You've asked for it, here are more cartoons created by afropunk.com member, visual artist / photographer / poet Albert Frank. Time for a good laugh sprinkled with food for thought. Let us know what you think.…
If you can't get enough of 70's punk band Death's music, here's some news that will get you excited: they say that they're "finishing up tracking a brand new 10 song album featuring songs written by David and Bobby Hackney from 1974, 75, & 76, along with tracks newly written by the current Death members Bobby and Dannis Hackney and Bobbie Duncan. Look for the single entitled "Relief"…Continue
Playwright/filmmaker James Gibbs is a Bronx native who has the demeanor of someone who's hung around boxing rings, eternally perplexed by our pop culture, and the solemnity of a hole-in-the wall bar. And he has the scowl to prove it. A prolific dramatist, Gibbs has primarily written for the stage, but over the past couple of years has grown frustrated with the limitations of what the theater can offer him. His Internet radio program,…Continue
Well now that we got rid of that biotch Irene, time to kick off the week with some new music. Here are the latest offerings from Spank Rock, Hussle Club (stream), and goodies from from other afropunk.com members such as Dearling Physique, Brittany…Continue
Gravity defying hair, a quirky taste in clothing, and not-so-conventional interests are unique characteristics to be celebrated. It’s not every day you come across someone that stands above the crowd like an ink spot on crisp, white paper. Those very things that make me special however brought me grief. Rather than commemoration I became a victim of what millions of Americans suffer through daily – bullying.
Afro-punk Family, though we have tried everything in our power to maintain the dates of the Afro-punk festival this weekend despite the expected hurricane, after numerous meetings with the city, parks department, our sponsors and countless others, we are unable to move forward with the festival this weekend. The expected inclimate weather poses a great safety risk for all participating/attending, and subsequently we have been instructed to cancel the outdoor festival. Our…Continue
Almost one year to date, Afro-punk sat down to speak with someone no stranger to the AP movement: Brooklyn powerhouse and songstress, Tamar-kali. Tamar is most noted for her highlighted appearance in the 2003 Afro-punk documentary, which undeniably spearheaded the Afro-punk genre into a household term where black kids who identified with alternative music and culture finally found there home. Eagerly…Continue
Shahidah Omar's sound blends so many genres in one it seems almost effortless, leaving one to question how to categorize it. Is she opera, trance, dance, soul, house, classical with a twist? The only conclusion is that Shahidah has truly carved out a sound all her own. Her current album includes high energy dance inducing cuts such as "Freedom", "People of the world" and "Live my dream". These are countered…Continue
Like you, we've heard the weather reports. The program of the Afro-punk Festival hasn't changed until further notice, as this is a rain or shine event. We care about your safety and we'll make announcements if we have to modify the program. In the meanwhile, let's all combine our positive energies to make sure that everything will be fine and can go as planned.
been in texas for a week with my girlfriend visiting a friend, and i absolutely LOVE it, the LGBT community is SO different from NY not in a good way.. LOL but iam definitely enjoying my stay, which has come to an end. NY i will see you tomorrow