VOX ATL reporters Lyric, Erin and Rachel talked with “The Hate U Give” creators Angie Thomas and George Tillman Jr. about the importance and necessity of films for young black girls.
In a society in which blackness is criminalized and defined by stereotypes, Afropunk reminds the world that black people are more than FOX News headlines and mugshots, and black culture is as beautiful as it is nuanced.
For me, “The Hate U Give” taught an important lesson: that it is okay to be an angry black girl. Because, collectively within the black community, we have every right to be.
Many say that the youth are shaping the future. However, a closer look at the youth-driven movements for change and social activism prove that they are changing the world today.
VOX ATL reporters Amariyah Callender and Erin Davis had the opportunity to receive exclusive red carpet access at the Atlanta press screening for “The Hate U Give.”
Overall, Afropunk’s 2018 festival lineup delivers on its promise of diversity and innovation, as well as sets an unprecedented standard for musical and creative excellence.
VOXers Erin Davis, Amariyah Callender and Christian Stallworth dive into what exactly cancel culture is, and why we need it more than ever in 2018.
Coupled with the fact that Valkyrie is a black female, she serves as a direct reflection of my own reality.
Afropunk transforms itself into a community of artists, intellectuals, and creatives, channeling their creativity into something bigger than themselves.
AFROPUNK is more than just a cool festival coming to town. It is also a philosophy and community.