I haven't posted at all since a few months ago but I would like to make this my official hello.
My name is Ayron Jones, I'm a guitar player out of Seattle, Washington with my group, Ayron Jones and The Way. Afro-Punk has inspired me and helped me take my music to the next level. As far as I know, we're the only black rock act in Seattle, which is a shame because Seattle has such a rich history of black musicians and rock music. I suppose it's just a sign…
"Brooklyn's Afro-Punk Festival (...) aims to explore the nexus between hip-hop, punk, and urban black culture. It's the kind of place where folks of all shapes, sizes, and colors can be spotted with Metallica, Joy Division, and Green Day T-shirts. Bands like Living Colour and Fishbone are the festival's touchstones, and of course Bad Brains, D.C.'s legendary hardcore band, who, along with Mos Def, headlined the event's sixth annual installment." Source:…Continue
AP Family, it's that time of year again! We're excited to announce that the 2010 Afro-Punk Festival will hit New York City on June 26th - 27th. This year we are taking the festival to two other cities: Atlanta & Chicago (dates coming soon)! • Most importantly, we need to know which bands from the Afro-Punk community (here on afropunk.com) you would like to see tear up that stage! Sound off below with your comments and feel free to add links to the band's page…Continue
Sly Stone is definitely an original Afro-Punk! Here is a preview of "Higher: The Story Of Sly Stone", a documentary anticipated to be released in 2010. An opportunity to get to know the "psychedelic funk legend" a little better. Featuring rare footage, interviews and much more. We're really looking forward to its release! - L C-D… Continue
A call to writers/ bloggers/ photographers/ nerds/ artists/ dancers/ dorks/ fashionistas/ all time geekery/ all around freakery.... We here at Afropunk are looking for contributors! If you have some ideas about writing an article, having your own video blog, performing a virtual lap dance, make a suggestion, etc., on Afropunk.com please send us your info at firstname.lastname@example.org. In your email; Tell us a little about yourself and send us a sample, be it…
What's up Afro Punk. I'm Dorian. Coming at you from the Deep, dark, damp recesses of the Dirty South in the fucking Bayou. New Orleans, Louisiana. Everyone thinks that New Orleans is the land of sinful opportunity, where people walk around, dicks whipped out with hats on ready and rarin' to fuck.
Ladies in heat, swingin' from the balconies, titties…
Sex. A subject that is often thought about, rarely talked about, and can lead a sane person to do some "not so sane" things. So why is it that most people feel threatened to discuss sex in an open forum? And just because someone enjoys a good session in the sheets, does that automatically make them promiscuous? In "My Dirty Laundry," featured blogger, Dorian, will air out her sex stories and discuss her trials and tribulations in the dating world as a black punk burlesque…Continue
Starting today, we're bringing you some dope new features on afropunk.com, right in the Blogs section! Each contributor will capture the life of our community and bring their special brand of thought-provoking articles, videos and comic strips.
Added by Afro-Punk on February 8, 2010 at 6:00pm —
Mainstream media would make us think that being Black means being a pimp or a ho. Well obviously we're not having that! Here we'll be showcasing outstanding Black individuals, their achievements, their lifestyle and more. People who do cool stuff for their community, people who succeed where they're not expected to, people who break boundaries, you name…Continue
Added by T.O.B.E. on February 4, 2010 at 8:00pm —
College is a time for people to discover their individuality and purpose in life, all while trying to make friends, dates, and decent grades. So what happens when you're a die-hard feminist who practices your own religion at a private historically black college? Who knows, but featured blogger, Twyla Cummings, will reveal her take on college life while staying true to her no bull-shit approach on female empowerment.
*In "Dorm Room Diaries of a Fem Nerd," Twyla will…Continue
If the word "politics" sends a looming chill of boredom and contemplative depression, you're not alone. Many people fear looking like a terrorist, so they don't admit to not fully grasping American policies or the under workings of the judicial system. Instead, when a policy conversation arises, most people understand about 15 percent of what's really going on and for the other 85 percent -- put on the look of concern meets constipation face to appear really moved by the…Continue
If you didn't think Afro-punk could get any more awesome, we went ahead and had our first 20 city music and arts tour. Headlined by poet, musician, and feathered out, Saul Williams, Afro-punk shared our Brooklyn based festival to the U.S. featuring more than 15 Afro-punk bands, artists, and BMX bike riders. Follow our city-by-city experience with featured blogger and photographer, Whitney Summer, as she catches the shows, the bands, the fans, and all that good shit along the…Continue
We all know how folks categorize punks. We're the kids who look differently, dress differently, and will more than likely try to light something on fire. So it's strange that in the 30+ years that punk has been alive (and grappling with its existence) the music has evolved into a fairly homogenized sound. While every band has their own variation on the formula, the one-two punch of the kick-snare beat, a rapid-fire picked bass line, twin guitars heavily distorted through a…Continue
Just when we thought comics were a novelty of the past, we found cartoonist, Keith Knight, who has the dopest collection work called the "K Chronicles." Based out of San Fransisco, Keith's cartoons are a single-panel glimpse of current events and politics impaction communities of color.
New feature coming soon to afropunk.com! Continue
The point of the column is to encourage candor about race both within the Afropunk community (where it lives and is thriving) and highlight these dialogues where they exist OUTSIDE the Afropunk community. I feel that mainstream presentations of femininity in our culture are almost exclusively of white women. Romantic comedies rarely feature interracial casts, women's magazines don't do nearly enough for women of color, and within these depictions of womanhood the message for…Continue
Retired astronaut Gen. Charles Bolden is the current National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Administrator. Picked by President Barack Obama and confirmed by the U.S. Senate, He is the first African-American to head the agency on a permanent basis.
Born in 1946 in segregated South Carolina, he had to study in a blacks-only school. His perseverance and high grades earned him a spot at the U.S. Naval Academy. He then became one of the United Sates Marine Corps'…Continue
Added by T.O.B.E. on January 28, 2010 at 3:30pm —