Ever been to a late-night skate at a mall? Probably not if you don't live in London-town. AFROPUNK British correspondent and homie, Zinzi lays it down on the awesome Skate Skool takeover event in East London. Oi!…Continue
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Live in NYC and want to check out this awesome film about a South African surfer finding his personal freedom? We've got 2 sets of tickets we're giving away! TWEET & FOLLOW US @afropunk, and tell us why you want to be in the house for a very special screening of "Otelo…Continue
For some people Thanksgiving truly is a semblance of family, overindulgence of food and reconnecting with people whom you might not have seen in ages. While, on the other hand, Turkey Day is about awareness of the…Continue
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The official AFROPUNK photographer is the world-renown Phil Knott, and his latest project is nothing short of spectacular! He's teamed up with the amazing talents at Tally Ho! magazine in hopes of creating a new publication that breathes fresh ideas, gorgeous art…Continue
Added by Eye Candy on November 20, 2012 at 2:52pm — No Comments
Erykah Badu, Michael K. Williams, Rosario Dawson, Giancarlo Esposito and more in a cowboy epic? Hell yeah!
Check the trailer for 'They Die By Dawn' below.
Written & Directed by Jeymes Samuel of UK band The Bullitts.
The story? "Four outlaws with a bounty on each head, set a date for a shootout in Langston, Oklahoma. The last man takes the collective bounty. Violence and mayhem ensue."
To be released soon (?)…
Comedian Chescaleigh goes in on racist Halloween costume #FAILS! Do you know people who feel entitled to dress up as caricatural Mexicans, Native Americans + Black Face and the likes?
How do you feel about this?…
For all the art lovers amongst u,s check out our friends from the ATL who are bringing this great event to NY and it's FREE. Simply RSVP: text "NYCABL" to 68405 to receive your ticket.
"Art, Beats + Lyrics is an explosion of creativity and originality; a traveling art exhibition that infuses various mediums to produce a one night event that ignites the inner desire for innovation and freshness.
AB+L, strives to bring to the masses a platform in which emerging artists are…
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Filmmaker Nelson George needs your help to raise 20K by November 9th through his kickstarter campaign! Let's bring the community together and get this awesome film made! --> "A journey through the origins and influence of funk music from James…Continue
Added by Eye Candy on October 25, 2012 at 5:30pm — No Comments
We're sick of costumes that look ridiculous. it's 6 days before Halloween and chances are half of you guys have been planning since summer, but the other half of you still have NO IDEA what you're going to be are going to end up being something terrible. like…Continue
Added by Eye Candy on October 25, 2012 at 4:30pm — No Comments
Hi guys, you know we're big supporters of the visual arts community. Wangechi Mutu, one of the groundbreaking artists featured in our short-film series 'The Triptych' has new solo exhibition opening in Los Angeles at Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, November 3rd to December 22nd. Check out the full press release…Continue
Added by Eye Candy on October 23, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments
Hey guys, what are your thoughts about BET co-founder Sheila Johnson's recent statements about the network? While speaking at the Carmel Art and Film Festival in Monterey County, CA, she said BET “reinforces negative stereotypes of young people, African Americans in particular”. “I think we squandered a really important cable network, when it really could have been the voice of Black America. We’re losing our voice as a race as a result”. “I’m really worried about what our young…Continue
THANK YOU to everyone who came out for the AFROPUNK FILMS screening of THE TRIPTYCH at the Urbanworld Film Festival. The moving film about 3 artists' perspectives brought the house down and the supporters of the arts down to 34th street in Manhattan this past…Continue
AFROPUNK Presents The TRIPTYCH, a series of bio-pics with three of the most resonant voices in art: Wangechi Mutu, Barron Claiborne and Sanford Biggers. Come be a part of this amazing festival with…Continue
How exciting is this? AP member Laina Dawes' book What Are You Doing Here? A Black Woman’s Life and Liberation in Heavy Metal is coming out in October. The foreword was written by none other than Skin from Skunk Anansie. The book tackles the good, the bad and the ugly sides of being a Black woman in the metal and punk scenes.
"I wanted to find…
The publishing industry has decided, on our behalf, that there is only one Black experience. We all come from one place and have one ambition. And unfortunately, we haven’t done much to prove we disagree. Growing up, I experienced this first hand. People wouldn’t accept the fact that I liked to read, worked in a library or listened to music other than hip-hop or R&B. White people were shocked and Black people were offended (or humored). Me? I was confused. Why shouldn’t I be…Continue
AFROPUNK started as a film that created a community. It resonated with people who felt isolated in their hometowns, schools and within their own families. Nine years later, AFROPUNK has become a vibrant community and lifestyle.
The spirit of AFROPUNK continues to flourish and grow and we're proud to support film student and afropunktress NEF PREZ as she debuts her long awaited, highly anticipated, and widely acclaimed film I AM OTHER. It’s an honest dedication to all…
Written by: Alexandria Gamlin
Feeling isolated for simply choosing to be yourself is rough. What's with getting a side-eye for dressing in too many patterns? If you've taken a snicker for too many pierced holes in your face, and grandma won't return your calls…Continue
About the project: " 'Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People' is a two-hour documentary film and multimedia project that explores the ways black communities have learned to use the medium of photography to construct political, aesthetic and cultural representations of themselves and their world."
Produced and directed by filmmaker, Thomas Allen Harris. Co-produced by scholar, curator, and author, Deborah Willis PhD who is Chair of the New…
On August 9 comedian and AP member W. Kamau Bell's new late night series "Totally Biased" expands a fresh FX lineup to humorously translate opinions on socio-political issues. The six episode run is executive produced alongside award winning comedian Chris Rock, whom he credits for this opportunity. Bell says: 'I wasn't getting anywhere just being a comic and that's when I started my "Bell Curve" show…Continue