Despite what the history books may say, not all of the natives whom Christopher Columbus and others encountered in the New World welcomed their conquerors with open arms.
By still celebrating Columbus Day, we focus our reverence on the wrong people and actions. October 12 belongs not to the conquistadors, but to the people of the Americas.
They stood in front of the Capitol and pondered their next move. The four of them had traveled by train from New York City and arrived late on a rainy afternoon.
Nuestra hermana Rebelde es una diosa del hip hop en español, dictando letras anti-coloniales, intrínsecas, fulminantes y poéticas.
Even during his brief and ill-fated imprisonment following a coup, Víctor Jara continued to sing songs of freedom.
The Argentine-born doctor-turned-revolutionary traveled the world in an open struggle against imperialism and oppression, only to be labeled a dangerous criminal and executed at the age of 39.
History is not facts and figures: history is the real actions of real, complex people and times. History is bloody, messy and full of nuances that are overlooked or disregarded.
Though his revolution failed, Sandino’s struggle would inspire others into the future, just as he himself had been inspired as a boy by the bravery and ultimate defeat of a rebel general.
On the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March, this weekend’s demonstration will see a uniting of Black and brown people — and not just men.