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AFROPUNK Announces Inaugural Atlanta Festival + Additions To NYC Line Up

AFROPUNK ANNOUNCES INAUGURAL ATLANTA FESTIVAL + ADDITIONS TO NYC LINE UP  

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ATLANTA LINEUP TO INCLUDE D’ANGELO AND THE VANGUARD, FLYING LOTUS, SANTIGOLD, DEATH GRIPS, TYLER, THE CREATOR, PUBLIC ENEMY AND MORE…
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Added by Sound Check on July 7, 2015 at 5:30am — No Comments

OP-ED: "Black history is some of the most inspiring American history of all"

I reject the nonsense that American History is not Black History. I saw an article making this claim sometime ago. Black history is some of the most inspiring American history of all. Black people, both free and slaves, fought against slavery continually from the day the first slaves were taken from Africa to the Americas. Many fought being taken from Africa or being delivered to the Americas as slaves. Numerous ships carrying slaves to America had revolts or were…

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Added by The Establishment on July 3, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments

FEATURE: Grace Jones Shares Cover Of Her Upcoming Memoir - Titled, 'I’ll Never Write My Memoirs'

Check out the cover of Grace Jones upcoming memoir - aptly tiled 'I’ll Never Write My Memoirs'. In regards to the much anticipated memoir (released Sept. 29 via Gallery Books), Jones says: "I wrote a song called 'Art Groupie'. First line said "I'll never write my memoirs" - that was a long time…

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Added by Eye Candy on June 30, 2015 at 7:30am — 2 Comments

FEATURE: Black Life Through A Black Lens - Young Photographers Taking Control Of Their Images And Their Careers

We will take one trillion photos this year. DSLRs will hang from the necks of professionals and novices alike, a gateway drug to more lenses, more accessories. Our camera phones will continue to convince us a masterpiece is a filter away. Image making has become a part of our daily…

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Added by Eye Candy on June 22, 2015 at 7:30am — No Comments

FEATURE: Empowering Black Women - The Bold Photography of Erica Jones

Take a look at these bold images from Saint Louis photographer Erica Jones. Centering her work on black women, Jones tells us: "I focus on black women, empowering them through reoccurring images of beautiful black women. The more black women you see the more confident you feel in your own skin as a black woman." Explore her photography below (note: some images are NSFW).

By Alexander Aplerku,…

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Added by Eye Candy on June 5, 2015 at 7:30am — 6 Comments

FEATURE: Dad and Daughter Recreate Images of Iconic Black Women - 'The Black Heroines Project'

Take a look at 'The Black Heroines Project', lensed by Brooklyn-based photographer Marc Bushelle. In this photo series, Bushelle photographs his 5-year-old daughter Lily as she embodies iconic black women - from the likes of Toni Morrison to upcoming AFROPUNK Fest performer Grace Jones. He states that he wanted to "teach Lily about history…

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Added by Eye Candy on June 3, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments

AFROPUNK ANNOUNCES NYC FESTIVAL LINEUP FOR AUGUST 22ND & 23RD W/ AFROPUNK ATL TO FOLLOW

AFROPUNK, the now world renowned Festival that just took place in Paris last month, has announced the lineup up for its flagship Festival, AFROPUNK Brooklyn to take place August 22nd & 23rd at Brooklyn's Commodore Barry Park. The 2015 AFROPUNK Festival, whose lineup includes Lenny Kravitz, Grace Jones, Kelis, Danny Brown, Suicidal Tendencies, Thundercat, GoldLink, Kaytranada, Curtis Harding and many more (full lineup below) will…

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Added by Sound Check on June 2, 2015 at 9:30am — 10 Comments

FEATURE: "Color and Patterns" - the latest from photographer Dex R. Jones

Check out the latest editorial from photographer Dex R. Jones. The images were shot for Txture Magazine and features model Destiny Owusu. Jones says that the editorial "plays on color and patterns, showcasing the hottest seasonal fashions with splashes of African influences". Explore the vibrant captures below.…

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Added by Safety Pins on May 15, 2015 at 3:00pm — No Comments

The AFROPUNK PARIS 2015 Deezer Playlist

Check out the first of our AFROPUNK PARIS 2015 Deezer playlists;  featuring Lianne La Havas, Lion Babe, Twin Shadow, Willow Smith, Leon Bridges and more - all performing at the upcoming festival.…

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Added by Sound Check on April 20, 2015 at 2:00pm — No Comments

AFROPUNK PARIS: Twin Shadow, Lolawolf, Lion Babe join Lianne La Havas, Willow Smith & more on the line-up

AFROPUNK Fam, as you know we're taking the AFROPUNK Festival to Paris! The event will take place May 23rd & 24th at the renowned and beautiful Le Trianon located in the heart of Paris with performances by Lianne La Havas, Willow Smith, Jaden Smith, Leon Bridges, Youth Man, Keziah Jones, Patrice, The Bots, Young Paris and more.

Lolawolf, Twin Shadow and Lion Babe have just been added to the line-up.

In true AFROPUNK form the festival will…

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Added by AFROPUNK on April 7, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments

FEATURE: Grace Jones Documentary gets the green light from BBC Films

A new documentary on the life of iconic Jamaican musician and supermodel Grace Jones has received the green light from the film unit of the BBC (British Broadcasting Company). The documentary (reportedly in the works for seven years) was announced among a number of projects that will be commissioned in celebration of the film division's 25th anniversary. Titled 'Grace jones: The Musical Of My Life' and directed by Sophie Fiennes,…

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Added by Sound Check on March 26, 2015 at 2:00pm — 4 Comments

AFROPUNK PARIS: May 23-24 at Le Trianon Featuring Lianne La Havas, Willow Smith & many more

We're taking the AFROPUNK festival to Paris, France! The event will take place May 23rd & 24th at the renowned and beautiful Le Trianon located in the heart of Paris with performances by Lianne La Havas, Willow Smith, Jaden Smith, Leon Bridges, Youth Man, Keziah Jones, Patrice, The Bots, Young Paris and more to be announced soon. In true AFROPUNK form the festival will also serve as a cultural experience with food, live painting by local artists, an acoustic stage and more.…

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Added by AFROPUNK on March 25, 2015 at 5:00am — 9 Comments

FEATURE: Fashion spotlight - Legendary Paris based designer XULY Bët

Check out legendary fashion label Xuly Bët (translated as “watch out” in Wolof). Created by Malian designer Lamine Badian Kouyate, the Paris fashion label is known for its bold expression - its signatures being the use of synthetic materials (a lot hand-dyed in Senegal), fake fur, and T-shirts with provocative slogans. Explore the designs of XULY…

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Added by Safety Pins on March 4, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments

FEATURE: Is Grace Jones going on tour?

Having announced upcoming performances at various festivals in Europe and an appearance set for september 27th at the Hollywood Bowl, there is growing speculation that the legendary Grace Jones will embark on a tour this year. If these upcoming performance dates are anything to go by, it seems that we may be in luck. More info on dates, below; plus, some classic Grace Jones.…

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Added by Sound Check on February 11, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments

FEATURE: Meet Drummer Daru Jones - "Jack White's Secret Weapon"

Renowned drummer Daru Jones (most notable for being the drummer of Jack White) recently sat down with Esquire magazine for an in depth interview; discussing music, childhood, and his predecessor Meg White. Check out some excerpts, below, and get into the full interview here. …

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Added by Sound Check on February 10, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments

FEATURE: In search of boys with afros - The 'Finding Dante' Project

Rico Washington, a New York based journalist, has gained much attention for his recent collaboration with sociopolitical artist Shino Yanagawa - a photojournalism project currently displayed at the Brooklyn Historical Society called 'We The People: The Citizens of NYCHA in Pictures + Words' (includes…

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Added by Eye Candy on February 10, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments

FEATURE: "What About the Grief of Mothers of Slain Daughters?"

Following the fatal shooting of Mike Brown and the concurring events, most are now aware of the failings of the U.S. justice system and its incessant maltreatment of black men. However, this spotlight (in particular the attention of the media) seems to have bypassed black women, countless cases of women murdered by police ignored in media coverage - in case mass media didn't know, …

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Added by The Establishment on January 30, 2015 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

INTERVIEW: A conversation with poet and artist Tasha Jones

“Hello Beautiful.” This phrase was tagged by Writer, Artist, and Model, Tasha Jones when she noticed a group of children discussing who among them was the blackest. She soon discovered that many of these same children did not view themselves in a positive way, so she empowered them by affirming that they were beautiful. If you ever have a chance to see Tasha Jones perform, you will somehow leave feeling that you have the ability to reach your dreams. She…

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Added by Eye Candy on January 28, 2015 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

FEATURE: Photographer, Dex R. Jones: The Beauty in Black

"Everything that has ever existed has come out of some darkness but we are afraid of the dark and we demonize the word black", says photographer Dex R. Jones who uses his portraits as a message to showcase beauty in its full capacity. And although what he exclaims is truth, according to preconceived notions, the color black is represented as any and everything negatively charged or ugly. This idea curses the divinity that the color black holds making the label, or…

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Added by Eye Candy on January 26, 2015 at 7:30am — No Comments

FEATURE: 'Police Kill Black Women All The Time, Too'

One of the biggest misconceptions that has come out of events post the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown, is that black women are immune to these encounters, and the institutionalised racism of the United States' police service and Justice system. Black Lives Matter is the chant heard around many of the ongoing protests, however are we unconsciously saying that only the lives of black men matter. As a recently published article by…

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Added by The Establishment on December 12, 2014 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

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