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pgp389: a Punk Black Fest

pgp389: a Punk Black Fest

The rhythms are discordant, raw and angry. The base is either on par or behind the roar of the guitar, screaming fire to patrons who lose themselves into the rage of music that others would say is not their own – ugly words that they all stopped listening to a long time ago… PUNK BLACK is an independent rock music showcase featuring musicians of color. Started less than a year ago, the event...

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Pangea’s Lookbook: Manic Casual

Pangea’s Lookbook: Manic Casual

The problem with defying convention is never being pigeon-holed. On a morning stroll threw the Goat Farm, earthSistas Ororo and WildOrchid sport their uniquely casual fair that has aspects of Goth and Bohemian intermixed with a strong flavor of Afropunk. These urbanists are resourceful and creative in their approach to fashion, accenting everyday fair with unique and sentimental accessories, creat...

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Nambi & Stitch… as we lay

Nambi & Stitch… as we lay

Spoon. A huddled embrace gave way to a whispered heated breath teasing earthSista Nambi‘s ear. Tickled by the sheer closeness, she smiled and turned and locked eyes with the earthBrotha Stitch. A thousand words were spoken in a momentary glance that gave way to a simple kiss which led to a provocative and penetrating embrace. Daring smiles led to tender touches that were not ginger. Fingers ...

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pgp337: We are all Afrofuturists…

pgp337: We are all Afrofuturists…

by Kareem Reid (westindians) “Afrofuturism” might sound like an impenetrable theoretical art term but simply put, it involves the act of re-imagination, reclamation of black identity– a rejection and subversion of debilitating stereotypes, an expression of the infinite ways of interpreting the past, present & future, demonstrating the cosmopolitan reality of the black experience. “The st...

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an Afro Punk adventure…

an Afro Punk adventure…

Described by the New York Times as putting “rock and rebellion squarely in the category of African-American music,” the Afro-punk Festival has become a Brooklyn intuition, the focal point for the burgeoning Afro-punk movement. Over the past seven years, the festival has presented new artists before they hit it big, such as Grammy-nominated Santigold, The Noisettes and Janelle Monae. Afro-punk main...

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RenegadeBarbie…Urbanista vogue

RenegadeBarbie…Urbanista vogue

; by Chadrock Chin Radically energetic and focused. Colorful and (despite herself) obscenely cool. RenegadeBarbie displayed all of those aspects to her character during our shoot together. In one of the converted factory loft communities in the Atlanta area, a couple of friends of mine opened up their home, allowing us to create this raw and edgy set of captures. The sun peered through windows and...

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