Ari Lennox applied pressure at Planet Afropunk

Afropunk made its first stopped in Minneapolis on June 19, 2022, and people gathered to enjoy the live music performances, socialize and celebrate the Juneteenth holiday. Ari Lennox applying the pressure as the festival headliner. Lennox walked onto the stage to fans screaming and yelling her name. Singing her hit single “BMO,” the crowd danced […]

How AfroPunk represents the music, style and freedom of Afrofuturism

On an overcast day in Atlanta, thousands of Black people, mostly millennials, experienced the 2019 AfroPunk Festival. The annual festival, which also takes place in Brooklyn, New York; Paris, France; and South Africa which will take place on Dec. 30 and 31, provides a safe space for Black people to express themselves through music, style and […]

8 must-attend urban festivals and conferences

With the ever-growing number of conferences, music festivals, and cultural events coming up this fall, deciding which to attend can be overwhelming for consumers. We want to help you decide which to dedicate your time and money to,  and which will give you the best all-around experience. As we begin to shift from summer to […]

Toyota Green Initiative promotes sustainable living with chef Mali Hunter

Chef Mali Hunter outdid herself cooking and instructing her audience of assistant chefs on a recent October night in the kitchen of a home in Atlanta’s posh Buckhead neighborhood. The event was hosted Friday, Oct. 12, by Toyota Green Initiative in conjunction with chef Malissa “Mali” Hunter, who is also the COO and partner of Tree […]

From Pusha T to The Internet, trapsters, hippies and nerds collide at Afropunk

Afropunk festival featured an array of Black youth who used fashion, style, art and music to share their voice and creativity. From “queer chic” to the hard-edged style of street hustlers, all forms of Black expression found a place to call home at Afropunk. The featured musical artists on day two of the festival — […]

Hair it is: Afropunk Atlanta brings out the most exotic and eclectic styles

Flowers, glitter and other hair accessories exploded from the Afros, curls and dreadlocks of festivalgoers who gathered in Atlanta this past weekend for Afropunk 2018. The two-day Carnival of Consciousness was the perfect environment for them to show off their individuality, creativity and personal sense of expression through their hairstyles. At every turn, eclectic and exotic styles […]

Afropunk 2018 features colorful, conscious and unique fashions

Every year, Afropunk brings a celebration of culture to cities around the world. The third edition of Afropunk’s Carnival of Consciousness rolled into Atlanta Oct. 13-14. Hosted at the artsy 787 Windsor venue in Atlanta’s Mechanicsville neighborhood, the event featured art, culture, food and a musical lineup that included The Internet, Pusha-T and N.E.R.D. Since […]

Pharrell Williams, N.E.R.D headline day of music, activism and art at Afropunk

Afropunk stands as a festival where inclusion, expression, and Black culture reigns. Within the gates of Afropunk, those who are often silent have a voice, those who are weird have a home, and Blacks and other minorities are accepted by all means. The 2018 Afropunk featured art, music, and activism that seeks to provoke change. […]

5 reasons to attend the Afropunk 2018 festival in Atlanta

For more than 13 years, Afropunk has been defining culture in the music world. Afropunk celebrates multiculturalism and diversity for people of all races, genders, colors, creeds and tastes. The festival is bringing its “Carnival of Consciousness 2018” to Atlanta’s 787 Windsor venue Oct. 13-14. The festival concept was born from James Spooner’s 2003 documentary […]

Top 15 Music Festivals to rock your summer

With the first day of summer quickly approaching, fun-filled food and music festivals are sure to follow. From June to October, cities around the world are producing music-inspired festivals to bring crowds together for a good time. We have compiled a list of 15 of the top music festivals that you don’t want to miss. YO! MTV Raps: […]

Solange Knowles to receive Harvard Foundation 2018 award

Solange Knowles will receive the Harvard Foundation 2018 Artist of the Year award. The 31-year-old singer, who released her third studio album A Seat At The Table to critical acclaim in 2016, will receive her award at a ceremony at Harvard’s Cultural Rhythms Festival on March 3. Each year, the Artist of the Year selection […]

Toyota celebrates green living at Tree Sound Studios during AfroPunk Weekend

As fans prepared for AfroPunk weekend, music industry elites and green living thought leaders gathered at the legendary Tree Sound Studios in Atlanta for Toyota Green Initiative’s “Green Eats and Dope Beats” dinner to celebrate music, sustainability, and green living in the African American community. Guests were also surprised with a private performance by Stic […]

On the radar: 5 must-attend fall music festivals

Just because the season has changed, doesn’t mean music festival season has ended. As the leaves turn and nights get chillier, music fans get ready for some of the hottest music festivals to attend. Check out our top five upcoming music festivals that we deem “must-attend” events. A3C Music Festival, Atlanta, Georgia, October 4-8: Not […]

5 coolest moments from Afropunk Festival in Atlanta

Afropunk is the pre-eminent cultural festival for Black millennials who embrace their uniqueness. After its humble beginnings in Brooklyn, New York, the festival has expanded to London, Paris and it recently touched down in the Black Mecca, Atlanta. The three-day festival took place at 787 Windsor located in the Mechanicsville neighborhood in Atlanta. Rolling out was […]

Afropunk Atlanta canceled: What this means for you

The city of Atlanta was bracing itself for a historic weekend, as the Afropunk festival was set to invade our borders Oct. 3-4. But Mother Nature had other ideas, as the organizers were forced to announce its canceling due to inclement weather. Not postponement … but full cancellation. On the bright side, all tickets will be […]

The history of Afropunk

[jwplatform B7nlKSRa] DUE TO WEATHER/SAFETY CONCERNS, Afropunk Atlanta scheduled for 10/3/15 weekend has been canceled. Details Rolling out returns with part two of our coverage of Afropunk Atlanta. We spoke with the co-founder of the festival, Matthew Morgan. We discussed the festival’s cinema origins and how it expanded from a small gathering of like-minded individuals to […]

Afropunk comes to Atlanta

[jwplatform 93LsTTsV] DUE TO WEATHER/SAFETY CONCERNS, Afropunk Atlanta scheduled for 10/3/15 weekend has been canceled. Details On Oct, 3 and 4, the famed New York-based Afropunk Festival will make its debut in the Old Fourth Ward’s Central Park. The two-day festival celebrates Black culture, from art, fashion and food, to music.  D’Angelo, Flying Lotus, and […]