Yesterday, the New York Public Library opened its latest exhibition at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture - 'Unveiling Visions: The Alchemy of the Black Imagination' (October 1, 2015 - December 31, 2015). Curated by artist John Jennings and Reynaldo Anderson, the Afro-Futuristic Collection "showcases illustrations, graphic design, literature, posters, and mixed-media digital and analog artworks by 87 emerging, mid-career and acclaimed artists. The…Continue
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Check out this amazing podcast (via the New York Public Library) with critically acclaimed authors Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Zadie Smith. In their candid conversation (recorded at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture), the two writers discuss…Continue
If any year needed some new Public Enemy, it was 2015. The band's legendary mix of socio-political commentary, wry humor, and hyper-layered production has made them the rare hip-hop group that's been able to transcend and lead every era of the movement. Public Enemy has always stood alone, but increasingly every major hip-hop record has some Public Enemy DNA. So in a year where their radical call to arms and bombastic sound is suddenly dominating the…Continue
One thing that is evident at this year's New York Fashion Week (aside from the lack of black models) is the lack of black designers showcasing their work. The New York Times is tackling the issue in a new article, profiling notable Black designers Tracy Reese (pictured above), Carly Cushnie, co-designer of Cushnie et Ochs, Shayne Oliver of Hood by Air and Public School's Maxwell Osborne. Read the full article …Continue
Announced last week, AFROPUNK presents The Triptych will be airing on Public Television on February 9th through AfroPoP: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange. Produced by Matthew Morgan and Jocelyn Cooper of AFROPUNK and directed by Terence Nance and Barron Claiborne the…Continue
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AFROPUNK PRESENTS THE TRIPTYCH TO AIR FEBRUARY 9TH WITH LIVE PANEL DISCUSSION ON EPISODE TO TAKE PLACE FEBRUARY 3RD IN HARLEM. AFROPUNK has announced their participation in the innovative AfroPop: The Ultimate Cultural…
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November has been a month of unrest and upheaval soundtracked by heavy music, adventurous electronica, and soulful acoustic tunes. The first installment of our monthly series showcases new singles from legends like Neneh Cherry to up-and-comers like Benjamin Booker, as well as AFROPUNK FEST alumni Mykki Blanco and BLXPLTN.…Continue
Iconic hip-hop group Public Enemy will release deluxe editions of their 1988 album 'It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back' and their 1990 offering, 'Fear of a Black Planet'. Formed in Long Island, New York in 1982, Chuck D,Flavor Flav, DJ Lord, The S1W group, Khari Wynn and Professor Griff became a collective voice for the African American community, never one to shy away from their criticism of the American establishment. It was this politically charged nature that…Continue
The decision of “separate but equal” from the landmark 1896 Supreme Court case of Plessy v. Ferguson reversed the small progress that was made combating racism after the Civil War. The decision would trigger three distinct waves of boycotts by black American against racial discrimination. It also marked a dramatic surge of black entrepreneurship in the transportation field.
By Nick Douglas, AFROPUNK Contributor *…
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1990 was a beautiful year for hip-hop. Artists like Brand Nubian, A Tribe Called Quest, LL Cool J, Public Enemy and many others released works expressing how young, black men felt about the world at that time. Among all the albums released, even in their differences, they all carried the same 90’s feel. The same conscious vibration. These young artists were capturing black consciousness and pride into clever lyrics and old school record samples. The emergence of pride and…Continue
On Wednesday January 1, Leticia James became the first Black woman to be elected to citywide office in New York City. James was…Continue
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AFROPUNK Fam! 'Let Fury Have the Hour' is a dope film about creative counter-culture featuring Chuck D of Public Enemy, Tom Morello of Rage Against The Machine, Boots Riley of The Coup, Ian MacKaye of Minor Threat, Wayne Kramer of MC5, among others.
Sharing "powerful tales of how they transformed anger and angst into provocative art and ideas". Music, activism, skate, art, education and more.
The movie is…
No one could have prepared the city of Indianapolis for what took place on December 4, 2012. One the most influential hip hop groups of all time just happened to roll into town on a stop for their 14 city HipHopgods tour. Base!!! How Low Can You Go! You guessed it- Public Enemy! With a career that has spanned over 25 years, produced 85 tours, and a recent nomination for the 2013 Rock n Roll Hall of Fame, there seems to be no stopping for Public Enemy any time…Continue
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Flavor Flav's entire career has walked the line between deserved legend and self-parody. As the comedic yin to Chuck D's deadly serious yang, he was the sugar needed to swallow Chuck D's bitter medicine. These days Chuck D's ferocious political rhymes are most often credited for Public Enemy's success, with Flav's entire career having been essentially retconned by his current stint as a pandering reality TV star. It…Continue