Discover the African Diaspora through Dash's eyes

21st October 2014

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negrodocumentary:

NEGRO: A documentary about Latino Identity Screening + Panel Discussion on AfroLatinas and beauty image and mental health with the producer Dash Harris, Carolina Contreras of Miss Rizos.com
Sunday, October 26th 
2pm-4pm 
La Casa Azul Bookstore
103rd St. and Lexington

$10 suggested donation
RSVP to RSVP.lacasaazul@gmail.com 

Please consider bringing a brown doll for the newly launched AfroLatino Travel’s “Brown Dolls for Brown Children - Panama” Campaign. 




Sorry about that!!! The correct e-mail to RSVP is: RSVP.lacasaazul@gmail.com

negrodocumentary:

NEGRO: A documentary about Latino Identity Screening + Panel Discussion on AfroLatinas and beauty image and mental health with the producer Dash Harris, Carolina Contreras of Miss Rizos.com

Sunday, October 26th
2pm-4pm 
La Casa Azul Bookstore
103rd St. and Lexington
$10 suggested donation
RSVP to RSVP.lacasaazul@gmail.com 
Please consider bringing a brown doll for the newly launched AfroLatino Travel’s “Brown Dolls for Brown Children - Panama” Campaign. 

Sorry about that!!! The correct e-mail to RSVP is: RSVP.lacasaazul@gmail.com

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21st October 2014

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Let’s Talk About Race (in Latin@ Communities) →

In Latin America, African descendants are well over a third of the total population, yet significantly fewer self-identify in most nations. In the United States, less than 3% of all Latin@s identify as racially Black. What does this mean for access to resources determined by numerical representations for millions of Latinos and Latinas of African descent? 

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20th October 2014

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In various schools in Uganda, and some other parts of Africa, children as young as five are punished for speaking African languages, indigenous languages and mother tongues at school. The modes of punishment differ. The most common one in Uganda is wearing a dirty sack until you meet someone else speaking their mother tongue and then you pass the sack on to them. In some schools, there are specific pupils and students tasked with compiling lists of fellow pupils and students speaking mother tongues. This list is then handed over to a teacher responsible for punishing these language rule-breakers. According to Gilbert Kaburu, some schools have aprons that read: “Shame on me, I was speaking vernacular” handed over to an offender of the No Vernacular rule, who then is tasked with finding the next culprit to give the apron. Most of the punishments, in their symbolism emphasise the uselessness of the African languages.

Commenting on a photo of two children in Uganda wearing dirty sacks as punishment for speaking their mother tongues, Zimbabwean writer, Tendai Huchu says:

“That sums up our self loathing and inferiority complex. Junot Diaz once said we do a better job of enforcing white supremacy ourselves than white supremacists ever could. I should add, notice how the punishment consists of wearing sack-cloth. The image is telling. You are rags if you speak your own language.”

Halima Hosh, agreeing with Tendai Huchu opines:

“It’s outrageous. What a slave mentality that a colonial language is considered higher or better/more worth than their own local language. Unbelievable. Do the Europeans learn any African language in school? No. Why not? Because we are not proud of our heritage, not proud of our languages, not proud of Black African history. These teachers need to be fired.

This is a serious problem. Read the entire article here: http://thisisafrica.me/schools-punishing-children-speaking-african-languages/ (via linglife)

Languages don’t generally become endangered because people just don’t really feel like speaking them anymore: it’s often much more brutal. And similar methods for repressing indigenous languages happen all over the world: this reminded me of a memorable quote from a man in Alaska “Whenever I speak Tlingit, I can still taste the soap.” 

(via allthingslinguistic)

They make the kids seek out ‘bad kids’ so they can pass on their ‘failure’. This is how white supremacy becomes internalized.

(via diloolie)

Source: linglife

18th October 2014

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negrodocumentary:

NEGRO: A documentary about Latino Identity Screening + Panel Discussion on AfroLatinas and beauty image and mental health with the producer Dash Harris, Carolina Contreras of Miss Rizos.com
Sunday, October 26th 
2pm-4pm 
La Casa Azul Bookstore
103rd St. and Lexington

$10 suggested donation
RSVP to lacasaazulbookstore@gmail.com 

Please consider bringing a brown doll for the newly launched AfroLatino Travel’s “Brown Dolls for Brown Children - Panama” Campaign. 

negrodocumentary:

NEGRO: A documentary about Latino Identity Screening + Panel Discussion on AfroLatinas and beauty image and mental health with the producer Dash Harris, Carolina Contreras of Miss Rizos.com

Sunday, October 26th
2pm-4pm 
La Casa Azul Bookstore
103rd St. and Lexington
$10 suggested donation
RSVP to lacasaazulbookstore@gmail.com 
Please consider bringing a brown doll for the newly launched AfroLatino Travel’s “Brown Dolls for Brown Children - Panama” Campaign. 

14th October 2014

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soulbrotherv2:

N.O. lawyer transforms Whitney Plantation into powerful slavery museum

BY MIMI READ

WALLACE — At Whitney Plantation, one of the antebellum estates that line the Great River Road between New Orleans and Baton Rouge, the architectural centerpiece is a Creole-style main house where hand-painted ceilings are adorned with flowers and vines. Out front are a matching pair of pigeonniers and an alley of oak trees whose branches theatrically drag the ground.

It’s easy to imagine a typical moonlight-and-magnolias tour unfolding here, with guides in hoop skirts expounding on the antiques — except that Whitney’s owner, John Cummings, will have none of that.

“Who in the hell built this house?” Cummings thundered recently while ferrying a couple of visitors around Whitney’s 250 acres in a golf cart through the rain. “Who built this son of a bitch? We have to own our history.”

[Continue reading article at The New Orleans Advocate.]

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14th October 2014

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Mi ah whine an touch

Song been stuck in my head bc they play it every second and simply EVERYWHERE here. 

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14th October 2014

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esotericworld:

Link: http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/5961748

A documentary about the CIA’s cocaine scandal is coming out soon

NEED TO SEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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13th October 2014

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Teaching about Columbus Day. My students were baffled and asked “so why do we celebrate Columbus Day?” One student exclaimed “Teacher, why don’t you write that on the internet?” And I said many people on the internet have. The kids all but started a full on protest at lesson’s end.

Teaching about Columbus Day. My students were baffled and asked “so why do we celebrate Columbus Day?” One student exclaimed “Teacher, why don’t you write that on the internet?” And I said many people on the internet have. The kids all but started a full on protest at lesson’s end.

12th October 2014

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Top photo: My coconut oil with: rosemary, lavender and eucalyptus and my rose water with lavender buds.

Bottom: My plethora of oils; red bottle with my 7-oils from el Javillo, water, rose water and coconut oil.

Next my rose water and lavender buds I use as toner.

Blue spray bottle has coconut oil and rose water to spray on hair and skin.

Next, coconut oil with the rosemary, lavender and eucalyptus.

Purple bottle got my ACV + water

and the last bottle is the 7-oils from El Javillo.

I’ll be in NYC at month’s end, anyone who wants coconut oil from Panama give me a shout for your order! 

12th October 2014

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Cuban medics in Haiti put the world to shame →