Brazilian designer Isaac Silva has long been influenced by feminist, Black and LGBTQ activism, and his latest work is no exception. During the fashion event Casa de Criadores in São Paulo on May 11, Silva debuted his winter 2017 collection in partnership with Magá Moura, and the two worked closely to exemplify the importance of representation in the medium. The show featured models of various gender identities and body types, including trans models, displaying more fully…Continue
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I get it. The crowd that loves to show off their social justice chops and lecture people on what's right and wrong always has some fancy new lingo we're all supposed to fall in line with every other day, and it's exhausting. When it comes to gender and sexuality especially, there seems to be an unlimited amount of experiences to describe, and a million letters after the LGBTQ. (Remember when there wasn't even the "Q"?! The good ol' days... Wait, actually…Continue
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Welcome Back, white people!
After the recent spate of black girls suspended from school because of their hairstyles and the increasing number of employers forbidding certain hairstyles from the workplace, we thought it necessary for another episode in our educational series “The Caucasian Guides.”
By Michael Harriot* /…
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Check out the work of Nairobi-based art director and photographer Brian Otieno. With a body of work centered around body forms and portraiture, Otieno hopes that his photographs act as a nod to African culture and the unspoken histories and hidden heritages of the continent. Moreover, he hopes that these pieces act as a conversation catalysts around these subjects.
See some of Otieno’s photos, below, and more on …
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“Understated” and "minimal" are some the word that comes to mind when looking at French Guiana illustration and fashion design student Vaëll V’s airy renderings. The simplicity of her digital drawings really highlights her meticulous attention to detail and the each character's personality, pushing her work into the realm of character studies and storyboarding sketches. Her minimalist and soft line work imply whimsical movements fit for an animated film.
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Holy shit. Congolese performance collective KOKOKO! is electrifying. Though their only published media online is a single promo video, the band introduces themselves so perfectly, emerging fully formed from each frame. They take DIY to new heights, fashioning the tools for electronic music out of found objects and Congolese instruments. “Survival fuels creativity,” one member explains in the video. This is more than survival. This is genius.…
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Memphis-born Ash León is a non-binary Hip-Hop artist currently based in New York. León blends activism with a quirky and flowery aesthetic, giving a new face and sound to conscious rap that does not rely on outdated ideas of hypermasculinity. The artist tells AFROPUNK: "When I close my eyes and think about who I am, I don't really see gender". "It's statements like that, my peers call me an 'Alien' for. They say I fell from another planet, but the reality is that I feel…Continue
Inspired by the inner beauty black women possess and Grace Jones’ signature aesthetic, Brazilian photographer Luiz Moreira editorializes the Greek mythology of Midas. Model Regina Ferreira poses in a Grace-esque box cut fade as she adorns her body with gold. “Through this re-imagining, Luiz Moreira transforms the story into a beautiful message inspired by and building upon on the inner beauty of Blackness, where a black woman uses the Midas touch on her body.…Continue
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Summer is coming. See how to get rebates on your old cooling systems and air conditioners below!
Provided by the office of Brooklyn Borough President Eric…Continue
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Skyler McCurine as Saint Sugar Hill by Alanna Airitam
Inspired by the Dutch realism Golden Age of painting, the California Grown self-taught fine art photographer wants to push the narrative of us as works of art.
“I started the Golden Age out of a…Continue
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We are back this year with our 2nd edition of AFROPUNK Presents the Carnival of Consciousness Atlanta! Meet us at 787 Windsor on Oct 14/15 to celebrate contemporary expression and youthful black consciousness with a weekend-long retreat of music, art, film, salons, and lectures.
Joining us this year will be Solange, Willow Smith, Danny Brown, Flatbush Zombies, Young Fathers, Algiers, Moses Sumney, Sam Dew, Kevin Abstract, Princess Nokia, Jamila Woods, Loaf…
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There is a lot of misguided squeamishness around sex work in feminist circles. A common source of reluctance is the fear or confusion that sex work is the exploitation of women’s bodies and/or sexuality. But that’s a misnomer and the people who say such things tend not to point out that football players, day laborers, businesspersons with exceptionally stressful jobs, firefighters, and so on, are also exploiters of their bodies. In reality, using your body in to make money,…Continue
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Senegalese fine arts and fashion photographer Omar Victor Diop describes his latest series, "Liberty," as "a reinvented narrative of the history of the black people." The powerful portraits tastefully showcase international moments of Black resistance spanning generations, including Bloody Sunday and…Continue
Through gritty photographs, Puertro Rican photog Phoenix Robles captures the places and faces of everyday people. Phoenix primarily shoots in black and white which giving her photos a documentary-type of feel and perspective.
“I'd like to consider myself a sociological photographer,” Robles says. “My photography seeks to discover the inner workings of places and people, that would normally go over-looked. Frequenting the urban places similar to the…
To the death x Nales – Stunt Out (Prod. By RetroChuco) Is a song between two collectives, or as I like to call them, supergroups in El Paso TX
Nales and TTD worked on this song to inspire people to have fun and unify, It has been getting a lot of play and press but is losing steam.
Take some time to hit the link, play the track and If you like, tell a few friends. I’m sure you will be hearing from these groups soon!
To the death x…
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An Arcadia, CA community is enraged after a Black 15-year-old was killed and his cousin hospitalized Friday when an off-duty Customs and Border Protection officer shot them in what he claims was self-defense. Authorities allege the two boys, along with another child, tried to beat and rob the officer after they all got off at the same train stop. Officials had originally falsely reported the assailants were men.
Deputies did not release the identity of the…
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After drawing attention from the far right National Front in France, MWASI’s NYANSAPO Festival faced cancellation due to white discomfort. Organized with an objective to build “Afro-feminist strategies to end racial, patriarchal, colonial and capitalist violence,” the MWAAi collective billed three of the four even venues as being exclusive for black women and women and…Continue
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(Nales circa Apr '17)
Our side of town in El Paso gets a bad rap, the police…Continue
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