Afro Rebels

Organizers of March for Black Trans Lives Say It May Have ‘Accidentally Made History’

Latino Rebels spoke with Fran Tirado and Eliel Cruz recently about the process of organizing the march, what comes next for the movement for trans Black lives, and the importance of allyship.

  • Jun 23, 2020
  • 4:45 PM

Latino USA Presents: Resistance And Loss In The Age Of COVID-19 With Edwidge Danticat

In conversation with Maria Hinojosa, Edwidge Danticat reached back to several cases of police violence against Black men and women in New York City in the ’80s and ’90s, cases that echo the current moment.

  • Jun 19, 2020
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Cuando las vidas negras no importan: How Puerto Ricans Can Change Conversations on Race and Racism

Race in Puerto Rico has always been associated with phenotype and ancestry. The false discourse of “we’re all mixed” has led to systemic racism being dismissed or reduced to phenotype.

  • Jun 17, 2020
  • 2:19 PM

How I Made It: Lido Pimienta On “Miss Colombia” (A Latino USA Podcast)

In this segment of “How I Made It” from Latino USA, Lido Pimienta talks about her love for traditional Colombian music, the story of her new album “Miss Colombia”, and how she created a song she would have liked to hear as a kid.

  • Jun 15, 2020
  • 5:53 PM

Latino USA Presents: Rosa Clemente On Allyship And Confronting Anti-Blackness

In the first of several conversations Latino USA will be having about this moment, Clemente talked about the ongoing work in movements for racial justice, how the Latinx community can take action, and where we go from here.

  • Jun 12, 2020
  • 2:10 PM

From the Protests in DC: ‘We’re Black Every Day. We’re Black Every Day of the Year’

WASHINGTON, D.C. — When 17-year-old Chelsea Figaro heard that the protests in response to the police killing of George Floyd had spread to the nation’s capital, she told her mom she had to go. To her surprise, her mom said yes.

  • Jun 9, 2020
  • 4:50 PM

We’ve Been Breaking: Attending to Racial Trauma During Resistance

Not everyone is forced to witness all of this breakage.

  • Jun 9, 2020
  • 4:19 PM

Remembering the NYPD Shooting of Dominican Immigrant Kiko García and What It Means During Today’s #BlackLivesMatter Movement

The American Dream, we learned, was merely another name for a white supremacist nation built not on freedom and justice, but on the exploitation and oppression of Black Americans.

  • Jun 8, 2020
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Dominicans Use Hashtag #PeroNoSomosRacistas to Call Out Myths About Discrimination

The trending hashtag is meant to be ironic, showing examples of how racism presents itself in society today.

  • Jun 1, 2020
  • 2:24 PM

A Clash of the Oppressed: An Intimate Look At Black and Brown People’s Relationship in America

We, Black and Brown people, are not and should not be each other’s enemy.

  • May 14, 2020
  • 10:07 AM

The Killing of Ahmaud Arbery Highlights the Danger of Jogging While Black

Moreover, black men’s physical bodies are viewed as potential weapons that could invoke bodily harm, even when they are not holding anything in their hands or attacking.

  • May 11, 2020
  • 5:32 PM

As Cuban Grade-Schoolers Finish Their School Year Through TV-Broadcasted Lessons, University Students Sit Idle

“I’m still in contact with all the students in my class, but we’re not talking about school at all because at this moment courses have been suspended,” Eliani Matienzo said.

  • May 11, 2020
  • 3:31 PM

Reporter’s Notebook: Afro-Puerto Ricans Fighting To Be Visible On The Census (A Latino USA Podcast)

In this segment, journalist Natasha S. Alford joins Latino USA to explain what factors have lead to the undercount of the island’s black residents.

  • Apr 17, 2020
  • 3:18 PM

The Woman Who Allowed a Latina to Dream Big (OPINION)

I will still persist.

  • Mar 9, 2020
  • 12:33 PM

Generational Split Among SC Black Voters Could Hurt Biden

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — For James Felder, the question of which presidential candidate to support in the South Carolina primary has never been terribly complicated. The 80-year-old civil rights activist has always backed Joe Biden, appreciative of the eight years he spent as the No. 2 to the first black president.

  • Feb 25, 2020
  • 11:10 AM

Haitian Lessons in Liberation: The Legacies of Louis Mars and Foreign Aid

It is essential that we recognize the creativity and agency that guides the Haitian anti-corruption movement. While Haiti does not need saviors, those on the ground could use collaborators.

  • Dec 27, 2019
  • 10:36 AM

Evangelical Gangs in Rio De Janeiro Wage ‘Holy War’ on Afro-Brazilian Faiths

There’s been a sharp increase in reports of religiously motivated crimes in Rio de Janeiro since 2016, in particular attacks on “terreiros”—the temples of the Candomblé and Umbanda faiths.

  • Dec 17, 2019
  • 4:37 PM

‘Ordinary Girls’ Is the Diasporican Memoir I Have Been Waiting For

“I come from poverty, from El Caserío Padre Rivera… It was a world of men, of violence, a place too often not safe for women and girls,” Jaquira Díaz writes in the introduction of her new book.

  • Dec 11, 2019
  • 12:47 PM

Domestic Workers Empowered: The Legacy of Fahari Jeffers

Along with her husband, Jeffers created a workers rights organization from scratch with extremely limited funds, volunteers, and the kindness of Catholic groups.

  • Nov 26, 2019
  • 10:10 AM

In Dominican Republic, Thousands Join ‘March of the Butterflies’ Protest Against Gender Violence

The protest was a response to high rates of femicide in the country, one of the highest in Latin America.

  • Nov 25, 2019
  • 5:48 PM

Cities With More Black Residents Rely More on Traffic Tickets and Fines for Revenue

My recent research —and that of others— shows that communities with more residents of color are more likely to rely on revenue coming from traffic tickets and other minor fines.

  • Oct 21, 2019
  • 9:18 AM

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