Moving on the Wires: URB ALT, MUV, Mahogany Masquerade, Anthologies, Alien Race Bodies


*This Saturday, Muthawit Orchestra will be performing with legend Leon Ware at the 7th annual URB ALT Festival at BAMCafe in Brooklyn, New York City. The show starts at 8:00 pm. *Also, this Saturday, the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute will be presenting a dance event, Moving with MUV in Brooklyn, New York. The […]

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What Is Afrofuturism? Part 8: Rasheedah Phillips


Rasheeda Phillips from The Afrofuturist Affair discusses her definition of Afrofuturism: Via Alicia McCalla’s Fantasy, Futuristic and Paranormal Stories of Color The Future is already Here. It’s just unevenly distributed. – William Gibson The word “futurism” embedded in the term Afrofuturism denotes a forward-looking aesthetic or theme that envisions the prospective future of humanity. If […]

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The Fear of the Hood


Trayvon Martin’s death, which eerily reminds me of Emmett Till, has sparked a national outcry as well as a reminder that we still have a long way to go when it comes to race. For example, there is a tumblr page exposing the racist backlash of the black character Rue in Hunger Games, the racial […]

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