BOGOTÁ, Colombia (AP) — As Colombia’s voters put aside a longtime antipathy to leftists and chose one as their new president, they also carved out another milestone—electing the country’s first Black vice president.
From its board of 15 to its chairman’s advisory council of 20 and its staff of five and over 100 partners, there is no broad representation of Afro/Black Latino, Latina, and Latinx people. We are not represented in any significant way.
This episode of Latino USA is part of our series Genias in Music, remembering notable women and their contributions to their fields throughout history.
Regardless of electoral results, the political landscape in Colombia has been altered, hopefully forever, by the mere presence of 40-year-old Afro-Colombian environmental activist, Francia Márquez.
“Right now in Hollywood, there are so many Latinos who are doing it, making shows and are showrunners. But they’re almost all white Latinxs,” Mercedes tells Latino Rebels. “Indigenous and Black Latinxs (need) the opportunity to develop their own shows (so it’s) not always the same experience that we see.”
A poem about Latino angst and belonging in today’s concrete jungles, by the poet B., courtesy of Souletri and MANO magazine
Through stunning visuals and a score created by the founders of the genre, the film shows the technology, culture and landscape that shape this African-Caribbean fusion.
Hector chats with Pabel Martinez, Global Account Director at TikTok, and the founder and CEO of Plurawl, whose mission is to redefine professionalism by empowering Latinos to be their authentic selves in the workplace
Host Hector Luis Alamo chats with Julio Cotto, senior vice president of the National Hispanic Institute and a Puerto Rican resident of Austin.
What is an athlete’s responsibility to the community?
Host Hector Luis Alamo chats with Arturo Dominguez, an anti-racist activist and journalist based in Texas
“This film is an opportunity for young people to have a window into that history and understanding the level of complexity of America and the two-faced ideas that Americans have,” the filmmaker told Intelatin.
Hector chats with Andre Lee Muñiz, editor of Remembering Don Pedro, a site dedicated to the life and legacy of the Puerto Rican independence leader, Pedro Albizu Campos.
Hector chats with Jordana Timerman, a freelance reporter and public policy researcher based in Buenos Aires, and the editor of Latin America Daily Briefing
Advocates and workers are demanding change after years of high fatality rates in the construction industry. What can be done depends heavily on the labor organizing landscape in each state.
Hector chats with Jared Trujillo, president of the Association of Legal Aid Attorneys and a new leader in the fight to decriminalize and destigmatize sex workers.
Host Hector Luis Alamo chats with Alan Thompson, a music therapist based in New York City.