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March 2012 Blog Posts (54)

Silent Narrative

So I'm going to start on my first film for video/ film class..... excited and nervous. I hope you guys like it. It is about a girl who is forced to marry an abusive man. Her parents marry her off in an attempt to "fix" her because she is in love with a girl named Helena.

Well that's all Im going to say but let me know what you guys think so far about it. 

Added by Brown Kitsune on March 31, 2012 at 10:19pm — 1 Comment

"Why supporters of Issa Raye, Trayvon, & The Hunger Games should sit back, relax, & enjoy the racism"

Afro-punk member Nikki Lynette is a outspoken artist on a variety of subjects and recently has been attacked by a trivial online comedian who lost out to Issa Raye in 2012 Shorty Award for Best Web Show for her defense of Raye's win. I can't even begin to articulate the whole story so i'll refer you all to Nikki's blog,…


Added by Kaos Blac on March 31, 2012 at 9:03am — No Comments

Isolation vs. Alienation

Im different because im apprehensive to going along with things i believe are wrong and standing my ground when the majority disagree with my beliefs. As a human being im sad and scared and confused. I guess wanting to fit in and be accepted is inherited but im not a puppet or a robot. i have free will, yet i still try to use it wisely and logically. right now i feel as if im better off alone.

i feel alone in my beliefs, in this world, and in this life. its a feeling that has…


Added by miguel antonio on March 30, 2012 at 11:43pm — No Comments

My personal thoughts on The Hunger Games

Disclaimer: Before i begin this rant about my dislike of this film and its novels, I want to say that Im blogging this with the belief that it may offend and upset fans of the series and that i will most likely get ridiculed and persecuted for stating my personal beliefs.

Im not saying I wont except responsibility if I'm proven wrong in a civilized and respectful debate on the matter and apologize for any offense I may have caused. Even sol, if you dont stand up for something you…


Added by miguel antonio on March 30, 2012 at 11:42pm — 1 Comment

Transcend the Core " Live CD" out now !!!!!

Transcend the Core released our first live CD titled  " Transcend the Core Live at Bar Matchless"  5 tracks plus one bonus track . We have CD's available...

Added by Transcend The Core on March 30, 2012 at 3:25pm — 1 Comment

Collective harmony & world peace begin with the individual

Sometimes you have to sacrifice personal luxuries for a greater cause. It isnt easy to give up what you personally enjoy for the benefit of others or the belief in your cause but if it were to end world hunger, homelessness, or even death, could a person learn to put down the remote, log off, volume down, and stand up?

I dont represent myself. I try to represent my cause. "Appearances can be deceiving" applies, and there is more to…


Added by miguel antonio on March 29, 2012 at 1:17pm — No Comments

Queer Women Of Color Represent! Check Out New Dope Web Series 'The Peculiar Kind'

We love to hear from the LGBT voices of the community, and boy did we hear from them when artist collective The Artchitects released the first episodes of their new monthly web series 'The Peculiar Kind'. Candidness and humor are on the program, but the issues highlighted are sometimes serious (hate crimes, safety, relationships, substance/alcohol abuse, lifestyle). "[Alexis Casson] wanted to create a…


Added by Gender Bent on March 28, 2012 at 6:00am — 15 Comments

The Breathing Light: DIY Romantic Punk From Alabama To Chicago

Creativity within the AP community is tremendous, and there's nothing like stumbling upon an underground band like The Breathing Light, going DIY all the way, whether it's making music, shooting videos, putting shows together, or speaking out for LGBT rights. That's right, DIY "romantic punk" from Alabama to Chicago.

AP contributor Nathan Leigh interviewed The Breathing Light's KyleO, check it out…


Added by Sound Check on March 27, 2012 at 7:45am — 3 Comments



Off the new mixtape "T.S.T.T.C.D." DOWNLOAD NOW !!!



Added by DON Dre on March 27, 2012 at 1:07am — No Comments

Black Surfer Chick Andrea Kabwasa: A Story To Empower Women In Abusive Relationships

Here is a story about Andrea Kabwasa, a BLACK SURFER CHICK whose surfing journey became a remedy to help her overcoming abuse. I noticed her while watching the documentary Whitewash. Andrea, a teacher and artist, started surfing at the age of 32. In an interview with Liquid Magazine , Andrea expresses how surfing changed her life. She recollects her…


Added by APX on March 26, 2012 at 7:27am — 12 Comments

Should the "Sassy Black Friend" Have This Place in Hollywood?

If there’s one role that every struggling black actress has had to rely on at some point in her career, it’s the Sassy Black Friend. You know the one. She’s the character who seems to perpetually exist outside of the plot, a sort of one woman Chorus whose main purpose is to cast her eyes to the heavens in the most exaggerated of eye rolls, click her tongue, and make smarmy comments about what’s going on – while never actually being allowed to take part in what’s going on. There…


Added by Eye Candy on March 26, 2012 at 7:04am — 12 Comments

Tattoo of the week: Atlanta's Barbie

This week's tattoo feature calls herself, Renegade Barbie. As scary as that sounds, we like her name, almost as much as we love her 60+ tattoos she has planted all over her body. Renegade...ahem...Ms. Barbie is not only a model, but she is one half owner of 2 Cool 2 Cry Tattoos and Piercings located in Atlanta, GA. This week we feature the model/entrepreneur/hot mom on and don't forget to send us pictures of your tattoos to to be featured…


Added by Safety Pins on March 25, 2012 at 11:30am — 14 Comments

Need help with MOHAWK BADLY

Ok so me and my band. 4thDeath. have a gig later this week and i need help on how to spike my mohawk i use Got2BGlued allready but i need something extreme ..... can anyone help meh.? i have hair like in my picture

Added by 2012.Beliver on March 24, 2012 at 10:47am — 1 Comment

Interview + Show Review: Metal Band Straight Line Stitch Rocks Towson, MD

Alexis Brown and her bandmates of Straight Line Stitch have been touring consistently and we hope to see them play the Afro-punk Festival soon! AP contributor Olivia Haynes caught up with the metal band when they rocked Towson, MD on March 10. Below you'll find her review of the show, a few phone pics, and an interview with the artists. Here we go!…


Added by AFROPUNK on March 23, 2012 at 7:00am — 9 Comments

national list of some of the Upcoming Actions for Trayvon Martin in the next 2 wks

national list of some of the Upcoming Actions for Trayvon Martin in the next 2 wks

please spread the word

NY Wednesday, MARCH 21:


A Million Hoodies March for Trayvon Martin


Union Square

14 st & Broadway, New York, NY 10003

“We must, individually and collectively, stamp out racism, stigma and prejudice.”

Throw on your hoodies and come gather…


Added by Imani Henry on March 21, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments

AP Quickie: New Clips From Bad Brains Movie Surface Online

Hey guys, as we told you, the movie 'Bad Brains: Band in DC' recently made its world premiere at the SXSW Festival. New clips have surfaced online (on, animated by comic book artist Rita Lux. The movie also features recent interviews of the legendary punk band, and rare archival footage, much of it shot by fans. Scroll down to watch the trailer and the new clips. We've also included Bad Brains' upcoming East Coast tour dates below.



Added by AFROPUNK on March 21, 2012 at 7:30am — No Comments

Tattoo Of The Week: Roxy The Iconoclast

AP member Roxy Stardust hails from Las Vegas and is a self-described revolutionary in the making. She got the word "Iconoclast" tattooed on her collar bone/shoulder area to reflect this anti-establishment stance. She rocks 6 tattoos, some of them very large pieces. Check them out, and if you'd like to be our Tattoo Of The Week feature, answer the questions below and email us at least 3 pictures of you and your tattoo(s) at…


Added by Safety Pins on March 21, 2012 at 7:26am — 12 Comments

Tix Giveaway: 'An Oversimplification of Her Beauty' NY Premiere + Film Selected to Major Festivals

After making its world premiere at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, the feature film 'An Oversimplification of Her Beauty' is still turning heads all over the place. As we told you, many members of the Afro-punk community are involved in this project.

We have A PAIR OF TIX to the NY Premiere Saturday March 24th at New Directors / New…


Added by AFROPUNK on March 21, 2012 at 6:30am — 2 Comments

Review/Stream: Dark Angels x 'Hold to Light' Featuring Meshell Ndegeocello

Two of Brooklyn’s extremely gifted musicians teamed up to kick some psychedelic, pop, rock ass, to continue the brutal attack of flavorful, experimental music with a six-track EP entitled ‘Hold to Light.’ Dark Angels are Deantoni Parks (also a drummer for The Mars Volta and half of dope elctro-pop band Kudu), and Nicci Kasper. The introduction of the extended project features Meshell Ndegeocello who speaks raunchy yet educational lyrics, and sets the bar for a special…


Added by Sound Check on March 20, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

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