Black Resistance in Colombia: A Contemporary Assessment

Black Resistance in Colombia: A Contemporary Assessment

A day after many will celebrate arrival to the Western Hemisphere of the colonial pirate Cristoforo Colombo (aka Christopher Columbus), the movement for Black Lives from the U.S. to South America hightlights a persistent legacy of reistance in stark contrast. In...
Workshop: Afro- Descendants in Uruguay

Workshop: Afro- Descendants in Uruguay

Uruguay is among the leaders in this hemisphere working with Afro-Descendant citizens to develop polices and projects to secure full, equitable citizenship, participation in national development, and enjoyment of spiritual and material life with fellow citizens. Lead...
Why Chavez Won Again

Why Chavez Won Again

I had the privilege of traveling to Venezuela and witnessing the country’s October 7 presidential election and watching the South American country’s extraordinarily active and engaged citizenry in action. An impressive 81 percent of the electorate...
FTAs, Afro-Colombians and The African World

FTAs, Afro-Colombians and The African World

The passage of the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between the governments of Colombia and the United States was predicated on the belief that the human rights situation in Colombian had improved. Yet, reports continue to surface which suggest that for labor organizers,...

Afro-Colombian Women, Activism and Leadership

Foreign Policy In Focus and the Black Communities Process (PCN) host a discussion with Danelly Estupiñan. An Afro-descendant woman activist and community organizer from Colombia, Estupiñan will share her experiences as a community organizer and...
An Evening Talk with Visiting Afro-Venezuela Students

An Evening Talk with Visiting Afro-Venezuela Students

Venezuela has designated the month of May, the same month as the historic African Liberation Day, as Afro-Venezuelan Month. Afro-Venezuelan communities have been historically marginalized and forgotten in Venezuela. However, the country’s Bolivarian Revolution...
A Lunch Time Talk with Visiting Afro-Venezuela Students

A Lunch Time Talk with Visiting Afro-Venezuela Students

Venezuela has designated the month of May, the same month as the historic African Liberation Day, as Afro-Venezuelan Month. Afro-Venezuelan communities have been historically marginalized and forgotten in Venezuela. However, the country’s Bolivarian Revolution...