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. Continue
Added by The Establishment on August 29, 2011 at 6:30pm —
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.
Added by AFROPUNK on August 26, 2011 at 11:09am —
We got great feedback when we shared a photo essay by afropunk.com member Albert Frank. Turns out Albert also draws comics! Below are a couple of examples from his 'The Negrocomicon' series. Sometimes plain humorous with no agenda, sometimes laced with social commentary, let us know if you dig… Continue
Added by Eye Candy on August 15, 2011 at 8:00pm —
I'm so stoked to attend the Afro Punk fest, you guys. I'm almost equally as excited about rocking some blazin' hot outfits that project my Modern American Princess style. Guess what else Afro-punks? I'm recording my first solo single!! I'm recording my rock anthem, “We Party 'Cause We're Alive,” specifically for offering it up to you & yours at the Afro-punk Festival. I'll also sell it Pay What You… Continue
Added by Sound Check on August 15, 2011 at 7:13pm —
What do the hip-hop kids, the rastas and bluesmen of Kenya's third largest city, Kisumu, have in common? They're all going against the grain and could be considered "Afro-punks" there. Granted, there is also a rock scene in the capital Nairobi (check out one of our features about this here). But Cyrus Moussavi, who produced the video segments below and took the picture above as part… Continue
Added by AFROPUNK on August 11, 2011 at 5:30pm —
Lord, I saw this on my twitter feed a few weeks back, someone had a dream about Janelle Monae and they thought it was yet another one of their “layered, complex, and seemingly random” dreams (I seriously quoted that, copy and paste, no edit). Monae was a Marvel comic-styled superhero. Not something mega far-fetched, mate. Y’see, I don’t mean to single this one person out but he resembles a people that I all too commonly come across as a dream interpreter, the… Continue
Added by The Establishment on August 8, 2011 at 2:00pm —
Looking through their eyes / it was hard for me to walk / walk / as I judged my walk / as stiff and “white” / and hated myself. / I saw myself / through their eyes / on the / Football field / Basketball court / Baseball diamond / Hell of high-school gym class / stumbling around / in ignorance of the rules / and fear of the hurtling spheres / and I judged myself / a useless faggot.
Words and Photography by… Continue
Added by Eye Candy on August 3, 2011 at 8:00pm —