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Afrofuturism

Your Brief And Far-Out Guide To Afrofuturism

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 04.25.2016 | Arts

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Meet SassyBlack, The Queer Soul Singer Who Has No Time For Lame Dates

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 03.11.2016 | Arts

Along with more recognizable genres such as soul, R&B and psychedelia, SassyBlack describes her sound as hologram funk. "It's something that is so pre...

Two troubles one God I, "An Afropolitan Renaissance."

Ishmael Osekre | Posted 03.02.2016 | Black Voices
Ishmael Osekre

After years of fighting negative stereotypes about Africa, especially through Western news cycles, a generation of passionate Afrocentrists are finall...

On the 'A' w/Souleo: Three Crowdfunding Projects For Your Consideration

Peter 'Souleo' Wright | Posted 01.29.2017 | Black Voices
Peter 'Souleo' Wright

Got a few extra dollars to spare? Check out three special crowdfunding campaigns worthy of a dollar or $50.

Diversity in Comics: Defining Afrofuturism, Afro-Blackness and The Black Fantastic

Erika Hardison | Posted 01.27.2017 | Black Voices
Erika Hardison

The 4th Annual Black Comic Book Festival at the Schomburg Center of Black Research in Harlem had an overwhelming amount of attendees and comic books enthusiasts come out to support black comic book publishers, writers and illustrators.

Black Art: Why The Artistic Commentary of John Jennings Is So Important

Sheena C. Howard | Posted 12.30.2016 | Black Voices
Sheena C. Howard

There is one artistic voice that stands out above the rest as pivotal to the national conversation around race, identity and social justice. That is the voice of John Jennings, visual artist pioneer and author.

Afrofuturist Photos Transform Senegal's Trash Into Haute Couture

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 10.06.2015 | Arts

There are certain depictions of African life we in the West are all too accustomed to seeing: Images of poverty, violence and corruption conjure a one...

Theater of the Future: A Conversation With Regina Taylor

Davis Schneiderman | Posted 06.23.2016 | Chicago
Davis Schneiderman

Regina Taylor is celebrating her 20th year as an associate artist at Chicago's Goodman Theater. Her fantastically innovative stop. reset. just closed its run at the Goodman.

On the 'A' w/Souleo: Emerging Artist Creates Interactive Paintings you Can Touch and Hear

Peter 'Souleo' Wright | Posted 05.18.2015 | Black Voices
Peter 'Souleo' Wright

Most visual artists prefer that viewers do not touch their completed works on display at a museum, gallery or studio. Thomas "Detour" Evans is not of that mindset. The emerging artist has created interactive paintings meant to be tapped at designated touch points to emit music.

Midnight Vistas: Afrofuturism Is for All of Us

Darryl Smith | Posted 11.19.2014 | Black Voices
Darryl Smith

In February 2015, the first-of-its-kind Afrofuturism conference, Midnight Vistas, will bring together artists, writers, scholars and activists from across the United States - and throughout the world - to convene.

Black To The Future

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 08.28.2013 | Arts

We know it doesn't open until November, but we can no longer contain our excitement for "The Shadows Took Shape," the interdisciplinary, Afrofuturist ...

Myth, Hip-Hop And Sci-Fi Unite

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 07.22.2013 | Arts

Is it possible to be a shape-shifter while remaining strongly grounded at the same time? Robert Pruitt's crayon series, simply entitled "Women," shows...