NOW STREAMING —AFROPUNK MIXTAPE #037: Unapologetically Black

Happy New Years, AFROPUNK Family! Another year, more adventures, and importantly, more music. Fresh off the heels of the inaugural AFROPUNK Joburg festival, here is our first mixtape of the new year. AFROPUNK MIXTAPE #037: Unapologetically Black features the music of OSHUN, Benjamin Booker, Ecca Vandal, Nova Twins, Fantastic Negrito, Chaka Kahn, Algiers, Louder Than […]

The Mutating Immutable: Black, Mixed, Bi-Racial

Panama Jackson of   Very Smart Brothas joined us to discuss the shifting dynamics and politics around being “mixed” and “Black.”   source: The Mutating Immutable: Black, Mixed, Bi-Racial

Why we need to stop excluding Black populations from ideas of who is “Indigenous”

*Editor’s note: This piece has been deeply informed by conversations with my friend and colleague Preston Anderson through the years, among other things. A few months ago, I posted a Facebook status regarding a viral meme featuring Disney’s cartoon version of Pocahontas and John Smith, arguing that it promoted white supremacist ideas of interracial relationships for the […]

NOW STREAMING—AFROPUNK Mixtape #035: Chickens Come Home To Roost

This month’s mixtape—AFROPUNK Mixtape #035: Chickens Come Home To Roost—is a kiss-off to the sky-high cost of living, unaffordable rent, and the capitalistic squeeze of a system that don’t want us to get ahead. Featuring music by Tunde Olaniran, shopping., Willow, XamVolo, St. Maurice, Ecca Vandal, Melisa Whiskey, Declaime, Junior Astronomers, and more, with a […]

Black Bolsheviks and White Lies: Reflections on the Black Radical Tradition

by Peta Lindsay   A lot of nonsense has been written about the role of Putin’s Russia in subverting “our democracy.” As though our democracy had been functioning perfectly (even reasonably) well, until these shadowy Russian forces purchased a few Facebook ads that sent us all into the streets. It’s a laughable concept. I’m sorry, […]

POLL: Most White People Don’t Think They Enjoy Privilege Over Blacks

Also, water is wet. by   Kenrya Rankin Photo: Bart Everson via Flickr Creative Commons    A new survey from Pew Research Center found that while the majority of Americans say that White people benefit from privilege by virtue of their Whiteness, most White people disagree. The poll tapped 4,971 people from August 8 to 21. Fully 56 percent of […]

Self-love – not bans – will bring an end to Afrika’s bleaching syndrome

Children as young as three internalise a bias against dark skin. Shutterstock To be black in the world today is to be stigmatised for having dark skin. To be light-skinned, on the other hand, is to be celebrated in line with western beauty standards. Black people not only experience this stigma from outside of their […]

It’s a ‘Genocide Project’: New Study Reveals Shocking Statistics On Black People Murdered In Brazil

by Tanasia KenneyAn overwhelming majority of murder victims in Brazil are of African descent, statistics showed. (Photo by Fabio Teixeira /Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)   The killings of African descendants in Brazil has gotten so bad that a researcher has dubbed the South American nation a “genocide project” of Black people. A recent study by the Institute for Applied Economic […]

BLACK FARMER: “WHITE WOMEN IN YOGA PANTS WITH ‘I’M WITH HER’ STICKERS” ARE THE ONES CALLING THE POLICE ON ME

In the age of Donald Trump, we hear a lot about overt displays of racism. But though the effects are just as harmful, rarely are white liberals and progressives called out for their shit. Chris Newman, the owner of Sylvanaqua Farms in Albemarle County, Va., just put these experiences in contrast to highlight just that, […]

Cops complain about white people wasting police time calling 911 with irrational fears of Black people

We know the way that Blackness is inherently seen as a threat makes even living while Black a dangerous activity, but what does the irrational and deadly fear of Black people actually sound like when communicated in words? On a Reddit law enforcement forum called “ProtectAndServe“, a verified police officer going by the name sf7was […]