Afro Rebels

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

The Ignorance of Puerto Rican Society Is Not Bliss, But Sin (OPINION)

The Puerto Rican community is guilty of ignorance against some of the most marginalized in the world.

  • Oct 16, 2019
  • 12:02 PM

Panama Celebrates Its Black Christ, Part of Protest Against Colonialism and Slavery

While there is little certainty as to its origin, many scholars believe the statue arrived in Portobelo in the 17th century.

  • Oct 10, 2019
  • 5:12 PM

A Mother and Her 3-Year-Old Daughter Await Asylum Proceedings In Mexico, With No Answers In Sight

“Migrant Protection Protocols is a humanitarian disaster,” said Erika Pinheiro, Litigation and Policy Director for Al Otro Lado.

  • Oct 8, 2019
  • 11:08 AM

Caribbean Activists Call for Regional Unity and Debt Reparations 

Many in the meeting emphasized the importance of looking at the debt as a political mechanism.

  • Sep 23, 2019
  • 9:34 AM

Daymé Arocena’s ‘Sonocardiogram’ Is a Soulful Tribute to Love and Santería

She spoke with Futuro Media Group’s Latino USA about her trajectory thus far, her music-making process, her personal life and what inspired her latest creation.

  • Sep 19, 2019
  • 4:12 PM

Turning the Tide: In Loíza, Puerto Rico, a Community Fights for Its Future

The largely Afro-Caribbean community of Parcelas Suárez is starved of economic resources and faces another major challenge: drastic coastal erosion from strong Atlantic currents.

  • Sep 13, 2019
  • 12:26 PM

Destroy the Hispanic Industrial Complex

I’ve always said that community is about reciprocity. The Hispanic industrial complex only takes, takes, takes. That’s why it deserves to be destroyed.

  • Sep 12, 2019
  • 2:49 PM

Papi’s Back: David Ortiz Throws Out First Pitch at Fenway

BOSTON (AP) — Former Red Sox slugger David Ortiz had a chance to thank his adoring fans at Fenway Park exactly three months after he was shot in the back while in his native Dominican Republic.

  • Sep 9, 2019
  • 8:23 PM

An Afro-Mexican Woman’s Fight Against Racism and Hyper-Sexualization

Diedhou works with the National Council to Prevent Discrimination (CONAPRED).

  • Aug 22, 2019
  • 5:09 PM

Perspectives on Identity, Belonging and Culture

Latino Rebels Radio: August 20, 2019

  • Aug 20, 2019
  • 1:07 PM

‘The Color of Wealth in Miami’ Is Black and White

More studies are necessary to supplement our understanding of the racial identification of newer Americans and immigrant communities.

  • Aug 20, 2019
  • 11:41 AM

Black Mississippians Respond to the ICE Raids

This is a nation of immigrants. Its strength lies in its diversity. Its shame lies in its racial bias.

  • Aug 11, 2019
  • 4:51 PM

Soy puta pero no corrupta

Me uno al grito de las mujeres boricuas.

  • Jul 30, 2019
  • 12:00 PM

From Mixtapes to Streaming: The Power of Curation

Latino Rebels Radio: July 28, 2019

  • Jul 28, 2019
  • 9:51 PM

What’s Next?: Media, Marketing and Afrolatinx

Latino Rebels Radio: July 21, 2019

  • Jul 21, 2019
  • 4:35 PM

What School Segregation Looks Like in the US Today, in 4 Charts

Despite years of government desegregation efforts and the proven benefits of integrated schools, our recently published research shows that U.S. school segregation is higher than it has been in decades.

  • Jul 19, 2019
  • 9:05 AM

How ‘The Squad’ Can Stop ICE and Help the Immigrant Community (OPINION)

The Squad can do anything these women set their collective mind and values to.

  • Jul 18, 2019
  • 2:10 PM

Panamanian TV Host Asks: Where Are the Black Latinas in Reggaeton? (VIDEO)

“We have a problem, we want black music but we don’t want black women?” says Gata, a 25-year-old show host.

  • Jun 24, 2019
  • 5:00 PM

Afro-Colombian Environmental Activist Francia Márquez Survives Attack from Armed Men

“This unfortunate situation we had to go through has been one of many situations that leaders in the country have to deal with.”

  • May 6, 2019
  • 4:59 PM