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Featured Blog Posts – September 2013 Archive (9)

'Re-Introducing Oshun' Exhbibition in London Will Explore Black women's bodies, gender and sexual expression through the lens of the Orisha, Oshun

Dopeness happening soon in London, UK! 'Re-Introducing Oshun' is "an interdisciplinary exhibition in style of Art Nude, discussing black women's bodies, gender and sexual expression through the lens of the Orisha, Oshun." Creative director Janine Francois allowed us to premiere some of the images right here on AFROPUNK. She tells us that this series, called 'Exotic Fruits', "aims to be a critique of European colonial and…

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Added by Eye Candy on September 30, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

AP Fashion: Overalls back at it again?

Overalls were the rave again this summer, along with Jellies, jersey style shirts, grillz and bucket hats... At AfroPunk Fest 2013, Bayli, lead singer of the Skins wore a very fabulous pair of overalls -- a light washed and bleached jean overall, colorfully bejeweled on the front and pocket edges -- a cute way to re vamp my favorite clothing item from my childhood.



Words by Aliyah Blackmore, AFROPUNK…

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Added by Safety Pins on September 27, 2013 at 6:30am — No Comments

LMAO! "23 Pieces Of Evidence That Punk Is Dead"

LOL! Buzzfeed.com got jokes. Here are "23 Pieces Of Evidence That Punk Is Dead". Check out some examples below and click here for the full list.



- This back piece…

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Added by Sound Check on September 25, 2013 at 1:23pm — 2 Comments

Marvel's Prodigy Is Bisexual - Get Over It!

Marvel's announcement that character Prodigy is bisexual got a lot of people butt hurt (no pun intended!), saying they're trying to force LGBT propaganda on children. WorldofBlackHeroes.com reports that Prodigy was added to Marvel's Young Avengers line-up and that the announcement of his bisexuality caused an uproar with some comic books aficionados: "The comments regarding the news ranged from comic companies…

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Added by Gender Bent on September 23, 2013 at 8:14am — 4 Comments

Janelle Monae: "Love Has No Sexual Orientation"

Addressing persistent rumors about her sexual orientation, Janelle Monae recently told the “Sway In The Morning” radio show hosts: "I feel love has no sexual orientation. Love has no religious belief. Love is the purest and most important thing we can possess for ourselves and for others. €œI keep my personal life very much to myself. I want everybody to focus on my music.""I feel love has no sexual orientation. Love has no religious belief. Love is the purest and most important…

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Added by Gender Bent on September 23, 2013 at 6:00am — 2 Comments

The Bots talk new EP, causing trouble on stage, and weird run-ins with the dude from One Direction - Exclusive interview. #SoundCheck

We were all a little punchy, I guess. Guitarist Mikaiah Lei and his brother Anaiah had just gotten off the stage from the release show for their new EP …

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Added by Sound Check on September 20, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Janelle Monae turns the social commentary (and the funk) to maximum volume on 'The Electric Lady'. #SoundCheck

The last time we saw our heroine, Cindi Mayweather had been sent back in time to be the savior of humanity. Meanwhile, the last time we saw our troubadour, Janelle Monae had been sent to the top of the pop charts via a guest vocal on Fun.'s unavoidable ode to being sort of a shitty boyfriend “We Are Young.” Both characters are on the verge of ascendancy. The question now is, can Cindi/Janelle save the future/music without sacrificing that spark that makes them unique and…

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Added by Sound Check on September 11, 2013 at 9:30am — 4 Comments

Out Magazine's '38 Queer Black Musicians' List

Out Magazine published a list of 38 Queer Black Musicians, including Josephine Baker, Bessie Smith, Little Richard, Doug Pinnick, Mykki Blanco, Frank Ocean, Rahsaan Patterson, Kele Okereke of Bloc Party and many more.

Check the full list here and let us know who you would add to it.…

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Added by Gender Bent on September 2, 2013 at 5:30pm — 3 Comments

Free AFROPUNK Sampler 2013!

A little gift for ya on this Labor Day: Get your FREE AFROPUNK Sampler on Amazon! Featuring Bad Brains, Saul Williams, Alice Smith, Hiatus Kaiyote, American Fangs & more. Yep, you read that right, it's FREE! Click on the images below for your download!…

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Added by Sound Check on September 2, 2013 at 11:29am — 3 Comments

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