This past weekend, Kanye West premiered two new songs on Saturday Night Live from his forthcoming album, Yeezus, titled “New Slaves” and “Black Skinhead.” The new music, following the premier of the “New Slaves” music video projected on 66 buildings across the globe last Friday, suggests West is returning to the social…Continue
The 'Dark Girls' documentary sparked a big conversation in the AP community when we told you about it two years ago. The movie tackles colorism and features interviews of women with dark skin tones about their experiences, not only in the world at large, but also within the Black community. It will premiere on OWN network in June in the US. Check out the trailer below. Will you be…Continue
Former Black Panther Party member Assata Shakur is the first woman to be added to the FBI's 'Most Wanted Terrorists' list, with a $2 million reward offered for her capture. Hiphopandpolitics published an opinion piece stating: "Can you imagine if the FBI was this diligent about going after Wall Street Bankers who defrauded millions of…Continue
Best of luck! Variety reports that infamous "Awkward Black Girl" web series creator Issa Rae will co-host a talk show similar to 'The View' with Angela Burt-Murray, Erin Jackson, Rene Syler and Malinda Williams. The show, 'Exhale', will launch in June on Magic Johnson’s cable network…Continue
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Ignited at the intersection of social commentary and imagination, the cultural undercurrent of Afrofuturism critiques and examines Black subjectivity through the lens of science-fiction. Popularized by such musicians as Sun Ra, George Clinton and, most recently, Janelle Monáe, the Afrofuturist aesthetic has come into conversation amongst a new generation of youth and young adults that literally experience the world as cyborgs, both existing in person and as their online avatars…Continue
Now that the full track has been revealed by Mark Ronson on East Village Radio (stream below), what's your verdict on Andre 3000 & Beyonce's Cover Of Amy Winhouse's 'Back To Black'? Did they murder the song in a good way or a bad way? The track is from The Great Gatsby soundtrack.…Continue
Hi guys, please tell us what you think about the piece The New York Times recently published about the Procter & Gamble campaign "My Black Is Beautiful", their new documentary "Imagine A Future", while the company also makes/markets skin-bleaching products.
"The documentary does not mention that Olay, a Procter & Gamble…
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
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
Looking for nerdy black girls to interview about their dating experiences and expectations of a mate. Hit up my inbox or reply to this. This will be posted on the site listed below.Continue
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Are you tired of hearing "Mixed kids are the cutest kids"? What the hell is this theory about anyway?
TheRoot.com published a piece about this topic.
Excerpts: "A friend got the biscuit analogy. Wait for it: God burned black people and undercooked white people, but removed her from the heavenly oven at the perfect moment, she was told. Awkward. Well-intended. Poorly…
We've recently been a little obsessed musician/producer/madman Adrian Younge and his project "Adrian Young Presents Venice Dawn". However, Younge may best be known for editing and scoring the 2009 cult classic film Black Dynamite, as well as proving music for the Black Dynamite…Continue
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Nina Simone's camp is not having it. They feel that Zoe Saldana's response to the biopic/"Blackface" controversy is not appropriate.
Excerpts from their statement: "Do we really expect her to grasp the subtleties of colorism? (The subtleties of…
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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50 years since the Beatles' famous performance on the Ed Sullivan show and their legacy is more complicated than ever. Were they the greatest song writers of all time, or massively overrated? Were they the band responsible for watering down rock and roll and making it safe for white suburban audiences or were they band responsible for pushing it radical new directions? Can they be all those things? (yes.) Every punk goes through a phase of rejecting the Beatles followed by a…Continue
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AFROPUNK FEST 2013 is right around the corner! We're bringing you another weekend of food, fun, sun and beautiful people August 24th and August 25th 2013 at Commodore Barry Park in Brooklyn, NY. Mark your calendars and join us in…Continue
Singer and civil rights activist Nina Simone would have been 80 this week. The rightly titled High-Priestess of Soul cut an unimpeachable string of 40 records in her career. While musically, her songs fall pretty squarely in line with the vocal jazz sounds of the late 50's, her songs have not aged into elegance and irrelevance the way many of her contemporaries have. Listening to the landmark 1964 live album Nina Simone in Concert, her performance isn't merely electric.…Continue
Have you heard the news? The Ku Klux Klan is planning a big rally in Memphis. The fight is not over...
Rawstory.com reports: A Ku Klux Klan leader named Edward, who goes by the title “KKK Exalted Cyclops,” is promising the “largest” rally in Memphis history after the city decided to remove Confederate names from three parks.
'Zwarte Piet' basically amounts to a Black Face tradition in the Netherlands. Is it time to stop the madness?
Filmmaker Shantrelle P. Lewis wants to document this and ask questions in a documentary. The project's Kickstarter page explains:
"According to folklore, Sinterklaas arrives in the Netherlands via…
This day is everyday if we allow it to be and not hush up whats going on in our communities. I know my status and so should you. I spent the day talking to my college's SAGA group about the issue and joining the Student Global AIDS…Continue
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