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Eye Candy's Blog – August 2014 Archive (8)

FEATURE: Gordon Parks collection will be exhibited this fall at The High Museum of Art in Atlanta

Rare color photographs taken by the late photographer Gordon Parks will be exhibited this fall at The High Museum of Art in Atlanta. The photos, which were originally taken for a photo essay for Life Magazine in 1956, depict the African American experience of 1950s Alabama, and the racial tensions that dominated the United States at the time (images via Huffington Post).

By Alexander Aplerku, AFROPUNK…

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Added by Eye Candy on August 27, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments

FEATURE: I Want To Give A Voice To Young Black People - 'Strolling' Web Series

My name is Cecile Emeke, I’m a filmmaker, writer and artist from London. I have always loved art and life. For some, what I consider life might come under their category of “social issues”, but for me it was my everyday reality. In school art classes, everyone else would paint flowers and self-portraits, whilst I was researching and creating pieces that explored concepts of race, identity and philosophy. But being academically gifted meant I was encouraged to leave my artistic…

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Added by Eye Candy on August 27, 2014 at 9:42am — No Comments

FEATURE: Donald Glover (Childish Gambino) is the voice of Miles Morales, the 'Ultimate Spider-Man' in Cartoon

Donald Glover aka Childish Gambino is the voice of Miles Morales, the 'Ultimate Spider-Man'. The new cartoon is part of the season premiere of Web Warriors (this Sunday on Disney XD).

Watch a clip below via USA Today!








In 2011, Miles was introduced to comic-book readers in…
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Added by Eye Candy on August 26, 2014 at 11:44am — 3 Comments

AFROPUNK AFTER DARK: Finding Fela Film Screening

Sunday, Aug 24, 2014 9:00 PM EDT (8:00 PM Doors)

Knitting Factory, BrooklynNY
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Added by Eye Candy on August 22, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments

FEATURE: Stop Victimizing Africa! The Message Behind New Documentary 'Framed'

Celebrities are always looking for a cause to boost their humanitarian and philanthropic personas and over the past few years, Africa has become that cause. The same celebrities we see on the front of US and People magazine are the individuals slumming it in villages. And it’s not only them. The West as a whole has decidedly taken Africa under its wing and has made it the perfect place for a nationwide empathy movement. Creators of the documentary “Framed” want to make it very…

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Added by Eye Candy on August 22, 2014 at 2:08pm — 3 Comments

FEATURE: Catch 'What Are You Doing Here?' Author Laina Dawes @ AFROPUNK Fest!

In case you haven't heard the news: Laina Dawes, author of What Are You Doing Here?: A Black Woman's Life and Liberation in Heavy Metal, will be at AFROPUNK Fest this weekend signing her book.

Here's the press release from her publisher Bazillion Points Books: "Greenlight Bookstore and Bazillion Points Books present renowned music journalist Laina Dawes signing…

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Added by Eye Candy on August 19, 2014 at 2:18pm — No Comments

Join THIRTEEN, AFROPUNK & Black Public Media on August 13 for 'Alice Walker: Beauty In Truth'

Join THIRTEEN WNET, AFROPUNK and Black Public Media Wed August 13 at 7pm EST as we present our FREE interactive screening of 'Alice Walker: Beauty In Truth'. Post your thoughts and questions during the screenings or anytime on Twitter with #afropunkwnet

CLICK HERE TO ATTEND SCREENING AND/OR MARK…

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Added by Eye Candy on August 8, 2014 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

FEATURE: Jamaican Artist Ebony G. Patterson: Exploring Masculinity in Popular Culture

The lives we live mirror the thoughts we entertain, which ultimately creates our diverse cultures by deeming traditions, and beliefs as an important staple in daily routine and practices. Though some notions cause more controversy than others, the Jamaican Reggae-Dancehall culture makes it well known as a collective that being gay is frowned upon which causes an automatic rebellion by those who are openly gay. There must be a way for the two cultures to unite and see how…

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

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