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'NEGRO' is a docu-series exploring identity, colonization, racism and the African Diaspora in Latin America and the Caribbean and the color complex among Latinos. Through candid interviews from Latinos, the social manifestations and consequences of the deep-seated color complex is deconstructed.
There are over 150 million AfroLatinos in the Americas, but invisibility…
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Vanessa VanDyke was told to cut hair or leave Faith Christian…Continue
Hi. My name is Katy. I'm a photograph found on the Internet, on a Tumblr blog. My real name is probably not Katy, but for the sake of this blog post, and my message to you---it's Katy okay?
I need to take a moment to vent. It's been awhile since I've had to get this off my chest, but here we go. Here's the deal. I'm a goth chick that listens to Alternative Goth, New Wave, Indie, and occasional Hip Hop. I like to smoke, drink PBR, and play the guitar with my boyfriend Ross.…
The movie adapted from the satirical video “Dear White People,” that stirred up the internets last summer has finally begun production in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Director and writer Justin Simien raised more than $40,000 through the popular online campaign service Indiegogo a few days after the video made its debut to fund the films production costs.
Just in case you missed it, the video highlights the experience of being an African-American student at a predominantly white…
The 'Dark Girls' documentary sparked a big conversation in the AP community when we told you about it two years ago. The movie tackles colorism and features interviews of women with dark skin tones about their experiences, not only in the world at large, but also within the Black community. It will premiere on OWN network on June 23rd in the US. Check out the trailer below. Will you be…Continue
BuzzFeed.com has us rolling on the floor with their "27 Things You Had To Deal With As The Only Black Kid In Your Class".
Staff writer Heben Nigatu compiled hilarious memes in her list, such as the infamous "you sound white" articulate Black people sometimes get, people sticking their fingers in your hair, or the timeless "She's pretty... for a black…
Hi guys, please tell us what you think about the piece The New York Times recently published about the Procter & Gamble campaign "My Black Is Beautiful", their new documentary "Imagine A Future", while the company also makes/markets skin-bleaching products.
"The documentary does not mention that Olay, a Procter & Gamble…
Are you tired of hearing "Mixed kids are the cutest kids"? What the hell is this theory about anyway?
TheRoot.com published a piece about this topic.
Excerpts: "A friend got the biscuit analogy. Wait for it: God burned black people and undercooked white people, but removed her from the heavenly oven at the perfect moment, she was told. Awkward. Well-intended. Poorly…
Hey guys, although many don't go as far as South African artist Mshoza (pictured below), a lot of people still hurt themselves emotionally when they let unhealthy beauty standards (hair, skin color, etc.) become their own.
Just wanted to get the conversation going. Everyone is somehow affected. How do we make sure that women, men, boys and girls get out of this vicious circle? - Lou C-D…
I usually find myself craving space. For the most part as a Queer/Lesbian woman of colour (and the bloody rest) I am constantly looking for spaces that allow me to feel at ease, grow and to create. As a Black British Feminist, these spaces can be few and far between. Like the rest of…Continue
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ill theory is an original web series documenting critical thought as processed by young people of color regarding various relevant social issues. These topics range from identity representation in mainstream media, to dating culture, sexual violence, and education among many…Continue
So, Samhain is around the corner and Afro-Punk asked me to write some pieces on it. No problem. Already was on it. Samhain is Halloween and one of the biggest holidays for witches, wiccans and Pagans and personally one of my favorite holidays. It's so nice and spooky…Continue
What is literal about being Black? Probably nothing. Sembene McFarland’s existence challenges every thought on Black identity from her external uniqueness to her thoughts on the contradictions of internalized racism placating…Continue
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DizzeeRascal is mad y'all! He was asked to be the voice of the MONKEY mascot for UK cereal Coco Pops.
Do you find it offensive too?
He headed to Instagram and posted: "REAL TALK! I've just been asked to do the voice over for the coco pops monkey! I always wanted to be the Milky Bar Kid... Oh well! #Thisracismiskillingmeinside" and posted the picture below.
What do you think of the offer and of what it…
Hey guys, we mentioned the 'Black Girl In Suburbia' documentary-in-the-making to you before. Additional footage, a "sneak peek", has surfaced (scroll down to watch). In case you missed it, we're re-posting the trailer too.
"Black Girl In Suburbia is a feature documentary that looks into the experiences of black girls growing up in predominately white communities. This is a different look into suburbia from the perspective of women of color (...) exploring through…
Voices from the community:
This video piece is about being a Black woman in the punk scene.
It features AP member Symphony, among others, and members of band Ninjasonik (they're playing the 2012 Afropunk Festival by the way!).
We would like to know: what has been your…
Ok now, this 'Dear White People' satire video is causing a commotion on the web. Writer/director/producer Justin Simien says: "Meant to articulate the sometimes funny, mostly harmless, but occasionally painful experience of being a Black face in a vastly white place (i.e. most Hollywood work environments) @DearWhitePeople also served an ulterior motive of mine. I'd been working for some time on a satire about race identity. The feature script for Dear White People follows the…Continue
Are most Black girls with colored hair considered "ghetto" (in a negative way) while their white counterparts are considered edgy and cute? While it is true a lot of "ghetto" black females do like to color their hair is it such a pronounced thing that any other black woman who dyes their hair is grouped in with them.
Even if they are ghetto why should they be brought down for having dyed hair when so many people of other races are deemed so many positive things when they…