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July 2012 Blog Posts (73)

Black Fashion By Javii - Style Icon: Solange Knowles

This year has been a great year for Fashion Icon, Mother, Celebrity DJ, Model and Carol's Daughter Brand Ambassador Solange Knowles. Her style is funky, eclectic, adventurous and daring while maintaining effortless elegance. She is isn't afraid of vibrant colors or bold patterns. Her style screams confidence and personality. - BlackFashionByJavii…

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Added by Safety Pins on July 31, 2012 at 12:29pm — 2 Comments

Tha Original Gata in the AfroPunk Ink contest

Ink Contest

Hello Everyone. I'm not only an actress but a model as well. I'm currently in an inked contest. I'd like to win to show the beauty in an inked pregnant woman on a calendar .there's no registering or anything. If you can spread the word. One vote per account

many thanks…

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Added by THA TRUE ORIGINAL GATA™ on July 30, 2012 at 7:50pm — No Comments

NEFPREZ PRESENTS: "I AM OTHER"-- A film on being the the righteous outcast

 

 

Written by: Alexandria Gamlin

 

Feeling isolated for simply choosing to be yourself is rough. What's with getting a side-eye for dressing in too many patterns? If you've taken a snicker for too many pierced holes in your face, and grandma won't return your calls…

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Added by Eye Candy on July 30, 2012 at 6:30pm — 6 Comments

Weekly Kick-Off: 10 Banging Tracks Your Ears Must Hear

Is there any other way to bring in a fresh, new week, than with some banging tracks? Of course not. Whether you're looking for a summery groove for those perfect, sunny days. Or you want a street-banger you can nod your head to, these tracks by alternative Black bands and artists, will surely give you what you need.



Contributor: Elijah Watson



10. Angel Haze, "Werkin' Girls": It's not…

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Added by Sound Check on July 30, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Tattoo Of The Week: Makeup & Hair Artist Amber Jasmin Morrow

Amber Jasmin Morrow is a Makeup and Hair Artist based out of New York City and Los Angeles. She has had the pleasure of freelancing for such brands as Maybelline Cosmetics, and touring North America with shows such as Monty Python's Spamalot, The Color Purple, and soon joining the cast and crew of Rock of Ages. When Amber isnt living out of a tour bus and traveling for work, she enjoys spending her summers in the sweltering heat that is NYC, eating awesome food, traveling out of…

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Added by Safety Pins on July 30, 2012 at 1:11pm — 2 Comments

Stream The Noisettes' show on the BT River of Music Africa Stage

Woo! Stream The @Noisettes' show on the BT River of Music Africa Stage, honey bunny.

You can watch the FULL set now at http://thespace.org/items/e0000lg2. "The BT River of Music event, a celebration of global music, took place in London at six venues on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd July."…


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Added by AFROPUNK on July 30, 2012 at 12:16pm — No Comments

#SoundCheck: Canadian alt-rockers The Dears leak tracks from their new live Album/Docu, 'Never Destroy Us'

The Dears' new live album (their fourth) was recorded at the Pasaguero nightclub in Mexico City. If the leaked unmixed songs are any indication, the full set will draw heavily from their 2011 release Degeneration Street. The long-running band is tight as ever, with a touch of indie jangle, you know, to keep it authentic. Like their previous live records, they play around with their own songs, stretching Degeneration Street's lead single “Omega Dog” through waves of feedback and…

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Added by Sound Check on July 30, 2012 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

Hey Afropunkz, Join Us On Instagram Too!

Hey Afropunkz and Afropunkettes! Do you use Instagram? Meet us there @AFROPUNK so you can keep up with our whereabouts and the dope people we meet along the way. Instagram ain't seen it yet, honey!…

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Added by AFROPUNK on July 30, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

Tattooed Ladies & Dudes! Be A Part Of The Afropunk Ink Calendar 2012 By Sugar & Spikes

LADIES, DUDES, ALL YE TATTED:



If you have killer INK that's striking, inspiring, self-defining and generally RAD, we want YOU to be in the 2012 AFROPUNK INK Calendar, brought to you by our inked amigos at Sugar & Spikes. Submit a photo of your tattoo to the…
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Added by AFROPUNK on July 30, 2012 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Tha Original Gata Monique Dupree attends Monster Mania Convention

Monster Mania Convention



Monique Dupree will be a guest at Monster Mania in cherry hill, NJ to promote her upcoming comicbook …

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Added by THA TRUE ORIGINAL GATA™ on July 29, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments

The King of the Twelve String: Lead Belly

With his 100th birthday, and the let's-not-call-it-a-depression-because-that's-depressing “economic downturn” there's been a renewed interest in the music of folk legend Woody Guthrie this past year. But hardly anyone's talking about one of Guthrie's biggest influences and collaborators, Huddie Ledbetter. Better known to the world as that original punk rocker Lead Belly.



Words by Nathan Leigh



Each…

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Added by Sound Check on July 27, 2012 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

"The Stand-In"

Today, I decided to take a big risk. Being a songwriter, I was trying to figure out how I can store my lyrics till I get a chance to perform them. Due to anxiety and awareness of my feeble voice, I decided to just put the lyrics up. Hopefully, this can earn me some songwriting jobs. :-)

Anyway, when I wrote this, I was thiking of the many shallow ways people seem to write about love. To me, it's not enough to just write how much you love them. What would you like to do with them? What…

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Added by Lightning Pill on July 26, 2012 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Sugar & Spikes Tattoo Feature: Doxi Jones - Unashamed

With her mysterious viral videos, we see a glimpse of Doxi Jones, but not the whole picture. She teases us with images of her eyes and lips, discussing her thoughts and pulls us into an intimate one-way conversation. A marketing idea she proudly proclaims as her own. While sitting down with the Title 9/SRC/Universal Republic recording artist at a studio in Manhattan, I am immediately thrilled to see not only is Doxi stunning but she has some beautiful skin ink. I wondered at…

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Added by Safety Pins on July 25, 2012 at 12:00pm — 4 Comments

#SoundCheck The ever ambitious Phony Ppl are back already with 2nd 2012 release 'nothinG Special' (Free Download)

The sprawling 9 piece hip-hop collective Phony Ppl are nothing if not ambitious. Barely 7 months after their debut LP, their new EP nothinG Special cements their status as one of the most exciting new acts of 2012. The band moves effortlessly between sampled, sequenced and full band; switching genres and sound on a dime. Anchored by one of the tightest rhythm sections in the game, the EP is a slice of retro hip-hop, soul, and disco. But unlike many the many groups who…

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Added by Sound Check on July 25, 2012 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

Black Witch - "Trolololo-She Rachet". Is Wicca Just For White Folks?

So, there’s been something recent occurring in the online Pagan community. There was a rehash on Pagan.about.com about minority Pagan bloggers and of course, some commenter named Silvia felt mighty brave in her Whiteness and cried tears about how Wicca should be left to the White folks. Everyone, please witness this demonstration of why saying “Post-Racial America” is a long way…

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Added by The Establishment on July 25, 2012 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

Trolololo - She Rachet

So, there’s been something recent occurring in the online Pagan community. There was a rehash on Pagan.about.com about minority Pagan bloggersand of course, some commenter named Silvia felt mighty brave in her Whiteness and cried tears about how Wicca should be left to the White folks. Everyone, please witness this demonstration of why saying “Post-Racial America” is a long way…

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Added by Black Witch on July 24, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Black Fashion By Javii: The Bow Tie

Fashion trends are like friends. They come and go with the season, sometimes for no apparent reason. Some friends you hang out with because they hang out with all your other friends. Some friends, no matter how popular, quirky, witty or cute they are, they're not friend you keep around forever. Friends: Trend: The Bow Tie.…

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Added by Safety Pins on July 24, 2012 at 7:36am — No Comments

Itunes Ready

AP,

I'm excited to be connect to AP and FAM. Yes, I'm on Itunes, so now you  can buy my songs. I hope all my Afro Punk Rockers are having fun this summer.

are having fun this summer.…

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Added by Chris Swann on July 23, 2012 at 11:13pm — No Comments

Um, About Emo's Place in Punk...

I was going to save this one for tomorrow, but I thought I'd write this now. It's the type of blog that will lead people to say "duh", so if this seems obvious to you, I'd run along elsewhere.

Now, being a person who had my music called "emo", in a positive way, by a fellow afro-punk ex, it took me a while to wonder exactly why people, punks included, spit at emo kids. I thought that it may only be the fashion, but otherwise, people know that it fits snuggly into punk. For those who…

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Added by Lightning Pill on July 23, 2012 at 2:30am — No Comments

Help Me Understand Something

While searching to see if Kimya Dawson's work is in here, I recently came across a post that asked who is into real punk music. Then she said "there is a difference between alternative and punk". While that is true, I wound up doing two things: 1) I bemoaned the fact that the discussion board was closed, 2) I started to question what she considered actual punk. (Update: I assume that what she meant was that when Afro-Punk was made, she thought there was going to be a focus on punk rock only…

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Added by Lightning Pill on July 23, 2012 at 1:30am — 1 Comment

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