AfroPunk 2015: Rising Above the Norm

Text and Photos by Rico Noguchi The 2015 edition of AfroPunk, the annual music festival held in Brooklyn’s Commodore Barry Park that since its inception in 2005 has catered to “Black Punks” and “alternative people of color;” has drawn a wide range of attention from the media this year including The New York Times, Vogue and other national publications […] Click to read more »

Oscar Nominations Aren’t Necessarily a Case of Black and White by Kevin M. Thomas

The Academy Award nominations were announced recently and everyone nominated in the acting categories is white. No color at all. While this does draw attention, it isn’t the first time that a movie or actor has been snubbed – whether they are of any color, race or sexual orientation. This year’s acting nominees the only […] Click to read more »