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AFROPUNK's Blog Posts Tagged 'History' (8)

'The View' Shouts Out AP Member Nikki Lynette's Satirical BHM Blog Post About Her White Friends

In addition to being a singer/MC/producer, member Nikki Lynette blogs. Her satirical Black History Month post "10 things my White Friends should do for me during BHM" got some love on national TV (and obviously…


Added by AFROPUNK on February 6, 2012 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

Book: Share Your Thoughts About 'Makeda' by Randall Robinson

Hey guys, we'd love to hear what you think of Randall Robinson's book 'Makeda'. Have you read it yet? If not check it out and share your reviews with us in the comments. Here's some info about the book: "Part coming-of-age story, part spiritual journey, and part love story, Makeda is a universal tale of family, heritage, and the ties that bind. It is about the people who help to shape and mold us, and lead us into the light. Appealing to the deepest sense of who we are, Robinson…


Added by AFROPUNK on November 21, 2011 at 12:45pm — 1 Comment

Black Music History Month: Top 10 Black Guitarists?

Not sure if you're aware of this, but US President Barack Obama proclaimed June 2011 'Black Music History Month', and even mentioned rock in the official proclamation: "The artistic depth of soul, rock and roll, and hip-hop not only bring together people across our Nation, but also energize and shape the creativity of artists around the world", it reads. In honor of this, popular/mainstream Black news website… Continue

Added by AFROPUNK on June 8, 2011 at 1:04pm — 23 Comments

AP History Month: Grace Jones Is Punk As Hell!

So it's Black History Month. Most media outlets are busy honoring the usual historical figures of African descent, as they should. But this is Afro-punk, and it's time to take minute to acknowledge the ultimate counter-culture soldier, Ms. Bad-Ass herself, singer/songwriter/performer/model/actress Grace Jones. I don't care how old you are, you need to know that Grace owns this shit, the timeless talent, the "fuck you" attitude, the outrageous fashion, the political lyrics. Don't…


Added by AFROPUNK on February 21, 2011 at 6:00pm — 33 Comments

Afro-punk Celebrates Black History Month: Dosunmu Uses Film to tell the Story Untold

This is the story of a man who was once a stylist assistant who went on to become one of the most recognized photographers and film makers in the industry.  Call it his utter frustration with the lack of images he thought should be recognized in the film and print media, or just being creatively ambitious, while working as design assistant for Yves Saint-Laurent, Andrew Dosunmu went to a local flea market in Paris to… Continue

Added by AFROPUNK on February 16, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Afro-punk History Month: Prince, the Musical Rebel Who Refuses to be Cheated by the Internet

While the rest of his neighborhood friends were teasing him about his chronic epileptic seizures, he was closely monitoring his father, a professional piano player, master his craft.  By age seven when the neighborhood kids were planning sleep overs, he had already completed writing and producing his first song, "Funk Machine."  While many people were sheepishly attempting to score record deals with any label, at 18-years-old, he had landed a contract with Warner Bros, who… Continue

Added by AFROPUNK on February 7, 2011 at 8:30pm — 30 Comments

WTF?! Confederate History Month?

Alright, let us get this straight. Virginia Governor (Republican Bob McDonnell) has issued a proclamation declaring April 'Confederate History Month', angering Virginia NAACP & Legislative Black Caucus, and other civil rights leaders. Granted, the official declaration only talks about 'understanding' and 'remembering' this part of US History (you know, the part where some White Southerners fought to secede from the Union and uphold slavery). But knowing that the…

Added by AFROPUNK on April 7, 2010 at 5:30pm — 12 Comments

Spin Magazine - Black Rock: An Oral History


In the 1980s, a brotherhood of bands led by Fishbone and Living Colour refused to let their race dictate the style of music they played. Here's how they splashed onto the scene, how they struggled to stay afloat, and what they're doing now.

By David Browne 10.23.08 5:12 PM

"In 2008, indie-rock bands with black members virtually amount… Continue

Added by AFROPUNK on January 6, 2009 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

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