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Featured Blog Posts – September 2010 Archive (18)

Big Money Real Street, BMX Comp!

Big money and real action took place this month when some of the dopest BMX riders took over NY for Dah Rail Jam skate competition on 12th & Ave A. The event was hosted by none other than our boy, Tyrone Williams for a three round knock out of exhibition,… Continue

Added by APX on September 29, 2010 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

Top 5 Anti-Gay Ministers Accused Of Being Homosexual

Bishop Eddie Long is not the first preacher who ranted against homosexuality, who in turn was accused of being gay. There have been several others, all who have been accused of carrying out homosexual affairs in the bedroom, while raging against gays in the pulpit. Here are 5 ministers who preached against homosexuality in public yet were accused of indulging in homosexuality in private.


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Added by The Establishment on September 29, 2010 at 5:00pm — 9 Comments

Afro-punk crashes Virgin Mobile Music Fest!!! Day 2

After getting their 9AM wake up call, the Afro-punk volunteer members and bands headed downstairs of the Sheraton Hotel to meet up and get ready to head to the Virgin Mobile Music Fest. Some people got some breakfast while others picked up their tickets for the days festival before getting on the bus to head out.


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Added by AFROPUNK on September 28, 2010 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Afro-punk crashes Virgin Mobile Music Fest!!! Day 1

Sometimes shit's just too cool to be true. Try telling someone that if they volunteered for a couple of hours in support of youth homelessness awareness that they would receive an all expense paid trip to the Virgin Mobile Music Festival in Baltimore, MD. Trust me, they will look at you like you're the creep that sends them those lotto prize e-mails from Africa. Well, Afro-punk recently partnered with Virgin Mobile to set up a series of parties and volunteer events to spread…
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Added by AFROPUNK on September 27, 2010 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

Wtf, Afro-Punk Hairstyles on eHow??

Alternative black trends must be getting recognized if eHow just published a "how to" guide for African-American punk hairstyles. Making reference to music artists from Roscoe Dash to Busta Rhymes, the post gives some tips on how to create a funky, yet functional look. The funny thing is that the post uses terms like, "asymmetrics" and "jazzy mohawk" in a technical manner. Now, it really brings to question the race of the person who… Continue

Added by Safety Pins on September 24, 2010 at 3:00pm — 7 Comments

Punk in Kenya, No Limits Moving Forward

It's no secret that American rock musicians looking to expand their sound frequently mine African music for inspiration (hello Vampire Weekend, The Talking Heads, and Paul Simon). And despite the recent popularity of African hip-hop and pop music, American audiences' knowledge of African rock tends to begin and end… Continue

Added by Sound Check on September 24, 2010 at 2:30pm — 9 Comments

THE CHILDREN OF KAMPIRINGISA

Katende Patrick sits with a friend on the floor, absentmindedly rotating a few tiny rocks in his hand. They are pieces in a makeshift game of Parcheesi that the two have made out of a scrap of paper. Both of the boys are in the throes of malaria, so they speak slowly, but Patrick talks with an eloquence and calm that belie his 13 years of age. This is the Kampiringisa Rehabilitation Centre, Uganda’s only juvenile-detention facility.…



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Added by The Establishment on September 22, 2010 at 1:48pm — No Comments

The African-American Divide

“My entire life I had been told that I am African American, and here I was in Africa and had no culture to call my own… Is the history of slavery not enough explanation on how we separated from our homeland? That isn’t American history; it’s African and American history.”



The African-American Divide

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Added by The Race Card on September 20, 2010 at 6:00pm — 14 Comments

Black Witch, The Arts: Featuring George 2.0 and Festivals you should know!

Here comes The Arts! How have you been liking them so far? Been a blast for me! Let’s get this show on the road shall we? Starting with the third Wondaland feature! All the Wondaland Arts Society features have been simply wonderful! First Janelle Monae, then photographer Nastassia Davis! Who’s Wondaland feature number three?


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Added by The Establishment on September 17, 2010 at 4:47pm — No Comments

Dorm Room Diaries of a Fem Nerd: Well, duh Mexico...

Our resident feminism nerd, Twyla, is back in her dorm room at Hampton University. This week she gives the Afro-punk community a brief weekly update on gender related news, including a recent ruling in Mexico regarding a major abortion case. Twyla also gives American females praises for the significant increase in female PhD grads. Hang out with Twyla in her dorm room for this week's installment of The Dorm Room Diaries of a Fem Nerd. Video after jump.…
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Added by Gender Bent on September 17, 2010 at 2:58pm — 2 Comments

Do Viral Ghetto News Clips Make Black People Look Bad?

Every year it seems there a news clip from some urban neighborhood with African Americans who maybe considered country, crazy, wacky silly or even stupid. Whether it be a leprechaun in the hood, whistle tip mufflers, a…
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Added by The Race Card on September 15, 2010 at 7:30pm — 16 Comments

Fashion month- When it comes to black beauty, do we sleep on the hood?

“In my own middle-class world, I don’t see or hear many acknowledgments of the beauty that exists in low-income urban communities. Yes, every now and then a rapper will give a shout out to hood chicks. But in terms of being a beauty muse for black culture, we tend to look elsewhere.”


When it comes to black beauty, do we sleep on the hood?

By Leila Noelliste for…
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Added by Safety Pins on September 13, 2010 at 7:00pm — 15 Comments

Afro Punk Classics: Anabella Lwin

Recently deceased punk rock impresario Malcolm McLaren will forever be mentioned same breath, same sentence as his noxious late 70’s creation, the Sex Pistols. But it’s possible that nothing does more to solidify McLaren’s status as louche music Svengali than his discovery of Annabella Lwin, the young English bird of Burmese origin who McLaren discovered humming a Stevie Wonder tune while sorting colors at a London dry…
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Added by Sound Check on September 13, 2010 at 6:00pm — 4 Comments

Up and Coming Designer: God+Rock+Glam = Syeko

What does God look like? If you ask Brandi Lewis she would say God herself was an infusion of rock and glam. All of these are what inspires her line. God, rock and glam. One big ball of love reconstructed with paint and vintage pieces are what make this brand so amazing. Syeko first caught my eye in 2008 while hanging in a design studio in Maryland. Not only was I intrigued by the tattooed, blonde loc beauty behind the line, the…
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Added by Safety Pins on September 10, 2010 at 5:30pm — 5 Comments

Intolerance in the natural hair community

“I know there’s a need for discussion about the self-esteem issues, cultural stereotypes and pigeon holes. But we should all check ourselves for any degree of intolerance that may be influencing our attitudes in these discussions. Diversity of opinion benefits everyone and is necessary to avoid group thinking.”



Intolerance in the natural hair community

By G G, Contributing Writer for…
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Added by Safety Pins on September 3, 2010 at 7:40pm — 7 Comments

Black Witch: "Tell me what you see"

Ah, divination. The art of looking into the future, usually using a helper tool of some sort such as a bowl of water or a deck of cards (or else it could be describe as clairvoyance or precognition). There is a lot of debate surrounding whether divination is real or not, whether we can actually look into the future or not and whether it is okay to do or not from a spiritual perspective. For me, I believe it so even though I didn't always feel that way. I get fairly mixed…
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Added by The Establishment on September 3, 2010 at 7:14pm — 2 Comments

Afro-punk brings Toshi Reagon to Brooklyn Bowl!

After leaving Chicago, Afro-punk and Virgin Mobile returned to Brooklyn for the third and final registration event in New York. This concert at Brooklyn Bowl was a special treat with performances by Toshi Reagon and California King, hosted by Tamar-Kali. More people came out to not only enjoy the special…
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Added by AFROPUNK on September 1, 2010 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

Afro-punk volunteers get dirty cleaning up Green Chimney's Shelter

Aug.28.2010: After two nights of enjoying free concerts, Afro-punk members who registered to volunteer to help homeless teens came out to repaint and clean up Green Chimney's youth shelter in Bronx, NY. Green Chimney's is an organization known to foster homeless teens in the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bi, and transgender) community who have been kicked out of their homes.…
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Added by AFROPUNK on September 1, 2010 at 3:30pm — 3 Comments

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