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October 2011 Blog Posts (51)




Added by Chris Swann on October 31, 2011 at 6:48pm — No Comments

Free Downloads! Sarah White, Mama's Dirty Li'l Secret, Sydnee-Jane

Forget about the snow, let's kick off the week with some groovy tunes. Rock, electro-funk, hip-hop, R&B... The creativity of members is showcased in today's free downloads. Ms. Sarah White's retro-funky sound in 'Limitless', Mama's Dirty Li'l Secret's tongue-in-cheek rock & roll,… Continue

Added by AFROPUNK on October 31, 2011 at 5:10pm — No Comments

media as a tool for transparency

I have been at Occupy Wall St for 5 weeks. On Monday it will be my 6th week.

I hate it here.

This movement has been co-opted by men. For example, I am at a women's safety meeting that has had all of the agenda items bottom-lined by men.

The needs of the people are being addressed by people who have no idea. Middle-class people to whom the concept of poverty is a distant concept. Illustrated by their lack of compassion for individuals. For example, the working… Continue

Added by Faero. on October 31, 2011 at 12:07am — 1 Comment

LOVE by Chris Swann


Hello Afro-Punks,


Here is a single that I dropped.  It's name is LOVE!  For you AP that love to rock and experiment with sounds here's a

trick and a treat for you! Enjoy..…


Added by Chris Swann on October 28, 2011 at 7:17pm — No Comments

Free Download: Arama Mara's 'Black Lullaby'

Singer/songwriter Arama Mara always has something exciting up her sleeve. This time she shares her song 'Black Lullaby', produced by Guy Sigsworth (Seal, Björk, Goldie, Madonna). Grab the free MP3 below!

Arama also has a 3-song EP out on iTunes and will release a 'Black Lullaby' remix EP…

Added by AFROPUNK on October 28, 2011 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

AP Member Vim Crony Directing New Hirax Video!

We told you about member Vim Crony's comics. Well Vim also directs videos, among other things. His latest project: thrash metal band Hirax' new video 'Broken Neck'! To tease you, here's some behind-the-scenes footage of what seems to be a fun shoot. Congrats… Continue

Added by AFROPUNK on October 28, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

Inside Occupy LA: Week 3 - Frustrations, Occupy Colleges, Signs, Police

Here is Week 3 of AP member Griff Fuller's special report on the 'Occupy Los Angeles' protests against corporate greed: "I started the week missing out on a free Van Hunt show at Amoeba Hollywood. I went back down to Occupy LA. The crowd had grown, but concerns and doubts about stagnant actions in our movement grew with the crowd. I retweeted on October 16 a brilliant document titled… Continue

Added by AFROPUNK on October 28, 2011 at 5:30am — 1 Comment

****Book Release Party!!!****



Ladies and gentleman, on October 27, 2011, a dream will be fulfilled. My novel, A Journey Into The Mind of a Black Woman: In Search of Black Men With Purpose, will be published and I'd like to invite all of you to come celebrate with me on my facebook page:…


Added by Truthangel on October 26, 2011 at 2:48pm — No Comments

Must Watch: Amalia Funking Things Up With 'Freeze That!' Video

Watch this! It's getting real funky up in here: Stockholm (Sweden)-based artiste Amalia is telling you to freeze that shit with the release of the video for her Grace Jones-esque single 'Freeze That!" (watch below). By the way, if you don't have her album 'Art Slave' yet, RUN to this online store to get it. Now! Amalia's raw deliciousness mixed with partner in crime Opolopo's productions are a must-have. But… Continue

Added by AFROPUNK on October 26, 2011 at 9:23am — 1 Comment

"Who's Afraid Of Post Blackness?"

What does it mean to be Black today? What "kind" of Black person are you? Are you "Black enough"? Toure's new book 'Who's Afraid of Post-Blackness?' (available here) is tackling the question of racial identity today in America and discusses what he means by "post blackness". An opportunity for us to ask you guys what you think about this topic. Check out the video below and… Continue

Added by AFROPUNK on October 26, 2011 at 6:30am — 5 Comments

Review of Post Mortem America, 2021


Hello all.

One of my newly released films(Post Mortem America 2021) got a review recently and I wanted to share with my peeps. I think it was a fairly good review overall. I'm proud of the work I did on this one.

Tha Original Gata

Added by THA TRUE ORIGINAL GATA™ on October 26, 2011 at 3:11am — No Comments

Tattoo Of The Week: Peony Flower In Stormy Ocean - Strength & Empowerment Through Trials

Today we're featuring Ms. Mika Kenyah, CEO of promotion and model management company Sugar & Spikes. Mika told us about her killer tatts and what they mean to her. If you'd like your tattoo(s) to be our next feature, please email us at least 3 pics of yourself and your tattoo(s), and your answers to the questions below to .

Answer these mind bending… Continue

Added by Safety Pins on October 25, 2011 at 6:06am — 4 Comments

George Clinton Tribute Show Feat. Bootsy Collins, Questlove, Nona Hendryx & More 10/25 in NY!

Whoa! Bootsy Collins, Nona Hendryx, Questlove, Bernie Worrell, Doug E. Fresh, Full Force, Sheila E., Paul Shaffer, Tye Tribbett, Ray Chew will be paying homage to the "Godfather of Funk," George Clinton in New York October 25th at the Apollo Theater. Other guests include Fab 5 Freddy, Dallas Austin, Vernon Reid, Kim Burrell, Doug E. Fresh, original members of P-Funk, and more artists are coming...

Organizers say: "Visit…

Added by AFROPUNK on October 24, 2011 at 4:00pm — No Comments

An excerpt from Toure's "Who's Afraid of Post-Blackness?: What It Means to Be Black Now"

An excerpt from Toure's "Who's Afraid of Post-Blackness?: What It Means to Be Black Now"



Added by Urban Rock Radio on October 21, 2011 at 8:42pm — 1 Comment

"I Am Not Moving" - Is The US Reaction To 'Occupy' Protests Appropriate?

"Right to free expression and assembly", "the people are seeking a chance to contribute and to have a role in the decisions that will shape their lives", "leaders need to respond to these aspirations and to help build that better future for all", "protesters took to the streets to demand their universal rights", "innocent civilians were imprisoned", "government resorting to violence to prevent the free expression of ideas from their own people"...

These are words used by US…

Added by AFROPUNK on October 21, 2011 at 5:30am — 4 Comments

Occupy The Hood: Reflecting All of the 99% - Getting People Of Color Involved

Occupy Wall St. has gotten quite a bit of steam since the last Afro-punk coverage of the ever-expanding protests but I know some of you have remarked that it has one flaw that I’ve noticed too: It looks rather White. The very people out there who should be saying something, the Blacks, Latinos, Asians, Native Americans, etc., etc., are sparse. This is why… Continue

Added by The Establishment on October 20, 2011 at 4:47pm — 18 Comments

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Our band A Broken Code is embarking on journey into making a heavier sound. Heavier meaning more rough and metallic. We're looking for a lady singer with a voice that can sail over such rough seas. Pretty much like what Skin, the female singer in the youtube video link below.

If you…


Added by A Broken Code on October 20, 2011 at 2:11pm — No Comments

shining star - Nappy Hair

Added by Nappy Hair on October 19, 2011 at 7:57pm — No Comments

Free Download: Hip-hop/Rock Fusion From Belikos' EP 'Live & Die'

The homies Belikos effortlessly blend hip-hop and rock in their new 'Live & Die' EP. It's their second record to date and you get to download the opening title 'The Fuego', a love & hate anthem, for free! They're definitely a band to keep an eye on. If you'd like to support them, feel free to purchase the EP here. In the… Continue

Added by AFROPUNK on October 19, 2011 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

New bass player, distribution deal in the works!!

As some of you may know, our new bass player is Paul Gruntz (formerly of known Long Island alternative metal band Sinaria) and we would like to welcome him into the S.D. Tribe.


Also we are working on global distribution of our album entitled "Delusion", it will be available at 750+ music stores worldwide, including iTunes, Amazon, and many more.. We will let everyone know when it goes online "live". Watch out…


Added by Sensory Defect on October 19, 2011 at 12:12pm — No Comments

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