Unlocking the Truth

A Black women with a short turquoise natural and glitter on her face laughs with another Black woman wearing a yellow wig and a yellow hat

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. 

Three young Black men with black hair, one in white t-shirt and black jeans, the others in black t-shirts and black jeans

WATCH: Doc About Black Teen Metalheads Mistreated by Music Industry Execs

One scene in “Breaking a Monster,” which follows metal trio Unlocking the Truth, shows a group member’s parents candidly discussing why they turned the young band’s future over to professional managers.