Shaka King’s Sundance-selected Newlyweeds recently went to DVD, On Demand and iTunes. If you haven't gotten yourself a copy, below are 10 reasons it belongs in your collection.
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By Justin Allen, AFROPUNK Contributor
At the beginning of Shaka King’s Sundance-selected Newlyweeds, protagonists Lyle (Amari Cheatom) and Nina (Trae Harris) lie in bed hitting a joint as marijuana smoke swirls into the air and begins to take the shape of letters, vanishing before the film’s…Continue
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Shaka King’s Sundance-selected film Newlyweeds, a romantic comedy that explores the functionality of a relationship when both partners are habitual pot-smokers, went to DVD, iTunes and On…Continue
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Hey guys, we'd like to share some images by Brazilian photographer Paulo P. Lima with you. His inspiration for this 'Afro-Brazilian Devotion' collection comes from his recent trip to São Paulo and Salvador, Bahia (October 2012 and March 2013). Lima says: "My photography allows me to be in contact with my Brazilian background and to be intimately related to my sense of beauty, exploring aspects of ‘decay’ in relation to space and bodies". "Afro-Brazilian Devotion is a dream…Continue
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Art is always on the verge of new horizons. It has a way of conversing with our mind and even our conscience. But when poetry and art come together, the divinity in place is quite euphoric. The vibrant colors and unique patterns that vividly pierce through our imaginations by African, Caribbean, Asian and Latin American art stampede outside the margins of tradition at BIAC Martinique (International Biennial of Contemporary…Continue
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ECBACC, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, presents The East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention, America's premiere Black comic book convention encouraging youth literacy and expression through reading, writing and drawing comic books. …Continue
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In the wake of its world premiere in the 2013 Sundance Film Festival’s NEXT section, a critically acclaimed late summer theatrical run and culminating in a recent nomination for the…Continue
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The world lost one of its greatest leaders last week; like many others around the world I was deeply moved by Nelson Mandela and admired his unrelenting courage and staunch bravery. Nelson Mandela was one of the most beloved and esteemed leaders of our time, so I took time to reflect upon the life of a man who truly fulfilled his purpose and in doing so changed the lives of countless people throughout the world. I’m truly glad that Nelson Mandela lived; there is so much to be…Continue
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Barron Claiborne's large-format photography evokes portraiture from another place and time, even as it deftly captures his subjects with a wholly modern lens on their inner lives. Texture, tone and costume are utilized to evoke the timelessness of the human emotions we glimpse in his subjects' faces and…Continue
I've never seen Pop Art quite like this! Serge Gay Jr. creates art depicting the truths, beauty, and ills of popular culture and society. One has to honestly analyze his work in order to fully understand the messages he conveys.
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On New Year’s Eve 2009 in Oakland, California Police Officer Johannes Mehserle shot and killed 23-year-old Oscar Grant. Several witnesses captured the tragic incident on cell phone cameras. Three years later, Officer Mehserle made history by becoming the first California police officer to be charged with murder…Continue
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Independent creative director and Design Week Four Corners columnist Jon Daniel has opened up his collection of comics and action figures for the new Afro Supa Hero show at the V&A Museum of Childhood.
Daniel, who grew up in southwest London, the child of West Indian…Continue
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Steampunk is a sub-genre of science fiction that typically features steam-powered machinery, especially in a setting inspired by industrialized Western civilization during the 19th century. The 'steam' in the term originates from the industrialized culture of the 19th century. The birth of steam engines. The latter part of the compound term 'punk' refers to the rebellious nature which is about challenging…Continue
In case you didn't hear the news, The Boondocks are coming back in 2014! Adult Swim responded to a tweet via video (see screen captures below), announcing a new season for January. Who's excited? Did you miss Huey, Riley, Grandad & co.?…
Unfortunately, the world of Black comics have yet to get as much attention as many mainstream animation today. While on my quest for comics by Afro-American illustrators, I came across Ron Ackins. What I love about his artistic style is that he twists reality into a charismatic cartoon, like Samuel L. Jackson as a superhero, with a white s-curl? No joke! Don’t believe me, just watch.
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