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Featured Blog Posts – June 2012 Archive (9)

New Footage From 'Black Girl In Suburbia' Documentary Surfaces

Hey guys, we mentioned the 'Black Girl In Suburbia' documentary-in-the-making to you before. Additional footage, a "sneak peek", has surfaced (scroll down to watch). In case you missed it, we're re-posting the trailer too.

"Black Girl In Suburbia is a feature documentary that looks into the experiences of black girls growing up in predominately white communities. This is a different look into suburbia from the perspective of women of color (...) exploring through…

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Added by The Race Card on June 27, 2012 at 7:53am — 8 Comments

Battle of the Bands - Win A Spot To Perform At Afropunk Fest 2012

Here is your chance to perform at AFROPUNK FEST 2012!!!



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For 10 years, AFROPUNK has built a community & festival with new bands. We want to give the bands…
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Added by AFROPUNK on June 26, 2012 at 1:30pm — 4 Comments

Black Fashion By Javii: Is personality the new black?

Some people have a perception of style as something or someone right out of the pages of VOGUE magazine: uncomfortable, yet fashionable because the shirt they're wearing costs $800. That's not style. Style is the power to freely express oneself using the clothes from our closet or the curtains you turned into a shirt that looks like it cost hundreds.…

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Added by Safety Pins on June 19, 2012 at 12:30pm — 3 Comments

Voices from the community: being a Black woman in the punk scene

Voices from the community:

This video piece is about being a Black woman in the punk scene.

It features AP member Symphony, among others, and members of band Ninjasonik (they're playing the 2012 Afropunk Festival by the way!).

We would like to know: what has been your…

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Added by The Race Card on June 19, 2012 at 9:05am — 19 Comments

'Dear White People' Satire Buzzing Like Crazy On The Internet

Ok now, this 'Dear White People' satire video is causing a commotion on the web. Writer/director/producer Justin Simien says: "Meant to articulate the sometimes funny, mostly harmless, but occasionally painful experience of being a Black face in a vastly white place (i.e. most Hollywood work environments) @DearWhitePeople also served an ulterior motive of mine. I'd been working for some time on a satire about race identity. The feature script for Dear White People follows the…

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Added by The Race Card on June 15, 2012 at 8:30am — 18 Comments

(Comedian?) Grace Jones Hula Hoops & Says "Happy Birthday" at Elizabeth II Jubilee

All the fuss seems to be about Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee... Whateva, the best part was Grace Jones performing her timeless banger 'Slave To The Rhythm'. She showed up eccentric as ever, hula-hooped throughout the song, and best of all, didn't seem to know why she was there: she wished the Queen a "happy birthday" at the end (watch video below). The Queen's birthday is April 21, isn't it? Love ya Grace...

In other news, The Guardian reports that "long-term…

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Added by AFROPUNK on June 6, 2012 at 8:00am — 7 Comments

#SoundCheck Free Download - Me And This Army's new single 'You'

Baltimore trio Me and This Army just dropped their badass new single; the minimally titled and maximally loud 'You.' Anchored by lead singer Courtney Hargrove's kick-in-the-teeth vocals, the track pulls no punches. It's a song about betrayal and anger, plain and simple. A fierce kiss-off to a wayward ex. “There you go / breaking everyone's heart / there you go breaking everyone”.

The band builds from a bouncy syncopated beat to a giant pop-punk hook, calling to mind The Exit…

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Added by Sound Check on June 6, 2012 at 7:26am — 20 Comments

Malawi's New President Joyce Banda Renounces Private Jet and 60 Mercedes

Everyone's talking about "the crisis" and how the little guy needs to hang in there and sacrifice for the greater good. Well Malawi's first female President, Joyce Banda, just sold off the presidential jet and a fleet of 60 Mercedes. Banda said: "I can well use private airlines". Should other leaders, not only in African countries, but everywhere, take note or what? Look into the cost of perks for government members in your country, wherever you are, you'll be baffled...

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Added by The Establishment on June 6, 2012 at 7:00am — 4 Comments

#SoundCheck – Blah Blah Blah: the Kings of Ballroom Rock

Championing a genre of music fittingly called “Ballroom Rock,” Blah Blah Blah are definitely a band deserving of your attention. Their first two EPs, Thank You Thank You and the aptly titled Charm, serve up a dynamic mix of ethereal ambiance and loud badassery. Solomon's voice soars to Jeff Buckley-esque heights on the first single 'Why Am I The Only One Laughing.' The impossibly joyous song 'Soon As I Get Home Tonight' with it's equally…

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Added by Sound Check on June 1, 2012 at 7:30am — 5 Comments

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