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Life in Technicolor: Meet the Yogi, Khay

Model, DJ, yogi, and long time Afro-punk supporter, Khay, makes everything she puts her hands on look flawless- with her undeniable beauty and effortless fashion.  Continuing New York photographer, Ijeoma Iheanacho's photo essays of everyday people who identify with the AP community, this week she featured Khay, a 20-something fashionista and world traveler, who lives, parties, and works in the budding Brooklyn hipster… Continue

Added by Eye Candy on February 16, 2011 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

Life in Technicolor: Meet Moe

Meet Moe.  An avid Afro-punk supporter, Moe comes out to almost all of our events, volunteer functions, and almost always shows up with a smile.  As part of New York photographer, Ijeoma D. Iheanacho's, photo essay for Afro-punk, "Living Life in Technicolor," Ijeoma wanted to feature normal people who identified with the AP community for Black History Month and reveal their personalities beyond just their faces and… Continue

Added by Eye Candy on February 7, 2011 at 12:34am — No Comments

Book Contest Winners announced: Check out AP top books

Thanks to everyone who participated with our recent book contest, where readers were asked to submit the name of their favorite book for a chance to win a free copy of the newly released book, The Exene Chronicles, by Camille Collins. Author, Camille, picked her favorite three submissions out of the… Continue

Added by Eye Candy on December 6, 2010 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Pop-up Art Show this weekend- Win A Free Print!

As part of the Afro-punk summer festival, we have a huge art wall where we let up-and-coming visual artists come and trick it out. All we give them are the supplies and a theme to stick to. This weekend, Dec. 4-5th, artists who have graced their talents on the Afro-punk graffiti wall, such as Ibrahim Yaqut,… Continue

Added by Eye Candy on December 1, 2010 at 6:41pm — 1 Comment

New Book Release and Giveaway-- FRIDAY DEADLINE!

Lia is 14. She is also one of a small handful of black kids in her San Diego suburb of Coronado. When her boyfriend disappears, Lia feels like she can only talk to Exene Cervenka, a punk rock high priestess and front woman of the legendary LA punk band X. Sound like a common theme on the AP message boards? Well, characters of Camille Collins newly released book,… Continue

Added by Eye Candy on November 19, 2010 at 3:00pm — 3 Comments

A Review of Basquiat: A slam dance on Canvas

The aesthetic is pure punk. A slam dance on canvas. Brush strokes that don’t bow to conformity or render creations anything less than wholly original. The colors, shapes and ideas suggest a disregard for expected paradigms. Traditional forms and styles are deconstructed and rendered over again, guerilla style. It’s not surprising that…

Added by Eye Candy on October 13, 2010 at 9:00am — 7 Comments

4 Webcomics Created by African Americans

The dearth of African American perspectives in mainstream comic books inspired many black artists to create webcomics. Webcomics are online sites that present a story in comic book form. The success of Boondocks and the current global recession were motivators for many of these artists to try their hand at starting an online webcomic business. These five webcomics present a sample of African American entrepreneurs…

Added by Eye Candy on October 6, 2010 at 6:00pm — 7 Comments

Contest Winners Announced for Keith Knight Comic Book Giveaway!

Contest winners announced, yay! For those of you who missed the post, one of our fav comics, Keith Knight, recently released his first collection of his daily comic strips, The Knight Life: Chivalry Ain't Dead. So that people could check out his work, he agreed to…

Added by Eye Candy on September 17, 2010 at 3:30pm — 3 Comments

Keef Knight Comic Book Giveaway, SUBMIT HERE!!!

Remember cartoon artist Keith Knight who we featured back in April? Well, if you're just catching up, the San Francisco based cartoonist is most commonly known for his weekly syndicated comic strips, The K Chronicles, that have been featured everywhere from, ESPN the Magazine, L.A. Weekly, MAD Magazine, the Funny…

Added by Eye Candy on August 20, 2010 at 3:00pm — 7 Comments

Capturing the freaks of Life: Photographer Kareem Black

He is the self-proclaimed American dream. He has seen poverty, beauty; destruction and life begin and end. Through photography, he’s experienced only the reflection you see in a black and white. Kareem Black, 34, native of Philadelphia who now lives in New York is living his dream; different scenery, people and pleasure. Presently Kareem calls Manhattan home and shoots for an array of publications, including Flaunt, Fader, GQ, Vibe,…

Added by Eye Candy on August 3, 2010 at 4:00pm — 3 Comments

"My Name is Hannibal": Comedy served cut and dry

"My name is Hannibal." The title of Hannibal Buress' newly released comedy album is just about as cut and dry as you can get. And if you listen to Hannibal's comedy, his cut and dry tone will leave you guessing, laughing, and in constant anticipation for the punch line. Hannibal, who is also a writer…

Added by Eye Candy on July 30, 2010 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Artist Recap of the Afro-punk 2010 Festival: THE RETURN OF THE FELINES

Took me some time to gather all the pics from last weekend's AFRO-PUNK 2010 festival in the Commodore Barry Park in Brooklyn. These photos can tell the story of the amazing two-day marathon of dope music, art & skateboard & bmx virtuosity better than words. As expected the event brought out New York's flyest people, the vibe was beautiful...the artists were really feeling this summer's energy,…

Added by Eye Candy on July 28, 2010 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child

"Art's Immortal Rock Star - The Intimate Documentary "Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child"

Forever remembered as one of the art world’s brightest—and fastest burning—stars, Jean-Michel Basquiat began his meteoric rise to fame in the late 70s, when he ran away from home to live on the streets of New York. Branding himself as a graffiti artist under the mysterious moniker “SAMO©”... "


Added by Eye Candy on May 5, 2010 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

Strip Tease: The Life of a Black Comic

Drawing comic strips isn't an easy way to make a living, with almost every artists attempting to tell their life story in a syndicated newspaper. Taking years to build a following and dedicated audience, Knight is part of a new generation of talented young African-American artists who infuse their work with urgency, edge, humor, satire, politics and race. His art has appeared in various publications worldwide, including the… Continue

Added by Eye Candy on April 22, 2010 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Strip tease: Oh, Snap

Creator of (th)ink, the Knight Life & The K Chronicles: 2008 Glyph Award Winner for Best Comic Strip, 2010 Little Vics/Mega-Mix Calendar available now at,,…

Added by Eye Candy on April 1, 2010 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Malian photographer Malik Sidibe

A selection of Malian photographer Malik Sidibe's previously unseen work is now on show in London at Lichfield Studios, until April 16! Known for his black-and-white studies of popular culture in Bamako in the 1960's, Sidibe is Mali's most celebrated photographer. He opened his legendary and still-thriving Studio Malick in 1962 in Bamako, Mali, where he continues to live and work.…


Added by Eye Candy on March 19, 2010 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Nick Cave's PHantasmagoric Technicolor Soundsuits

Hey Afro-Punks, have you heard that Nick Cave's PHantasmagoric Technicolor Soundsuits are on display at UCLA's Flower Museum until May 30 2010?! Now we know you might be thinking of an Aussie with the single tightest pair of pants ever afforded to someone over 40. However we are actually referring to a Chicago based African-American artist, dancer, fabric manipulator, fashion'ist' Nick Cave.

Cave claims to have gotten his earliest inspiration from his mother who… Continue

Added by Eye Candy on March 12, 2010 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Precious: A win for Mo'Nique

The film Precious, based on the novel Push by Saph.... (yadda yaddda you all know this part), is nothing if not controversial. Its performances and cinematography were strikingly rich, the subject matter was at times problematic for better or for worse (we leave to you to decide Afro-Punkers) but Mo'Nique's performance was indisputably moving (ditto on the for better or for worse here) and her Oscar win was not shocking in the slightest.

Her choice not to… Continue

Added by Eye Candy on March 11, 2010 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

Kehinde Wiley ads African Cup of Nations

Contemporary Artist Kehinde Wiley was commissioned by Puma for portraits of African football players to launch African Cup of Nations 2010 campaign. The paintings have most notably been shown in renowned galleries such as Deitch Projects in New York in an exhibit entitled "Legends of Unity" in February 2010.

Original posts can be found… Continue

Added by Eye Candy on March 3, 2010 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

Sanford Biggers exhibit in Santa Barbara

Visual artist Sanford Biggers has a solo show coming up at CAF in Santa Barbara. It's called Moon Medicine, opening Saturday, March 6th. There will be a unique monograph catalog of the exhibition and limited edition photographic prints for sale. Multi-disciplinary in scope, the exhibition comprises new and old sculpture, video, installation, a newly commissioned public performance, and an exhibition catalog.

Opening Reception: SAT. MAR. 6, 7-9 PM

On View:… Continue

Added by Eye Candy on March 3, 2010 at 3:30pm — No Comments

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