HomeAbout UsDonationsLinksEvents/JobsShopContact / Submit Work / Advertise with Us

News, views and events detailing the Black presence in the Americas.

This website is designed to keep you up to date on Life in the Black Americas.  

This site  The Web 

Monday, October 13, 2014

CYEFlyer.jpg
12:31 am edt 

POETICS OF REPARATION

Poeticas-Flyer-Septiembre-7-1024x753.jpg

 
 POETICS OF REPARATION

Poetry and music that explores ways to “repair” the damage into the race and gender identities of afrodescendants in Latin America.

It is the longing for healing, which on top of being political, will heal and regenerate on a spiritual and emotional level.

Monica Carrillo aka Oru and Martin Fuks, with special collaboration of visual artists Lionel Cruet, share their work in progress, where poetry is made into music with instruments in scene and the use of technological audio visual processing programs

The different Afrolatino rhythms, the afro-feminist revolutions in Latin America, the influence of Nelson Mandela, among other themes will be expressed poetically and musically at this performance.

The documentary in progress, “Afroperuanos”, directed by Monica Carrillo and sponsored by Ford Foundation, will also be screened.

The recital will take place next Sunday, September 7th, from 5 to 7 pm at 187 Prospect Place, at the artful home of Mitty Owens in the beautiful Prospect Heights section of Brooklyn; Q to 7th Ave or 2/3 to Bergen St and walk 3 blocks up Flatbush Avenue.

Line up (5 – 7 pm):

5:00 – 6:pm: Documental “AFROPERUANOS” (English subtitles)

6:15 – 7:00 pm: Performance (in Spanish, some words will be translated and screened)

Monica Carrillo: Poetics
Martin Fuks: Music
Special collaboration : Lionel Cruet – Visuals

 

Suggested Donation: $5

SPONSORED BY AFROPRESENCIA.COM

 
 
12:16 am edt 

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

PASSING OF NELSON MANDELA

                                    
mandelacelebration.jpg
 "Even in death, Nelson Mandela was able to 'unite' leaders who have different opinions, U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon noted on Tuesday, Dec. 10 during the tribute to the former South African President," reports Le Monde.

"A hundred heads of state came together shortly before 10 o'clock alongside thousands of anonymous South Africans for a huge celebration at the Soccer City Stadium in Johannesburg. This was where the anti-apartheid activist and Nobel Peace Prize awardee had made his last public appearance before the World Cup final in 2010."

 

Those who want to learn from Mandela's example can examine his life.  Sites like the LSE Review of Books have posted a list of books that examine Mandela's revolutionary ideology and examine the politics of the times he lived through. ‏

 
10:59 pm est 

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

3:49 pm edt 

DEPUTIES CALL FOR RECOGNITION AND RESPECT TO AFRO-MEXICAN COMMUNITY

 The Códices Oaxaca website reports on the movement to have the national government recognize Mexico's Black communities as ethnic enclaves.  The article, titled "Diputados piden reconocimiento y respeto a comunidad afromexicana" is about the recently concluded, "National Afromexican forum: towards constitutional recognition." The article notes that Teresa de Jesús Mojica Morga, a Member of Parliament who helped organize the Forum, stressed that in Mexico there are thousands of utimately invisible Afro Mexicans -- people who are not seen as part of the nation and thus not recognized as subject to the political rights granted by the country's Constitution.

 

 

If anything, Afro Mexicans only find themselves subjected to discrimination and racism because there is no legal framework that allows Mexican institutions to recognize them.

3:48 pm edt 

2014.10.12
2013.12.08
2013.09.15
2013.06.30
2013.05.05
2013.03.10
2013.02.24
2013.02.03
2012.12.23
2012.09.30
2012.08.19
2012.08.05
2012.07.08
2012.04.01
2012.01.22
2011.12.04
2011.09.25
2011.08.21
2011.08.07
2011.06.26
2011.05.29
2011.04.03
2011.03.13
2011.01.30
2011.01.09
2010.12.05
2010.10.10
2010.09.05
2010.07.25
2010.07.11
2010.06.27
2010.06.20
2010.04.18
2010.04.11
2010.03.21
2010.03.07
2010.02.14
2010.01.17
2010.01.10
2010.01.03
2009.12.06
2009.11.08
2009.11.01
2009.10.25
2009.10.04
2009.09.20
2009.09.13
2009.09.06
2009.08.23
2009.08.16
2009.07.19
2009.07.12
2009.07.05
2009.06.28
2009.06.14
2009.06.07
2009.05.24
2009.05.10
2009.04.19
2009.04.12
2009.03.22
2009.03.08
2009.02.22
2009.02.08
2009.01.18
2009.01.11
2009.01.04
2008.12.28
2008.12.21
2008.12.07
2008.11.30
2008.11.16
2008.11.02
2008.10.26
2008.10.19
2008.10.12
2008.09.28
2008.09.21
2008.09.14
2008.09.07
2008.08.31
2008.08.24
2008.08.10
2008.07.27
2008.07.20
2008.07.13
2008.06.29
2008.06.22
2008.06.15
2008.06.08
2008.06.01
2008.05.25
2008.05.18
2008.05.11
2008.05.04
2008.04.27
2008.04.20
2008.04.13
2008.04.06
2008.03.30
2008.03.23
2008.03.16
2008.03.09
2008.03.02
2008.02.24
2008.02.17
2008.02.10
2008.02.03
2008.01.27
2008.01.20
2008.01.13
2008.01.06
2007.12.30
2007.12.23
2007.12.16
2007.12.09
2007.12.02
2007.11.25
2007.11.18
2007.11.11
2007.11.04
2007.10.28
2007.10.01

Link to web log's RSS file

Visit www.afropresencia.com to find listings and links to areas where you can find out about upcoming events, as well as links to articles, photos and videos on Life in the Black Americas.



afropresencialogo1.jpg

The Sound of My Footsteps:

Narratives of Migratory Jamaican immigrants

TheSoundofMyFootsteps.jpgI

Interviews with over 30 Jamaican immigrants

on their pre-migratory perceptions of New York

and England

 Click here to view and purchase the book.

--------------------------------------------------- 

The Afro-Latin@ Reader focuses attention on a large, vibrant, yet oddly invisible community in the United States: people of African descent from Latin America and the Caribbean. The presence of Afro-Latin@s in the United States (and throughout the Americas) belies the notion that Blacks and Latin@s are two distinct categories or cultures. Afro-Latin@s are uniquely situated to bridge the widening social divide between Latin@s and African Americans. At the same time, their experiences reveal pervasive racism among Latin@s and ethnocentrism among African Americans. Offering insight into Afro-Latin@ life and new ways to understand culture, ethnicity, nation, identity, and antiracist politics, The Afro-Latin@ Reader presents a kaleidoscopic view of Black Latin@s in the United States. It addresses history, music, gender, class, and media representations in more than sixty selections, including scholarly essays, memoirs, newspaper and magazine articles, poetry, short stories, and interviews.

 Click here to view and purchase the book.

 ---------------------------------------------

African American History Day by Day: A Reference Guide to Events

 by Karen Juanita Carrillo

The proof of any group's importance to history is in the detail, a fact made plain by this informative book's day-by-day documentation of the impact of African Americans on life in the United States.  One of the easiest ways to grasp any aspect of history is to look at it as a continuum. African American History Day by Day: A Reference Guide to Events provides just such an opportunity.

 Click here to view and purchase the book.

 ---------------------------------------------

The View from Chocó: The Afro-Colombian past, their lives in the present, and their hopes for the future 

by Karen Juanita Carrillo

 The View from Chocó: The Afro-Colombian past, their lives in the present, and their hopes for the future is an introduction to the lives of Blacks in Colombia. Afro-Colombians live in a resource-rich yet remote region of Colombia. They only recently won recognition as one of that nation's distinct ethnic groups. But Colombia's on-going civil war has led many Afro-Colombians to reach even farther than their nation's borders for recognition: many have made their way to the United States as refugees and as political activists working for peace in their homeland. The View from Chocó introduces the lives and struggles of a too-long neglected community of Colombian Blacks. 

 Click here to view and purchase the book.

 ---------------------------------------------

 

 

To view and purchase Kindle books, please click the following links:

The View from Chocó: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B009LSSNLU

BIBLIOGRAPHY OF LIFE IN THE BLACK AMERICAS: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00AVE92J0

 

Site Translator