Bold As Love started in 2007 as a platform for people–particularly African Americans–to discover Black rock music. The aim was to explore how the increasing prominence of Black rock, Afro-punk and black alternative music was impacting Black imagination and how we conceive of and understand ourselves in the world.

Since then, it has evolved into a space dedicated to highlighting the black creators and curators of progressive, left-of-center culture here in the States and globally.

In 2011, Bold As Love Magazine produced The Festival of the New Black Imagination.


For those of you who want to go back to the beginning, the following are key posts that will give you a good overview of how things got started:


Rob has had the privilege of being a guest on NPR several times.  Check out his musical “punditry” here


After reading all of this, if you’d like to have Rob Fields come speak to you school or organization, simply email us at info [at] boldaslove [dot] us, and we’ll work out the details!

If you need his headshot for a speaking engagement, download either of these:

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