BLACK IN LATIN AMERICA premieres tonight on PBS at 8 p.m.
“Upward of 120 million people of African descent live in Latin America today,’’ says Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr., who, even though he is a scholar of African-American history, says he was staggered by the number when he first learned of it.
First African American Polo Team Wins National Title
A polo team from Philadelphia made history in central Virginia on Sunday when they became the first all African-American team to win a national title.
A New Generation of Multi-Cultural Students Celebrate Kwanzaa
“I think the seven principles of Kwanzaa are the best part. They are essential to any person regardless of racial background and religion and deserve to be celebrated.”
First Somali-American to hold public office in Minnesota
“I wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for the people who came before us,” Samatar said. “We are part of the new African-American community in the state of Minnesota.”
No African Americans elected to U.S. Senate
Despite record election achievements by African-Americans in the House, the United States Senate will not have an African-American in its ranks.
600,000 people expected at Philly’s African American festival
Over 600,000 people are expected to attend Philadelphia’s Odunde Festival, one of the country’s largest African-American festivals.
Duke to host symposium on the African American experience
A symposium exploring freedom politics and the African-American experience from the Jim Crow era through the present will be held at Duke University’s John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute (FHI) on Wednesday, April 14.
Africans vs African Americans
Africa is not a country, and Africans generally do not live in trees or hunt game with spears. Nor do they all walk around in the nude among lions and zebras. African immigrants to the United States say cartoonish caricatures and a Western media penchant for reporting on Africa’s disease, hunger and war — rather than the continent’s successes — trivialize their cultures. They complain they have trouble dispelling the stereotypes once they arrive in the States.