Afro Rebels

Examining Dominican Anti-Blackness During a Summer of Protest

Global protests against racial injustice came on the heels of the pandemic, and Dominicans are now being publicly confronted with their Blackness.

  • Sep 22, 2020
  • 2:50 PM

Lives Lost: ‘Warrior’ Fought for Slave Descendants in Brazil

ARMAÇÃO DE BÚZIOS, Brazil (AP) — Carivaldina Oliveira da Costa was the steward of history in her Brazilian community on the northern coast of Rio de Janeiro state, and for two decades fought for their land rights as descendants of escaped slaves.

  • Aug 19, 2020
  • 5:24 PM

Transgender Activists Gather to Fight Against Trans Violence

“We are gathering today to remember the lives of the trans Black women who have died in the hands of bigotry, racism, discrimination, and misogyny,” said Mariah López, Executive Director of STARR. “Enough is enough!”

  • Aug 5, 2020
  • 5:39 PM

Trans Afro-Latina Influencer Selyna Brillare Is Using Comedy to Carve a Space for Herself and Other Trans Women

Latino Rebels talked to Selyna Brillare about what it takes to become an influencer, how being an open transgender Afro-Latina has affected her content, and delve into her future goals.

  • Jul 30, 2020
  • 1:19 PM

Black Lives Matter in Costa Rica

Latino Rebels Radio: July 22, 2020

  • Jul 22, 2020
  • 4:13 PM

Omar Jimenez: On Air And Under Arrest (A Latino USA Podcast)

In this episode of Latino USA, Maria Hinojosa speaks to CNN journalist Omar Jimenez about his path into journalism and what was running through his mind while he was getting arrested while reporting live.

  • Jul 10, 2020
  • 4:30 PM

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
  • 2:44 PM

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
  • 2:19 PM

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

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