We Afro-Brazilians, moved by a yearning for belonging, are taking the lead and creating initiatives in various areas of activity.
After Taking Aim At Black Lives Matter, Beyonce And Beyond, Does M.I.A. Deserve Attention Of Black Fans?
Black allies and fans who have enjoyed her brand of conscious alternative hip-hop music since her "Becky Done Gun and "Paper Planes" days have to confront the ethics of supporting a fellow person of color who has lately proven she isn't as down with the cause as her social justice-infused oeuvre suggests.
Come to Brooklyn and get you an #AfroPunkBae
I see vividly the length we have come from stale stereotypes to this new renaissance. As a young, eager Ghanaian student
Some volunteer projects included promoting more bicycle use in Atlanta, uplifting women's voices in Georgia politics and supporting the LGBT movement.
"It takes a lot of inner strength to walk around in black skin."
"It’s an alternative view on our culture and music and things that are important to us."
If you haven't noticed, there is a cultural shift taking place in America, and across the globe. The shift is loud, colorful, disruptive, and at times entertaining. Afropunk, the international music festival and community, is part of the alternative cultural shift.
AFROPUNK Fest, America's best Black alternative music and arts festival, is coming to Atlanta, and it's a big deal. The two-day festival is an Black alternative music virtuoso's utopia. The famed Brooklyn-rooted festival will make its 'Dirty South' debut on Saturday, Oct 3rd in Atlanta's Central Park.
D'Angelo and The Vanguard will headline Atlanta's inaugural AFROPUNK Fest this fall. The Grammy-award winning artist will perform aside other alternative urban artists like Flying Lotus, Santigold, and Tyler, The Creator, in Atlanta's Central Park on Saturday, Oct. 3rd and Sunday, Oct. 4th.
If mass media and the justice system are the weapon, then BLXPLTN sees ourselves and other rebel artists as the counterstrike. We need no permission. The battle cries of our brothers and sisters running alongside us in the charge are our validation.
If you've never experienced AfroPunk Fest, you're missing out on one of the largest gatherings of creative, colorful and