Afropunk Festival

Concert attendees stand in multicolored clothing near grey fence displaying black tarp with white text Editor-in-Chief Quits, Alleges Exploitation of Staff

Lou Constant-Desportes accused organization leadership of disregarding Afropunk’s ethos of Black love and empowerment.

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20 Reasons Why Afropunk Is Still a Creative Oasis [PHOTO ESSAY]

When it comes to style and energy, the Afropunk crowd never disappoints.

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3 Hot Tickets You Need in Your Life Right Now

Music and theater lovers take note.

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Black Joy and a Love Supreme at Afropunk Fest 2017 [PHOTO ESSAY]

Despite complaints about its commercialization, Afropunk Fest in Brooklyn still drew an eclectic mix of cool kids of color who danced hard, sang loud and shined as bright as the stars onstage. 

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Solange to Curate Stage at Afropunk Brooklyn 2017

The music and arts festival returns to Brooklyn in late August and will also feature sets from Macy Gray, Gary Clark Jr. and Soul II Soul.

Janelle Monáe, Ice Cube to Perform at Afropunk Brooklyn 2016

The annual festival will descend on Brooklyn the last week of August.

A Colorlines Recap of Afropunk 2015

Colorlines community editor Riley Wilson and culture reporter Sameer Rao joined the thousands of photographers, style mavens, music fanatics, artists, activists, muses, students and other assorted folks at Brooklyn’s Afropunk Festival this past weekend. A (slightly snarky) recap of the music extravaganza that dominated your timelines. 

Grace Jones, Lauryn Hill and Others Set to Headline Afropunk 2015

Jones and Hill will join Lenny Kravitz, Kelis and Danny Brown as headliners for the growing festival.