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April 2012 Blog Posts (39)

Afro-punk Pictures Presents The Triptych @ Brooklyn Museum May 24 2013

Afropunk Triptych

On MAY 24th @ BROOKLYN MUSEUM, Afro-punk pictures presents The Triptych, in association with Weeksville Heritage Center. This short-film…


Added by AFROPUNK on April 30, 2012 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

The Problem With 'Django Unchained': Why Tarantino’s Latest Film Does Nothing for Race in Hollywood

With new film stills revealed and a trailer probably not far off either, the buzz around Quentin Tarantino’s highly anticipated ninth studio film Django Unchained is beginning to reach dizzying new heights of hyperbole. People are naturally excited because it’s Tarantino, the director responsible for such cult and mainstream hits as Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill Vols. 1 and 2, and most recently, Inglourious Basterds. But there are also some just as…


Added by Eye Candy on April 30, 2012 at 12:25pm — 7 Comments

Stream: AlunaGeorge's Groovy New Track 'Just A Touch'

British funky pop and R&B band AlunaGeorge's new track 'Just A Touch' is real groovy, don't you think? If you like what you hear, check out their debut EP, 'You Know You Like It' (out now on iTunes).

Alunageorge - Just A Touch by TriAngleRecords

Banner photo…


Added by Sound Check on April 30, 2012 at 11:57am — 3 Comments

Calling all musicians!!!

Hello My name is Denim,

Im currently looking to form some sort of musical band/duo/trio/group...etc whatever you may call it. im into retro rock/alternative tech. iam open and just want to create beautiful melodic music. I play piano and sing and I have pro-tools and some equipment. I'm looking for "whoever" that can bring something to the table.

Added by Denim Portierre on April 28, 2012 at 10:00pm — 1 Comment

Opinion: Race & Class - Is There Liberation In Trying to Be Like Those Who Oppress You?

"The master's tools will never dismantle the master's house." - Audre Lorde- Sister Outsider

I got into a discussion about race and class and a question was posed- in this society, are we enslaved mentally according to race and/or class? I took this to mean- does race and class dictate our "social mobility". Does it confine us in the social (and private!) spheres? Do we buy into these arbitrary confines and are we therefore mentally enslaved by them?

Hmph. Race.…


Added by The Establishment on April 27, 2012 at 1:30pm — 9 Comments

YOU'RE A WHAT? The different reactions I have gotten over the years from people due to my Satanism.

        This blog was inspired by a recent event here at AP that I won't go into now, hopefully it's over and done with but that still remains to be seen. I offended an AP member with some jokes I made but promptly apoligized when she told me how she felt. A few days later I get a message from a friend of the AP member and she lays into me again about my comments and tells me that I really scared the hell out of the girl.

  I try to look at things from all sides and having placed…


Added by Satan's Crow on April 27, 2012 at 10:27am — 2 Comments

Stream Santigold's Full Album 'Master of My Make-Believe'

How freaking exciting is that?! You can now stream Santigold's epic album 'Master of My Make-Believe' (to be released on May 1st). All you gotta do is head to NPR's website (click HERE) and hit us up in the comments to let us know what you think. What's your favorite track? Ready, set, go!…


Added by AFROPUNK on April 25, 2012 at 12:03pm — 5 Comments

NYC MAY DAY Press Conference April 26th

Press Conference to announce plans for May Day

Thursday, April 26 at 4pm

 Union Square 14th & Broadway, South Side

Rally Organizers to Announce Permits Secured, March Route Confirmed,

Labor & Immigrant Rights Workshops and Cultural Performances to Take Place Throughout the Day “Rage against the Machines” Tom Morello to perform on May 1st in Union Square

WHO: (list in formation) May 1st Coalition, Labor union representatives, La Fuente, New York…


Added by Imani Henry on April 25, 2012 at 1:30am — No Comments

Erykah Badu Gearing Up for New Albums, US & European Tour Dates

If you know anything about Erykah Badu, you know her Live shows are the real deal. That's where she truly brings the songs to life, freestyles, and usually leaves the audience moved and uplifted. If you don't believe it honey, check out the video below.

She also revealed that she will be releasing a solo album later this year, and an record with her band The Cannabinoids.

A slew of European tour dates have been announced + a show in Istanbul, Turkey, and the artist…


Added by AFROPUNK on April 24, 2012 at 8:30am — 5 Comments

The Pursuit of Salvation

From Isle Full of Noises:

"The disc is a remarkable 12'' which brings together five tracks, three of FluiD…

Added by Chris Gilmore on April 23, 2012 at 11:25pm — No Comments

Coming Soon: Skunk Anansie Unleash New Album & Tour

Get ready motherfuckers! Skunk Anansie said they will release a new album this year, and will reveal 20 tour dates. They announced: "These dates will mark Skunk Anansie’s only touring activity for 2012 and the European trek will finish at London’s Brixton Academy on Saturday December 1st. The full list of dates and tickets will go on pre-sale on Wednesday 25th from the band’s website and general sale from Friday 27th…


Added by AFROPUNK on April 23, 2012 at 12:30pm — 7 Comments

Visual Artist Jaszmine Hawkins: "Lips Have Their Own Personality"!

Today we're sharing vibrant art by member Jaszmine Hawkins, who founded the 'Alt Art' group for visual artists on AP. Jaszmine is from New Jersey and likes to hang out in Brooklyn's alternative scenes. She tells us: "The whole idea of having these characters with exaggerated lips started from my Mom's obsession with lips, when I…


Added by Eye Candy on April 20, 2012 at 10:30am — 6 Comments

Slash (Ex-Guns N' Roses) Set To Release Album May 22 - Videos + Tour Dates

Iconic guitarist Slash is making a come back! He never really left actually, although he's not officially a member of Guns N' Roses anymore. His new album 'Apocalyptic Love' is coming out on May 22nd, and if you can't wait 'til then, get a taste of the band and new music in the videos below. The group is also kicking off an extensive tour on May 3rd in Baltimore, with dates all over the US, in Canada and in Europe.

The album is already available for pre-order…


Added by AFROPUNK on April 20, 2012 at 9:30am — 4 Comments

Heads Up: Spotlight On Emerging African American Filmmakers with Heineken Affinity Award

This just in! Filmmakers, check this out: "In an effort to recognize a new generation of African American filmmakers, Heineken, in partnership with Tribeca Film Institute and the Tribeca All Access program, will launch the Heineken Affinity Award during this year’s Tribeca Film Festival. Heineken aims to empower African American filmmakers to be creative and open-minded in exploring ideas and creating a narrative that shares their unique experiences, stories and visions. This…


Added by Eye Candy on April 20, 2012 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

"You Resurrected Tupac For That?" Pimping a Dead Man's Violent Lyrics & Violent End for Commercial Gain

This week, everyone seems to be buzzing about late rapper Tupac's "appearance" at Coachella as a hologram. Most people were just wowed by the surprise effect. But our acquaintance Kelly Virella (from Dominion of New York) shared quite a different point of view. She wrote: "I was a fan of his before he was killed and own a few of his CDs. (...) But Tupac also made music that epitomizes the worst of hip-hop, the gun-toting, gang-banging, woman-hating kind. I held my breath when I…


Added by AFROPUNK on April 18, 2012 at 10:33am — 17 Comments

Straight Line Stitch Tour Schedule: Do They Ever Stop?!

Since touring life is notoriously exhausting, we have no idea how metal band Straight Line Stitch does it. They always seem to be on the road. By the time they finish a tour, they already have another one planned. Check their schedule below if you don't believe us, and be sure to catch them when they come to your city. Alexis Brown and her…


Added by AFROPUNK on April 18, 2012 at 8:41am — 3 Comments

(free download) afrovisionary dj mix 1 - by La bruha DESI la /// AFROVISIONARY website release

                                       `our ancient societies aligned with the stars and buildings/temples 

                                                               within our contemporary urban society. `







Added by la Bruha Desi La (la negra) on April 17, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments

In Skateboarding, A Black Brooklyn Woman Breaks Barriers

In 2007, Traci Johnson, 41, founded Culture Skateboards with her husband Jay to support and promote young skateboarders from New York City. While teaching her nephew to skate, Johnson was astonished to hear young skaters talk about achieving fame and fortune as if that were the purpose of the sport. A lifelong skater, she decided to start an organization that would not only teach kids how to skate, but educate them about the history and culture of…


Added by APX on April 17, 2012 at 11:09am — 3 Comments

Black Rock Trio Needs Your Help to get to London

Neo-Blues guitarist, Ayron Jones and his band The Way needs your votes. The Seattle group has been in world-wide battle of the bands since February of this year. The battle started out with 12,000 bands and is now down to 86 in the world, but there's a catch. The final battle won't take place on any stage, instead groups need to attain enough online…


Added by Ayron Jones and The Way on April 16, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments

New York African Film Festival - Five Movies To Watch Out For

The 19th Annual New York African Film Festival launched April 11 at Lincoln Center, and this year’s batch of movies are as inspiring as they are entertaining. In recent years, there has been more and more discussion about the plight of diasporic filmmakers and what to do about the lack of opportunity and representation that black people face in Hollywood. Luckily, the AFF this year is proving yet again that there are strides being made all over (take the…


Added by Eye Candy on April 16, 2012 at 5:43am — No Comments

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