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Featured Blog Posts – January 2012 Archive (7)

Freebie! Collection Of Flyers From Punk Shows 1980-2002 - Minor Threat, Bad Brains & More

One for the collectors! AP member dcscorpiongirl told us she wanted to share her collection of flyers. She gathered them from punks around the world (1980-2002). She says: "I am from Washington, DC, so there's a strong focus on bands like Minor Threat, Bad Brains, Fugazi, and Dischord bands, as well as bands from South Africa, Brazil, Peru, Colombia and more."

The flyers are compiled into an eBook that you can download for free by clicking…

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Added by AFROPUNK on January 31, 2012 at 11:00am — 13 Comments

Five Sundance Festival Films To Watch Out For

With the recent release of Red Tails, there has been a lot of discussion about the ongoing lack of people of color in Hollywood and what to do about it. It’s cute that George Lucas thinks he can change the game with some awesome special effects (wrapped in a gossamer-thin plot), but finding a place in the mainstream market with big-budget blockbusters is really just as well. What I think is also important, more important, is making sure that those smaller, more…

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Added by AFROPUNK on January 30, 2012 at 7:30am — 4 Comments

A New 'Black Wave' Breaking Grounds In Cinema!

There's a new 'Black Wave' in cinema that got us really excited, guys! These movies show different sides of the Black experience and often deal with sensitive subjects. By now you know we're big fans of 'Pariah' (directed by Dee Rees), as we've been supporting the film way before it blew up.

And there are many more gems coming out or making the festival rounds: for example,…

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Added by AFROPUNK on January 23, 2012 at 11:50am — 6 Comments

Confessions of a Black Dominatrix - Part 2: Race Play?

What's your fantasy? I recall seeing Spike Lee’s 1996 film Girl 6 when I was much younger than I am now. I’ve always been a fan of Spike Lee’s flicks, but Girl 6 to me remains one of his more unsung pieces, and still no DVD release? Shame on you, Spike. For those who are not familiar with Girl 6 it starred the drop dead gorgeous Theresa Randall as an actress down on her luck and in dire straits. Unable to find a steady paying acting gig, she responds…

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Added by Sexual Politics on January 13, 2012 at 1:24pm — 4 Comments

Black Witch: "The Invisibility Cloak: Race and the Pagan"

Awwww yeeeaaahh. A topic I’ve been meaning to get at for a long ol’ time. I was just reading a book I had recently gotten, The Magical Household: Spells & Rituals for the Home, penned by Scott Cunningham and David Harrington. I kinda wanna take it back to the store. I bought it because I just recently moved into a new apartment and I was so stoked about it that I pretty much bought practically any crap that was witchy and pertained to it. I would have purified my…

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Added by The Establishment on January 13, 2012 at 12:00pm — 4 Comments

Outstanding Actors: Five Performances That Didn't Get Their Due (Yet)

For me, another awards season means one thing: another chance to be disappointed. If you are like me you may find yourself scratching your head at the two hours of the SAGS, Oscars or the Golden Globes (if you make it that far) wondering: is this really the definitive best Hollywood had to offer this year? Well, no – probably not. It’s even more confusing when I think about the lack of black talent that we see on many of these awards shows. I mean, in 2011 alone, out of over two…

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Added by AFROPUNK on January 6, 2012 at 6:00am — 4 Comments

Bands! Win A Spot On The AP Fest By Spreading The Word About The AP Survey

Hey Guys, we need all Afro-punk bands to help spread the word about an important research project we are conducting to challenge how our community is perceived in mainstream media. With your help and time, we will have a tool to better understand the diversity of our community and show that people of color and particularly young…

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Added by AFROPUNK on January 4, 2012 at 5:30pm — 2 Comments

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