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December 2016 Blog Posts (114)

Ujima: We All Dive WIth the Ship

On a rickety boat towards the promised land, each mate was specifically trained to look out for opposing pirates and to be responsible for the health of their own mate's doing. One day, a mate, possibly influenced by a pirate of the opposing sea, decides to commit mutiny on their own people. Only he supposedly doesn't know it is mutiny. Soon enough, all of his constant fuckups will lead to the destruction on the ship before we even got halfway to our destination. We all go down with the…

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Added by Lightning Pill on December 29, 2016 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Ujamaa: Know The Needs of Your Audience

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Added by Lightning Pill on December 29, 2016 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Best Organic Lawn Fertilizers

Lawn care is extra than putting in seed in the year and watering through the summer. Proper lawn care in the autumn leads to a healthier lawn in the spring which in turn means less work. The roots that will support the grass next year develop in the autumn and so they need to be prepared right from the start. Do some work in the cool days of autumn and you can rest more during the hot days of summer.

Best To help Get Pregnant Tip #3- Start eating right. Eat lots of raw organic fruits…

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Added by Kirsten Sue on December 28, 2016 at 12:04pm — No Comments

10 Reasons Why 2016 Was The Ultimate #BlackGirlMagic Year

Black girls have been slaying since the beginning of time, but in 2016 #BlackGirlMagic hit a new level. Our unapologetic achievements as entrepreneurs, activists, writers, and, more, were positive shining lights of space-taking resistance and inspiration.

1. Detroit-based high school student activist Taylor Amari Little. This year, Little founded …

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Added by Gender Bent on December 27, 2016 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Kujichagulia: Our Fear of Truly Standing Out

It's funny that this day has to come because what crossed my mind last night was this need for some black people to have a hive mentality.



To celebrate the first day of Kwanzaa, I watched some music vids by black artists in various genres from Jazz to R&B to rock. I then came across three vids where people were feeling general discomfort about being told they aren't black enough because they listen to rock, metal, anything besides hip-hop and R&B.



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Added by Lightning Pill on December 27, 2016 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Unity: What Afropunk Did For Me

So, today is Kwanzaa. Since November, I had been inspired to go on and celebrate Kwanzaa. The past two years has been quite disheartening to say the least as we ran into various situations with the cops and white ignorance in general. I figured that thisvyear, after showing pride in one's blackness, this may inspire us to take back the celebration of Kwanzaa.



In trying to do both this and paying tribute, I was going to make an album. Since that idea fell through, I decided a…

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Added by Lightning Pill on December 26, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments

Need to Promote your Grind?? Then #IGrind Magazine is Looking for YOU

  Remember waiting on that next issue of The Source, VIBE, Yo!! Raps, XXL, and other Hip Hop Magazines, just to see if your favorite Emcee made the cover and to get the real news behind the scenes of hip hop?? Well so does #IGrind magazine, and they are trying to bring that old feeling of nostalgia…

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Added by AP Exposure on December 26, 2016 at 7:38am — No Comments

10 Black Cosplayers Who Killed It in 2016 #BlackCosplayersRock

2016 was a major year for the visibility of Black Cosplayers and we loved every minute of it. Whether you guys meticulously recreated looks from your favorite fandoms or brought to life or an original fantasy-themed character, black cosplayers were some of the fiercest nerds in all the internets. There were a ton of incredible cosplay to choose from, and these are some of the stand outs—check ‘em out and keep using the #BlackCosplayersRock tag. …

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Added by Eye Candy on December 26, 2016 at 1:30am — No Comments

10 Times #BlackBoyJoy Rocked Our World in 2016

2016 was the year that Black boys and men shined despite the world trying to steal their light. Black boys are love and life and living and joyful. Let's keep supporting one another and revel in joy. Witness 10 moments of #BlackBoyJoy in 2016!

1. 21-year-old Jewell Jones elected to Michigan's…

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Added by Eye Candy on December 23, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments

10 Times White Tears Made Us LOL in 2016

Let's look back on the year and think about all the time white folks tears made us giggle, guffaw, cackle and laugh our guts off, because Lordt knows 2017 is about to be a long year.

1. #BeckyWithTheBadGrades blamed Black and other minority students for not getting into UT Austin! LMAO. …



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Added by The Race Card on December 22, 2016 at 5:00am — 4 Comments

MERRY PRINCE-MAS - in honor from thee Superman of Music!!!

Added by AL Bey on December 21, 2016 at 11:02pm — No Comments

TRUMP PRESIDENCY RESONATED FROM 2000 SIMPSONS' EPISDOE

2016 featured a rise of foul-mouthed rhetoric in politics & superhero films. Here are more samples of Trump beyond the Simpsons' episode. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-J679NT-ma8

In "Batman/Superman: Public Enemies," Trump resonator, Lex Luthor is President. In "Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice," Luthor, techie son of tycoon (Trump) with…

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Added by AL Bey on December 21, 2016 at 10:59pm — No Comments

Top 10 Songs of 2016 - AFROPUNK

There are some songs that dig their way into your ear canal and demand attention. Songs that in 3 minutes and change can pull out something deep in your soul and recontextualize the way you experience the world. And then again, some songs just have a killer beat and an unforgettable hook. But every year, a handful of songs have the audacity to do both.



Compiled by AP Team

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Added by Sound Check on December 21, 2016 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Top 5 Moments of 2016 - Staff Picks

2016 has been a debilitating year in so many ways but as I struggle to find comfort and guidance, what has given me hope, has been the GREAT year of art and culture across the board that I have been able to witness. From seeing the Nova Twins, Skinny Girl Diet and Big Joanie carry the punk rock torch at AFROPUNK London, to a fuller range of images, characters and storytelling on screens big and small. With the debut of Issa Raye's - Insecure, W Kamau Bell's United…

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Added by Eye Candy on December 21, 2016 at 2:47pm — No Comments

10 Times Black Women Kicked White Supremacy's Ass in 2016

Honestly, if there’s one thing that gives me hope about 2017, it’s black women. Even though black femmes have a historic legacy of being the movers and doers at the root of black resistance and activism in this country, 2016 was filled with so many powerful moments and contributions by them. These are just a few of our favorite black femmes who kicked White Supremacy's ass in 2016.

1. Ieshia Evans seen in Baton Rouge - by Jonathan…

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Added by The Race Card on December 21, 2016 at 1:00am — No Comments

Top 10 Albums of 2016 - AFROPUNK

They say the arts flourish in times of great turmoil, so at least there's that. On just about every level, 2016 has been a pretty fucked up year. But it's also seen perennially promising artists like Solange, Childish Gambino, and Blood Orange release timeless and timely albums that flirt with perfection. It's seen artists across the underground from BLXPLTN to Abdu Ali to Burn produce powerful uncompromising soundtracks to the revolution. Resistance and resilience…

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Added by Sound Check on December 20, 2016 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Stream SUPA SUPA, the web series following one hilariously unusual hero’s quest for love

Ever wonder what it would be like if you discovered you had a superpower? Which supernatural ability would you want? Well in SUPA SUPA, a new 12-episode webseries from Bounty/Banana and Studio 4, the protagonist finds himself with powers much like the airbending we’ve come to know and love in The Last Airbender & Legend of Korra. He uses them in the hopes of gaining the undying affection of “Girl.” SUPA SUPA’s archnemesis MEGA MEGA is trying to thwart his attempts at…

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Added by Eye Candy on December 20, 2016 at 11:30am — No Comments

Jamaican model Wayne Booth exudes serenity in effortlessly stunning editorial for Suitcase Magazine

There’s really nothing like folks with melanin in white and when I say that Jamaican model Wayne Booth is breathtaking, I mean it. Each of Grant Thomas’ captures of the beauty evoke a spirit of serenity and genuine happiness from Wayne. The shoot, which took place in Kerala, India, makes the countryside look akin to an oasis, with Wayne being the goddess of them all. Take a look at this effortless grace and sincere spirit in this photo series from Suitcase Magazine.…

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Added by Eye Candy on December 20, 2016 at 10:52am — No Comments

AFROPUNK alum Mykki Blanco announces North American Tour with fellow alum Cakes Da Killa

Your body is not ready for the realness of “The Stunt Queen Tour.” Mykki Blanco & Cakes Da Killa are here to snatch your edges, give you life and possibly make you spontaneously combust. With 30 cities secured and your wig destined to be off by the end of the night, all we can do is wait for these tickets to drop with the same anticipation that you get knowing bae is on their way with some hot food. Because this tour is looking all kinds of delicious. Peep the tour…

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Added by Sound Check on December 20, 2016 at 10:21am — No Comments

This budding illustrator makes these hand drawn portraits look too easy!

This dope artist has styles for days! Digital illustrator Keenan Dailey is bring you a different aesthetic for every day of the week! From anime inspired drawings to cartoon-esque portraits of the icons we know and love, there’s something about his pen that draws you to his work. Enjoy these beauties below and support via Facebook with a like or two!



By T.…
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Added by Eye Candy on December 20, 2016 at 10:06am — 1 Comment

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