Afro Rebels

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

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

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