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October 2016 Blog Posts (188)

POEM: Some people are the art themselves

Forgive me for the things I may do.

Forgive me for the things I comprehend

Forgive me for reading to seek.

Forgive me for the moments I want to lose control but hide behind my eyes to possibly spare your soul.

I've grown cold,

To only be warmed in grace by something greater than the one that I was limited to be.

truthfully, I think I'm getting closer to heaven



Not the words tainted and preached by the reverend.



I getting…

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Added by Eye Candy on October 31, 2016 at 2:27pm — No Comments

#ProudNotPetty

My ego is bigger than Lexington Steele’s...err, personality.

Not only does it have its own area code, it has its own country, military, and executive counsel.

(On the upside, it looks smashing in red…

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Added by Jacqueline-Elizabeth (JaxJax) on October 31, 2016 at 1:23pm — No Comments

Photographer Tobi Makinde captures the elegance of melanin in "The House of Nahdra" editorial

Tobi Makinde is on a roll with his latest collaboration with Nahdra Ra Kiros. The two have combined to create and unforgettable editorial for "The House of Nahdra," a collection designed by none other than Nahdra Ra Kiros herself. The models Phili Bonyo, Akou Diabakhate, and Abdouramane Ba are stunning in vibrant colors and beautiful prints. We love to see this much melanin radiating in one place, enjoy the photos below!



By T. McLendon,…

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Added by Eye Candy on October 31, 2016 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Illustrator @artbyjmk is honoring #BlackBoyJoy and #BlackGirlMagic in this drawing series

Instagram is a goldmine for Black artistic talent and Joshua Mackey is making major waves on the app with his illustrated portraits. The St. Louis based artist is extremely talented with the pen and focuses his energies on uplifting Black men and women with his talent. The



By T. McLendon, AFROPUNK Contributor



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Added by Eye Candy on October 31, 2016 at 11:49am — No Comments

NEW MUSIC: Stream 'New York Fascist Week,' The New Politically Charged Punk / Industrial Masterpiece From Austin Punks BLXPLTN #SoundCheck

We're now just one week away from finding out whether Americans inability to distinguish Reality TV from actual reality will usher in a new era of American fascism. With that in mind, Austin punks BLXPLTN bring out a stream of their latest full-length New York Fascist Week. It's a no holds barred approach to dismantling the jingoism, racism, xenophobia, and misogyny that has formed the backbone of a certain New York real estate mogul's presidential campaign. The…

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Added by Sound Check on October 31, 2016 at 11:30am — No Comments

LA all-femme punk band F U Pay Us is raw and raucous and ready to rage

There is no replacement for rawness in punk music. To me, it is the defining characteristic that makes punk special, the je ne sais quoi that catapults the ethos from safety to truth. In this regard, F U Pay Us, the LA punk trio from South Los Angeles, is a bold addition to the vigorous tenacity punk represents. Three femmes producing fearless, relentless music, overflowing with political commentary and feminist jabs. In their debut show video “Femmes To The Front,” lead…

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Added by Eye Candy on October 31, 2016 at 11:14am — 1 Comment

Five queer af comics starring Black and Brown women

Yo, I can’t lie, sometimes being a queer woman or femme of color just sucks. Between the mix of racism + misogyny + queerphobia that’s served up with intersecting identities like some kind of twisted jackpot, the struggle to find other people like you, and then the impossibility of being able to just take a break with some comics without the intrusion of heteronormativity, male gaze, and whiteness? I mean Bast knows how we made it this far.



Thanks to the…

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Added by Eye Candy on October 31, 2016 at 11:08am — No Comments

Robbie: The boy beyond genders.



Andy Warhol used to have his troupe of contributors and inspiring people, entitled "Warhol's Superstars." The Haus Of Jota also has a number of contributors and inspiring people and we usually play calling them "Jota's Superstars." One of these figures is called…

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Added by Jota Leal on October 30, 2016 at 5:30pm — No Comments

FEATURE: Canadian photographer Jeremy Watson breaths new life into youth culture with stunning series "Afro Blue"

The youth are taking over! But you already knew that.

A fresh wave of artistry is making itself known, as young creatives- specifically young creatives of color- reclaim their heritage with essentially potent expression. 17 year old, Toronto-based photographer Jeremy Watson stands at the frontlines of this movement with his latest series "Afro Blue".…

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Added by Eye Candy on October 29, 2016 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Lord B Executive Produced Project "We Talkin Money Vol 1" Compilation is Worth Talking About

  The "We Talkn Money Vol 1" Compilation has just hit the streets. And if you're a listener of real hip hop, this is a project you need for your collection. Executive produced by Lord B, they have placed a nice mixture of artist rotation through out the project. Track after track, you are…

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Added by AP Exposure on October 29, 2016 at 5:59am — No Comments

Actress and Model "Stephanie Cox" New Earthty look

The Model and short film actress had admissioned to her latest photoshoot intitled "Mother Am". No, she is not a literal mother (at least from what was heard) but the Muse rocked her newly faux loccs.Adorned with dark and bronze backgrounds of shades and closeups. The images can be seen on her linkedin also instagram.

@Stephaniecox1

Added by Stephanie Cox (Cosmic reign) on October 28, 2016 at 6:10pm — No Comments

Actress and Model "Stephanie Cox" Her New Earthty look

The Model The Modeland short film actress had admissioned to her latest photoshoot intitled "Mother Am". No, she is not a literal mother (at least from what was heard) but the Muse rocked her newly faux loccs.Adorned with dark and bronze backgrounds of shades and closeups. Usually known for…

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Added by Stephanie Cox (Cosmic reign) on October 28, 2016 at 6:00pm — No Comments

FEATURE: MOKSHINI WEEKLY FASHION ILLUSTRATION, Tina Johnson

Here is this week's Mokshini illustration! Meet model Tina Johnson (@imightbeher00).



By Nadeesha Godamunne*, AFROPUNK Contributor



*Nadeesha Godamunne is a fashion illustrator from New Zealand now residing in Brooklyn, New York - and the creator of fashion illustration blog Mokshini / Instagram:…

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Added by Eye Candy on October 28, 2016 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Check out these hilariously (and painfully) accurate "Authentic Caucasians" costumes by creatives Yeni López Sleidi and Em Gee

Creative activists Yeni López Sleidi and Em Gee collaborated on this HILARIOUSLY accurate photo project depicting "Authentic Caucasians" costumes memes in the form of those inserts that appear on the fronts of packed Halloween costume. This clever project calls out White Privilege, classism, entitlement, “All Lives…

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Added by The Race Card on October 28, 2016 at 2:54pm — 1 Comment

Photographer invokes spirits of the Yoruba orishas in “Ode to Oya” photo series

Yannis Guibinga, the Gabonese photographer based out of Canada, is invoking the spirits of the orisha Oya in her new photo series. “Ode To Oya” is a series surrounding African traditions and spirituality. In the Yoruba mythology, Oya is known as the goddess of winds and tempests. This photo series is meant to highlight and celebrate this traditionally African deity in a culture that seems to now have forgotten about them, but their power transcends time and space. Because…

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Added by Eye Candy on October 28, 2016 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Q-Tip announces new A Tribe Called Quest album set to release November 11th

A Tribe Called Quest are underground hip hop’s most beloved legends and the news that a new album is coming is the type of shit hip hop heads dream about between whining about the new school and collecting rare vinyls. Q-Tip took to Twitter to announce the ATCQ project and the internet went nuts with excitement, and for just cause. Since the untimely passing of ATCQ’s Phife Dawg, many thought that any efforts to make a comeback were thwarted. It seems that in his honor,…

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Added by Sound Check on October 28, 2016 at 1:20pm — No Comments

A Tribe Called Quest’s Q-Tip announces new album set to release November 11th

A Tribe Called Quest are underground hip hop’s most beloved legends and the news that a new album is coming is the type of shit hip hop heads dream about between whining about the new school and collecting rare vinyls. Q-Tip took to Twitter to announce the ATCQ project and the internet went nuts with excitement, and for just cause. Since the untimely passing of ATCQ’s Phife Dawg, many thought that any efforts to make a comeback were thwarted. It seems that in his honor,…

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Added by Sound Check on October 28, 2016 at 1:20pm — No Comments

Fashion house GUERAS FATIM juxtaposes the delicate with decadence in new TILOCOTO collection

As is the case with all fashion houses, the inspiration for their collections has to come from somewhere and in their new collection entitled TILOCOTO, GUERAS FATIM went straight to the source. Visiting Japan, Jamaica, and the Maasai people of Kenya, all of their silhouettes and color palettes help to inform the designers in their construction of their garments. With kimono inspired pajamas and beaded accessories, this collection is for the international trendsetter, a…

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Added by Eye Candy on October 28, 2016 at 11:35am — No Comments

OP-ED: Don't just talk about gentrification, do something about it

Gentrification is considered to be a primary and imminent problem affecting the Black community. The sentiments of the Black community are that the greedy, avaricious, and rapacious “yuppies”, hipsters, and the top “1%” are “exploiting” the communities that they grew up in. Everyone’s entitled to their individual sentiments and emotions, but not everyone is cognizant of the hard facts and evidence. Gentrification typically happens in major cities with a large amount of…

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Added by The Race Card on October 28, 2016 at 10:07am — No Comments

Model Adut Akech Bior radiates elegance in new editorial for Ryan Storer Jewelry by photographer Jay Exposito

Adut Akech Bior is drop dead gorgeous as the face of Ryan Storer Jewelry. We’ve all seen editorials where melanin isn’t appreciated or presented as beautifully as it could be, but Jay Exposito doesn’t disappoint in his use of lighting and angle with the stunning Adut. It’s a remarkable time in fashion--there’s so much conversation around representation that we don’t always think about the simplicity of Black women’s flawlessness without a political lens. I encourage you to…

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Added by Eye Candy on October 28, 2016 at 10:00am — No Comments

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