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Donald Trump’s 10-Point Immigration Plan Criminalizes Undocumented Afro-Latinos, and Shows Racism in Immigration Policies

Donald Trump’s 10-Point Immigration Plan Criminalizes Undocumented Afro-Latinos, and Shows Racism in Immigration Policies

By Lechelle Barron Hours after his trip to Mexico to meet with the Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, Republican Presidential Nominee Donald Trump, outlined a 10-Point Immigration Reform Plan on August 31, in Phoenix, Arizona. A plan that would criminalize undocumented immigrants and overlooks one important fact that undocumented immigrants are racially profiled in the […]

2016 Presidential Election, Both Parties Exclude Afro-Latino Voters In The Hispanic Vote

2016 Presidential Election, Both Parties Exclude Afro-Latino Voters In The Hispanic Vote

By Lechelle Barron When the moderators Jorge Ramos and Maria Elena Salinas of Univision, and Karen Tumulty of The Washington Post, asked Democratic Presidential Nominee Hillary Clinton, specific questions about the concerns of Hispanic voters in regards to immigration reform at the Univision Democratic Debate on March 9, the views of Afro-Hispanic voters were excluded […]

Afro Chileno Soccer Star Helps National Team Win Second Chilean Victory at 2016 Copa América Centenario

Afro Chileno Soccer Star Helps National Team  Win Second Chilean Victory at 2016 Copa América Centenario

By Lechelle Barron Jean Beausejour, an Afro-Chilean (Afro Chileno) fútbolista (Footballer), was a member of the national team to win Chile’s second consecutive Copa América Centenario title against Argentina on June 26, at the MetLife Stadium in Rutherford, New Jersey. Chile beat Argentina (4-2) in the final match. During last year’s match, Beausejour played with […]

Baobab Flowers: Documentary Discusses Racial Inequality in Education; Production in Philadelphia and Brazil

Baobab Flowers: Documentary Discusses Racial Inequality in Education; Production in Philadelphia and Brazil

By Lechelle Barron Gabriela Watson Aurazo, a Master of Fine Arts candidate at Temple University, started a Kickstarter campaign last month to help fund the expenses to complete her second documentary Baobab Flowers in Philadelphia and São Paulo. The completion of this project will mean the fulfillment of her degree. “There are two important things […]

‘LA ESCLAVA BLANCA’, NOVELA ADDRESSES RACISM AND SLAVERY

‘LA ESCLAVA BLANCA’, NOVELA ADDRESSES RACISM AND SLAVERY

By Lechelle Barron After the national and international success of the high rated series ‘Celia’, the novela based on the life and career of the iconic Afro-Cuban salsa singer, Celia Cruz, Telemundo televises another drama series, ‘La Esclava Blanca’ (The White Slave); ‘El Amor No Tiene Color’ (Love Has No Color), that features Afro-Latino actors […]

INTERCULTURAL JOURNEYS PRESENTS THE MANDINGA EXPERIMENT

INTERCULTURAL JOURNEYS PRESENTS THE MANDINGA EXPERIMENT

By Lechelle Barron Intercultural Journeys featured The Mandinga Experiment at International House’s Ibrahim Theater in Philadelphia on March 11, as a part of their concert series, The Artistry of Identity and Transformation, the performance pays tribute to the legacy of the Afro-Brazilian martial art Capoeira. The concert featured performances by Alex Shaw and other Afro-Brazilian […]