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Featured Blog Posts – December 2014 Archive (87)

FEATURE: AFROPUNK'S "TOP 20" Videos OF 2014

First we did the albums, then we did the songs, and now we conclude with our favorite videos. Check out AFROPUNK's "Top 20" videos of 2014 -  and let us know your favorites of the year in the comments.

1) Stromae - Ta Fete…

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Added by Sound Check on December 30, 2014 at 6:30pm — No Comments

FEATURE: The spiritual exploration of Avant-Garde filmmaker Dawn L. Hall

Check out the work of Avant-Garde and experimental filmmaker Dawn L. Hall. The self taught filmmaker and independent film actress and writer is noted for her exploration into spirituality - describing her work as a source of psychological and spiritual healing. Of her films, Hall writes: "My intimate experiences with the lack of authenticity within the church motivated my…

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Added by Eye Candy on December 30, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments

FEATURE: AFROPUNK'S "TOP 20" SONGS OF 2014

Check out our "TOP 20" songs of 2014. From Grace Jones to Benjamin Booker, there were some amazing single releases this year - get into our favorites, below; and share your own in the comments.

1) Baby Baby - Turnip…

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Added by Sound Check on December 30, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

FEATURE: 'Dookie Squad' - the new webseries

Check out new web series, 'Dookie Squad' (yes, I said "dookie"). The series is written and directed by creator Angela Palmer, and follows hospital janitor Robin (played by Palmer) as she deals with life, crazy co-workers and the hospital hierarchy. Watch the episodes, below.

By Alexander Aplerku, AFROPUNK Contributor…

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Added by Eye Candy on December 30, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

FEATURE: AFROPUNK'S "TOP 20" ALBUMS OF 2014

2014 has been a fantastic year for music (from Punk to Soul, to electronica to Hip Hop) - and left us here at AFROPUNK with the near impossible task of selecting our "Top 20" albums, songs and videos of the year. But we did it! Explore AFROPUNK's "Top 20" albums, below; and share your favorites with us in the comments.…

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Added by Sound Check on December 30, 2014 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

NEW MUSIC: Let The Connectors “Half Measures” Melt Your Face #SoundCheck

2 piece garage rock band The Connectors have a new video out courtesy of Wreck Room. The video highlights the interplay between singer / guitarist Andy and drummer Danny over a dirty blues stomp. Andy's Lou Reed drawl gives “Half Measures” an almost gothic vibe, while his guitar work keeps it rooted firmly in the sludgy blues-inflected alt rock the duo does so well.

By Nathan Leigh, AFROPUNK…

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Added by Sound Check on December 29, 2014 at 4:35pm — No Comments

INTERVIEW: A conversation with soulful Cyber Punk musician Aeon Fux

Get into this new interview with Cyber Punk musician Aeon Fux (click here), by AFROPUNK Contributor Andrea Dwyer.…

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Added by Sound Check on December 29, 2014 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

NEW MUSIC: Retro-Future Debut From Atlanta-Based Art Collective All Cows Eat Grass #SoundCheck

With synth laden melodies, Afrobeat grooves, and electrofunk squiggles, art collective All Cows Eat Grass makes head expanding future pop. The Atlanta / NYC / Bay Area / LA / Memphis based collective marries a diverse array of influences, but what could easily sound disjointed is held together seamlessly by a unique sense of purpose. Their latest, The Kool Collection is a lush body-moving daydream.



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Added by Sound Check on December 29, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

FEATURE: The Role of the Black College Student

Back then when they led those marches in the south they chanted, “We Shall Overcome”. When they thought marching wasn't enough they began shouting passionately with fists in the air, “Black Power”. Today, we scream, “Black Lives Matter” with fire burning in our hearts. The role of the black college student has always been to liberate their minds.

By Phillip Jackson, AFROPUNK…
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FEATURE: Comedian and musician Reggie Watts announced as new bandleader of The Late Late Show

Reggie Watts will join The Late Late Show as the new bandleader. The show is currently going through a shakeup, with British comedian James Corden taking over as host. Finding humour in music, Watts is noted for creating improvised musical sets using just his voice, keyboard and a looping machine. Check out some footage of the comedian and musician, below.

By Alexander Aplerku, AFROPUNK…

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Added by Sound Check on December 29, 2014 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

FEATURE: The NY Police Union wages "vile" war against Mayor Bill de Blasio

Following the killing of Officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu, an evident divide continues to grow between the New York Police Union and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio - with Pat Lynch, head of the Patrolmen's Benevolent Association, declaring that de Blasio now has blood on his hands. The NYPD has literally turned their back on the mayor, hundreds of officers turning their backs on a screen showing the mayor (as he spoke) at the funeral of Rafael Ramos. This…

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Added by The Establishment on December 29, 2014 at 10:00am — 3 Comments

FREE DOWNLOAD: Get the Latest Single “Tonight Tonight” From Indie Rockers Yara #SoundCheck

Yara grew out of singer-songwriter Jameilyara Moore's solo acoustic music into a full-fledged indie rock force. Anchored by Jameilyara's dynamic voice with the interplay of brothers Joseph and Daniel Quisol on guitars and backing vocals, along with Sharad Wertheimer, Evan Zemaitis, and Walker Smith, Yara makes jagged edged indie pop.

By Nathan Leigh, AFROPUNK…

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Added by Sound Check on December 26, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

FASHION: Angels and a Raven, the latest editorials from Reflekt Mag

Check out the latest editorials from Reflekt Mag, shot by photographer Jasmyne Johnson. Titled 'Desert Raven' and 'Archangels', one editorial focuses on silhouettes while the other captures the neo-noir setting of downtown Los Angeles. Explore the images, below; plus video footage from Lawrence Lindell.

By Alexander Aplerku, AFROPUNK…

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Added by Safety Pins on December 26, 2014 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

VIDEO PREMIERE: Oshun - '#'

Today we're premiering indie band and AFROPUNK community members OSHUN's video, '#'. The track is from their 'AFAHYE' EP released earlier this year.

Info: "With a plot centered around civil rights, the video addresses recent police riots and injustices that have gone on in the United States."

Video directed by Chel$y O (@chelsthedirector_)

Photo by Chelsea Odufu…




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Added by Sound Check on December 26, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

FEATURE: David Oyelowo and Lupita Nyong’o to Star in indie drama 'Americanah'

Golden Globe nominee David Oyelowo is set to join Academy Award winning actress Lupita Nyong'o in Americanah, an indie screen adaptation of the 2013 novel by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. The story follows a pair of young Nigerian immigrants as they adapt to a new life in the States, facing the trials of keeping their relationship in tact in their new surrounding.

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Added by Eye Candy on December 26, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

FEATURE: Toni Morrison Set to Release 11th Published Novel in 2015

Much to the contentment of literary enthusiasts, celebrated author and cultural icon Toni Morrison will release a brand new project next year, titled, God Help the Child. The 11th published piece from Morrison, God Help the Child augments her long career of distinguished works, including Sula, The Bluest Eye, Tar Baby, and most acclaimed, Beloved, the novel that inspired the Academy Award winning 1998 screen…

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Added by Eye Candy on December 26, 2014 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

INTERVIEW: A conversation with transgender actor Kingston Farady

Black lives matter. ALL black lives matter and it’s imperative that the discourse around justice include ALL black lives. Black queer lives matter. Black children. Black men. Black women. Black elders. Black disabled bodies. This inclusionary message is one Kingston Farady, an activist, among other things, believes in and wholeheartedly exercises through his outreach. Kingston and I chatted some weeks ago and boy did he speak some…

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Added by Eye Candy on December 26, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

FEATURE: George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic announce 'Shake The Gate' tour

The legends that are George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic have announced that they will be embarking on a world tour early next year, the 'Shake The Gate' tour (named after the group's new album). Check out the released dates, below; and enjoy some P-Funk sounds while you're at it.

By Alexander…

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Added by Sound Check on December 23, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

FEATURE: 'Black Feminist Blogger' - the new Web series

This year, there has been a number of Web series that have followed in the vain of  Issa Rae's 'Awkward Black Girl' and shown that black women can play roles beyond those stereotype placed upon them - and dare I say it, that black women can be "quirky". On this note, check out this new series 'Black Feminist Blogger' - from creator Aph Ko. Watch the first three episodes, below.

By Alexander Aplerku, AFROPUNK…

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Added by Eye Candy on December 23, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

VIDEO PREMIERE: Black Fin's Dope Animated Video for 'Paranoia'

Today we're premiering Zimbabwean hip-hop producer and MC Black Fin's dope animated video for his track 'Paranoia' (from his new mixtape Hokoyo).

His camp tells us: "Directed by Tafadzwa M. Chiriga & Tanaka Chiriga, the video game inspired story follows an 8-bit Black Fin as he struggles to navigate a skewed cartoon-perception of reality. Featuring a colorful cast of reimagined…
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Added by Sound Check on December 23, 2014 at 11:33am — No Comments

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