steven Pan, are inspired by the actress and musician's kickass film roles in the "Divergent' trilogy and 'Mad Max'. Check out the captures below (plus footage from the shoot).  And catch Zoë with her band LOLAWOLF Live at AFROPUNK Paris tomorrow: …


Added by Safety Pins on May 22, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments

FEATURE: "Nigerian woman who has no formal education but lectures at Harvard" - Celebrated Artist Nike Davies-Okundaye

Meet Nike Davies-Okundaye: the accomplished artist, textiles designer, and ambassador for African arts and craftsmanship. NewsAcross recently featured the artist (and her inspiring story), an artist who lectures at top academic institutions despite having no formal…


Added by Eye Candy on May 22, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

NEW MUSIC: Willow Smith Shows Her Spiritual Side In New Track 'WEEPINGWILOUGH/LETSGOTOMECCA'

Listen to the new Willow Smith track - 'WEEPINGWILOUGH/LETSGOTOMECCA'. The spiritually inspired song, a collaboration with Crystal Mec aka Mecca Kalani (who shared it on her Soundcloud page), is the follow up to Willow's new video for 'F Q-C…


Added by Sound Check on May 22, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

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