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Featured Blog Posts – October 2015 Archive (142)

FEATURE: Black Panther Halloween - Poetry by Jon Daniel

They were BLACK.

They were LOUD.

They were PROUD. …


Added by The Establishment on October 30, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

NEW MUSIC: Rock Out To The New Mixtape From Punk-Rap Duo HO99O9 - 'Dead Bodies In The Lake'

Check out the new mixtape from LA based rockers HO99O9, ‘Dead Bodies in the Lake'. The New Jersey born Punk-Rap duo (The OGM and Eaddy) state that the 10-track collection is “a soundtrack to the mass amount of corpses (found & unfound) located in a large body of water surrounded by land. May we all rot in peace.” CLICK ON THE IMAGE BELOW to stream the hardcore (and unapologetically macabre) offering…


Added by Sound Check on October 30, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments

FEATURE: The New Collection From NY Based Indie Fashion Brand Fanm Djanm

Check out the new collection from NY based Indie fashion brand Fanm Djanm. Designer and blogger Paola Mathé (who was featured on the site a while back) tells us, "I started my company a little over a year ago and I ship to women worldwide. "Fanm Djanm" means Strong Woman in Haitian Kreyol.…


Added by Safety Pins on October 30, 2015 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

FEATURE: FKA twigs Enchants On The Cover Of Wonderland Magazine's Anniversary Issue

Take a look at FKA twigs entrancing Wonderland editorial (the magazine's 10th anniversary cover star). Interviewed for the magazine by visual artist Matthew Stone (who shot the photostory), the British performer revealed: "I think that a lot of my work is just based off feelings, so when I make a piece of music it…


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NEW MUSIC: Experimental Ghanaian performer Lady Jay Releases New Track, 'Venus' (Feat. Sarkodie)

Listen to the energetic new track from Ghanaian singer & dancer Lady Jay - 'Venus' (featuring Ghanaian rapper Sarkodie). The energetic release - produced by Kuvie - blends afrotrap and afrobeat to create a fresh and unique alt dance-pop sound, which Lady Jay describes as the "Agbadza" sound. …


Added by Sound Check on October 29, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments

NEW MUSIC: Rapper Jay Boogie Teams Up With Fellow New Yorker Cakes Da Killa and London Songstress/Rapper Shamz Le Roc For The "Body" Remix

Listen to the new single from Brooklyn based rapper Jay Boogie - a remix of his track, 'Body' (from his debut album, 'Allure'). For the remix, Boogie has teamed up with fellow New York MC Cakes Da Killa and British songstress/rapper Shamz Le Roc; and it's badass to say the least. Stream it below, plus a Live performance video of the track. FYI this remix is the lead track of Jay Boogie's forthcoming mixtape, 'My H.O.E' (acronym for "My…


Added by Sound Check on October 29, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments

INTERVIEW + NEW TEASER PREMIERE: Filmmaker Nefertite Nguvu opens up about the independent release of her feature film 'In The Morning'

Filmmaker Nefertite Nguvu has been making the festival rounds with her feature film 'In The Morning', a film set in Brooklyn which "charts the emotional anatomy of the lives, loves, infidelities, and enduring friendships of a group of inter-connected New Yorkers over the course of one day". Nguvu is getting ready to distribute the film independently, and we caught up with her for an interview. Plus we're premiering a brand-new teaser for the film. Check…


Added by Eye Candy on October 29, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

OP-ED: No Azania Without Black Women

The ‘Revolution’ is irrelevant. The very word implies revolving; going around, returning. Battle after battle, revolution after revolution, the slave adapts, subject to an advanced  form of torture and on revolt, the people fight only part of the cause of the oppression. For freedom, we cannot revolve; we need to evolve. What is required is a complete shift in consciousness: Holistic rebellion, dismantling every form of oppression. We can only truly shift…


Added by The Establishment on October 29, 2015 at 8:23am — No Comments

CONOCE TU HISTORIA NEGRA: Revueltas esclavas Parte 1 – Negros y Nativos Americanos: La poderosa alianza de la que nunca te enseñarán en tu escuela

Considera, piensa un poco en lo que la mayoría de nosotros conoce sobre las revueltas esclavas: que hubo algunas rebeliones mayores, como la revuelta de Nat Turner en 1830, que fue rápidamente aplacada. Yo propongo una visión diferente: las Américas bajo un estado constante de revuelta o amenaza de una rebelión esclava. Hubo tantas revueltas esclavas registradas en tantos documentos de la época que necesitamos empezar a visualizar cómo los esclavistas y…


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FEATURE: Mokshini weekly fashion illustration - Shemsu Heru

Here is this week's Mokshini fashion illustration. Meet videographer/photographer Shemsu Heru (@royalclapp) and his killer pants. 

By Nadeesha Godamunne, AFROPUNK Contributor



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FEATURE: 'PURIFICATION' - Brazilian Photographer Moah Buffalo's New Photo Project

Take a look at the new project from Brazilian photographer Moah Buffalo - 'PURIFICATION' (a collaboration with fashion designer Romer Oliveira). He tells us, "During a moment of spiritual purification, Romer Oliveira received the aesthetic vision of garb purified. Through this vision he developed a study and invited me to photograph it, so I invited a friend of my own spiritual journey to be the model on this project, Robson Gonçalves." Explore…


Added by Eye Candy on October 28, 2015 at 1:35pm — No Comments

FEATURE: Erykah Badu Set To Release New Mixtape Next Week - Entitled 'But You Caint Use My Phone' (A Reference To Her 1997 Classic, 'Tyrone')

In what will come as exciting news to Erykah Badu fans, the iconic musician has announced that she'll release her new mixtape next week (following the release of her recent Drake remix). And the collection is titled 'But You Caint Use My Phone' - a reference to her 1997 track, 'Tyrone'. Badu states, “I’m writing all the time [...] But…


Added by Sound Check on October 28, 2015 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

FEATURE: "Why I'm Absolutely an Angry Black Woman" - Writer Dominique Matti's Must-Read Article

If there's one thing that black women have to combat daily, it's the longstanding stereotype of the "angry black woman" (that crazy notion that a black woman presenting general assertiveness means that she is some how one of those "angry" ones). Now one Philadelphia…


Added by The Establishment on October 28, 2015 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

NEW MUSIC: 'Coming Home' - The New Single From British Electro Soulstress Basheba

Listen to the new single from British singer-songwriter Basheba - 'Coming Home' (the first single from London based electro musician's upcoming 3 part project, 'AXIOM)'. The new release was co-written by the singer and Harry Robinson, with production from Dean Barratt & Harry Robinson. Check it out below and …


Added by Sound Check on October 28, 2015 at 9:08am — No Comments

FEATURE: FEATURE: Celebrating Our Diversity - The Latest From Congolese Photographer Christin Bela's Ongoing 'African Queens' Photo Series

Take a look at the latest images from Congolese photographer and videographer Christin Bela - part of their ongoing photo series, 'African Queens'. They tells us: "The main purpose of this series of photographs is to send a positive message to the world about Black culture. My focus is more…


Added by Eye Candy on October 28, 2015 at 8:30am — No Comments

FEATURE: New York Hip Hop Collective Loaf Muzik, Live From The Dungeon

On the sun-drenched pavement at AFROPUNK Fest 2013 in Brooklyn, I sifted through the crowd of flat tops, gold chains and dashikis to get to the front of the stage to photograph whoever was playing that afternoon. I had never heard of the band and it was my first music festival in New York. All I thought was "There are so many of them!" I marveled at this group of young boys singing "Blah zay blah zay blah." As their performance continued, I found myself as engaged…


Added by Sound Check on October 28, 2015 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

FASHION: Summer Is Behind, Fall Is Here! - Items To Have As The Seasons Change

Saying goodbye to the love, energy, and vibrational sun of summer is always tough – but watching the leaves slowly change as fall approaches is always a beautiful thing to witness in New York. Check out a few items for the incoming weather as we say goodbye to summer (also at the bottom is a link to a mini list of songs to vibe to ☺)!…


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FEATURE: Pushing The Boundaries Of Hair Design - The Creations of London Hair Artiste Angela Plummer

Check out the eye-catching hair designs of British hair artiste and natural hair care expert Angela Plummer - a London based hairstylist who started doing hair at the tender age of ten as a hobby. Her camp say, "Not content with a regular head to style Angela pushes the art of braiding way beyond familiar boundaries into the realms of intricate patterns, conceptual headpieces or even whole outfits! Angela's creativity is expressed throughout her work which she…


Added by Safety Pins on October 27, 2015 at 12:30pm — No Comments

FEATURE: "Why White People Freak Out When They're Called Out About Race" - AlterNet discuss 'White fragility' with Professor Robin DiAngelo (the woman who coined the term)

In a great piece for AlterNet, writer Sam Adler-Bell has interviewed Robin DiAngelo to discuss 'White fragility" - a term that DiAngelo (professor of multicutural education at Westfield State University and author of 'What Does it Mean to Be White? Developing White Racial Literacy') coined in a 2011 journal article; describing "White fragility" as “a state in which even a minimum amount of racial stress becomes intolerable, triggering a range of defensive moves.…


Added by The Establishment on October 27, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

FASHION: Photographer Shingi Rice's New Photo Series For Designer Jylle Navarro's Jamaican Inspired Capsule Collection

Check out this new photo series from photographer Shingi Rice - shot for London based designer Jylle Navarro's latest capsule collection,  a print and knitwear collection that is inspired by Jamaica…


Added by Safety Pins on October 27, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

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