http://bad-dominicana.tumblr.com/post/47581223625/the-connections-between-the-african-american-big
http://bad-dominicana.tumblr.com/post/47581223625/the-connections-between-the-african-american-big

bad-dominicana:

the connections between the african american big band era and the cuban orchestra era are not explored as fully as they should be either …how shit kept getting carried back and forth. or why funk and soul ended up so salsa influenced, and salsa, so jazz influenced. 

the ways we have dialogued in the diaspora have been largely erased. 

ABC Backs Another Black Woman-Led Drama With Janine Sherman Barrois' 'Cold Blood'
ABC Backs Another Black Woman-Led Drama With Janine Sherman Barrois' 'Cold Blood'

"Criminal Minds" Executive Producer Janine Sherman Barrois has sold medical drama “Cold Blood” to ABC. Described as “‘The Firm’ in a medical setting,” the show puts a conspiracy thriller spin on the genre and tells the story of Dr. Cara West, a new attending who uncovers the shady dealings of an elite team of doctors at the prestigious New York Memorial Hospital.

"Cold Blood" joins a slate of new projects in ABC’s apparent push for diversity, including John Ridley’s "American Crime," Kenya Barris’ "Black-ish," and Shonda Rhimes’ "How To Get Away With Murder." 

Along with Rhimes’ “Murder” and “Scandal,” it would also be the third ABC project to star a black woman lead. And with the show’s New York location and its focus on the business of medicine, we can only expect that culturally relevant themes - like universal healthcare, preventative care, and the impact of HIV/AIDS on communities of color - may be discussed as well. 

Afromexicans are barely even recognized by their own gov.
Afromexicans are barely even recognized by their own gov.

astreiana:

bellsnif:

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Afromexicans are barely even recognized by their own gov. They just decided to include them in the Mexican census in 1992. 1992. Don’t tell me erasure of afromexicans and over representation of white/mestizos  isn’t racist

Also, remember where we got our salsa/ tango/ samba from.

People think that Brazilian culture is mostly ‘Portuguese’ but samba most of the things Brazil is known for was actually from Angola/Africa, e.g.

  • Semba "Semba is very much alive and popular in Angola today as it was long before that country’s independence from the Portuguese colonial system on November 11, 1975.”
  • Semba v Samba "…and with its roots Africa via the West African slave trade and African religious traditions, particularly Angola and the Congo."