In the spirit of walking in gratitude... I am grateful for the insane amount of creativity and productivity I am manifesting for 2017. I am grateful for this wave that feels more like a tsunami of inspiration I am riding right now. I am creating content! I am filling up new journals. I am asking… Continue reading Announcing the Afrolatina Show Podcast & Vlog!
Come celebrate one of the hugest achievements in #afrolatinos history! We will not be silenced. We are 200 million strong! JOIN US TONIGHT!!! Vamos a bailar! A celebrar! FREE to get in! Food & drink specials! HBO LATINO FILM FESTIVAL PREMIERE ~ Saturday, October 14th at 4:00PM (SHARP) Get your tickets: NY LATINO FILM FEST TIX… Continue reading TONIGHT! NO COVER ~ Pre-party for Afrolatinos going the HBO Latino Film Festival!
#8: AMARA “LA NEGRA" #AFROLATINASTOKNOW *** When I decided to share my list of #afrolatinastoknow I did so because it was important for me that our little black and brown girls, high school girls, college girls see themselves reflected. I am celebrating women that I admire for their scholarship and contributions to fighting for, defending and owning… Continue reading #AFROLATINASTOKNOW ~ #8: AMARA LA NEGRA
#7: Sueli Carneiro #AFROLATINASTOKNOW *** Born Sueli Carneiro Jacoel in São Paulo, Brazil. Dr. Carneiro has dedicated her life to fighting for the rights of black women! In 1992, she and many Afrolatina and Afrocaribbean Women leaders met for the first time at The Conference of Black Latin American and Caribbean Women which was held… Continue reading #AFROLATINASTOKNOW ~ #7: Sueli Carneiro
#6: Elizabeth Acevedo #AFROLATINASTOKNOW *** The next Afrolatina I am honoring is someone I had been hearing so much about over the years, yet never read her work. Then I googled her. And like any good online stalker I fell in love with her and her work. The first piece I ever heard by… Continue reading #AFROLATINASTOKNOW ~ #6: Elizabeth Acevedo
#5: Yolanda Arroyo Pizarro #AFROLATINASTOKNOW *** Yolanda Pizarro was born in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico and was raised by her grandparents. She began writing at an early age in school newsletters and newspapers and won drawing and essay competitions at the Colegio San Vicente Ferrer in Cataño. In 2004, Arroyo published her first book of short… Continue reading #AFROLATINASTOKNOW ~ #5: Yolanda Arroyo Pizarro
Follow The next Afrolatina is an incredible writer of Haitian descent. I include her as an Afrolatina by choice! One that there is no argument on. Edwidge Danticat and I (a writer of Dominican descent) share an island. In my life work, the Afrolatinos doc, it was/is important for us to include Haiti in the… Continue reading #AFROLATINASTOKNOW ~ #4: Edwidge Danticat
#2: Mamá Tingó #AFROLATINASTOKNOW *** Mamá Tingó (born Florinda Muñoz Soriano; November 8, 1921) was a Dominican activist leader and defender of the rural farming community in Dominican Republic. She was assassinated fighting against the unjust plunder of the resident farmers’ land in Hato Viejo in Yamasá during the second government under Joaquín Balaguer one… Continue reading #AFROLATINASTOKNOW ~ #2: Mamá Tingó
・・・ For the month of October I will be sharing my top thirty-one #afrolatinastoknow today I honor: #1 Dr. Marta Moreno Vega. I met Dr. Vega in 2007, when I interviewed for my first published article. The article that was the seed to my work on the #afrolatinosfilm. Back then the #cccadi was in Columbus… Continue reading #AFROLATINASTOKNOW ~ #1: Marta Moreno Vega
For nine years Renzo Devia, @afrolatinotv, and I have waited for this moment--Afrolatinos La Historia Que Nunca Nos Contaron will screen at the HBO Latino Film Festival. We are finally getting this story closer to where it has always been destined to be. Our vision and intention for Afrolatinos has been and is to ensure… Continue reading Afrolatinos Screening at the HBO Latino Film Festival!