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Tomi Lahren is suspended for being pro-choice, being a racist bigot was OK though?

Racist conservative commentator Tomi Lahren was suspended from her job at TheBlaze for “at least a week” following comments made while appearing on The View that she was, somehow, pro-choice. "I can sit ... as a Republican, and I can say that 'You know what, I'm for limited government, so stay out of my guns and you can stay out of my body as well,'" Lahren said on Friday. She went on to call fellow Republicans who believe in small government, but believe the government should… Continue

Added by AFROPUNK on March 21, 2017 at 10:26am — No Comments

Black Like Basquiat — An essay by Ekow Eshun

Lately I’ve been asking myself the question, how does it feel to be black? Specifically, that is, in a period marked by unprecedented visibility and perilous vulnerability for black people. An era of dizzying artistic achievement, from Steve McQueen and Kendrick Lamar to Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Marlon James and Ta-Nehisi Coates. And an era of racist oppression and murder, from the streets of Ferguson to a church full of worshippers in Charleston.



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Added by AFROPUNK on March 14, 2017 at 11:56am — No Comments

AFROPUNK cooking up Black Protest show at The Apollo ft. Robert Glasper, Jill Scott, Bilal, and more

Topping off AFROPUNK The Takeover - Harlem this Sunday Robert Glasper, Jill Scott, Bilal, TV On The Radio’s Tunde Adebimpe, Toshi Reagon, and more are coming together for an unforgettable night of music to celebrate the sounds of a movement and proud black heritage. Join us and The Apollo Theater for Unapologetically Black - The African-American Songbook Remix this Saturday night, Feb. 25, shows at 7:30PM and 11PM! Get tickets, …

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Added by AFROPUNK on February 22, 2017 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Unapologetically Black: The African-American musical standards of the 20th century and today

The Great American Songbook is the unofficial canon of the most influential musical standards and popular songs from the earlier half of the 20th century, mainly by white composers like Jonny Mercer, Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Richard Rogers and more. This canon is stacked with some of the greatest songs of all time, but how can you look at game-changing American music that reverberates throughout cultural and society without recognizing the songs created…

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Added by AFROPUNK on February 15, 2017 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Unapologetically Black: Black protest music is vital to the resistance

Musical excellence has always been a part of the black community's rich legacy of achievement and pro-black expression in the arts. This tradition best exemplified in the protest music that documented the struggles of their day and became soundtracks for the movement. Songs by artists like Nina Simone…

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Added by AFROPUNK on February 8, 2017 at 11:30am — No Comments

AFROPUNK PARIS 2017: Devenez le visage d’AFROPUNK!

Cette année nous avons décidé de faire appel à la communauté AFROPUNK pour trouver parmi vous notre ambassadeur ou ambassadrice qui figurera sur les visuels du festival AFROPUNK PARIS 2017!

La séance photo aura lieu le 30 ou le 31 janvier à Paris selon disponibilité, sous l’objectif d’Ojoz, un de nos photographes préférés dont on ne présente plus le travail.

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Added by AFROPUNK on January 25, 2017 at 7:00am — No Comments

AFROPUNK Takeover - Harlem

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Added by AFROPUNK on January 19, 2017 at 12:00pm — 8 Comments

AFROPUNK Paris is looking for the intern of the century! :)

AFROPUNK Family, we're looking for an intern to assist in the production and promotion of the AFROPUNK Paris Fest 2017. The internship will take place in a Paris-based office and candidates must be fluent in French.

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Le/la stagiaire participera en étroite collaboration avec l'équipe AFROPUNK Paris à la mise en œuvre d’un certain nombre de manifestations AFROPUNK 2017, à la constitution et au suivi d’outils de gestion, aux actions…

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Added by AFROPUNK on January 4, 2017 at 9:00am — No Comments

A Message To The AFROPUNK Community

Added by AFROPUNK on November 24, 2016 at 9:49am — No Comments

AFROPUNK Brooklyn 2016 Attendees - What You Need To Know

Greetings!!!

AFROPUNK Brooklyn 2016 is drawing near and we are excited to share the festive weekend with you. Below are useful housekeeping notes to help you have a seamless experience. Please read over the contents prior to your…

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Added by AFROPUNK on August 23, 2016 at 3:30pm — 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

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

AFROPUNK Event @ Fox Studios in Los Angeles on February 25th 2015!

AFROPUNK and Foxology are joining forces in Los Angeles for a contemporary celebration of the African American storytelling tradition via music, art, food and film. Storytelling is one of the primary foundations of African American culture and we will herald this tradition with some of the most innovative visual artists and performers on the legendary Fox Studios Lot on Wednesday February 25th, 6pm-9pm.

The program curated by AFROPUNK will be a…

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Added by AFROPUNK on February 24, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments

AFROPUNK and Thirteen Team Up For Reel 13, Showcasing Indie Filmmakers!

Calling all filmmakers! AFROPUNK and Thirteen WNET New York want you and your shorts. Get shooting and start submitting! If you're in a band and have a great video out you should submit too!



Reel 13, WNET’s weekly online film competition dedicated to the best in short film, is proud to declare October 2014 “AFROPUNK Month.” Filmmakers from the AFROPUNK community are invited to submit their films for consideration, and each of Reel 13’s weekly film contests this…

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Added by AFROPUNK on August 11, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

AFROPUNK and Progressive Pupil are co-curating Activism Row @ AFROPUNK Fest

AFROPUNK and Progressive Pupil are co-curating Activism Row: an interactive, inspirational and informative experience to be featured at AFROPUNK Fest 2014 (August 23 and 24 at Commodore Barry Park, Brooklyn).  Because of your interest in solving problems in our community, you can support Activism Row by …

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Added by AFROPUNK on August 4, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

RSVP for AFROPUNK Fest 2014 + Fast Passes Available!‏

We are excited to kickoff another year of live music, vibrant art and good vibes! As you know, this year's AFROPUNK Fest lineup includes D'Angelo, Lianne La Havas, Body Count, Trash Talk, Meshell Ndegeocello, Straight Line Stitch, Shabazz Palaces, SZA, The Internet,…

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Added by AFROPUNK on July 9, 2014 at 1:33pm — No Comments

Red Bull Sound Select Presents New York: Curated by AFROPUNK July 15 in BK!

Red Bull Sound Select presents New York: curated by AFROPUNK! Join us on July 15 at 8pm at Rough Trade in Brooklyn to catch performances by SZA, Princess Nokia, Denitia and Sene, and Cakes Da Killa. 18+. Important: these events are first come first served. Arrive early for a better chance of admission.

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Added by AFROPUNK on July 7, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Join THIRTEEN and AFROPUNK on July 9 for our online interactive screening of "Freedom Riders"

Save the date! Join THIRTEEN, AFROPUNK and Black Public Media on Wednesday July 9 at 8pm EST as we present our free online interactive screening of 'Freedom Riders'. Post your thoughts and questions during the screenings or anytime on Twitter with #afropunkwnet.

CLICK HERE TO JOIN US AND/OR ADD TO YOUR…

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Added by AFROPUNK on July 7, 2014 at 3:13pm — No Comments

AFROPUNK Festival 2014 Line-Up Announced!

We TOLD you you wouldn't want to miss this year's AFROPUNK Fest! Check out what we have in store for you!

2014 lineup includes D'Angelo, Lianne La Havas, Body Count, Trash Talk, Meshell Ndegeocello, Straight Line Stitch, Shabazz Palaces, SZA, The Internet, Fishbone, Valerie June, Alice Smith, Cold Specks, Unlocking The Truth, Cakes Da Killa, Denitia and Sene, Gordon Voidwell, The Tontons, Clipping,…

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Added by AFROPUNK on June 25, 2014 at 12:30pm — 5 Comments

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