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Call For Contributors: AFROPUNK is looking for YOU?


A call to writers/ bloggers/ photographers/ nerds/ artists/ dancers/ dorks/ fashionistas/ all time geekery/ all around freakery.... We here at AFROPUNK are looking for contributors! If you have some ideas about writing an article, having your own video blog, performing a virtual lap dance, make a suggestion, etc., on Afropunk.com please send us your info at afropunk@afropunk.com.
In your email; Tell us a little about yourself and send us a sample, be it what you're pitching or something you've already been working on. (Youtube links welcome, writing samples should be under two pages for the sake of our collectively failing eyesight.)

NOTE* We are looking for pitches. Please clearly flesh out your idea for Afropunk.com, specifying in your description if you're looking to do a regular column, a one off, or just be on file for assignments we can throw your way at any given time.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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Comment by Adrian Elim on May 25, 2016 at 7:19am

Peace & Blessings,

My name is Adrian Elim and I am co-founder & owner of Brothahood Productions. We are an independent, black-owned, production company focused on changing the way the black image is presented in the media. 
We are gearing up to release our newest Black Womens P.O.P. (People Over Perceptions) series, an art series that was designed to celebrate Black women as they choose to define themselves. We would love to have you exclusively premiere the video on your site as this is something that we believe that every Black woman should see. I know that you have featured many of our comrades from The Suburban Plaza to I.Am.Tru Star and hope that you would be willing to feature our project this coming Saturday, May 28th in honor of Betty Shabazz's Earth Day. 

Below you will find a youtube link to the trailer, along with a private link to view the entire video:

Trailer:
If you accept, we also have a write up about the piece:

"Brothahood Productions Presents

2016 Black Womens P.O.P. Art Series

 

Last year during Women’s History Month, our team dedicated time to recognize & celebrate some phenomenal sisters here in Rochester, NY with our first ever Black Women P.O.P. (People Over Perception) Art series. We constructed a photo art series of over 30 women and released one every day all throughout the month of March.

 

This year, we decided to go with the theme of “Black Joy”, a feeling that most Black people are criminalized for having on top of all the other traumas & struggles that we face. For Black Women, in particular, their right to be human is often scrutinized in favor of the “strong” archetype which requires them hide their pain, their struggles, their and even their own happiness. At the beginning of the year we held open video shoot for Black Women to come out and be joyous, free, and unapologetically themselves! 

 

As a collective of mostly brothers, we feel that it is our duty to use our privilege to help provide safe spaces for Black Women to exist in whatever form that may manifest. This project features dark women, light women, big women, small women, tall women, short women, queer women, trans women, women of different professions, women of different religions, women of different different hair style and even the Mayor of our City. 

 

We are extremely grateful to Danielle Ponder of Danielle Ponder & The Tomorrow People who let use her song “Blow Out The Sun” from her debut EP of the same name as the anthem to our art. In our eyes she is the definition of #BlackGirlMagic as she is a public defender by day & a captivating soul-singer by night. Her powerful performances command the attention of the audience not only as spectators, but as participants of the show. On any & every stage she steps on, she calls the spirit of Nina Simone, Big Mama Thornton, Koko Taylor, and Lauryn Hill to help speak truth to power. 

 

This project is truly a labor of love. 

A thank you piece to each and every Black woman whose very presence has pushed us to be the best we can be. We can only hope this lets you know that we love you, we support you, and we want nothing more than for you to be free & authentically you!

 

So on this day, the Earth Day of Mother Betty Shabazz, we say to our sisters, our mothers, aunties, grandmothers, homegirls & every Black Girl in existence…. This one is for you!"

Thank you for your consideration and we look forward to attending the festival again this year!

 

Comment by Lwanda Valentino Ndlakuse on May 18, 2016 at 5:15pm

Hey, My name is Remé Odd and Im an artist, writer and a poet. I post my poems on tumblr , remeodd.tumblr.com. I would love to post one of my poems on Afropunk. I also upload my music on audiomack and here is the link to my latest single titled Granadilla www.audiomack.com/song/remember-odd/granadilla

Im currently working on an anthology and a novel titled Not About Angels.

i would like to share this link to one of my popular poems

allpoetry.com/poem/11849615-Life-Is-A-Grassland-by-Lwanda-Ndlakuse#

Comment by EzraCDaniels on May 9, 2016 at 5:00pm

My name is Ezra Claytan Daniels, and I'm working on a webcomic with Ben Bassmore and we would LOOOVE to host it on Afropunk. Here's a link to the pitch material, including statement, synopsis, character sheets, Layout for Afropunk, and about 60 finished pages. The final comic will be about 240 pages. Here's the cover/key art and a sample page:

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Comment by David Perrin on March 8, 2016 at 2:46pm

Join us on for The illest: Illustration Art Show while we celebrate the influence of illustration and contemporary urban art around New York City.
 
'The illest' will feature present-day pieces such as — paintings, drawings, illustrations, and prints — from a wide variety of artists across the city. Please be advised that certain pieces will be available for immediate purchase upon request.The show will be located in the chic art space in the heart of Brooklyn - Sehiii Gallery
 
Contributors Include:
 
Tephlon Funk
Nukleus Comics
 
The Art of André LeRoy Davis aka A.L. Dré
 
Dieselfunk
 
Felix Ray - Bronx Heroes Comic Convention
 
Come unwind with us for a night of art, music and live performances.
 
Comment by Aline Souza on February 29, 2016 at 5:05pm

Hello,
Sending the last work done to honor Erykah Badu on her birthday. :)
My name is Linoca , I'm a visual artist from Sao Paulo, Brazil, I work in the representation of women and Afro -Brazilians.

Fan Page: www.facebook.com/linoca.art

Instagam: @linocasouza


Comment by Stacey Taylor on February 6, 2016 at 5:16pm


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