“La semana pasada se registró un fuerte desplante por parte de los ministros del Interior, Minas y Justicia a la Defensoría del Pueblo, quien los había invitado a un foro sobre la crisis de derechos humanos en el Pacífico colombiano. Dicho desplante abrió nuevamente la discusión sobre las regiones y poblaciones olvidadas del país por parte del Gobierno central. Por eso, para conocer cómo recibieron las comunidades negras lo sucedido la semana pasada, El Espectador habló con Ray Charrupí, director de Chao Racismo, quien asegura que este gabinete cada día es más excluyente y racista.”
Buena entrevista dejando las cosas claras
Bottle Blonde #1, 2012 | Michael Paul Britto
She is a young woman dressed in domestic servant attire.
One of 32 images in this album of a British merchant family in Brazil from 1844 - 1865, this is one of the earliest known photographs a black person taken in Brazil.
From an album of portraits of a British merchant family, ca. 1844-53, Charles DeForest Fredericks. Getty Research Institute.
Extended trailer for the documentary Negrita.
From the film’s Official WordPress:
NEGRITA, written and directed by Magdalena Albizu, is a documentary about the Afro-Latina identity and experience in the United States.
Black Latinos/as are often overlooked or dichotomized as either “black” or “hispanic” in the United States. However, according to the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) , Hispanic or Latino origin can be viewed as the heritage, nationality group, lineage, or country of birth of the person or the person’s parents or ancestors before their arrival in the United States. Hispanic or Latino origin is independent of race and is termed “ethnicity” by the United States Census Bureau.
NEGRITA highlights individual unique Afro-Latina experiences within a broad range of skin color and ethnicity across the United States, while revealing psychological and social factors that add to the confusion, uncertainty, shame and affirmation about one’s self-image of being both “Black”and “Latina”.
NEGRITA aims to establish a ‘black’ consciousness across all generations by reigniting a movement to embrace Latinos’ African roots through a trans-national dialogue on race, identity, ethnicity, nationality and community-building.
Negrita is currently set to be completed September, 2014.
Whitman Wilcox V attended kindergarten through second grade at a neighborhood public school in the Lower Ninth Ward. He had just started the third grade when Hurricane Katrina hit in August 2005. His family was forced to evacuate; he wound up at a Catholic school in Houston.
Back in New Orleans the next fall, he switched to a brand-new charter school, KIPP Believe, for fifth through 8th grade; started high school at another charter school, Sci Academy; then was homeschooled for a year.
Now, he’s beginning his senior year of high school. This time at St. Augustine, an all-boys Catholic school famed throughout the region for its marching band.
Five schools in nine years. A generation of children who’ve lived through the storm and recovery have traced educational odysseys like this one.
Photo credit: Edmund D. Fountain for NPR