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Featured Blog Posts – November 2012 Archive (17)

'We Out Here' Mini-Doc about inner-city kids seeking refuge in a community of misfit-punks and skaters

"There's no stopping a summer in New York City. We Out Here is a micro-documentary that chronicles the limitless will of a group of city kids who haven't been dealt the strongest hands, but are striving to overcome generational obstacles and bias in a popular sport. From evading gang life in Brownsville, to seeking refuge in a community of misfit-punks and skaters to avoid life on the streets, this is a story of celebration and survival. In a city where you have to find ways to…

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Added by APX on November 30, 2012 at 12:39pm — 4 Comments

Monthly Music Fix: Afropunk's Roundup of November 2012 Best Tracks

It's been a big month at AFROPUNK. We've discussed punks in Africa to ratchet gold-toothed rappers. And in case you missed it, we've rounded up ALL of the music we've posted this past month. Get caught up on these AFROPUNK jams as we say goodbye to November and…

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Added by Sound Check on November 30, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

#SoundCheck: Badass Metal from Kenya. Introducing Mortal Soul.

Over the past few years the DIY scene in Nairobi has exploded into one of the most vibrant on the continent. While there remains no “Nairobi sound.” the diversity of the bands in the scene ranges from indie pop to the most brutal of metal. Mortal Soul is definitely the most brutal metal Kenya has to offer right now.…



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Added by Sound Check on November 26, 2012 at 12:45pm — 3 Comments

The Peculiar Kind: Casting Call + Coat Drive

THE ARTCHITECTS ANNUAL COAT DRIVE

Now is the perfect time to go through your closets and pull out some of those coats that have been collecting dust. There is still an alarming amount of people who are still recovering from Sandy and/or homeless. Please donate your unused coats!!!…

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Added by Gender Bent on November 23, 2012 at 8:04am — No Comments

PUNKS GOTTA EAT: if bands were food, what food would they be THANKSGIVING EDITION

Imagine being a fly on the wall at one of the most infamous feasts! A smorgasbord that would give the last supper a run for it's money. A feast that took place in a place that was reminiscent of the…

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Added by Robust on November 21, 2012 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Mark Corece on some Other ish: Other Ish to Do On Thanksgiving

For some people Thanksgiving truly is a semblance of family, overindulgence of food and reconnecting with people whom you might not have seen in ages. While, on the other hand, Turkey Day is about awareness of the…

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Added by Eye Candy on November 21, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments

V Magazine Features Studs In Latest Issue

Check out this spread + behind-the-scenes videos from fashion mag V Magazine, featuring "studs", aka masculine lesbians/queer women! Photos by Nick Knight, fashion by Simon Foxton. You like?…

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Added by Gender Bent on November 19, 2012 at 9:35am — 5 Comments

PUNKS GOTTA EAT: if bands were food, what food would they be RAPPER EDITION

Is it lunch yet? We're in the mood for sushi, but only because we've been listening to Ava Luna and for WHATEVER REASON Ava Luna reminds us of sushi? Listen to some jams to get your appetite going. It's the next foodie edition of PUNKS GOTTA EAT, and our favorite bands compared…

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Added by Robust on November 15, 2012 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

Girl Power Skate Club: Exciting project in Ethiopia

 

Hi guys, we'd like to tell you about this exciting project in Ethiopia called Girl Power Skate Club. It was created by an organization we already told you about: The Ethiopian Skateboard Park project, "a children's development project group devoted to the development of co-educational learning facilities for street children in Ethiopia…

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Added by APX on November 14, 2012 at 9:00am — 4 Comments

Black Fashion By Javii: Best Of The Week

There was a lot going on in the BLACKFASHION world this week. Submissions from Italy to Dubai and back to the states. Styles from our favorite white house daughters to some strikingly beautiful afro editorials. Check out the best of BLACKFASHION Nov 5 -12. All the way from Milan, Italy the super…

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Added by Safety Pins on November 13, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

The Peculiar Kind: Meshell Ndegeocello on Sexuality, Nina Simone, Obama & More

We absolutely LOVE Meshell Ndegeocello's music and we think it would be amazing if she would sit down and chat with The Peculiar Kind. Yes? Well, let's put that out in the universe and see what happens. HA!

Check out her interview with BET as she chats a little about sexuality, Nina Simone and…

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Added by Gender Bent on November 9, 2012 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

Slate Asks: "Is Occupy Wall Street Outperforming the Red Cross in Hurricane Relief?"

An estimated 10,000 meals served in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, thousands of pounds of clothes and supplies distributed. All of this organized by Occupy Sandy, Occupy Wall Street's hurricane relief effort. Slate.com asks: "Is Occupy Wall Street Outperforming the Red Cross in Hurricane Relief?"

Is horizontal organizing more effective…

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Added by The Establishment on November 6, 2012 at 11:37am — No Comments

Mark Corece on Some Other Ish: Think Now,Vote Greater

Today, Election Day 2012, marks a monumental turning point in our history. Will we as young people, people of color, and AMERICANS use our voices to make change and stand up for ourselves? A right that was fought for  with blood, sacrifice and…

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Added by The Establishment on November 6, 2012 at 11:12am — No Comments

Black Fashion By Javii Gallery: 21 Clothing Items Endorsing Barack Obama

So today is Election day which means people of all shapes and sizes are excited to go out and vote, greet other voters, or my favorite: shop 20% off election day sales. Typically we show support of our candidates with bumper stickers, t-shirts, and hats but the 2012 Obama supporters aren't your typical supporters. Everything from socks, earrings and underwear does the trick.

I'm being a little presumptuous here, but if you're going shopping today or even this weekend for…

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Added by Safety Pins on November 6, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

PUNKS GOTTA EAT: if bands were GOLD food, what food would they be

Off the heels of Halloween, we've been feeling a bit luxurious. Who doesn't love to adorn themselves in GOLD BABY! and feel a little rich? Because lord knows we're on a budget! How extravagant is it that people actually eat gold?! crazy. weird. And what if that extravagance was a…

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Added by Robust on November 2, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Comedian Chescaleigh Goes In On Racist Halloween Costume Fails

Comedian Chescaleigh goes in on racist Halloween costume #FAILS! Do you know people who feel entitled to dress up as caricatural Mexicans, Native Americans + Black Face and the likes?

How do you feel about this?…

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Added by Eye Candy on November 2, 2012 at 8:16am — 5 Comments

PREMIERE of ill Theroy: Politricking

ill theory is an original web series documenting critical thought as processed by young people of color regarding various relevant social issues. These topics range from identity representation in mainstream media, to dating culture, sexual violence, and education among many…

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Added by The Race Card on November 1, 2012 at 1:57pm — 3 Comments

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