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…
Added by The Race Card on August 12, 2016 at 1:00pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Gender Bent on June 21, 2016 at 1:48pm — No Comments
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.
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 …Continue
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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…
Added by Eye Candy on February 5, 2016 at 11:35am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Eye Candy on January 25, 2016 at 2:29pm — No Comments
Check out the work of photographer KHAFOFO. KHAFOFO is from Salvador, Brazil and is the founder of KHAFOFO Photography and Design. Like his bright yellow logo suggests, KHAFOFO's portfolio radiates with light as many of his models bathe in a wash of warmth. KHAFOFO shoots a diverse bunch of models in both color and black & white.
See more of KHAFOFO's work on…
Added by Eye Candy on January 19, 2016 at 6:30pm — No Comments
Salvador's Helen Mozao is a feminist photographer who specializes in editorial street photography. Many of her series' explore afro-Brazilian identities and alternative culture, including a series called 'Pele Preta Tatuada', an exploration of tattooed black skin.
Added by Eye Candy on January 13, 2016 at 12:30pm — No Comments
Take a look at the work of pop artist and painter Samuel Mougey. Mougey has a diverse body of street art-inspired work that ranges from portraits of artistic greats like Erykah Badu, Ayo, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Lenny Kravitz, and Patrice to graphic design renderings of animals. Even if he's not creating art in public spaces, Mougey's work is layered with gritty textures and graffiti imagery. See some of his…Continue
Added by Eye Candy on January 13, 2016 at 11:29am — No Comments
Check these street style shots by Whosthefreshest for AFROPUNK! Today's photos were taken at the Stevie Boi Fashion Show during New York Fashion Week, showcasing the designer's eyewear designs.
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Check out the work of Martinique's street art collective NPL (Mada PAINT). Founded by graffiti artists James and R-MAN in the 80s, the collective are recognised for bringing color and their signature art to the streets of the Caribbean country. Take a look at some of their pieces below.
By Alexander Aplerku, AFROPUNK Contributor…
Check out the work of Dominican visual artist Edison Montero aka Eddaviel (known for his signature "Afro Girls"). Montero graduated from the School of Arts of the Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo and heads comic book and illustrations company Moro Studio. With both his large and smaller scale works, the illustrator/muralist centers his work on celebrating women - and their voluminous fros. Explore his work, below!…Continue
As legendary photographer Bill Cunningham once said, "The best fashion show is definitely on the street. Always has been, and always will be." On that note, check out the latest captures from NYC based Who's the Freshest? - the mission: documenting unique personal style. Explore the images, below.…
Shot by French Gold photography, our new streetstyle series is a celebration of all the style and fashion from within our AFROPUNK community - exploring indivIdual style and the minds behind them. On that note, meet young Skater and model Lulu.
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY…
Hometown: Connecticut (moved to Harlem, NY, last year)…Continue
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Do you want to see more films about street harassment that feature badass women of color? I'm directing a short action/fantasy film called Violation about a…Continue
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By: Nathan Leigh, AFROPUNK Soundcheck Editor
2 years in…Continue
Added by Sound Check on September 16, 2013 at 4:59pm — No Comments
Oh, I'm sorry.. You thought you saw some fashion in the street? Oh, You wanted to talk about street fashion? You wanted to talk about AFROPUNKS really putting on at AFROPUNK FEST '13. BANG. The Roger Kisby photo-booth was QUITE the apex of style and sho-nuff.…Continue
Added by Safety Pins on August 30, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments
Street Style photographer aagdolla hits the streets of NYC to bring us his top street styles of the week. Which styles are your feeling?…Continue
Added by Safety Pins on August 12, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments
Here's your weekly dose of Street Style from AFROPUNK's own aagdolla. Summer style is varied, layered and of course HOT on the streets of NYC. What looks are you feeling?…Continue
Added by Safety Pins on August 2, 2013 at 5:00pm — No Comments