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Get Artwork From The Folorunsho Fundraiser - Pieces by Barron Claiborne, Quazi King & More

Amazing artwork was donated to raise funds for the Folorunsho creative collective in Sierra Leone.

Artists such as Barron Claiborne, Quazi King, Jules Arthur, Delphine Diallo, Myron Christian Macauley, Mambu Bayoh were among those whose pieces were up for auction at a recent event in New York. Some of these masterpieces are still available! Wouldn't it be great to have…

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Added by Eye Candy on October 8, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

"Hood Feminism": Feminism for Working-Class Women

Middle-class, white women have always been the poster children of feminism, and regardless of a woman's race it could always be a rich man's, err, woman's movement. Considering the wealth gap between families in the United States have been color-coded and broken down by race, let's not forget that there is a certain privilege to having the availability and resources to fight for equal rights and battle social disparities.

Writers Mikki Kendall and Jamie Nesbitt Golden…

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Added by Gender Bent on October 1, 2013 at 9:48am — 6 Comments

'Re-Introducing Oshun' Exhbibition in London Will Explore Black women's bodies, gender and sexual expression through the lens of the Orisha, Oshun

Dopeness happening soon in London, UK! 'Re-Introducing Oshun' is "an interdisciplinary exhibition in style of Art Nude, discussing black women's bodies, gender and sexual expression through the lens of the Orisha, Oshun." Creative director Janine Francois allowed us to premiere some of the images right here on AFROPUNK. She tells us that this series, called 'Exotic Fruits', "aims to be a critique of European colonial and…

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Added by Eye Candy on September 30, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

AP Fashion: Overalls back at it again?

Overalls were the rave again this summer, along with Jellies, jersey style shirts, grillz and bucket hats... At AfroPunk Fest 2013, Bayli, lead singer of the Skins wore a very fabulous pair of overalls -- a light washed and bleached jean overall, colorfully bejeweled on the front and pocket edges -- a cute way to re vamp my favorite clothing item from my childhood.



Words by Aliyah Blackmore, AFROPUNK…

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Added by Safety Pins on September 27, 2013 at 6:30am — No Comments

LMAO! "23 Pieces Of Evidence That Punk Is Dead"

LOL! Buzzfeed.com got jokes. Here are "23 Pieces Of Evidence That Punk Is Dead". Check out some examples below and click here for the full list.



- This back piece…

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Added by Sound Check on September 25, 2013 at 1:23pm — 2 Comments

Marvel's Prodigy Is Bisexual - Get Over It!

Marvel's announcement that character Prodigy is bisexual got a lot of people butt hurt (no pun intended!), saying they're trying to force LGBT propaganda on children. WorldofBlackHeroes.com reports that Prodigy was added to Marvel's Young Avengers line-up and that the announcement of his bisexuality caused an uproar with some comic books aficionados: "The comments regarding the news ranged from comic companies…

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Added by Gender Bent on September 23, 2013 at 8:14am — 4 Comments

Janelle Monae: "Love Has No Sexual Orientation"

Addressing persistent rumors about her sexual orientation, Janelle Monae recently told the “Sway In The Morning” radio show hosts: "I feel love has no sexual orientation. Love has no religious belief. Love is the purest and most important thing we can possess for ourselves and for others. €œI keep my personal life very much to myself. I want everybody to focus on my music.""I feel love has no sexual orientation. Love has no religious belief. Love is the purest and most important…

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Added by Gender Bent on September 23, 2013 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

The Bots talk new EP, causing trouble on stage, and weird run-ins with the dude from One Direction - Exclusive interview. #SoundCheck

We were all a little punchy, I guess. Guitarist Mikaiah Lei and his brother Anaiah had just gotten off the stage from the release show for their new EP …

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Added by Sound Check on September 20, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Janelle Monae turns the social commentary (and the funk) to maximum volume on 'The Electric Lady'. #SoundCheck

The last time we saw our heroine, Cindi Mayweather had been sent back in time to be the savior of humanity. Meanwhile, the last time we saw our troubadour, Janelle Monae had been sent to the top of the pop charts via a guest vocal on Fun.'s unavoidable ode to being sort of a shitty boyfriend “We Are Young.” Both characters are on the verge of ascendancy. The question now is, can Cindi/Janelle save the future/music without sacrificing that spark that makes them unique and…

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Added by Sound Check on September 11, 2013 at 9:30am — 4 Comments

Free AFROPUNK Sampler 2013!

A little gift for ya on this Labor Day: Get your FREE AFROPUNK Sampler on Amazon! Featuring Bad Brains, Saul Williams, Alice Smith, Hiatus Kaiyote, American Fangs & more. Yep, you read that right, it's FREE! Click on the images below for your download!…

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Added by Sound Check on September 2, 2013 at 11:29am — 3 Comments

Out Magazine's '38 Queer Black Musicians' List

Out Magazine published a list of 38 Queer Black Musicians, including Josephine Baker, Bessie Smith, Little Richard, Doug Pinnick, Mykki Blanco, Frank Ocean, Rahsaan Patterson, Kele Okereke of Bloc Party and many more.

Check the full list here and let us know who you would add to it.…

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Added by Gender Bent on September 2, 2013 at 5:30pm — 3 Comments

Radkey Release first single off upcoming EP 'Devil Fruit'

The kids are back at it! Here's the first single from punk band, AFROPUNK members Radkey's upcoming EP 'Devil Fruit'. It's called 'Romance Dawn' and rocks hard as usual. Stream it below.…



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Added by Sound Check on August 30, 2013 at 11:52am — 4 Comments

AP Quickie: Tamar-kali is looking for extras for her video shoot on 9/14

Rock goddess Tamar-kali is looking for extras for her video shoot on Saturday 9/14 in NY. She wrote: "Looking for extras for my music video shoot on sat 9/14. Eclectic urban warriors, punk rockers etc. Email your picture with name and contact info to brown.jackie@icloud.com by sun 9/1. *cellphone pics are fine, no frills, waist up."

Sounds like a plan!…

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Added by Sound Check on August 28, 2013 at 4:00pm — 4 Comments

Twerking contest at AFROPUNK Fest: Big fun or no-no?

Contribution by AFROPUNK Festival goer Edna Finland



On the first night of the Afropunk 2013 Festival, there was an onstage twerk contest. It was right before Saul Williams was supposed to go on stage and it was not on the program. It was an impromptu event that was designed to buy time and presumably build excitement. Big Freedia was playing the next day, so it is impossible for one to say that twerking was something that didn’t belong at Afropunk. Twerking, like any…

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Added by Sound Check on August 28, 2013 at 12:30pm — 12 Comments

Video: Stream Skunk Anansie's full set from Serengeti Festival!

You know Sunk Anansie kick ass when they're on stage, right? You can now stream their full set from Serengeti Festival! (Germany). Pump up the volume and click right HERE to watch the video and get more info about the set list, which includes many of their classic tracks.…

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Added by Sound Check on August 14, 2013 at 11:51am — 2 Comments

Country-blues/Soul singer Valerie June's much-anticipated debut record 'Pushin' Against A Stone' is finally here. Stream the whole thing for free now. #SoundCheck

The magic of Valerie June's voice is its ability to instantly transport you to a summer night in Tennessee, sitting on a porch with some friends passing around a guitar and a bottle of whiskey. Her unique voice may not have the bombast often found in female folk and blue singers, but it draws substantial power from its authenticity. Though she's joined by a preposterously tight backing band (you know you're onto something special when the great Booker T. Jones shows up for a…

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Added by Sound Check on August 9, 2013 at 12:49pm — No Comments

Natural hair isn't for everyone?

The girls at urbanbusbabes.com and Ebony are asking a valid question here AFROPUNK Fam: "Since When Isn’t Natural Hair for Everyone?" "To make a statement suggesting that embracing the hair texture that you were born with is not “for you” leaves a lot to be…

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Added by Safety Pins on August 6, 2013 at 11:26am — 5 Comments

AFROPUNK ARMY FOR AFROPUNK FEST 2013

We are looking for individuals who have a passion for volunteering and service. There are numerous volunteer opportunities at this year’s festival. We will be conducting interviews for our festival volunteer staff next Wed. through …

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Added by Safety Pins on August 2, 2013 at 7:10pm — 1 Comment

John H. White's photos of 1970's everyday chicago

Photographer John H. White was commissioned by the Environmental Protection Agency for the “Documerica Project.” in 1970's Chicago. His photos were to…

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Added by Eye Candy on July 29, 2013 at 5:15pm — 1 Comment

Film Review: Fruitvale Station

By: Craig Carpenter, AFROPUNK Contributor

 

"Maybe, if I can not fuck up for…

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Added by Sound Check on July 8, 2013 at 4:18pm — No Comments

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