(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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(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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(Video by Collin Davis & Matt Litwiller posted on youtube.com. Photo credit: screenshot)
“This thoughtfully crafted short film follows a brave cosmic archaeologist as he travels back in time to capture photos of the once vibrant planet. As he travels further back in time, we learn that the galaxy and time he came from has a lifeless Earth with no organic life left on its surface. It’s hard to finish the film without feeling nostalgia for an Earth that is being taken for granted…”
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(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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(Video by Say It Loud posted on youtube.com. Photo credit: Say It Loud)
“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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(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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(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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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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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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