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Featured Blog Posts – May 2013 Archive (12)

Students Protest School Closings in Philadelphia

By: Lindsey Rand, AFROPUNK Contributor 

On May 17th thousands of Philadelphia area students walked out in protest of the large budget cuts that are cutting many extra curricular programs from schools across the board and completely shutting down 23 others. This, though, is not…


Added by The Establishment on May 30, 2013 at 1:59pm — 1 Comment

Exclusive Interview - In Conversation with: Comedian Trevor Noah

Go see “Born A Crime” at The Culture Project in SOHO, now. It’s a new show by Trevor Noah—South African born comic with a unique perspective on being biracial and a kid during the apartheid--that is unabashedly funny and asks some hard-hitting questions about the boxes we allow ourselves to be put in. Noah speaks with AFROPUNK to debunk the myths about what his comedy is all about, discussing the hilarity of racist pasts to what he finds funny…


Added by Eye Candy on May 29, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Botswanan death metal pioneers Wrust's latest 'Intellectual Metamorphosis' is part death metal, part thrash, but mostly just brutal. #SoundCheck

Straight out of Botswana comes some of the most ferocious death metal you'll hear in 2013. Wrust formed back in 2000 when there were only a small handful of metal bands on the entire continent. Now playing the part of living legend (with singer/guitarist Stux Daemon as the sole remaining original member), Wrust just released their latest full length record Intellectual Metamorphosis.…


Added by Sound Check on May 24, 2013 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

Exclusive Interview: Omar Lye-Fook Gives Us The Scoop on Upcoming LP 'The Man'

By: Justin Allen, AFROPUNK Contributor


AFROPUNK recently sat down with British soul musician Omar Lye-Fook, also known as Omar, to discuss his music making process, his inspirations and his…


Added by Sound Check on May 23, 2013 at 6:30pm — 1 Comment

"Amazing 9 year old Asean Johnson brings the crowd to their feet at Chicago school closings rally"

This week Chicago decided to go ahead with Mayor Rahm Emanuel's plan to close 49 public schools in effort to combat the decreasing and highly inefficient budget. This kind of decision is easy to make when you don’t have to put a face to the thousands of kids being thrown out of their school and these kids now face…


Added by The Establishment on May 23, 2013 at 6:13pm — 4 Comments

Style'd by Kyle: Vintage vs. "Mainstream" Shopping

Vintage vs. "Mainstream" Shopping

By: Kyle Starks, AFROPUNK Fashion Contributor 

It seems like buying used clothing has become very popular recenty, like it's this "new cool thing". Everyone from A-list celebrities to regular people like you and I have caught onto this "trend" even though for me, buying used…


Added by Safety Pins on May 23, 2013 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments

'Dark Girls' Docu To Premiere on OWN Network in June

The 'Dark Girls' documentary sparked a big conversation in the AP community when we told you about it two years ago. The movie tackles colorism and features interviews of women with dark skin tones about their experiences, not only in the world at large, but also within the Black community. It will premiere on OWN network on June 23rd in the US. Check out the trailer below. Will you be…


Added by The Race Card on May 14, 2013 at 11:00am — 5 Comments

Artists Join Forces For 'Migration Is Beautiful' Campaign

Kimya Dawson, Chuck D, The Roots, Tom Morello, Alice Walker, Junot Diaz, W. Kamau Bell, Rosario Dawson, Favianna Rodriguez and many more signed the "Migration Is Beautiful" artists' statement on immigration reform.

Check out their statement below and let us know what you think.

More info and petition at
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Added by The Establishment on May 8, 2013 at 10:46am — 1 Comment

Support The Documentary About HR (Of Bad Brains): HR "Finding Joseph I"

Afropunk Fam, you may remember that we told you a few years ago about a project to make a documentary about (and with) Bad Brains frontman HR. The production team Small Axe Films launched a Kickstarter…


Added by Sound Check on May 7, 2013 at 9:03am — 4 Comments

Assata Shakur Becomes First Woman on FBI 'Most Wanted Terrorists' list

Former Black Panther Party member Assata Shakur is the first woman to be added to the FBI's 'Most Wanted Terrorists' list, with a $2 million reward offered for her capture. Hiphopandpolitics published an opinion piece stating: "Can you imagine if the FBI was this diligent about going after Wall Street Bankers who defrauded millions of…


Added by The Establishment on May 3, 2013 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Free Download: Punk Pioneers Death's Unrealeased 1974 demo of 'Politicians In My Eyes'

Grab a free download of Punk pioneers Death's unrealeased 1974 demo of their classic track 'Politicians In My Eyes'. Also, as we've told you guys before, a documentary about the band, 'A Band Called Death', has been made and will hit theaters on June 28th. Free download + documentary trailer below.…


Added by Sound Check on May 3, 2013 at 11:53am — 9 Comments

"27 Things You Had To Deal With As The Only Black Kid In Your Class" has us rolling on the floor with their "27 Things You Had To Deal With As The Only Black Kid In Your Class".

Staff writer Heben Nigatu compiled hilarious memes in her list, such as the infamous "you sound white" articulate Black people sometimes get, people sticking their fingers in your hair, or the timeless "She's pretty... for a black…


Added by The Race Card on May 3, 2013 at 10:00am — 12 Comments

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