AFROFUTURIST SCI-FI—NEW MASTERS—HITS SHELVES IN TRADE PAPERBACK THIS OCTOBER

(Article by Bryce West posted on theilluminerdi.com. Artwork: Shof Coker)

“Nigerian brothers and co-creators Shobo Coker (Buckhead) and Shof Coker (“Moremi” feature in Kizazi Moto: Generation Fire) portray a striking vision of West Africa under the thumb of alien colonizers in the forthcoming New Masters. The trade paperback edition will collect issues #1-6 of the immersive Afrofuturist series and land in stores from Image Comics this October…”

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Afro Con returns to Jackie Robinson Family YMCA

(Article by Beth Accomando on kpbs.org. Photo Credit: Deniran Films)

“The second annual Afro Con takes place this weekend at the Jackie Robinson Family YMCA. Afro Con evolved out of the Afrofuturism Lounge that took place outside of Comic-Con back in 2018. That was the year that “Black Panther” rousingly brought Afrofuturism to mainstream consciousness…”

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Afrofuturism Connects African Diaspora Culture At Cube Fest 2022

(Article by Susan Bland posted on vt.edu. Photo credit: Alice Rogers for Virginia Tech)

“This year’s Cube Fest celebrates immersive Afrofuturist music with works from leading artists selected from an international pool of submissions. Presented by the Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology and the Moss Arts Center, the festival runs from Friday, Aug. 19, through Sunday, Aug. 21, with events taking place in the Cube and Perform Studio, located in the Moss Arts Center at 190 Alumni Mall…”

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The Past and Future of Afrofuturism

(Article by John-Baptiste Oduor posted on artreview.com. Photo credit: Kara Walker)

“The body of work loosely contained under the label of Afrofuturism exists within two radically distinct but conceptually overlapping timelines. The first encompasses the history of the United States but focuses its attention on slavery and its aftermath, traced all the way into the current century – the longue durée…”

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Imagining New Black Futures for a Good Cause

(Article by Pendarvis Harshaw posted on kqed.org. Photo credit: EOYDC)

“Not only are there Black folks in the future—they’re fly, too. At the Black Futures Ball at the Bridge Yard on Aug. 6, you’ll see a blend of Comic-Con with a traditional gala and Town culture, says Selena Wilson, CEO of the East Oakland Youth Development Center (EOYDC), which is hosting the event…”

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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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X Nubia Phi: Afrofuturist Network

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X Nubia Phi is a social network designed specifically to connect Afrofuturist creatives and supporters of Afrofuturist visual arts, literature, sound art, mythology, and other sciences. Ultimately, we envision a network that Afrofuturist creatives utilize to create the future.

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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…”

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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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