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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,…
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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…

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

CONTEST: Create The Next Afropunk.com Wallpaper!

Two winners have been announced so far!:



- Daffy:





and



- 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 afropunk.com everyday. So here's your…
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Added by AFROPUNK on August 3, 2009 at 3:00pm — 5 Comments

Winners Announced! Win The Dopest Music Production Gear With Afro-Punk!

And the winners are:

First Prize: Pach Atomz, for trying to make us laugh!

Second Prize: Rohan Plummer, for your F*ck You attitude and to encourage you in your musical endeavors!

Third Prize: Amanda Ray, better use that…

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Added by AFROPUNK on July 31, 2009 at 4:30pm — 11 Comments

T.O.B.E.: James Bubba Stewart - The Other Black Experience



James "Bubba" Stewart



Young African American motorcross racer makes History.



23-year-old James "Bubba" Stewart entered his first dirtbike race at age 4, and went on to win 11 American Motorcycle Association amateur national titles.



In 2002, he made his pro debut and was named Rookie Of The Year. He has since won many supercross championships and races, and has received…
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Added by AFROPUNK on July 3, 2009 at 2:30pm — No Comments

T.O.B.E.: Sugar Bear - The Other Black Experience





Sugar Bear



Legendary Black biker finally celebrated by the motorcylcle industry.



Sugar Bear's shop opened its doors in Los Angeles in 1971, with the intent to produce street rideable choppers and products. It soon became apparent that a quality custom springer needed to be built to achieve the "long" look desired by his customers.

The strong and stylish Sugar Bear Springer for which… Continue

Added by AFROPUNK on June 8, 2009 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

T.O.B.E.: Ric'key Pageot - The Other Black Experience



Ric'key Pageot



Cirque du Soleil's youngest musical director now touring with major artists.



Ric'key Pageot is a pianist, keyboardist, producer, composer, arranger, born and raised in Montreal, Canada, from a musical family of Haitian descent. His life is an inspiring example of how far hard work can take you.



As a child, his parents noticed his interest for the piano and… Continue

Added by AFROPUNK on June 6, 2009 at 2:30pm — No Comments

T.O.B.E.: Shani Davis - The Other Black Experience



Shani Davis



First African-American Olympic Speedskater



Shani Davis was born on Friday, August 13, 1982, in Chicago, Illinois. Raised by his mother, on the south side, he started roller-skating at local rinks at age two. Shani joined the Evanston Speedskating Club at age six and within two months started competing locally. By age 8, he was winning regional competitions.



Davis earned spots on… Continue

Added by AFROPUNK on June 5, 2009 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

Afro-Punk & Bronx Underground Present: EPIC/SMASH in NYC 5/27!!!!!

Next shows: June 30th 2009!!!! Featuring American Fangs, A Broken Code and many more! Stay tuned for more info.



Check out what happened at the last shows on May 27th 2009:



Don't miss EPIC/SMASH, our monthly all-ages and late shows at The Studio @ Webster Hall in New York!



Wednesday, May 27th 2009

All Ages Show:… Continue

Added by AFROPUNK on May 19, 2009 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

Afro-Punk & Star Trek! Jermaine Rogers paints Afro-Punk's very own Starship Enterprize from the upcoming Star Trek film.



"STAR TREK?

Yes... Star Trek. Jermaine Rogers was 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: Afropunk.com and created a simple, iconic image promoting the Afro-Punk movement. Jermaine's Enterprise will be on tour in promotion of the… Continue

Added by AFROPUNK on April 30, 2009 at 6:30am — 4 Comments

Afro-Punk & Bronx Underground Present: EPIC/SMASH in NYC 4/28!!!!!

SPECIAL OFFER: the first 100 people who RSVP to Lou at loucd@afropunk.com get a $7 reduced admission to SMASH, the late show (9:30pm).



Ready for Round 2 of EPIC/SMASH, our new monthly all-ages and late shows at The Studio @ Webster Hall in New York?



Tuesday, April 28th 2009

All Ages Show: EPIC - Doors at 5:30pm

Late Show: SMASH - Doors at 9:30pm



@ The Studio

Webster Hall

125 E. 11th Street (between 3rd & 4th… Continue

Added by AFROPUNK on April 15, 2009 at 4:00pm — 2 Comments

Afro-Punk & Bronx Underground Present: EPIC/SMASH 3/31

New Monthly Show in New York!



Congratulations to AP Member Paula Amram for coming up with the name of our new monthly all-ages show, "EPIC". Paula wins free entry to this event for LIFE!



Afro-Punk & Bronx Underground Present:



SMASH



New Monthly Show In New York!

Tuesday, March 31st 2009

All Ages Show: EPIC - Doors at 5:30pm

Late Show: SMASH… Continue

Added by AFROPUNK on March 25, 2009 at 10:30am — No Comments

Freeload: Death, "Politicians In My Eyes"

"In 1975, Death, the trio of Hackney brothers from Detroit, recorded an album. Predating Bad Brains by about half a decade, Death were an all black punk group shredding up north. In the band's lifespan they were able to release one 45, for "Politicians in My Eyes," before breaking up and essentially being lost to history (and insanely rich and… Continue

Added by AFROPUNK on February 10, 2009 at 10:30am — 9 Comments

New Bad Brains Documentary + Limited Edition Poster

Check this out! There is a documentary currently being made following the music and the life of the Bad Brains from 1979 to present day. Here is the trailer:

Bad Brains_teaser





In other news related to Bad Brains: a limited edition print is set to be released in the next few weeks. It's a collaboration between graphic artist Shepard Fairey, Bad Brains and Glen… Continue

Added by AFROPUNK on January 27, 2009 at 5:00pm — 3 Comments

Spin Magazine - Black Rock: An Oral History

Source: http://www.spin.com/articles/black-rock-oral-history



In the 1980s, a brotherhood of bands led by Fishbone and Living Colour refused to let their race dictate the style of music they played. Here's how they splashed onto the scene, how they struggled to stay afloat, and what they're doing now.

By David Browne 10.23.08 5:12 PM



"In 2008, indie-rock bands with black members virtually amount… Continue

Added by AFROPUNK on January 6, 2009 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

The Noisettes Talk Afro-Punk, Wild Young Hearts And Their Favorite Artists Of 2008



By Daniela Capistrano



The Noisettes want Afro-Punk to come to England. “We’ll look after the lot,” frontwoman Shingai winked when we last spoke to the band in October, backstage at the Afro-Punk showcase at the CMJ Festival in New York.

“[Afro-Punks] are such an amazing group of people who are doing something unbelievable,” Shingai gushed. “I mean, the standard’s good, man. All the events that we’ve been involved with have had… Continue

Added by AFROPUNK on January 6, 2009 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Special Offer - Watch The Movie That Sparked The Afro-Punk Movement!





Hi guys,



Reading your blogs, the messages you send us, and your posts in the forum, we realize that Afro-Punk means something different for each one of you.



Some of you have been members since the times of the first old-school Afro-Punk message board, while many of you joined us more recently.



We would like to give all of you a chance to watch the… Continue

Added by AFROPUNK on January 5, 2009 at 11:00am — No Comments

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