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Washington-based experimental exhibit unites US & Caribbean black communities with breathtaking art

A professor once told me, “If it’s not pushing boundaries, it’s not doing the work and if it’s not doing the work, don’t bother doing it!” And pushing boundaries is exactly what Tacoma, Washington-based COLORED art exhibit is doing. Curated by Christopher Paul Jordan, the exhibit combines augmented reality, social media, and public art to facilitate dialogue between Black artists from the United States and the Caribbean. The African diaspora is vast and our experiences…

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Added by Eye Candy on January 18, 2017 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Issa Rae and Jussie Smollett team up to produce new millennial webseries “Giants”

Although Issa Rae didn’t nab any awards at this year’s Golden Globes, it’s clear that her story is far from over. Teaming up with Empire star Jussie Smollett and director James Bland, they’re set to release a project on Youtube, the platform where she created the series Awkward Black Girl, which catapulted her into the spotlight. “Giants” is a series about three Black millennials approaching the age of 30 and the realizations that despite their age, haven’t quite mastered…

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Added by Eye Candy on January 18, 2017 at 1:22pm — No Comments

Canadian creative DJ Stop snaps street style shots of black Canadians in Winnipeg

Shot late last Spring in Assiniboine Park in Winnipeg, creative DJ Stop assembled a group of black Canadians, each from different places, who all share the experience of living in a predominately white area and struggle to find places to get their hair done and to find friends (like each other) who share similar interests in style and fashion. To celebrate their unique aesthetics and the end of the harsh Canadian winter, the models and DJ took to the park to snag…

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Added by Eye Candy on December 15, 2016 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

Heavy metal artist Sidney Black is bringing a grotesque aesthetic to even grimmer sounds

There are few genres of music that balance the intensity and humanity of the grotesque quite like heavy metal and punk rock, but Sidney Black is doing just that. The hip hop leaning heavy metal rocker is creating visuals that invoke the horrorcore, with an undead aesthetic pervading his visuals. The music is metal hip hop, an amalgamation of the ferocious cadence found in the concrete jungle and the raw rage that finds its home in the pit. With clear influences from Nine Inch… Continue

Added by Sound Check on December 14, 2016 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Stream Tuneful TV’s coverage of of AFROPUNK London #TBT



Oh how we miss the AFROPUNK London. So many beautiful Black Europeans getting their lives and it seems like only yesterday that we were vibing hard to Skinny Girl diet, Nova Twins, and the Noisettes. Luckily for us, Tuneful TV covered the festival and got some dope interviews with the attendees, so let’s take a quick journey back in time to feel all that Black love and great vibes again. Stream the videos below!



By T. McLendon,…
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Added by Sound Check on December 8, 2016 at 1:10pm — No Comments

Brazilian photo editorial “Cabeça de Nego” celebrates Black hair and freedom of expression

Much like the United States, Brazil is a country built upon the backs of African and indigenous exploitation. Because of it, Black Brazilians are marginalized, often discriminated against because of their socioeconomic status and attitudes towards their appearance. Very little, if any, positive representation of AfroBrazilians exist in Brazilian popular culture, but independent artists are changing the narrative with their own celebrations of Blackness. Creative director…

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Added by Eye Candy on December 7, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments

Black & British: Watch documentaries from the BBC series!

Starting last month, BBC has begun to celebrate the Blackness within its borders by kicking off a season of programming highlighting Black culture and Black British accomplishments through film and television. To this end, over 8 hours of original programming have been prepared for this moment, focusing primarily on documentaries about the contributions Black people have made to British history as well as contemporary narratives surrounding identity and nationality in…

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Added by Eye Candy on December 6, 2016 at 11:16am — No Comments

Queer in Nigeria: new short film explores life & violence in a country where queerness is criminalized

Queerness on the continent is often met with persecution, violence, and ostracism, and new legislation has been popping up in West and Central Africa criminalizing gender identity and sexual preference at an alarming rate. New documentary “XIV” is a short film following RXMXT visual artist and aspiring filmmaker from Lagos, currently residing in Galesburg, Illinois, and the struggles as an openly queer person in one of the most “progressive” countries in West Africa, and a…

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Added by Eye Candy on December 2, 2016 at 12:04pm — 2 Comments

VIDEO PREMIERE: Ska band Judge Roughneck join Fishbone's Angelo Moore in cover of classic "Mirror In the Bathroom" in new video

Not many can do justice to classics, but Judge Roughneck and Fishbone’s Angelo Moore combine for this rework of The English Beat’s classic is effortless. "Mirror In The Bathroom" takes Judge Roughneck's blend of ska & reggae to its peak, paying tribute to both the early '80's British 2-Tone movement and the original jazz-laced ska of Jamaica and infused with soul. The in-studio visual showcases the vibrant energy that radiates from this outfit, plenty of soul and…

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Added by Sound Check on December 1, 2016 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Upcoming Sly Stone documentary features Bobby Womack, Cornel West and many more

A new documentary on legendary funk and soul trailblazer Sly Stone is coming to Slamdance Festival in January! Best known as the lead singer and producer for Sly and the Family Stone, Sly is often credited for helping to usher in the creative and sonic content that would come to characterize funk, rock, R&B, soul, and psychedelia. On Sly’s impact, Cornel West says that he wouldn’t be who he is without the song ‘Everyday People,’ originally released in 1968 on the album… Continue

Added by Sound Check on December 1, 2016 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Stream Ethiopian Afro-Futuristic film "Crumbs," for free online

Afrofuturism is alive and well! Director Miguel Llansó of Lanzadera Filmsjust released “Crumbs,” an Ethiopian post-apocalyptic sci-fi film for the whole wide world to see. Available via Vimeo and Indiepix, the film follows the lead character, Candy, a physically differently abled Ethiopian man and a woman who he affectionately calls Birdy. The description of the film reads, “Tired of picking up the crumbs of…

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Added by Eye Candy on November 29, 2016 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

VIDEO PREMIERE: Stream Zurich songstress Brandy Butler’s otherworldly visual for her enchanting single ‘Spell’

Everybody feels someone else’s magic sometimes. So when you press play on ‘Spell’ by Brandy Butler, let the magic wash over you and wrap you in its sweet embrace, but only if you’re willing to fall in deep. Butler, a Zurich-based, Pennsylvania bred jazz singer, is borrowing from electronic, folk and soul vibes in her song ‘Spell,’ casting a couple of her own in the process. The video, which was crafted by a team consisting of director Nicole Pfister, assistant director…

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Added by Sound Check on November 29, 2016 at 10:00am — No Comments

MOVIE PREMIERE: Seattle tap dance and social justice studio puts their passion in protest in new documentary “Hell You Talmbout”

"America's youth are listening, mindful and aware. The youth are watching and they are affected by our decisions (political, economically, spiritually) and they are holding us accountable to make a bright future for them." Reflect on these words by Joseph Webb for a moment. The past few years have been all turmoil and very little progress. With Black lives being lost at the hands of law enforcement at such a steady rate, people have turned to protest in various ways, but very… Continue

Added by Eye Candy on November 28, 2016 at 10:20am — No Comments

FEATURE: Brazilian Artists Use Graffiti to Bridge African Roots and Feminism - in English and Portuguese

Stefany “Fany” Lima is a graffiti artist born and raised in Embu das Artes, a municipality of Sao Paulo known for its artistic community. She originally began working with graffiti as an event photographer in 2011. Within two years she began to develop her own work, constructing a unique style that blends her Afro-Brazilian ancestry with Black Feminism.



Stefany Lima, Fany, como assina em seus trabalhos, é paulista de Embu das Artes, atualmente mora em…

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Added by Eye Candy on September 8, 2016 at 4:30pm — No Comments

OP-ED: Know Your Black History: The American Lie of Black Underachievement (We are on to this)

Today a new generation of Americans are becoming activists. These people are on to something. These Americans are on to the lie of American history. The lie is that black Americans are underachievers and lack initiative. Nothing could be further from the truth.



This point was driven home to me after a visit to New Orleans and then meeting my cousin who was attending a NMA conference in Los Angeles. 




The National Medical Association (NMA) is…

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Added by The Race Card on August 12, 2016 at 1:00pm — No Comments

FEATURE: Femmes destroy street harassment with satirical #NoWomanEver hashtag on Twitter

If you’re a femme or femme presenting person who has walked down the street, chances are you’ve had a masc person shout unsolicited greetings, commands, and sexual commentary at you while you’re making your way from A to B. There’s a good chance that some man has approached you and tried to negotiate with or convince you to engage with them or be available to them on a personal level. Which, you know, is a very strange position to put a complete stranger, and that’s really…

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Added by Gender Bent on June 21, 2016 at 1:48pm — No Comments

FEATURE: Digital artist TAKO mixes eclectic street style and quirky personalities for unique character illustrations

TAKO aka Terence Maluleke is another student from South Africa’s The Animation School who is currently killing it in the animator/digital/illustrated arts. He is a digital art and animator whose work is recognizable for his character’s lanky forms and expressive facial expressions. There’s also a cohesiveness in his color palettes, which tend to run in earthy tones with pops of neon, giving his work a luminescent quality.



By Erin…

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Added by Eye Candy on June 16, 2016 at 5:00pm — 4 Comments

FEATURE: Check out the lovely editorial work of NYC-based photographer Jeff Salomon

Starting the morning off with some beautiful faces and strong photography by Jeff Salomon, an NYC-based photographer. Salomon has been dabbling in the photographic arts since 2009, taking candid, editorial, and beauty shots of models, friends, and artists around the city. Follow him on Instagram and …

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Added by Eye Candy on March 17, 2016 at 10:00am — No Comments

FEATURE: See Donald Masoga’s take on the street fashion scene of Neighbourgoods Market, Braamfontein, Johannesburg

Donald Masoga is an up-and-coming photographer from Johannesburg, South Africa who has a deep passion for representing the stories of African people through his artwork. “My vision is to tell African stories via Photography. People, moments, fashion, trends, and art are the things that I focus on most of the time when I take photos. And I'm inspired by AFROPUNK,” says Masoga.



Masoga’s street photography shows off the impeccable fashion, style, and swag…

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Added by Eye Candy on February 5, 2016 at 11:35am — No Comments

FEATURE: Familiarity - Street Art in Occupied Palestine

You are a ward of a state that does not love you and will not let you forget it. A place that constantly reminds you of your inhumanity in its eyes, with allies more comfortable with you as a victim than a man.

Your life is a series of indignities, small and large. Palms to the wall, eyes level, legs spread—a demeanor that implies no sudden moves. The boot nudging apart your heels a reminder of your place. A reminder of the terrible things that are…

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Added by Eye Candy on January 25, 2016 at 2:29pm — No Comments

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