While we are by NO MEANS advocates for guns, some of the biggest proponents for the right to carry guns were The Black Panthers and other Black rebels.
An article in The Atlantic reminds us that the Black Panthers' Bobby Seale stated: “The American people in general and the black people in particular” must "take careful note of the racist California…
MERRY CHRISTMAS, HAPPY HOLIDAYS, FESTIVUS and all the good December well wishes that come with this time of year! Hopefully you're chilling at your grandmother's house stuffing your face and not feeling guilty about that 3rd glass of eggnog, because that's the TRUE meaning of…Continue
"Bury The Ratchet". That's the name of a campaign at Spelman College that challenges the images of showed in reality TV shows about women of color from Atlanta. The project is helmed by image activist Michaela Angela Davis. She recently told Jacque Reid on the Tom Joyner Morning Show that it's more a “pro-leadership” campaign than an “anti-reality show” one, aimed at getting the "spotlight off the ratchetness and on the successful women in Atlanta".
Actually this problem…
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Oneness. Creativity. The Shift. Consciousness Awakening. The End of the World? What is going on with all this talk lately, as December 21st approaches. To those of you who may not know or have been hibernating in your own world of business, the spiritual communities and Pagan, Wiccan and Goddess religions along with the Mayans (yes their offspring do exists) are preparing for a cosmic alignment of our planetary system on December 21st, which is also know to us in the…Continue
The last four years for Solange Knowles has been a bit of a seesaw. In 2008, she released Sol-Angel and the Hadley St. Dreams, the otherworldly, very adult step into the music industry—a stark difference from her vague yet still prodigal-like 2003 release,…
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"There's no stopping a summer in New York City. We Out Here is a micro-documentary that chronicles the limitless will of a group of city kids who haven't been dealt the strongest hands, but are striving to overcome generational obstacles and bias in a popular sport. From evading gang life in Brownsville, to seeking refuge in a community of misfit-punks and skaters to avoid life on the streets, this is a story of celebration and survival. In a city where you have to find ways to…Continue
It's been a big month at AFROPUNK. We've discussed punks in Africa to ratchet gold-toothed rappers. And in case you missed it, we've rounded up ALL of the music we've posted this past month. Get caught up on these AFROPUNK jams as we say goodbye to November and…Continue
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Over the past few years the DIY scene in Nairobi has exploded into one of the most vibrant on the continent. While there remains no “Nairobi sound.” the diversity of the bands in the scene ranges from indie pop to the most brutal of metal. Mortal Soul is definitely the most brutal metal Kenya has to offer right now.…
THE ARTCHITECTS ANNUAL COAT DRIVE
Now is the perfect time to go through your closets and pull out some of those coats that have been collecting dust. There is still an alarming amount of people who are still recovering from Sandy and/or homeless. Please donate your unused coats!!!…
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Check out this spread + behind-the-scenes videos from fashion mag V Magazine, featuring "studs", aka masculine lesbians/queer women! Photos by Nick Knight, fashion by Simon Foxton. You like?…Continue
Imagine being a fly on the wall at one of the most infamous feasts! A smorgasbord that would give the last supper a run for it's money. A feast that took place in a place that was reminiscent of the…Continue
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For some people Thanksgiving truly is a semblance of family, overindulgence of food and reconnecting with people whom you might not have seen in ages. While, on the other hand, Turkey Day is about awareness of the…Continue
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Hi guys, we'd like to tell you about this exciting project in Ethiopia called Girl Power Skate Club. It was created by an organization we already told you about: The Ethiopian Skateboard Park project, "a children's development project group devoted to the development of co-educational learning facilities for street children in Ethiopia…Continue
Is it lunch yet? We're in the mood for sushi, but only because we've been listening to Ava Luna and for WHATEVER REASON Ava Luna reminds us of sushi? Listen to some jams to get your appetite going. It's the next foodie edition of PUNKS GOTTA EAT, and our favorite bands compared…Continue
There was a lot going on in the BLACKFASHION world this week. Submissions from Italy to Dubai and back to the states. Styles from our favorite white house daughters to some strikingly beautiful afro editorials. Check out the best of BLACKFASHION Nov 5 -12. All the way from Milan, Italy the super…Continue
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We absolutely LOVE Meshell Ndegeocello's music and we think it would be amazing if she would sit down and chat with The Peculiar Kind. Yes? Well, let's put that out in the universe and see what happens. HA!
Check out her interview with BET as she chats a little about sexuality, Nina Simone and…
An estimated 10,000 meals served in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, thousands of pounds of clothes and supplies distributed. All of this organized by Occupy Sandy, Occupy Wall Street's hurricane relief effort. Slate.com asks: "Is Occupy Wall Street Outperforming the Red Cross in Hurricane Relief?"
Is horizontal organizing more effective…
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Today, Election Day 2012, marks a monumental turning point in our history. Will we as young people, people of color, and AMERICANS use our voices to make change and stand up for ourselves? A right that was fought for with blood, sacrifice and…Continue
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So today is Election day which means people of all shapes and sizes are excited to go out and vote, greet other voters, or my favorite: shop 20% off election day sales. Typically we show support of our candidates with bumper stickers, t-shirts, and hats but the 2012 Obama supporters aren't your typical supporters. Everything from socks, earrings and underwear does the trick.
I'm being a little presumptuous here, but if you're going shopping today or even this weekend for…
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