America is no stranger to the stark realities of gun violence in schools. The Sandy Hook tragedy unfolded as, not only the nation, the world clung to every premature development. As a collective, we may cry for the victims and their families, we may even express…Continue
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During last night’s Oscars ceremony, satirical publication The Onion called 9-year old actress and nominee, Quvenzhané Wallis, a “cunt” via its Twitter page.
By: Justin Allen, AFROPUNK Contributor
As a Black…Continue
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Everyone's understandably mad about satirical paper The Onion calling child actress Quvenzhané Wallis a cunt in their (now deleted) Tweet.
Which brought us to another question: Is a small child's place in ego-driven Hollywood (or any type of…
To Be an Individual and to be Black: FIRE!! And the Younger Negro Artists of the 1920s From the very beginning of an African presence in America, there has been a deluge of propaganda concerning the nature and condition of being black in the American context. In concert with the…Continue
The future of Community is uncertain. The superfans are stoked that tonight marks the return of the semi-hit Community to NBC, featuring the nerdy yet sexy but clumsy although sexy Donald Glover (aka…Continue
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We swear, these are not photographs! They're drawings by visual artist Kelvin Okafor. It's crazy what one can do with a pencil!
The Guardian calls him a "miraculous artist". Okafor lives and grew up in a tough neighborhood in the UK - Tottenham, North London. Drawing was his escape. An exhibition of his work just opened at London’s Science Museum.
Check out more images below and read the full article in …
Poetic Pilgrimage are Sukina and Muneera, two friends who met and bonded over singing and their Jamaican heritage. Both hailing from Bristol, UK Muneera is the DJ, Sukina is the singer, and they are both emcees. Through their close friendship and converting to Islam in 2005 after their…Continue
We're obsessed with Kid President. The "tell it like it is" kid we started wising up to, straight out of the comedy minds of Rainn Wilson and the folks over at SoulPancake. Not only is he the cutest thing we've ever seen (yes, even…Continue
If you've waited for a Brooklyn bus, chances are you've seen the "Racism Still Exists" billboard campaign being created from an agency/interest group/single rebel who has remained a mystery. The billboards and posters began popping up this summer and the 6 striking messages about subtle-yet-not-so-subtle message have been making waves. Besides the presence of the tumblr, the questions remain: Where are they…Continue
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Unlike other stoner comedies like Half Baked and Pineapple Express, Sundance selection Newlyweeds, takes another road -- by making a stoner romcom. It comes as a debut feature for writer-director Shaka King, and what’s (not?) so surprising, The stoner rom-com works really well.
By: Fariha Roisin, Film Contributor…Continue
So, now my mom knows that I'm Pagan.
By: The Black Witch
It wasn't through my choice or this would be waaaaaaay down the line. Newp. I got outed by my sister out of some kind of show of concern trolling. None too happy about this…Continue
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Cool! The Brooklyn Museum had recently acquired the work of Muslim born artist Mounier Fatmi, who has put together a collection of skateboards that are inspired from Muslim prayer rugs. But on extreme wheels! Check out the massive collection of Boards on the 4th floor of…Continue
By Frantz Cayo
Beasts of the Southern Wild was nominated in multiple categories for the 2013 Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Director and the youngest Best Actress nominee of all time, Quvenzhane Wallis. As an independent film, many people have still not seen this film ($11 million total revenue in the United States) and I am telling you need to go to iTunes (or however you download films) and check it out. I am not going to get into the whole plot summary…
By: Frantz Cayto
A good friend of mine that has cut her cable chord was staying in a hotel over the weekend and was able to get a glimpse of what television has become during her absence. She bemoaned that even though the world had not ended…Continue
Check out the work of AP community member Lyric Prince. Her work explores the link between unconscious dreams and oftentimes the relentless flow of reality. Several of her works have been recently featured in punk rock publications, such as the…Continue
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Looking for the perfect christmas gift for the AFROPUNK in your life? We've got just the thing! How about a 400 page all-color coffee-table book chronicling the tales and thrashing of West Coast punk band, Trash Talk. The book is a cool $60 and to sweeten the…Continue
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Angola has had its share of challenges, including a civil war that lasted decades after independence in November 1975. Many of the country's musicians are expressing their anger and pain through Death Metal.
'Death Metal Angola' documents this reality, we have the trailer right here for you. The movie debuted a few days ago at the Dubai International Film Festival. Director Jeremy Xido, referred to us by none…
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