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A call to writers/ bloggers/ photographers/ nerds/ artists/ dancers/ dorks/ fashionistas/ all time geekery/ all around freakery.... We here at AFROPUNK are looking for contributors! If you have some ideas about writing an article, having your own video blog, performing a virtual lap dance, make a suggestion, etc., on Afropunk.com please send us your info at afropunk@afropunk.com.
In your email; Tell us a little about yourself and send us a sample, be it what you're pitching or something you've already been working on. (Youtube links welcome, writing samples should be under two pages for the sake of our collectively failing eyesight.)

NOTE* We are looking for pitches. Please clearly flesh out your idea for Afropunk.com, specifying in your description if you're looking to do a regular column, a one off, or just be on file for assignments we can throw your way at any given time.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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Comment by Eat The Cake Band on May 19, 2017 at 9:24am

Come check out our latest music video, "Indigo" https://youtu.be/b5zOdSxi2OE

Eat The Cake Band is an all empress Hip Rock & Soul band based out of Baltimore, MD. If you want to know what they sound like you must be able to imagine The Incredible Hulk making love to Jem & The Misfits while the X-Men stand watch. You must open your third eye in order to fully comprehend their avante garde style and sound of music.  Mzz the lead lyricist + emcee was a solo hip hop artist before forming the band and putting out an all call for an all empress squad. Ladie Clair the guitarist was the first to answer the call.  They began their musical journey of exploring their musical styles Hip Hop & Rock in the basement of Mzz's house and quickly fell in love with the idea and all of the possibilities.  Jayda and DZL the vocalist/singers add the Soul, Ciara the bassist brings the funk and DJ Young Ella Baker sprinkles that much needed force.  The band currently records and performs with two drummers; Erica and/or Shawnie who as Mzz likes to say," are the heartbeat."  Eat the Cake Band is currently working on their first album which is expected to be released sometime in the summer of 2017.

Comment by Labtekwon on May 8, 2017 at 5:26pm

your poser mentality will make an excellent topic in the upcoming film we are doing in conjunction with the FESPACO festival in Burkina Faso 2019. 

I love how you present white assimilationist ideals as "other Blackness"
but we all know:
there will NEVER be an "afro punk" festival in Black AFRICA.
your best bet is white controlled "south africa":
a place where economic apartheid is still a driving force.

but Black leadership and the Black masses of Africa will never accept the lie you call "afro-punk"

as a cultural ambassador to the African Union:
I will work to make sure of this.

your white assimilation does not make you invincible or above critique.
clearly, you have underestimated the global community of Black people that are NOT seeking cultural and social integration through paradigms of whiteness.


FYI:
"black queer" is an oxymoron.
"queerness" is the rejection of social categorization.

. J. Michael Ryan states:

“Thus to assign a definition to queer theory is to go against the ethos of post-identity that is at the heart of queer theory. . .” (Ritzer, 2008: 507) Semiotics, power and knowledge are key aspects of the theory. Queer theory implicitly defies a specific definition or ideology. However, the following general definition of queer theory is offered by Ryan:

Queer theory is a set of ideas rooted in the contention that identities are not fixed or stable and do not determine who we are. Rather, identities are historically and socially constructed processes that are both fluid and contested. . . (Ritzer:2008,  508)

 

However, theorists Arlene Stein and Ken Plummer offer the following four elements that can be associated with queer theory:

 

  1. A conceptualization of sexuality which sees sexual power embodied in different levels of social life, expressed discursively and enforced through boundaries and binary divides
  2. Problematization of sexual and gender categories, and of identities in general. Identities are always on uncertain ground, entailing displacement of identification and knowing.
  3. Rejection of civil rights strategies in favor of a politics of carnival, transgression, and parody which leads to deconstruction, decentering, revisionist readings, and anti-assimilationist politics.
  4. A willingness to interrogate areas which normally would not be seen as the terrain of sexuality, and to conduct queer ‘readings’ of ostensibly heterosexual or nonsexualized texts.

(Ritzer, 2008: 509)

you can delete my profile or whatever other cornball nazi shit you lames do.
of course, there will be a day when those that exploit and appropriate Black culture will be held accountable and judged by the masses of oppressed Black people.

keep fronting for massa.

#BOP 

Comment by Astin Rocks. on April 12, 2017 at 9:39am

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Yo AfroPunk dudes and dudettes.

I'm in a band in Jackson, Mississippi called Clouds & Crayons.

Here's a link to our newest music video, "Never Make Love," at 1.4K Views. Though on YouTube, it's lookin' a little skinny.

Comment, like it, share it, do whatever. But know it's dope.

Signed, a Southern Punk.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQyvouFQPyY

Comment by KillerWhale on March 26, 2017 at 7:24pm

Macy Gray's brother KillerWhale's has a new video Best of Me. It just hit 3000 views and it's growing fast check it now

Comment by icicle on February 19, 2017 at 5:25pm

i am a designer from barbados who has a reach on the comicon sector and fashion in the caribbean, i want to become afropunk ambassador to the caribbean

Comment by Antino Crowley-Kamenwati on February 15, 2017 at 11:30pm
https://vimeo.com/203720055

I present BARE a short film celebrating black male sexuality. Can men,specifically black men be sensual and vulnerable while still retaining their masculinity in a world that demands they stay macho and stereotypically hyper masculine. Watch the film. Written and produced by Antino Crowley-Kamenwati DP and directed by Luis Puga.
Comment by sub syphon on January 20, 2017 at 11:53pm

Richard Spencer sucker-punched in the face by a masked protester in Washington during a TV interview

Richard Spencer, a leader of the alt-right movement, was speaking about the violent anti-Trump protests in Washington on Friday when a hooded man approached and punched him twice in the face. Cameras captured the moment the masked man flew into view and hit Spencer in the cheek while he was on the corner of 14th and K Street around 2.30pm. Spencer walked off down the street instead of retaliating before taking to Twitter to initially brush off the attack. He later posted a 10-minute video rant calling the assault a 'terrible thing'. I

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Comment by Miadana on January 20, 2017 at 4:34pm

Being a street artist, painter, graphic designer, illustrator, photographer and decorator i want to present my new exhibition « miatown, journey inside our cities »in february 2017 in France , you can see my teaser :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nOMiWAkutPE

- I invite you to discover my work and " like " my Facebook page.
https://www.facebook.com/miadana.artiste

You can see more drawing and painting on my blog
http://miadana.tumblr.com/

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