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May 2014 Blog Posts (100)

FREE DOWNLOAD: Boulevards Gets Down In 'What's Your Number'

Funky artist Boulevards has a new single out, produced by SGLD. If you liked his 'Ackrylic City' EP, you'll love 'What's Your Number' too.

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Added by Sound Check on May 30, 2014 at 1:32pm — No Comments

FROM THE MIDWEST AND BEYOND COMES MACK G

NEW MUSIC ALERT FROM NEW FIRE SPITTER FROM THE MIDWEST MACK G

NEW MUSIC ALERT 

MACK G 

DOWN ASS GURL…

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Added by smithbrosmarketing on May 30, 2014 at 12:36pm — No Comments

AP FASHION: Jewelry Spotlight: Purposerosa by Yarminiah and Yaminah Rosa

Looking to accessorize this summer with some fabulous and edgy earrings and rings? Then you are going to fall in love with Purposerosa, “a design house founded by sisters Yarminiah and Yaminah Rosa.” These flashy pieces are sure to turn heads and dazzle in the summer sun or glow in the darkness of the night!



By Aliyah Blackmore, AFROPUNK Contributor *…

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Added by Safety Pins on May 30, 2014 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

FEATURE: Laverne Cox on Time Magazine Cover - A Big Deal For Trans Visibility

Did you catch trans actress Laverne Cox on the cover of TIME Magazine? This will give even more visibility to the trans community. "I don't represent the entirety of the trans community, there are multiple relationships to one's identity", says Cox in a making-of video (watch below).

Of course this is not enough and there are many more stories that need to be told. But it's a step towards more visibility and hopefully more acceptance.

Cox adds: "When we look at the…
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Added by Gender Bent on May 30, 2014 at 10:00am — 6 Comments

Check Me Out : BROOKLYN'S BEST

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Added by Sicc Prolific on May 29, 2014 at 7:17pm — No Comments

Not A Collective Gets Elected As The President Of The United State Of America.

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Added by Not A Collective on May 29, 2014 at 12:07pm — No Comments

FEATURE: Spotlight on Legendary Drum and Bass Producer Jordana aka 1.8.7 #SoundCheck

Drum and Bass producer Jordana LeSesne got her start playing guitar in punk and metal bands in the late 80's before being turned on to electronica. She quickly found her way into Pittsburgh's nascent rave scene distributing demo tapes of her proto drum and bass throughout the early 90's. She adopted the name 1.8.7 and by 1995 was working with Jungle Sky Records releasing what she defined as American drum and bass.



By Nathan Leigh,…

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Added by Gender Bent on May 28, 2014 at 10:00am — 3 Comments

FEATURE: An unreleased Stevie Wonder track called 'So Much In Love'

An unreleased Stevie Wonder song? Just what the doctor ordered! French website Funk-U revealed a snippet of a track they claim is an outtake from the Songs In The Key Of Life recording sessions from 40 years ago. Check out 'So Much In Love' below!…

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Added by Sound Check on May 28, 2014 at 9:32am — 3 Comments

NEW MUSIC: Trash Talk's latest 'No Peace' is best hardcore record of the year so far. #SoundCheck

As anyone who saw Trash Talk's bone crushing set at Afropunk Fest 2013 can attest, there's just about no-one in the modern hardcore scene on their level. Building on last year's triumphant 119, the band blends sludgy guitars with hip-hop nods with their straight-ahead hardcore on their latest No Peace.



By Nathan Leigh, AFROPUNK Contributor…

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Added by Sound Check on May 28, 2014 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

FEATURE: Erykah Badu will join Dave Chappelle, Janelle Monáe, The Roots & more for series of NY shows

Damn! Erykah Badu will join Dave Chappelle, Janelle Monáe, The Roots and more for series of NY shows at Radio City Music Hall, with a live orchestra. The three shows (June 24-26) will follow Chappelle's sold-out comedy run (June 18-22) at the same venue. Tickets are available here.

How exciting is this? - L.…



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Added by Sound Check on May 28, 2014 at 7:35am — 1 Comment

Stop Being Messy is a Public Service Announcement from The Blackman and Miss Shirley Hayden

...on the condition of your situation YOU put yourself in.

Funky funky new track from The Blackman and Shirley Hayden thru the Detroit Funk label BlackPlanetMusic, Produced by PapaSean.

"Black" and "Shirl" both are part of the deep roots of the Detroit music scene for years, both having…

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Added by BlackPlanetMusic on May 27, 2014 at 1:03pm — No Comments

FEATURE: Ivoirian Photographer Joana Choumali documents scarification in powerful photo series

Ivoirian Photographer Joana Choumali documents the last generation of African citizens living in a big city like Abidjan with scarification on their faces. The photo series is called 'Hââbré, the last generation' (Hââbré means "writing" and "scarification" in Kô language from Burkina Faso).

Choumali tells us: "This practice is disappearing due to the pressure of religious and state authorities, urban practices and the introduction of clothing in tribes. In many villages,…

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Added by Eye Candy on May 27, 2014 at 11:30am — 7 Comments

CONTEST: AFROPUNK Battle Of The Bands 2014

Want to perform at this year's AFROPUNK Festival? Voting for our annual BATTLE OF THE BANDS showcase starts now! Sign-up for your chance to play.

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP






HOW CAN YOU PERFORM AT AFROPUNK 2014?…

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Added by Sound Check on May 27, 2014 at 5:59am — 10 Comments

Cirugía estética: La otra cara del bisturí

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En la sociedad actual, tanto hombres como mujeres, viven con ganas de encontrar el elixir o la fuente de la eterna juventud, con el fin de vencer al tiempo, para así seguir viéndose guapos y lucir siempre bien. El desconocimiento y la ignorancia del riesgo que corren al realizar dichas prácticas, es que en…

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Added by Encarnación on May 27, 2014 at 12:00am — No Comments

Menopausia: Síntomas y consecuencias

Se considera la menopausia como una etapa normal de la vida de las mujeres, al igual que pasa con la pubertad; es mas frecuente en mujeres de  40 a 45 años de edad, lo que marca el fin de su etapa reproductiva; etapa en la que los ovarios dejan de producir óvulos, lo que provoca que el organismo produzca más estrógeno y progesterona,…
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Added by Encarnación on May 26, 2014 at 2:09pm — No Comments

FEATURE: Footage of Saul Williams' collaboration with David Murray at Cully Jazz Festival

AFROPUNK Fam, today we're sharing footage of Saul Williams' collaboration with David Murray at this year's Cully Jazz Festival in Switzerland. These two renowned artists definitely created something unique with Williams singing and slamming to Murray's band's stylings.

Line-up: David Murray (tenor sax), Saul Williams (vocal), Orin Evans (piano), Jaribu Shahid (bass), Nasheet Waits (drums).

Thank you to 3D Family for sharing this with us.…




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Added by Sound Check on May 26, 2014 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

FEATURE: "The First Decoration Day"

The Zinn Education Project published an article about Memorial Day, or “Decoration Day”, written by David W. Blight. According to him, "The First Decoration Day" was led by people who had recently been freed from slavery in Charleston, SC on May 1, 1865.

At the end of the Civil War, "Thousands of black Charlestonians, most former slaves, remained in the city and conducted a series of commemorations to declare their sense of the meaning of the war. The largest of these…

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Added by The Establishment on May 26, 2014 at 9:22am — 2 Comments

Cómo prevenir la sordera y otitis.

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La sordera se puede prevenir hasta cierto punto, para evitar que la hipoacusia sea crónica , se recomienda acudir al otorinolaringólogo, en el momento que se noten molestias auditivas; de hecho la pérdida repentina de audición se considera una emergencia. Es también necesario y conveniente,…

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Added by Encarnación on May 25, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

No More Waiting

"It has to start somewhere

It has to start sometime

What better place than here

What better time than now?"

Rage Against the Machine "Guerilla Radio"

Have you ever had one of those moments where you are just done waiting? Where you are done wondering when is the right time to do what you have always wanted to? Well, I have decided the time to wait is done with. Why do I say this?

For a while, I have had my mind on a project. I told a mentor…

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Added by Lightning Pill on May 23, 2014 at 6:30pm — No Comments

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