Our New Favorite Tumblr: The Afrofuturist Affair

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There's so much great Afrofuturism going on, both online and in realtime, that you need a place to keep track of it all. Luckily, the Afrofuturist Affair Tumblr collects a lot of the best writing, event announcements, art, videos and random cultural detritus in one place.


According to its description page:

The AfroFuturist Affair is a community formed to celebrate, strengthen, and promote Afrofuturistic and Black Scifi culture through creative events and creative writing.

The AfroFuturist Affair had its first event, a Charity & Costume Ball, on October 28, 2011 at The Windows Factory in Philadelphia, PA where feature artists, authors, and performers presented creations that connect back to Afrofuturism and Black Science Fiction. Proceeds of the first event were donated to Need In Deed, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping children apply academics (literacy, math, social studies, science) to addressing problems in their communities and schools.

The AfroFuturist Affair tumblr remains to provide friends, supporters, historians, and aliens with archives on the first event, updates on Afro-future events, present goings-ons, and to exchange language, images, memories, notes, and energies with other Futurists across cyberspace/time. We practice and revere Ancient Wisdom, Mythology, Liberation, History, Future, Metaphysics, Sacred Math, Prophecy, Science, Trippy, Music, Gods, Art. Anything that one could use as a tool to survive yesterday, today, and tomorrow.

Check it out at AfrofuturistAffair.com and Tumblr. [via Huffington Post]