Former Afropunk Employees Reveal the Messy Underbelly of the Organization

First their Editor-in-Chief resigns. Now everyone's got something to say.


Brilliant Photos of Black Joy at the 2018 Afropunk Festival

In its 13th year, Afropunk BK is more than a music festival. It's a Black revival of self-expression.


The Views from a Transcendent Afropunk Weekend in Johannesburg

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.


Bay Li of The Skins Has an Encouraging Message to Share for Young Activists

The lead singer of the Skins chatted with us about rebel youth, music and activism.


Photos: The People of Afropunk

The annual event took place in Brooklyn this past weekend, and the community showed why it's one of the best festivals in America.


Ahmed Gallab of Sinkane Tells Us How Trump's Travel Ban Affected His Family

The singer-songwriter's message of unity hopes to inspire youth activists.


Festivalgoers Tell Us About Afropunk's Important Social Justice Roots

We were on the ground at Brooklyn's one-of-a-kind festival where music meets activism.


Celebrating National Women's Day at Afropunk, In Photos

"Women of color, this country was built on our backs and we continue to prosper. We are black, and we are lit."


This Year's Afropunk London Festival Lineup Came to Win

It includes JME, Little Simz, Danny Brown, Kojey Radical, and more. Bring on July 22 and 23.


It’s Time to Start Thinking About How Queer Nightlife Can Move Forward Under Trump

How the rave scene responds to crisis is what really matters.


London's Afropunk Festival Made Fashion Week Look Like Trash

The inaugural London festival was a beautiful celebration of black music, fashion, art... and hella good looks.


Death, Hardcore, and Other Matters: Talking Horror with Ho99o9

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.