I am sure most of you have heard by now that Starbucks is advocating that there be a discussion about race in its stores. I like that they think that the topic is worthy of discussion but I worry about how it will all unfold. The topic of racism in America is a layered issue […]Read more "Starbucks Talks About Race"
Photo: History, Art & Archives, U.S. House of Representatives, “Shirley Anita Chisholm,” http://history.house.gov/Collection/Detail/30296 (February 16, 2015) Shirley Anita Chisholm was born in Brooklyn, New York on November 30, 1924 one of eight children to, Charles Hill (from British Guiana), a bakery worker, and Ruby Seale (from Barbados), a seamstress and maid. Shirley spent the first ten years of her life […]Read more "Shirley Anita Chisholm 1924-2005"
Photo retrieved from the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division-Bain Collection: http://www.loc.gov/pictures/search/?q=carlos%20mendoza In the United States we often use the terms “America” and “American” loosely. We tend to forget that the terms not only refer to countries or people residing in North America but to those countries and individuals also living in Central, and South America. […]Read more "America’s First Black President, Dr. Carlos Antonio Mendoza"
Wifredo Óscar de la Concepción Lam y Castilla Hello mi gente, in honor of Black History month I thought it would be nice to showcase some prominent caribbean, and afro-latino/a figures each week. I will highlight at least one figure per week but if time permits, I will try to showcase more. Today’s figure is […]Read more "Afrolatina Girl Celebrates Black History Month"
I stumbled across this book today and it looks like it makes for an interesting read. I know that any discussion related to the Holocaust is not an exciting or glamorous one but I am not one to bury my head in the sand no matter how painful the truth might be. I ordered the book […]Read more "Germany’s Black Holocaust 1890-1945"
Originally posted on Los Afro-Latinos:
Los-Afro Latinos Presents Scholar, Historian, Activist and Collector Arturo Alfonzo Schomburg Lorena Ramirez During January Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is celebrated in the United States. It’s a time set aside to commemorate his life, and most importantly, to remember his contributions to the African-American Civil Rights Movement (1960s). King,…
Photo by CEBImagery titled New Year’s Day Sunset 2015, Sedona, AZ Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.0 Generic HAPPY NEW YEAR! 2014 was a rough year for many. Hopefully, 2015 will be better. There seemed to have been a lot of tragedy and negativity in the air. For example, in 2014 we learned about Boko […]Read more "Happy New Year!"
Lately there has been tremendous buzz surrounding the issue of street harassment. I am sure most of you have seen the video of a young woman walking through the streets of NYC inundated by catcalls and sexually charged remarks from male passersby. Some of you might also be familiar with the comments made by SNL’s […]Read more "Street Harassment and the Sexualization of Young Girls"
Wow! I didn’t think it was possible for Ben Stein to be more idiotic but with his most recent comments about President Obama he has proven me wrong. Just when you thought his comments couldn’t get more ludicrous, Ben Stein has called the president “the most racist president in American history.” Is he for real? Apparently he […]Read more "Just When You Thought Ben Stein Couldn’t Get Dumber"
Like the Destiny’s Child song, Independent Women says, “Question…” Why is it is acceptable for Jews to say, “never forget,” when they talk about the Holocaust but it is not okay for black people to mention anything having to do with the mistreatment of blacks in this country? We are told, “get over it; move […]Read more "We Must Never Forget"