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FEATURE: Empowering Black Culture In Brazil With Photographic Art - Photographer Luiz H. Ferreira

Explore the photography of Brazilian visual artist Luiz H. Ferreira - his mission, "empower black culture with photographic art'. As well as being a voice to the minority, Ferreira (part of photography collective Coletivo Expressão, based in Distrito Federal - the Federal District, Brazil} tells us that his work "shows another…

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AFROPUNK Announces Inaugural Atlanta Festival + Additions To NYC Line Up

AFROPUNK ANNOUNCES INAUGURAL ATLANTA FESTIVAL + ADDITIONS TO NYC LINE UP  

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ATLANTA LINEUP TO INCLUDE D’ANGELO AND THE VANGUARD, FLYING LOTUS, SANTIGOLD, DEATH GRIPS, TYLER, THE CREATOR, PUBLIC ENEMY AND MORE…
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FEATURE: The Heroines Of Trinidadian Visual Artist Kalifa Damani

Check out these badass illustrations from Caribbean visual artist Kalifa Damani. The illustrator (from Trinidad and Tobago) has been accepted to do her PhD in Education at Cambridge University and is now using her talent to raise funds for the course by drawing for hire (you can support her here via GoFundMe). With the PhD course, Damani will research on…

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FEATURE: "Radical Farmers Use Fresh Food to Fight Racial Injustice and the New Jim Crow"

Check out this insightful write-up from farmer and educator Leah Penniman via Yes Magazine. In the article, Penniman (who works at…

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FEATURE: Comedian Hannibal Buress Talks To AFROPUNK About un-PC Comedy And His New Television Show

Emmy nominated comedian Hannibal Buress is getting set to unveil his own weekly TV series Comedy Central, “Why? With Hannibal Buress” - of which Buress has written and executive produced. The series premiered on Comedy Central July 8th. The great news doesn't end there! Hannibal Buress also has several Hollywood movies in the pipeline, and has just wrapped up filming new movie “Daddy’s Home” (which also stars Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg). Check out my interview…

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AFROPUNK Announces AFROPUNK Paris 2016 Dates + Early Bird Tickets Available Now

AFROPUNK ANNOUNCES AFROPUNK PARIS 2016 DATES + EARLY BIRD TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW
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GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS TO GO ON SALE JULY 16TH
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FEATURE: The Vivid Illustrations of Boston Portrait Artist Velicia Waymer

Explore the mesmerising work of artist Velicia Waymer. Waymer, Hailing from Boston (Massachusetts), is known for her vivid fashion illustrations and celebrity portraiture. In an interview with Urban Bush Babes, the artist - who attended Pratt Institute in New York and New England School of Art & Design at Suffolk University in Boston -…

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FEATURE: Find Out What It's Like Growing up LGBT in Africa With None On Record's Video Interview Series

Take a look at African LGBT Digital Media Organization None On Record's video interview series, 'Growing up LGBT in Africa' - a series which was produced as part of International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia 2015. None On Record (team pictured above) was created in 2004 following the murder of Sierra Leonean LGBT activist …

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FEATURE: The "Black Woman Appreciation" Of Canadian Storyboard Artist Pearl Low

Check out the illustrations of young Canadian storyboard artist Pearl Low. Hailing from Vancouver, British Columbia, Low's work focuses on "blackness" and "black woman appreciation" (her latest project being 'Fumi's Sketchbook: Black Girls Vol.1'). She tells us: " In the city I live in, there aren't many black people. Most of the population is asian or white. Being half black and half asian I found I could connect and relate to asian people living here but I found…

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FEATURE: Fashionable Demand Throw It All The Way Back With Photo Series, 'A Different World'

Take a look at this photo series from Milwaukee-based styling collective Fashionable Demand, 'A Different World'. The team tell us: "This project was inspired by all things 90's, from color palettes to hair styles. We studied movies like, 'Do The Right Thing' and 'The Breakfast Club',…

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FEATURE: 'A Moving Image' - A New Multimedia Film About Gentrification In London

Check out upcoming feature film, 'A Moving Image'. Written and directed by British filmmaker Shola Amoo, the multimedia film explores the gentrification affecting many areas in London - with Shola focusing his lens on the South London areas of Peckham, Brixton, and Elephant & Castle. The plot centers on visual artist Nina (played by actress Tanya Fear) who returns to her community after a long absence and is then accused of being a symbol of gentrification. The…

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FEATURE: 'EclecticWeirdo' weekly illustration by Nadya Nickels - "Gentrification of an Island"

Artist Nadya Nickels creates weekly illustrations for AFROPUNK showcasing the 'Eclectic Weirdos'. This week's piece is titled 'Gentrification of an Island'. Nadya Nickels says: "You might have heard about the economic crisis in Puerto Rico and if I say anything else about it I'll sound very bitter. One comment stood out to me, that Puerto Rico deserves reparations."…



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FEATURE: We Are Brazilian Creative Team Catsu Street - "Three Black girls, a lot of fashion, art and a camera"

We are the 'Catsu Street'. Three Black girls in São Paulo, a lot of fashion, art and a camera. 'Catsu' is an abbreviation of Catarina and Suyane, the founders of the project. Suyane has always loved the fashion world, and had started working as a stylist when she met photographer Catarina. After falling for Catarina's visual eye, the two began to collaborate often - and it was around this time that 'Catsu Street' was born. The mission: Show a different perspective…

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FEATURE: “Looking Back at Huey Newton’s Thoughts on Gay Rights…”

In the wake of The Supreme Court's legalization of same-sex marriage across the US, and in light of Obama's endorsement of the LGBTQ movement, take a look back at Huey P. Newton’s Thoughts on Gay Rights. Hip Hop and Politics profiled a speech that the late activist and Black Panther co-founder gave August 15 1970 regarding the the women’s liberation and gay…

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FEATURE: 'Afro-inks' weekly illustration by Eddaviel

Check out the premier illustration of Dominican artist Eddaviel's new illustration series for AFROPUNK - 'Afro-Inks'. Eddaviel (who was a Live painter at AFROPUNK Paris) will…

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FEATURE: More Than Scraps - Spotlight on 90's Hardcore Legends Scrap Iron Scientists #SoundCheck

10 years earlier, and they'd have been legends. 10 years later and there'd be proper digital releases out there, but Scrap Iron Scientists' 90's run left just a handful of live cuts, a 3 song mostly live EP, some rapturous zine clippings, and a steadily growing myth by word of mouth. But those scraps that exist are damn impressive. The London hardcore quartet's song touched on race, the justice system, poverty, and alienation. With a ferocity barely seen in the 90's…

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OP-ED: "Black history is some of the most inspiring American history of all"

I reject the nonsense that American History is not Black History. I saw an article making this claim sometime ago. Black history is some of the most inspiring American history of all. Black people, both free and slaves, fought against slavery continually from the day the first slaves were taken from Africa to the Americas. Many fought being taken from Africa or being delivered to the Americas as slaves. Numerous ships carrying slaves to America had revolts or were…

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NEW MUSIC: "Africa soul meets reggae future dancehall" - DJ Vadim & Sena's New Album, 'Grow Slow'

Stream the new album from London and Berlin-based DJ/producer DJ Vadim, 'Grow Slow' - a collaborative collection with Ghanaian and Budapestian singer Sena. Vadim, born in Russia, has worked with the likes of Stevie Wonder, The Roots, Prince, Public Enemy, and Sly Stone; and regarding his new release, he says that it's "from Ghana to Budapest to London city. Africa soul meets reggae future dancehall in a hip-hop". Listen…

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NEW MUSIC: 'If I Choose To Let You In' - The Soothing New Track From Rocker Bibi Bellatrixx

Check out the brand new single from Bibi Bellatrixx - 'If I Choose To Let You In'. The singer/songwriter - former guitarist of disbanded rock group Queens Of Sheba - continues in the acoustic direction of her DIY/self-produced EP, 'B-Side Part I'; delivering a soothing lead single for her upcoming EP.…

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NEW MUSIC: Rock Out With The New Album From Post Hardcore Rock'n'Rollers American Fangs, 'Dirty Legs'

Check out the brand new album from post hardcore rockers American Fangs - 'Dirty Legs'. The AFROPUNK Fest alums, all haling from Texas, have been busy touring the US and UK with their amazing live shows. And now the 5-piece (Gabriel on vocals, Chris and Kenyon on guitars, Kyle on bass, and Micah on drums) are sharing their sophomore effort, and it's well worth the wait - described by their camp as "heart pumping rock and roll'. Stream the album below (out via…

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