On the last day of Black History Month, I invite you to check out John Morrison from Liberation Art and Culture Works‘ mixtapes: Black History Month Vol.1: Africa: Center of the World L.A.C.W.-Black History Month 2012 Vol.2: Black Love is an Act of Revolution L.A.C.W.-Black History Month 2012 Vol. 3: What Time is it!?!? It’s […]Read More Afrofuturism Mix
Myth is all around us; it structures our societies, cultures and realities. Despite Nietzsche saying “God is dead,” the myths of various cultures still are embedded throughout our own cultures to this day. To understand most of the imagery and symbolism in our culture, we must study myths and stories. While doing research on various […]Read More The My-Stery: Mythologies in Popular Culture
Visual artist Elton Leonard Jr. describes the spiritual, social, and political aspects of his work: My artwork takes a critical view of cultural, political and erotic perspectives. In my work, I reconstruct the American dream and fantasy images that are part of our childhood and adult culture. Having engaged subjects as diverse as black women’s […]Read More Modern Griots: Elton Leonard Jr.
Oliver Blecher did a post on afrofuturism and its manifesto. Blecher is a doctoral candidate in geography at the University of British Columbia. Currently, he is writing a book on the history of social scientists in the U.S. military, and he frequently writes commentaries on politics and popular culture. I first came across the term […]Read More “What is Afrofuturism?” Part 5
Tunde Olaniran is a Michigan-based artist who “marches to the beat of his own drum.” The singer, rapper, songwriter and social activist has a background that defies any expectation others may have of him. Growing up in such places as Germany, Nigeria and London, Olaniran was raised by an American social activist mother and a […]Read More Modern Griots Interview: Tunde Olaniran
Dancer Dada Masilo from the Zeadim Dance School does her own version of Swan Lake, called Umfula Wa Ma Dada, combining ballet with traditional African dance styles and bending gender roles.Read More A Different “Black Swan”
Sarah White‘s new video for her song “Limitless” from her album Space Madness.Read More Otherworldly Videos: Limitless