First their Editor-in-Chief resigns. Now everyone's got something to say.
In its 13th year, Afropunk BK is more than a music festival. It's a Black revival of self-expression.
Over New Year's weekend, the festival landed at a former women's prison in South Africa's biggest city. Photographer Shan Wallace and Noisey's Lawrence Burney saw it all.
The lead singer of the Skins chatted with us about rebel youth, music and activism.
The singer-songwriter's message of unity hopes to inspire youth activists.
We were on the ground at Brooklyn's one-of-a-kind festival where music meets activism.
"Women of color, this country was built on our backs and we continue to prosper. We are black, and we are lit."
It includes JME, Little Simz, Danny Brown, Kojey Radical, and more. Bring on July 22 and 23.
How the rave scene responds to crisis is what really matters.
The inaugural London festival was a beautiful celebration of black music, fashion, art... and hella good looks.
We caught up with them at Afropunk to chat about dead bodies, hip-hop's rockstar problem, and the line they straddle between hardcore and rap.