The World’s First International Black Heritage Month Connects The African Diaspora To Celebrate Juneteenth (USA) And Windrush Day (UK) Around The World Virtually

(Article by editor on africa.com. Photo credit: editor)

“With a digital media platform that focuses on World Shapers, Afro-Futurism, Cultural Bridge Builders, and much more for 2022. Can you imagine the modern world without the influences of Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King, Aretha Franklin, Michael Jackson, Beyoncé, Idris Elba, Naomi Campbell, Lewis Hamilton, or Sade? When we look at science and inventions, the contributions by people of color go wide and far from developing mathematics to architecture and much more especially from the continent of Africa…”

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NIKNAK ANNOUNCES NEW TURNTABLISM ALBUM INSPIRED BY AFROFUTURISM AND BLACK SPIRITUALITY

(Article by Martin Guttridge-Hewitt on djmag.com. Photo credit: DJ NikNak)

“Billed as an “immersive turntablism-produced” record, the Leeds-based artist’s latest outing has a clear narrative thread. The release tells the story of a young Black woman’s self-realisation and discovery of superpowers. The concept is a result of intense research into Afrofuturism, Black spirituality, comic book characters and faith. These themes were then combined with the artist’s Oram Award-winning turntablism and production skills, incorporating deep melodic synth work, orchestral elements and field recordings into the experimental mix…”

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What Missy Elliott did for Afrofuturism

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“Missy Elliott and her frequent collaborators have produced over two decades of music videos that we are going to attempt to justify as Afrofuturistic work. Grab your inflatable trash bags, as we take a stroll down memory lane…”

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Afrofuturist Tarish ‘Jehghetto’ Pipkins tells real stories through puppetry

(Article by Brittany Mackins posted on rollingout.com. Photo credit: Jehghetto)

“Tarish “Jeghetto” Pipkins was born in a small town called Clairton, just south of Pittsburgh. Pipkins taught himself to create art at a very young age and moved to North Carolina in 2005 to launch his career in puppetry. He started working with Paperhand Puppet Intervention three years later…”

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Graphic Novel Explores Intersections of Buddhism and Afrofuturism

(Article by Amanda Ong on southseattleemerald.com. Photo credit:

The Eightfold Path is an anthology of interconnected Afrofuturistic parables inspired by the teachings of the Buddha. It traverses media, stories, cultures, and ideas. Johnson and coauthor Steven Barnes are both practicing Buddhists and have incorporated their beliefs into this series of Buddhist stories that intersect with science fiction and Afrofuturism…”

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Afrofuturism vs. Africanfuturism

(Article by Alyssa Shotwell on themarysue.com. Photo Credit: Matt Kennedy/Marvel Studios 2018)

“Later this year, the highly anticipated sequel to Black Panther (2018), Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, releases. This will likely mark another big surge in wider public excitement and shared fan art depicting elements of Afrofuturism and Africanfuturism. Despite their similar origins and many cultural ties, these two genres within science fiction and speculative fiction tell very different stories…”

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An Educational Guide to Afrofuturism

(Event posted on inmenlo.com. Photo Credit: Celia C. Peters)

“An Educational Guide to Afrofuturism” is a multimedia primer on the definition, origins and foundations of Afrofuturism. It explores the cultural phenomenon across its various expressions in art, music, film and fashion, including an introduction to the players whose works comprise the genre. On Wednesday, April 27, from 6:30 to 7:30 pm, resenter Celia C. Peters will provide a multifaceted introduction to what is one of the 21st century’s most powerful cultural juggernauts…”

Read more and register: https://bit.ly/3EL2co2

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What Is Afrofuturism?

Article by Allia Luzong on alittlebithuman.com. Photo Credit: Doja Cat.

Inside this article:

  • Afrofuturism is a sci-fi subgenre that imagines a future through the lens of the African diaspora.
  • Black Panther, the most mainstream Afrofuturistic piece of media, is a great example of the politics and themes that the genre tends to address.
  • Some argue that Afrofuturism is one-dimensional and still centers colonialism and Western oppression, leading to the birth of a second, related genre called African Futurism.
  • A handful of recommendations for you to check out if you want to see more of Afrofuturism and African Futurism.

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Erika Alexander On NFTs Giving Back Black Creative Ownership, Afrofuturism And More

Article by Njera Perkins on shadowandact.com. Photo credit: Maury Phillips.

“Actress Erika Alexander is on a mission to give Black creators their creative control back by way of the latest cryptocurrency innovation. Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are the newest form of cryptocurrency taking over the digital space, and Alexander is a true believer that they’re the game-changing tool that’s redefining art across literature, entertainment, music and more…”

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Portraits by Sam Onche inspired by ’90s fashion, video games and Afro-futurism

Article by Katy Cowan on creativeboom.com. Photo credit: Sam Onche.

A Nigerian illustrator and oil painter based in the United States, Sam Onche‘s journey into the art world has seen many twists and turns over the years. More recently, he’s turned his attention to portraits, using digital as well as oils to paint black characters that tell “important stories and spark new conversations”.

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