Afro-Latinos, history, Spanish Culture and Language, The Americas

Celebrating Freedom

Special Friday Edition: Let’s celebrate Juneteenth, which commemorates the abolition of slavery in the United States! How about we look at the timeline of freedom in this hemisphere. We’ll check the history of our neighbors in the Americas. The Spanish and Portuguese speaking countries of Central and South America departed from our model of the […]

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history, The Americas

5 Wise Quotes from a Great Leader

Every January in the United States, we celebrate the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. I admire how Dr. King stood up for civil rights with his words, his actions and his life. His quotes continue to be relevant to social struggles in the United States and around the globe. Non-violent protests across Latin […]

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Afro-Latinos, Spanish Culture and Language

Where are the Afro-Mexicans?

A Celebration for Black History Month, Part 1 When we think of the African diaspora in Latin America; Cuba, Puerto Rico or Panama might come to mind first. However, this largely unrecognized heritage is an important third root of the mestizo population in Mexico combining; Europeans, Indigenous people and Africans. The long-held notion that La […]

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