22nd August 2014

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Think you know “Black music?” This festival will make you guess again 

At first glance, the term “Afro-punk”” may seem like an oxymoron, a historical inaccuracy. The most famous bands in punk history, from the Ramones to the Sex Pistols to Black Flag, were made up of a particular subset of white culture, driven by adolescent angst, strangely passionate dispassion and musically enacted violence.

But if you head over to the Afropunk Festival this weekend in New York City, you’ll find that the term makes perfect sense.

So excited for Bad Brains, Sharon Jones, Cold Specks, and everyone else this weekend! If you are anywhere nearby GO!

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20th August 2014

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Umbra. No. 2, Dec. 1963.
photo via Amistad Research Center
Wikipedia on the Umbra poets
Historical Overviews of The Black Arts Movement


Umbra. No. 2, Dec. 1963.

photo via Amistad Research Center

Wikipedia on the Umbra poets

Historical Overviews of The Black Arts Movement

20th August 2014


I think the image of the ideal ‘sharing’ black brother or sister is what keeps me from writing down to black people (and keeps me searching through our writing even in unlikely places), for no matter how presently worthless American society may consider our efforts we are the guardians of certain hidden truths, secret stories the real stories of the journeys of our people.
— Tom Dent, in a letter to Alvin Aubert

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10th August 2014

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A great many disabilities are invisible to the outside world, meaning you might look at a disabled person and never have any idea that they had a disability, even one that has an extreme impact on their lives and mobility.

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8th August 2014

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7th August 2014

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On Saturday 9th August at 3PM, THE FUTURE WEIRD presents REMOTE CONTROL at the Museum of Arts and Design’s MAD Biennale, in association with Spectacle Theater
REMOTE CONTROL is a program of short films concerning witches & bitches – women who see, take, and sell things they cannot grasp. Whether they wield powers to possess, or are somehow controlled, the technologies these films document are deployed without regard for reciprocity or consent. 
Presenting shorts by Zina Saro WiwaFyzal Boulifa and Shola Amoo, we’re talking possession, surveillance, “brain to brain interface”, and the human use of human beings. 
THE FUTURE WEIRD is a screening series dedicated to speculative, experimental and weird film by directors from Africa and the Global South. 
WHEREMuseum of Arts and Design, 2 Columbus Circle
WHEN: Saturday 9th August 2014 @3PM
TIX: $10/$5 concessions

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7th August 2014

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Hello! I’ve recently written and produced a fantasy web series called MisSpelled. Please take a 23 second look at our trailer!

MisSpelled is about five girls who mysteriously get powers and have to learn to deal with them and each other. It features an all women of color cast and we hope it offers you some giggles and goosegumps!

Three episodes are out now! If you like I ask you share with the community to help get the word out!

Promo Ep

1st Ep

2nd Ep

Follow us here at thewitchesofmisspelled.tumblr.com for all other updates!

7th August 2014

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'The right to be handsome': Clothing for gender non-conforming people on the rise | PBS NewsHour →

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6th August 2014


The Twelve-Foot-Tall Rabbits Of Rokeby Farm

a documentary about an awesome group of people who make intricate large puppet shows for the Village’s Halloween Parade. 


Tagged: Rubi Rosesamuel crowdocumentaryHudson ValleyRokeby FarmThe Twelve-Foot-Tall Rabbits Of Rokeby Farm

6th August 2014

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Belated outtakes of the Beelza Barb Entourage for Hudson Valley SUPER Brawl II.

There needs to be more tumbling of the awesome stuff that goes on up here in the Hudson Valley! Beelza Barb had an amazing entrance and entourage at the Hudson Valley Super Brawl.

Tagged: Hudson ValleyHudson Valley BrawlAwesome