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Afropunk Announces Inaugural Atlanta Festival + Additions to NYC Lineup

Timothy Tukes | Posted 07.08.2015 | Entertainment
Timothy Tukes

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.

Are The Days Of Countercultural Music Festivals Gone?

HuffPost Live | Kira Brekke | Posted 06.03.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

Once upon a time, music festivals were an outlet for counterculture as well as stellar music -- think Woodstock. But as festivals become bigger busine...

Afropunk Fest Comes to Paris

Antonia Opiah | Posted 05.28.2015 | Black Voices
Antonia Opiah

For about ten years AFROPUNK Festival has musically and sartorially lit up the neighborhoods of Brooklyn, showcasing emerging and established artists as well as the stylish and unique dress of their patrons.

How Protest Music Powerfully Epitomizes the Black Lives Matter Movement

Khattie Q | Posted 05.09.2015 | Black Voices
Khattie Q

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.

The Dopest Street Style Snaps From AfroPunk Fest

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver | Posted 08.25.2014 | Black Voices

If you've never experienced AfroPunk Fest, you're missing out on one of the largest gatherings of creative, colorful and conscious-minded individuals....

Get Into This: 5 Things We're Living For This Week

Posted 09.16.2013 | Black Voices

It's the top of the week, and if you're like us, a little Monday motivation is in order. Here are five things the editors of HuffPost Black Voices are...

PHOTOS: AfroPunk Street Style Stars

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 08.27.2013 | Black Voices

The MTV Video Music Awards wasn't the only thing poppin' in Brooklyn this past weekend. An estimated 30,000 people turned out for the 8th annual AfroP...

That Time Colin Powell, Ellen & Jamie Foxx Danced Like Dorks

Posted 08.26.2013 | Entertainment

Questlove had quite the gig over the weekend, dj'ing a private party for Ron Perelman and snapping some legendary Instagrams. Case in point: This i...

'I Don't Need To Be A Black Role Model For The Art World'

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 04.04.2013 | Arts

Editor's Note: The following interview contains explicit language that some readers might find offensive. "Sometimes I'll have dinner with the coll...

AfroPunk Album Review: The Dead Dumb Happy Life

Melissa Webster | Posted 12.26.2012 | Entertainment
Melissa Webster

With a disco-like sound of the late '70s, early '80s, the eighth track "Innocence" revs up the dance vibe again to lead us into the ninth track on the album, "Sleeping Disorder," a slow build-up to an emotional frenzy reflecting his turmoil that results in his insomnia.