Women Who Fly: Nona Hendryx and Afrofuturist Histories

(This essay by Emily Lordi is featured in Boston Review’s new book, Ancestors and posted on bostonreview.net)

Photo: Paula Lobo for The Metropolitan Museum of Art

“A Sun Ra tribute concert by a member of the pathbreaking pop group Labelle leads to reflections on how Black women artists and scientists have often been at the vanguard of their disciplines—though most are still awaiting due recognition. On the last night of Black History Month, February 29, 2020, I attended a concert held in the Temple of Dendur, at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art—the last such event that I would attend, it turned out, for a very long time.”

Source: http://bostonreview.net/arts-society/emily-lordi-women-who-fly-nona-hendryx-and-afrofuturist-histories

ALL ARTS presents new film fest, Afrofuturism: Blackness Revisualized

Article by AmNews Staff Reports posted on amsterdamnews.com

“Afrofuturism centers Black people as fully actualized without the constraints of racism and oppression. In this alternate reality, Black imagination and creativity gets to make the rules. Inspired by African religions and culture from the continent and across the diaspora, Black futurist artists and thinkers reimagine worlds of freedom and liberation where Black people have true power and agency over their lives. Afrofuturism: Blackness Revisualized, the new Afrofuturist film festival from ALL ARTS, presents the possibilities of Black futures through the imaginations of 10 filmmakers.”

Source: http://amsterdamnews.com/news/2021/mar/24/allarts-presents-new-film-fest-afrofuturism-blackn/

A Guide to the Afrofuturist House Music of Dirty Bird

Article by James Gui posted in bandcamp

“In 1996, filmmaker John Akomfrah created the character of the Data Thief as a narrative device to offer an insightful study of Afrofuturism in his film The Last Angel of History, which links Black musicians including George Clinton, Derrick May, and Sun Ra to Akomfrah’s thesis about the role of technological fantasy in Black artistry across genres and mediums. In 2019, another Data Thief—this one named Dirty Bird—travelled here from Mars, releasing a potent house album called A/V Club. Dirty Bird—a self-described noise machine, digital pirate, and technomancer—embodies the spirit of Akomfrah’s Data Thief in both his music and his persona, acting as a connector for different elements of Black dance music history.”

Source: https://daily.bandcamp.com/lists/dirty-bird-list

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African fashion in film: Hollywood’s Afrofuturism

Source: dw.com; Photo art: complex.com

“From “Do the Right Thing” to “Black Panther,” designer Ruth E. Carter has defined African fashion in Hollywood for over 40 years… Ruth Carter won her first Oscar for the elaborate costumes she designed with the help of 3D-technology for the groundbreaking 2018 blockbuster “Black Panther.” The costumes now form the centerpiece of an exhibition entitled “Ruth E. Carter – Afrofuturism in Costume Design” at the SCAD Museum of Fashion + Film in Atlanta.”

Hill Harper Launches First Black-Owned Digital Wallet And Cryptocurrency Exchange App In U.S. History

Article by Njera Perkins; photo credit: Dominik Bindl

Source: AfroTech

“Famed actor Hill Harper is getting into the money game by way of financial technology that’s powering a newly-launched digital wallet for investors of color. According to a press release, Harper announced the launch of The Black Wall Street app just in time for Financial Literacy Month as a means to empower Black and Latinx investors and contribute to closing the racial wealth gap in America. This feat marks the first-ever Black-owned digital wallet and cryptocurrency exchange platform to exist in the U.S. Through this digital fintech platform, Harper hopes to create the world’s largest investment and financial literacy curriculum/toolkit for communities of color to use across the diaspora.”

Analysts say Coinbase listing represents a ‘watershed’ moment for crypto

By Joseph Young from cointelegraph.com

Source: cointelegraph.com

“Analysts say the impact of Coinbase listing on the Nasdaq will be overwhelmingly positive, as it is the bridge legacy investors will use to tap into crypto. Coinbase, the top cryptocurrency exchange in the United States, will soon be a publicly listed company once its COIN stock launches on the Nasdaq stock exchange on April 14.”

AltcoinBuzz: Top Crypto News: 03/24

by Plyush Tripathi

“Today. the crypto space is surging forward with Elon Musk’s tweet about a Bitcoin payment option for Tesla purchases while DAFI Protocol collaborates with Bridge Mutual. Bitcoin hit a 24-hour high of $57,239 but is now trading at $53,467. Elon Musk’s announcement to offer Bitcoin payment options for Tesla customers is being touted as one reason for the recent price uptick. Meanwhile, the second-largest cryptocurrency, Ethereum, is trading close to $1,590.”

Sources: https://www.altcoinbuzz.io/cryptocurrency-news/top-crypto-news-03-24/

Comparing Various Passive and Active Earning Crypto Ways

by NewsBTC

“Are you looking to earn cryptocurrency in 2021? You are in the perfect place! 2020 has been an excellent year for crypto, and the industry has been booming in 2021 as well, reaching an almost $1 trillion market cap by the end of January. Since the space has gone through major changes recently, users can earn digital assets in numerous ways in 2021. In this article, we have selected and compared the best methods to earn bitcoin this year and completed our calculations to determine the most profitable ones.”

Source: https://www.newsbtc.com/news/company/earn-cryptocurrency-comparing-various-passive-and-active-earning-crypto-ways/

HOW TO MAXIMIZE YOUR INVESTMENTS WITH CRYPTOCURRENCY

“Investing in cryptocurrency is a fantastic way to make good returns on your money, but that doesn’t mean you should do it on a whim or without doing a significant amount of research first. While some stocks are considered stable stocks such as —–, cryptocurrencies are highly volatile – sometimes their share price can spike simply because someone famous mentioned it in an interview – and this means you need to think carefully about where exactly you’re putting your money.”

Source: https://www.influencive.com/how-to-maximize-your-investments-with-cryptocurrency/

Cheap Cryptocurrency: Five Coins You Can Add to Your Wallet Today

Article by Matthew Makowski

“When it comes to a cheap cryptocurrency, there are a couple ways to look at it. And keep in mind, “cheap” is always subjective. First off, whether you’ve got five bucks or $5 million, just about any cryptocurrency is within reach. The only boundary to entry is usually set up by the crypto exchange. One of our favorites, Coinbase, has a $2 minimum. That means you can purchase or sell as little as $2 worth of any cryptocurrency on that exchange. But for our purposes, we’re going to look at five altcoins that have a whole lot more room for growth…”

Source: https://investmentu.com/cheap-cryptocurrency/

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