Hi everyone, we would like you to tell us whether or not you think we should keep the old Afro-punk message board up!
We currently have them up as a read-only website, and we're wondering whether we should use the resources necessary
to keep it up for the production of new content instead.
Do you really use the archived message boards?…Continue
Retired astronaut Gen. Charles Bolden is the current National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Administrator. Picked by President Barack Obama and confirmed by the U.S. Senate, He is the first African-American to head the agency on a permanent basis.
Born in 1946 in segregated South Carolina, he had to study in a blacks-only… Continue
Added by Afro-Punk on August 22, 2009 at 6:30am —
Talk about amazing artwork! As many of you know, our friend Jermaine Rogers created dope art for the 2009 Afro-Punk Festival campaign. Jermaine has also worked with notable artists such as Rage Against The Machine, Foo Fighters, Ween, Beastie Boys,…
This could be a great opportunity for you or someone you know. Spread the word! Syracuse University has 10 Full Rides for African American Men and Women Interested in Studying Architecture
Mark Robbins, Dean of Syracuse University's School of Architecture is desperately seeking young men and women of color interested in pursuing a five year professional degree in Architecture. He says he's deeply committed to bringing diversity to his field and has… Continue
Added by Afro-Punk on August 6, 2009 at 12:00pm —
Hi guys, A few months ago, we told you about Jermaine Rogers being one of 25 artists chosen by Paramount Studios to dress up a scale model of the Starship Enterprise from the upcoming Star Trek film. Jermaine represented the AFRO-PUNK crew and created a simple, iconic image promoting the Afro-Punk movement. The Enterprise has been on tour in promotion of the film with other pieces by artists…
And the winners are: First Prize: Pach Atomz, for trying to make us laugh! Second Prize: Rohan Plummer, for your F*ck You attitude and to encourage you in your musical endeavors! Third Prize: Amanda Ray, better use that…
Legendary Black biker finally celebrated by the motorcylcle industry.
Sugar Bear's shop opened its doors in Los Angeles in 1971, with the intent to produce street rideable choppers and products. It soon became apparent that a quality custom springer needed to be built to achieve the "long" look desired by his customers.
The strong and stylish Sugar Bear Springer for which… Continue
Cirque du Soleil's youngest musical director now touring with major artists.
Ric'key Pageot is a pianist, keyboardist, producer, composer, arranger, born and raised in Montreal, Canada, from a musical family of Haitian descent. His life is an inspiring example of how far hard work can take you.
As a child, his parents noticed his interest for the piano and… Continue
Added by Afro-Punk on June 6, 2009 at 2:30pm —
Shani Davis was born on Friday, August 13, 1982, in Chicago, Illinois. Raised by his mother, on the south side, he started roller-skating at local rinks at age two. Shani joined the Evanston Speedskating Club at age six and within two months started competing locally. By age 8, he was winning regional competitions.
Yes... Star Trek. Jermaine Rogers was one of 25 artists chosen by Paramount Studios to dress up a scale model of the Starship Enterprise from the upcoming Star Trek film. Jermaine represented the AFRO-PUNK crew: Afropunk.com and created a simple, iconic image promoting the Afro-Punk movement. Jermaine's Enterprise will be on tour in promotion of the… Continue
"In 1975, Death, the trio of Hackney brothers from Detroit, recorded an album. Predating Bad Brains by about half a decade, Death were an all black punk group shredding up north. In the band's lifespan they were able to release one 45, for "Politicians in My Eyes," before breaking up and essentially being lost to history (and insanely rich and…Continue
In the 1980s, a brotherhood of bands led by Fishbone and Living Colour refused to let their race dictate the style of music they played. Here's how they splashed onto the scene, how they struggled to stay afloat, and what they're doing now.
By David Browne 10.23.08 5:12 PM
"In 2008, indie-rock bands with black members virtually amount… Continue