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AFROPUNK Solution Sessions uses the spirit and power of community to tackle the most important conversations about how culture, activism, and politics impact young folks of color in a way that achieves positive results.

AFROPUNK Solution Sessions uses the spirit and power of community to tackle the most important conversations about how culture, activism, and politics impact young folks of color in a way that achieves positive results.


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AFROPUNK Solution Sessions uses the spirit and power of community to tackle the most important conversations about how culture, activism, and politics impact young folks of color in a way that achieves positive results.




Death To Executions

It probably won’t surprise you that the death penalty in America is a racist practice, but it's also sloppily applied, expensive, and not actually working to make anyone safer. Many states are already ramping down the use of capital punishment because it doesn’t work. It’s time to stop doubling down on this outdated and racist practice for good. The real question we should be asking is not whether people deserve to die for the crimes they've committed, it's do we deserve to kill. On this...


Rest As Reparations

Black folks get less sleep than white people and this racial sleep gap has physical and mental consequences, but it’s also deeper than that. To challenge oppressive systems like white supremacy, capitalism, and patriarchy, Black folks need to be able to dream a better world is actually possible. And how can we do that collectively as a people if we’re not sleeping or resting? Featuring an interview with Tricia Hersey - Founder of The Nap Ministry.


The People's Champ: Elaine Brown

Elaine Brown is a legend. Her activism, her art, her music, and her writing speaks for itself. She’s been dedicated to fighting for Black liberation for decades. She’s put in a lot of community work and, as you would imagine, she takes no shit. In this special episode we sit down with her to find out what she thinks are some of the biggest issues we’re currently facing as Black folks and what we can do about them.


Art In Action

Black people have been making all kinds of art for forever -- for utility, for creative expression, for activism. What does it look like when our art and resistance merge to inspire social and political action? Tatyana Fazlalizadeh, Charmaine Minniefield, and Kimberly Drew are artists and activists who use their work to challenge street harassment, Black erasure, white supremacy, and so much more. Art can challenge, and it can change.


Digital Blackness 2.0

Black folks basically invented the internet. Or at least we made it worth visiting. But just like in real life, Black identity is constantly threatened online. That’s why it’s so important to affirm, celebrate, canonize and respect how Black identity plays on both in real life and in online spaces. We will take a look at the history of Black users online and who profits off of content from Black users/creators. Featuring April Reign & Evelyn From The Internets.


AFROPUNK: Punk By Necessity

We’re taking it back to the beginning! In this episode Bridget & Yves explore the history of AFROPUNK and discuss the “solutions” that both AFROPUNK the Media Company and Solution Sessions provide. We talk with Co-Founder, Matthew Morgan, and Co-CEO & President, Jocelyn Cooper, as they share their challenges of operating a Black Owned business in a predominantly white space and where they hope to see the platform grow to in the future. Featured interviews include Matthew Morgan and Jocelyn...



Bridget and Yves are back to give us a special Black History Month 2019 recap full of the misadventures of the shortest month of the year. Featuring celebrations and motivations for better Black futures. Learn more about your ad-choices at


A Conversation With Stacey Abrams

Georgia’s Stacey Abrams is on the verge of becoming the first Black woman to be elected governor in the U.S. AFROPUNK Solution Sessions interviewed Abrams in February 2018, just as her campaign was gaining momentum. Proud to say, “we knew you when…” Learn more about your ad-choices at


Interview: Paul Butler

Paul Butler, a law professor at Georgetown University and author of the book "Chokehold: Policing Black Men," is all about tearing the criminal justice system down. After all, it isn't really about justice. In this interview, Yves talks to him about his time as a prosecutor, mass incarceration, and prison abolition. Learn more about your ad-choices at


Interview: Matthew Kincaid

Matthew Kincaid, the founder of Overcoming Racism, is passionate about combating systemic racism -- and he puts in the work. In this conversation with Yves and Bridget, Matthew drops facts on U.S. education, breaking down false narratives, and the importance of having conversations about race early. Learn more about your ad-choices at


Interview: Momo Pixel Pulls No Punches

In our "Identity" episode, art director and artist Momo Pixel kept it real about being herself, wholly and unapologetically. In this full conversation, Yves and Momo talk being Black in white spaces, style & aesthetic, and how much it means to find your freedom. Learn more about your ad-choices at


Interview: Talking Truth and Identity with Raquel Willis

You might remember activist and writer Raquel Willis from our "Identity" episode. Now we're back with Bridget & Yves' full interview with Raquel, a deep dive into speaking your truth and celebrating identity. Learn more about your ad-choices at


Interview: Sean Saifa Wall

In episode seven, "In a Box," Sean Saifa Wall shared his family's experience with incarceration. But he had a lot more to say beyond that. In this full interview, Saifa and Yves get into activism, the importance of community, and healing from trauma. Learn more about your ad-choices at



Here at AFROPUNK, we say f**k respectability! Expressing ourselves as we are, for who we are, is what we do. Raquel Willis, Michaela Angela Davis, Lonnie Holley and a bunch of other special guests pull no punches in this special season finale.


Reclaiming Our Space

To be Black in America is to be constantly reminded of your oppression and Otherness. But that hasn't stopped us from healing and making our own damn lanes. Bridget and Yves talk to poet Sonya Renee Taylor and Dr. Ayanna Abrams about making space for ourselves in a country that gives us no room. Learn more about your ad-choices at


Bus Stop

From the denial of education for Black people to school segregation, the American education system is rooted in systemic racism. Yet America still places blame on the very children affected by this racism. Bridget and Yves talk about creating purposefully anti-racist schools and curriculum with Matthew Kincaid, the founder of Overcoming Racism. Learn more about your ad-choices at


In a Box

The prison system is a well-oiled, oppressive machine that affects Black people disproportionately, continuing America's legacy of slavery and government-backed racism. As Bridget and Yves discuss in this episode, prison reform isn't an option — it's a necessity. Common Justice offers an alternative to locking people in cages.


Below the Belt

If conversations about reproductive health don't address the needs of Black people, then they're not real conversations. In this episode, Monica Simpson and Michaela Angela Davis drop facts on reproductive justice, and Bridget and Yves get real about perceptions of Black pain.


The Talk

For most kids, having "the talk" means talking about kids' changing bodies as they enter adolescence. But for kids of color, "the talk" is also about how to survive America. Bridget and Yves talk to Andrea Ritchie about gender, race and violence. Learn more about your ad-choices at



Bridget and Yves explore what it means to be an activist and organizer with one of the Black Lives Matter founders, Patrisse Khan-Cullors.