Hi guys, we're just sharing an article about goth people of color and "race politics" in goth culture. It quotes many articles we've published, such as 'GOTH. The Aesthetic and The Subculture: Getting Past the Stupid Shit.' and …Continue
It's no secret that Syria is damn war zone. So much so, and outrageously so, that the conservative Muslim woman of Syria have begun to take up arms. Many of the them widows, they argue "What other choice do I have". Check their chilling/inspiring stories …Continue
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The Huffington Post recently published a piece called "Confessions of a Hair Weave Addict" in which filmmaker Erikka Yancy shares her thoughts about her relationship to her hair and about the fact that she's used hair weaves for most of her life.
Excerpts: "Before anyone gets upset I am not saying that women who get hair weaves have fantasies of being white. This is…
Stunning images of Janelle Monae by photographer Kwaku Alston are floating around the web. They're from the photo shoot they did for the current issue of Essence Magazine. Alston says that they are inspired by "sci-fi dreams and colorful space travel". "Ultimately, I wanted to capture my original vision: Janelle Monae lands on Mars. She flies over Malibu via balloon transport (I didn’t have the funds for a 10 foot UFO), floating in a haze of pastel colors, and lands on an old…Continue
AFROPUNK is looking for energetic, motivated and skilled interns who can work a flexible schedule (approximately 15 – 20 hours a week). Normal business hours are from 10:00am – 6:00pm, occasional odd hour work or weekend duties. Office is located in Brooklyn, NY.…Continue
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Founded in 2003, the National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) is a policy advocacy group based in Washington D.C. that focuses on the issues of queer Black people. Given the increasing conversation about queer identities, both…Continue
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When Frida Kahlo passed away, her passionate artist husband Diego Rivera asked that her clothes be locked away for 15 years. He died 3 years later and Kahlo's massive wardrobe and estate were left in the care of a family friend/collector who kept the clothes, shoes, hats and…Continue
By: Lindsey Rand
The fight for marriage equality like all these fights, is simple. Do we, or do we not believe in true equality, freedom and humanity? If we do, it does not necessarily mean we…Continue
Hot Moses, Guess this is true. 80s legendary street artist Jean Michel Basquiat was known for painting on doors, trashcans, and sides of buildings before he linked up with Andy Warhol. He shot into super-stardom, and all those bit of street art relics have been in the possession…Continue
Modern day superheroes based on ancient West African deities called Orishas. That's the concept director Nosa Igbinedion and producer Joy Gharoro-Akpojoto are working on for their upcoming movie 'Oya: Rise of the Orisha'.
To learn how you can support the project, visit http://www.oyariseoftheorishamovie.com/ and…
Many of you guys got excited when we told you about They Die By Dawn, the new epic cowboy movie starring Erykah Badu, Michael K. Williams, Rosario Dawson, Giancarlo Esposito and more, which just premiered at the SXSW Festival. But have you seen the badass poster created by visual artist…Continue
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The term “feminism,” in our society, is one that is often misinterpreted, understood only by way of pop cultural references that serve to mock and berate the movement and its ideologies. When many people hear “feminism,” they think of overzealous, hyper-aggressive women that despise all men. When many people hear “feminism,” they often imagine said women as…Continue
We all have "scar stories" that have the potential to help us grow spiritually and emotionally. In Yas Mag's #ScarStory series, girls share their stories, "break their silence, stop the shame". Click here to read the testimony of EJ blogger La-vainna Seaton and what she calls her #FlyTakeAway from the difficult times.
We would like to talk more…
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In a world where some tend to wonder first if a girl "asked for it" when she gets raped, isn't it time to shift the conversation and ask what in the world makes someone think it's OK to rape?
The Nation published an article titled "Ten Things to End Rape Culture". - L.
"1. Name the real problems: Violent masculinity and victim-blaming. These are the…
What the heck is a "soundsuit"? They're the artistic creation of artist and dancer, Nick Cave. He makes these amazing masterpieces that, when danced in, move with incredible motion and flow. They're not much to report on other than you HAVE to check them…Continue
Dead Kennedys & Fishbone shared on social media this opinion piece from Seattle Weekly: "Punk Rock Is Bullshit". Check it out, we'd love to hear what you think. + What is your definition of being punk today?
Excerpts from the…
If growing up a Black kid listening to "white" post-hardcore and screamo music in suburban northern Virginia didn’t make me feel odd enough, I too had to cope with the social consequences of my sexuality and effeminacy. Constantly bombarded with remarks on my mannerisms, the feminine inflections in my voice and the way I ran in gym class, I realized that something about me was contradictory to preconceived notions of what a Black male “should” be. When I came to college I…Continue
Who's ready for a Dave Chapelle + Chris Rock tour? Dave Chapelle recently joined Chris Rock on stage at the Comedy Cellar in New York and they (jokingly?) hinted at a tour together. Chapelle said: "After next Tuesday, I'm free for like 11 years", Rock said: "By Halloween, I could do dates". Do you guys think that would be a good…Continue
Check out "Beyond the 'angry Black woman' ", conversation on Al Jazeera's The Stream about "stereotypes used historically by Whites to justify slavery and racial inferiority".
Excerpts: "Some say today's reality TV shows and Hollywood movies help to reinforce those stereotypes, perpetuating the negative perceptions of African-American women."
"Why do these racist depictions continue to resurface in mainstream media? What's the societal impact for African-American…
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