Blackness and resilience: how black Brazilians are making Afropunk their own

Stepping off the plane in Rio de Janeiro I’d have never imagined I’d feel any sense of displacement. On landing, I immediately had a feeling of warmth. For the first time in my life, I felt and looked like the majority. Over 50 per cent of the population identify as black or mixed-race. In the thickContinue reading “Blackness and resilience: how black Brazilians are making Afropunk their own”

How Dapper Dan revolutionised hip hop, fashion and Black Cool

‘I remember hearing Kurtis Blow saying “It can’t get better than this”. ‘Til Run DMC blew my brains to bits from leather coats to shell toes to the Stan Smiths, to Dapper Dan kicks.’ Nas on UBR (Unauthorized Biography of Rakim) In 1982, on 125th Street in Harlem, an entrepreneur by the name of Daniel DayContinue reading “How Dapper Dan revolutionised hip hop, fashion and Black Cool”