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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 September 11, 2015 at 2:50pm — No Comments

FEATURE: 'When The River Rises' - A Graphic Novel Based On True Events At A Louisiana Prison During Hurricane Katrina

Check out the new graphic novel from writer D.C. Walker and artist Bruno Oliveira, 'When The River Rises'  - set in a Louisiana prison during Hurricane Katrina. Walker tells us, "The story is inspired by True Events. A juvenile delinquent and his estranged father struggle to escape Orleans Parish Prison as Hurricane Katrina hits New Orleans. A thrilling chase ensues leading from the depths of the prison to the Lower Ninth Ward." Check out some images below and…


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INTERVIEW + TRAILER PREMIERE: ‘Ori Inu’ Graciously Shows Why Black Spirituality Matters

Chelsea Odufu, is the director, producer and writer of Ori Inu: In Search of Self, a thought-provoking film that tells the story of a young immigrant woman’s quest to examine her roots in the Afro-Brazilian religious practice Candomble. The film challenges us to look at the ways we are forced to…


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VIDEO PREMIERE: Young Futura's Dance-Led Visual For 'Gypsy Woman' - A Futuristic Blend of House & Hip-Hop

Today we're premiering the new dance led visual from Young Futura - 'Gypsy Woman'. Young Futura is the collaborative project of rapper Beau Young Prince and French Brooklyn-based Producer YMNO, described by their camp as "a charming euphonious collaboration, not to be defined, constantly evolving-transcending the expected." In regards to the new track, Young Futura's camp tell us, "Young Futura were looking for a new inspiration, & began a retro journey into…


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FEATURE: Is Grace Jones talking about Lady Gaga in new autobiography? "If the fuck don’t feel right, don’t fuck it"

An extract from Grace Jones forthcoming autobiography has been released (via Time Out), and it's a must-read to say the least. In the extract, from '…


Added by Sound Check on September 10, 2015 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

NEW MUSIC: Raury Shares New Track, 'Friends' (Feat. Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine) + Announces New Album

Listen to  'Friends', the new single from Raury. For his latest offering, the Atlanta singer-songwriter/rapper has teamed up with Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine. The track premiered on Annie Mac’s BBC radio show; and after the premiere, Raury surprised fans by announcing his new album (entitled 'All We Need') - sharing the artwork and tracklisting via a press release. As well as the Morello track, the forthcoming album (out…


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FEATURE: 90's Comic Book 'Purge' Is Reborn As Graphic Novel - 'Purge: Past Unspoken'

90's comic book 'Purge' is back! The comic (which first came out in February of 1993 under the banner of ANIA, The Association of Black Comic Book Publishers) was a large part of the black indie comic book movement during the early 90's, and it's now making a return as a graphic novel - entitled 'Purge: Past Unspoken'. Created by Roosevelt Pitt Jr., the comic centers on tech entrepreneur Richard Kincai (aka masked superhero Purge); and in the forthcoming novel, the…


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FEATURE: Garnet - The Badass Character From Progressive Animated Show, 'Steven Universe'

'Steven Universe', conceived by Rebecca Sugar, is the first woman-created show ever aired on Cartoon Network, and it is groundbreaking.The show follows Steven, a goofy young boy, who is being raised by three 'Crystal Gems', non-binary aliens who take female forms and use female pronouns.The gems fight to protect humanity from bad aliens, both on earth and in outer space. The three main gems are all voiced by women of color, and voice talent on the show includes the…


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FEATURE: Gordon Parks & Roy DeCarava - The Dualism between two great Black Photographers

Gordon Parks (Nov. 30, 1912-March 7, 2006) & Roy DeCarava (Dec. 19, 1919- Oct 27, 2009) shared a time during 20th century photography when racism was legal, overt & as traditional as American baseball & apple-pie. Today, we as a modern society are still dealing with the entities that has political-correctness on one side & racism (indirectly & directly) on the other side. Aside from the unrestricted racial discrimination that could have dented…


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VIDEO PREMIERE: Folksy Duo Artpeace’s Florescent Visual For “Hi:)”

Funky duo, Artpeace release their trippy visuals for new video, a remix to their single “Hi:)”, an uber mellow, euphoric track.  It’s not the typical; up tempo, high we tend to do over here at AFROPUNK, Grammy nominated songwriter Taura Stinson (who has written for artists such as Raphael Saadiq, Andre 3000, Kanye West, Destiny's Child and Solange Knowles) and designer Chrissy DePauw deliver something rather special, and everybody needs some chill time. “Hi:)” is…


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NEW MUSIC: Missouri Punk Rockers Radkey Cover Depeche Mode's 'Personal Jesus' + Kick Off North American/European Tour

Listen to the new single from Missouri punk rockers Radkey - 'Personal Jesus'. The track is a cover of British electro band Depeche Mode's 1989 hit, which Radkey (brothers Isaiah Radke, Solomon Radke, and Dee Radke) have given their signature twist. Rock out! You can catch the trio tonight in Iowa City at Gabe's - they just kicked off their North American/European tour.…


Added by Sound Check on September 9, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments

FEATURE: Nigerian Comic Book Artist Roye Okupe Releases His Graphic Novel, 'EXO: The Legend of Wale Williams'

It's finally out! Earlier this year, we wrote about forthcoming graphic novel 'EXO: The Legend of Wale Williams' - Nigerian born artist Roye Okupe's superhero tale - and now it's finally been released. The comic (set in the year 2025, in the fictional Nigerian city of Lagoon) centers on a…


Added by Eye Candy on September 9, 2015 at 9:15am — 2 Comments

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

Here is this week's Mokshini fashion illustration (AFROPUNK NY Fest edition!). Meet Anika, boutique owner at Nubian Hueman. 70s throwback done well!

By Nadeesha Godamunne, AFROPUNK Contributor



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FEATURE: "A Visual Journey Through History" - The BLVCK VRCHIVES Photographic Collection

Take a step back in time with the BLVCK VRCHIVES. The photographic archive, an extension of Sunday Kinfolk, is run by Chicago-based curator Renata Cherlise; and each photograph in her collection instantly catches the eye - a powerful and emotive documentation of the black experience, from black life in 1970s London to the experience of African Americans in 1940's…


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FEATURE: Basquiat, Through The Eyes Of British Fine Artist Jemimah Canegrati

Take a look at this striking portrait by London based fine artist Jemimah Canegrati (pictured below). The portrait, of iconic artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, will be exhibited next month with Canegrati's latest work; as part of London's African and Caribbean Diaspora Festival on the Southbank. Cangegrati is part of the art collective BBFA (Black British Female…


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ART: South African Visual Artist Loyiso Mkize's New Work + Current Solo Exhibit, 'Reflections'

Check out these new paintings from South African visual artist Loyiso Mkize - an artist who is recognised for documenting the changing cultures and environments of modern africa, and the emotional landscape of its people. He is currently exhibiting his work in Johannesburg until October 1st at the Eyethu Gallery - a solo exhibition, entitled 'Reflections'. In regards to his work, the gallery state: "Mkize focuses on the emotion, emphasizing brush strokes on skin…


Added by Eye Candy on September 8, 2015 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

FEATURE: Raising Social Awareness Through Science Fiction, The Art Of Marcus Kiser

Check out the latest work of visual artist Marcus Kiser - one of the featured artists of new art exhibit, 'Intergalactic Soul', in Charlotte NC at the Harvey B Gantt center of African American Art (along with artist Jason Woodberry). His latest creations explore race and white supremacy with a Sci-Fi twist; centered on a character and story that Kiser hopes to turn into a graphic novel. Creative Loafing Charlotte …


Added by Eye Candy on September 8, 2015 at 1:30pm — No Comments

FASHION: The New Women's Collection From Ghanaian Born Designer Jesse Frimpong's STREETCHIEF Label

Check out the new collection from indie brand STREETCHIEF - the Canadian brand founded and directed by Ghanaian born (and Toronto based) designer Jesse Frimpong. The pre-fall collection is titled 'Nima Girls' (named after a town in Ghana) and the lookbook images were shot by photographer William Ukoh, aka Willy Verse, and feature model Jessica Bentu - with hair and makeup by Philippa Frimpong.  In our…


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NEW MUSIC: 'No Where' - LA Based Rapper Duckwrth's New Collaborative Album With Producer The Kickdrums

Listen to the new 12-track collection from Duckwrth, 'No Where' - the LA based rapper and graphic designer's new collaborative album with producer The Kickdrums. Duckwrth states: "The concept is something like traveling on a road called "No Where". The destination is "Now Here", but before we get there, we have to destroy some things along the way. But, NO ONE can arrive at "Now Here"; instead, the destination has to be built. "No Where" reflects the current state…


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FEATURE: Justice Trail - Ghanaian Musician Prohaize Is Running From Atlanta To New York To Fight Police Brutality

Atlanta noisemaker Edward Minta, better known by his stage name Prohaize, has announced his new civil rights campaign “Justice Trail.” Rapper Prohaize – who is best known for his popular song American Visa – will be running on foot from Atlanta to New York from September 23rd to October 24th. As the official campaign photographer for Justice Trail, I had to pen down an interview with Prohaize and lay out some of the details of to really show the world how incredible…


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