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Why ethnic studies is crucial to public education

Next year is the 50th anniversary of the 1968 Third World Liberation Front Strikes, the longest-running student-led strikes in the history of the United States. These strikes, which were begun by working class students of color at San Francisco State University and UC Berkeley, marked the first time that BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) students demanded an…

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Added by The Race Card on July 5, 2017 at 3:30pm — No Comments

10 dope vendors to check out while at AFROPUNK Paris next week!

AFROPUNK Paris 2017 is right around the corner! In addition to our most exciting lineup yet (including Yasiin Bey [Mos Def], Macy Gray, Laura Mvula and more!) and our customizable Travel Packages, we've ensured that this year's festival will be the best one yet with…

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Added by AFROPUNK Events on July 5, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments

A Transwoman of Color’s guide to survival - Self-care is key

Imagine what it would be like to not spend every waking moment guarding your life. Picture a world in which you weren’t always pressured to explain or defend your identity, your humanity or your right to hold space. What would it feel like to experience deep intimacy without fear of your lover spilling your blood because they’re incapable of spilling their truth about their attraction to trans women? Consider what it would be like to navigate a world in which you weren’t… Continue

Added by Gender Bent on July 5, 2017 at 10:37am — No Comments

Black lives, white lens: the Black Photographer has always been disregarded by the New World

J.T. Zealy was the daguerreotypist behind these three daguerreotypes from the year, 1850. The daguerreotype camera unashamedly framed the faces, bodies & minds of three slaves from South Carolina. As they look into the lens, the momentous stare from each slave has a timeless, sad visual course that should convincingly remind our modern civilization of what these three Black slaves had to undergo. It is what generations of Black families had to go through: slavery was a…

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Added by The Race Card on July 3, 2017 at 4:04pm — 4 Comments

Mahershala Ali in talks to star in ‘True Detective’ season 3

Wow, just when reluctant 'True Detective' fans had given up hope on a GOOD follow-up to the season one, Academy Award-winning actor Mahershala Ali is in talks to star in the crime drama’s third season, according to Tracking Board.



But before you get too excited, acting wasn’t what killed 'True Detective' season 2 in the first place, save for…

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Added by Eye Candy on July 3, 2017 at 3:32pm — No Comments

10-year-old activist brings clean water, flushing toilets to rural Ghanaian village

10-year-old Khloe Thompson is the creative, compassionate mind behind Khloe Kares: an industrious charity aimed at helping impoverished communities and the homeless. One of Khloe’s recent projects includes raising $12,000 to bring a borehole water pump and bathroom facilities to the rural village of Abidjan Nkwanta in Ghana. Before Khloe’s pump was installed, locals either had to pay the expensive price to build their own borehole or buy water from the government. While the…

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Added by Eye Candy on July 3, 2017 at 2:44pm — No Comments

'Check It' documentary about an LGBTQ street gang formed for protection available for download!

Comedian Louis C.K. is promoting a new documentary called Check It, which follows a group of LGBTQ youth in Washington, D.C. who banded together to protect each other from hate-based violence and harassment. In hosting the film on his website, C.K. states in the latest trailer that he hopes that the groundbreaking film can garner a wider reach:…

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Added by Eye Candy on July 3, 2017 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

NOW STREAMING—AFROPUNK Mixtape #031: Loud and Proud

NOW STREAMING—AFROPUNK Mixtape #031: Loud and Proud, a collection of unapologetic jams by Brandy Butler, Chaka Khan, Living Colour, FAKA, Cody ChesnuTT, Toulouse, Ash Leon, Algiers, The Sledge Grits Band, and more. With a special intro by Marsha P. Johnson. Stream AFROPUNK Mixtape #031: Loud and Proud below and over at Soundcloud.…

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Added by Sound Check on July 3, 2017 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Sampha covers Solange's 'Cranes In The Sky' at Glastonbury 2017

Raising goosebumps across Glastonbury and the entirety of the internet, AFROPUNK alum Sampha covered Solange’s “Cranes In The Sky” in an absolutely gorgeous piano rendition of the track as part of a Glastonbury session for the BBC. Solange…

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Added by Sound Check on July 3, 2017 at 11:20am — No Comments

VIDEO PREMIERE: South African Hip-Hop artist Toya Delazy finds her inner strength in "Diamonds In The Rough"

Toya Delazy is a South African singer, rapper and pianist from KwaZulu-Natal. After leaving her country in search of a better life in London, the young artist quickly became jaded with how capitalism and elitism drained the life and soul out of everyone. Her struggle to make sense of this was the motivation behind writing "Diamonds In The Rough", her latest single, the video for which shows her and her friends on various parts of their journey to affirm their inner…

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Added by Sound Check on July 3, 2017 at 11:00am — No Comments

Netflix renews hit comedy 'Dear White People' for Season 2

Get ready for another semester at Winchester University! On Friday, Netflix––which has been more cancellation-prone this year than it has been in the past––announced that the critically-acclaimed series “Dear White People” has been renewed for Season 2. Based on Justin Simien’s 2014 film of the same name, the show follows a group of students of color at a predominantly white Ivy League where racial tensions are simmering.



The film originally began as a concept…

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Netflix renews hit comedy 'Dear White People' for Season 2

Get ready for another semester at Winchester University! On Friday, Netflix––which has been more cancellation-prone this year than it has been in the past––announced that the critically-acclaimed series “Dear White People” has been renewed for Season 2. Based on Justin Simien’s 2014 film of the same name, the show follows a group of students of color at a predominantly white Ivy League where racial tensions are simmering.



The film originally began as a concept…

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Added by Sound Check on July 3, 2017 at 10:20am — No Comments

Style Lounge event fosters relationships across the African fashion industry while premiering stunning new designs

Debonair Afrik is a leading consulting and fashion house working to help African fashion related businesses reach their full potential. One of their initiatives, Style Lounge, is an annual workshop for the social, educational and cultural integration of designers, photographers, models and others in the fashion industry. Style House seeks to "disseminate knowledge, both practical and theory, to everyone and to foster…

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Added by Eye Candy on June 30, 2017 at 12:28pm — No Comments

NEW MUSIC: Neo-Soul group Nicotine’s Famous Honey’s “The First Time” will make you feel nostalgic for romance you’ve never even had

Saturated in classic R&B/soul melodies, Nicotine's Famous Honey’s ‘The First Time’ is an old school vibin’ love song about those magical first times and the spell lovers cast over each other. Written by Nicotine and produced by Herrick & Hooley, ‘The First Time’ is the first single from NFH’s 'No You Hang Up: A Series', debuting in four season parts: it will have you feeling nostalgic for times you never even had.



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Added by Sound Check on June 30, 2017 at 1:00pm — No Comments

NEW MUSIC: Portland-based rapper Aminé previews his debut album with cheekily laid back track "Blinds"

After smashing into stardom last Summer with the outrageously fun hit single "Caroline", Portland-based rapper Aminé's long-awaited debut album finally has a release date. Dropping July 28, Good For You will feature collaborations with Offset, Ty Dolla $ign, Nelly, Kehlani, & Charlie Wilson. Those who pre-order the album on iTunes will receive a new song for free as an instant download called “Blinds,” which is also streaming on Spotify.



At 1:26,…

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Added by Sound Check on June 30, 2017 at 12:55pm — No Comments

Biggie’s mother to Kendall & Kylie Jenner: don't exploit the death of my son to sell 'disgusting' t-shirts

A gang of white and half-Armenian women who have sustained careers based on appropriating black culture and fetishizing black people, including Kylie Jenner and Khloe Kardashian’s recent call-outs from multiple black women owners of small businesses claiming the sisters purchased, in some cases, their…

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Added by Sound Check on June 30, 2017 at 10:59am — 7 Comments

Tyler, the Creator teams back up with Frank Ocean for melodic "911 / Mr. Lonely"

It's been two years since Odd Future leader Tyler, the Creator dropped his third album Cherry Bomb. But it seems the rapper wanted to make up for lost time Thursday, when hours after releasing the new video for “Who Dat Boy” featuring ASAP Rocky, Tyler released yet another track, “911/Mr. Lonely,” featuring his old group-mate Frank Ocean. Frank gives the hook to Tyler's stream of consciousness rhymes tackling everything from cars to love.



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Added by Sound Check on June 30, 2017 at 10:30am — No Comments

New 'Insecure' trailer: "That's why I make sure my white clients get less on their tax returns – it's reparations."

We've been waiting all year for HBO's hit comedy series Insecure to return for its second season, and it's finally almost here! In the latest trailer, we pick up right where we left off: Issa (Issa Rae) is newly single, fumbling through awkwardly bad dates. But her ex Lawrence (Jay Ellis), looking fine as ever, isn't completely out of the picture either, as the two clearly haven't gotten over what they had. Molly (Yvonne Orji) shows up to coach Issa through her…

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Added by The Race Card on June 30, 2017 at 9:49am — 2 Comments

'DrumpFlix' project turns the Trump administration's nonsensical tweets and comments into hilarious film titles

Last we heard of Paul Louise-Julie was with the release of The Pack, a graphic novel centered around a motley crew of Egyptians and Nubian Werewolves as they travel through a fantasy version of Ancient Africa. Now, the artist is back with a new project called DrumpFlix, a fake movie studio whose ‘films’ are based on the many…

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Added by The Establishment on June 29, 2017 at 5:13pm — No Comments

The state murders our Black women and femmes with impunity, we won't be silent!

We cannot be silent when the state murders our Black women and femmes with impunity.



Charleena Lyles was murdered by the Seattle Police Department in front of her children in her own home while she was experiencing a mental breakdown.…

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Added by The Race Card on June 29, 2017 at 3:17pm — 1 Comment

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