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FEATURE: 'Strange Fruit' Graphic Novel Celebrates A Different Narrative From Black History

How about a comic book/graphic novel about uncelebrated narratives from Black History? Check out Strange Fruit by Joel Gill with a foreword by Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Fulcrum Publishing tells us: "This groundbreaking graphic novel is a collection of stories from African American history that exemplifies success in the face of great adversity. Joel Gill offers historical and cultural commentary on nine uncelebrated heroes whose stories are not often found in…

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Added by Eye Candy on June 20, 2014 at 1:15pm — 3 Comments

NEW MUSIC: CAKES DA KILLA - Hunger Pangs

Stream Cakes Da Killa's latest mixtape, Hunger Pangs. Download coming soon!…

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Added by Sound Check on June 19, 2014 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

AFROPUNK BATTLE OF THE BANDS 2014: JOHNNY POPCORN

As you know, the 2014 BATTLE OF THE BANDS finalists have been announced! Johnny Popcorn is one of them, performing on June 25.

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Added by Sound Check on June 19, 2014 at 1:53pm — No Comments

FEATURE: 'Dear White People' Movie Gets Official Theater Release Date

We know you guys are excited about the hilarious Dear White People movie by director Justin Simien. The team finally announced a U.S. theater release date via their social networks: October 17th! The indie crowd-funded movie, which tackles race relations and systemic racism in a humorous way, had been picked up by Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions after winning prizes at this year's Sundance Film Festival.

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Added by Eye Candy on June 18, 2014 at 1:00pm — 8 Comments

FEATURE: NY Street Style by Whosthefreshest

Pow! Check this street style series by Whosthefreshest for AFROPUNK!…



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Added by Safety Pins on June 18, 2014 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

NEW MUSIC: Lafayette's 'TN Motor' is a killer set of raw garage and indie rock #SoundCheck

A duo from Paris named after a French General in the American Revolutionary War records a dirty garage record inspired by the modern urban decay of Detroit in a studio stocked with vintage gear in Nashville. Got it? It probably shouldn't work. Certainly not nearly as well as it does. But on Lafayette's 3rd full length, TN Motor, the duo of singer Nathalie Loriot and guitarist Franck Hedin cuts through the contradictions, delivering a killer set of raw garage and indie…

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Added by Sound Check on June 18, 2014 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

AFROPUNK Battle Of The Bands 2014: Lonely Horse

As you know, the 2014 BATTLE OF THE BANDS finalists have been announced! Lonely Horse is one of them, they will be performing on June 24. Click here to visit their profile.

It's time to get your tickets to come support them and the…

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Added by Sound Check on June 17, 2014 at 12:31pm — 1 Comment

NEW MUSIC: Kelis - 'Friday Fish Fry' remix by Thievery Corporation‘s Rob Garza

Kelis revealed a trippy remix of her song 'Friday Fish Fry' by Thievery Corporation‘s Rob Garza. The track is from her 'Friday Fish Fry' remix EP, out July 14 2014 on Ninja Tune. Pre-order here.…



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Added by Sound Check on June 17, 2014 at 1:34pm — 1 Comment

FEATURE: Know Your Black History - Maroon Leader Juan St. Malo

“Malheur au blanc qui passera ces bornes.” ("Woe to the white who would pass this boundary"). This was the sign posted by the maroon leader Juan St. Malo at Ville Gaillarde, the entrance of the land he claimed and controlled in Louisiana. Known as Rigolets the swamps and marshes he claimed stretched from Lake Borgne and the Mississippi River and Lake Ponchartrain to the Gulf of Mexico. St. Malo and his group were said to have controlled this area from 1773 -1784,…

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Added by The Establishment on June 17, 2014 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

AFROPUNK Battle Of The Bands 2014: Indigo Monet

As you know, the 2014 BATTLE OF THE BANDS finalists have been announced! Indigo Monet is one of them, she will be performing on June 24. Click here to visit her profile.

It's time to get your tickets to come support her and…

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Added by Sound Check on June 17, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

AFROPUNK Battle Of The Bands 2014: Tribe NYC

As you know, the 2014 BATTLE OF THE BANDS finalists have been announced! Tribe NYC is one of them. Click here to visit their profile.

It's time to get your tickets to come support them and the other bands:…

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Added by Sound Check on June 17, 2014 at 12:07pm — 1 Comment

NEW MUSIC: MNEK 'Wrote A Song About You'!

Groove to young UK singer-songwriter MNEK's latest track 'Wrote A Song About You'. MNEK had already caught our attention with some of his funky tunes and ballads (free downloads here). This new song is a more uptempo house tune. Check it!…



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Added by Sound Check on June 16, 2014 at 1:43pm — No Comments

FREE DOWNLOAD: Cody ChesnuTT's 'Landing On A Hundred + B-Sides & Remixes'

Did you grab the free download soul/funk artist Cody ChesnuTT put up on his website. If you'd like to jam to his record 'Landing On A Hundred + B-Sides & Remixes' feat. Gary Clark Jr, Questlove and more, head to his website and click on 'FREE MP3S'.

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Added by Sound Check on June 16, 2014 at 12:43pm — 5 Comments

NEW MUSIC: Cerebral Ballzy's Latest LP 'Faded & Jaded' Lives Up To The Hype #SoundCheck

Lately, it seems like there's no band with as much buzz as Cerebral Ballzy. But if you've been following us for a while, you've known about the Brooklyn punk rock quintet since their beginnings in 2008. It's always a good thing to see the bands you love finally get the recognition they deserve. With their latest record Faded & Jaded, Cerebral Ballzy are poised to make the world safe for gritty dirty no-frills punk rock.…



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Added by Sound Check on June 16, 2014 at 9:47am — No Comments

AP FASHION: Designer Spotlight: Meet Tamu Thomas of Kenema

Summer has left me with some time to browse the Internet and I am continually inspired by artists and designers of this generation who transcend the realm of fashion and art. I believe I was browsing MDMflow’s Tumblr page and came across a patterned top ands short set—vibrant colors, geometric shapes, crisp and perfect for strutting down the streets…

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Added by Safety Pins on June 13, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

NEW MUSIC: Liontribe Finds The Right Mix of Punk Energy and Reggae On 'Love & Rock & Roll' #SoundCheck

f you start off a record with a song called “Revolution” you better have something to say. Fortunately, Liontribe's debut LP Love & Rock & Roll is overflowing with ideas. Their mix of rock, reggae, and funk brings them oddly into post-punk territory without sounding like the 80,000th band to name-check Joy Division in the past decade. Particularly on “Let's Talk Again,” singer Rodney Victor Williams explodes, as if the mere melody can't contain his energy.…

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Added by Sound Check on June 13, 2014 at 11:43am — 2 Comments

FEATURE: Meet Hadassah: A New Experimental Jazzy Soul

Some of our most valuable moments is our time spent lounging with friends; a treasure that demands good energy, great conversation, and spirited music. With music playing such a vital role in our daily lives, why not embed the melodies of orgasmic tones & sound waves into your memory? So, the next time you and your confidantes are relaxing, check out singer, Hadassah (a.k.a. Esther Branch) whose latest EP, 'Lexicon of Love’ is ganering world-wide attention. Her Jazz style…

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Added by Sound Check on June 13, 2014 at 1:00pm — 5 Comments

FEATURE: Visual Artist Kudzanai Chiurai: The Powerful Silence of Art

I’ve learned that as much power words hold, regardless of how passionate, dedicated, and knowledgeable one may be when voicing their concern or belief, there is no guarantee that their voice will be taken into account, let alone understood. Though it takes a great amount of discipline for us to bite our tongues and endure the agony when gritting our teeth in certain situations, know that in silence your voice can still be heard. A great example for implementing the ’silence is…

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Added by Eye Candy on June 13, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

NEW MUSIC: SBTRKT featuring Sampha – Temporary View

 SBTRKT is back with a brand new track entitled "Temporary View," and it features longtime collaborator Sampha…

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Added by Sound Check on June 12, 2014 at 11:40am — No Comments

POETRY: Yazmin Monet Watkins - "Fire Starter"+ "When She Smiles"



Yazmin Monet Watkins is an internationally touring spoken word poet and actress…

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Added by Sound Check on June 12, 2014 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

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