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AFROPUNK's Blog – August 2009 Archive (9)

T.O.B.E.: Euzhan Palcy - The Other Black Experience

Euzhan Palcy

First Black woman to direct a feature film for a major Hollywood studio.

Euzhan Palcy is an award-winning film director from Martinique whose movies often deal with resistance to oppression. She believes that filmmakers have a responsibilty. "We can show people a situation - shed light on it without preaching".

Palcy moved to…

Added by AFROPUNK on August 31, 2009 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Should We Keep The Old AP Message Board Up?

Hi everyone, we would like you to tell us whether or not you think we should keep the old Afro-punk message board up!

We currently have them up as a read-only website, and we're wondering whether we should use the resources necessary

to keep it up for the production of new content instead.

Do you really use the archived message boards?…

Added by AFROPUNK on August 29, 2009 at 8:00am — 8 Comments

Video Of The Day + EPIC/SMASH Tomorrow in NY!

Hi guys,

Hope you had a great weekend.

Our Video Of The Day features an interview with bad-@ss band Whole Wheat Bread at the 2009 Afro-Punk Festival.

Find more videos like this on Afro-punk

And if you're in the New York…

Added by AFROPUNK on August 24, 2009 at 2:30pm — No Comments

T.O.B.E.: Charles F. Bolden, Jr. - The Other Black Experience

Charles F. Bolden, Jr.

Retired astronaut Gen. Charles Bolden is the current National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Administrator. Picked by President Barack Obama and confirmed by the U.S. Senate, He is the first African-American to head the agency on a permanent basis.

Born in 1946 in segregated South Carolina, he had to study in a blacks-only… Continue

Added by AFROPUNK on August 22, 2009 at 6:30am — No Comments

X GAMES 3D: The Movie In Theaters Aug. 21-28!

Attention extreme action sports fans!

As many of you know, Afro-Punk partnered with ESPN to offer all-expenses paid trips to the XGAMES to the winners of our APX/URBANX skate & BMX "Battle For The Streets" contests.

The X Games is the premier action sports event in the world. Each year over 250 athletes from across the globe compete in a variety of sports,…


Added by AFROPUNK on August 18, 2009 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Own A Piece of the 2009 Afro-Punk Festival With These Limited Edition Posters!

Talk about amazing artwork! As many of you know, our friend Jermaine Rogers created dope art for the 2009 Afro-Punk Festival campaign. Jermaine has also worked with notable artists such as Rage Against The Machine, Foo Fighters, Ween, Beastie Boys,…

Added by AFROPUNK on August 14, 2009 at 1:30pm — 4 Comments

Opportunity at Syracuse University - Full Rides for African American Men & Women in Architecture!

Hi everybody,

This could be a great opportunity for you or someone you know. Spread the word!

Syracuse University has 10 Full Rides for African American Men and Women Interested in Studying Architecture

Mark Robbins, Dean of Syracuse University's School of Architecture is desperately seeking young men and women of color interested in pursuing a five year professional degree in Architecture. He says he's deeply committed to bringing diversity to his field and has… Continue

Added by AFROPUNK on August 6, 2009 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Afro-Punk & Star Trek: Enterprise Galore!

Hi guys, A few months ago, we told you about Jermaine Rogers being one of 25 artists chosen by Paramount Studios to dress up a scale model of the Starship Enterprise from the upcoming Star Trek film. Jermaine represented the AFRO-PUNK crew and created a simple, iconic image promoting the Afro-Punk movement. The Enterprise has been on tour in promotion of the film with other pieces by artists…


Added by AFROPUNK on August 4, 2009 at 4:30pm — 4 Comments

CONTEST: Create The Next Wallpaper!

Two winners have been announced so far!:

- Daffy:


- Surah:

Calling all Afro-Punk visual artists!

We would like to give artists from the Afro-Punk Community a chance to showcase their work to all our members and the thousands of people visiting everyday. So here's your…

Added by AFROPUNK on August 3, 2009 at 3:00pm — 5 Comments

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