cynicalidealism:

The indigenous Yaqui (meaning “one who speaks loudly”) or yoreme (“the true people”) are fighting the dispossession of their waters, the Yaqui River.
 Mexico: The Yaqui Tribe Defend their Right to Water 

cynicalidealism:

The indigenous Yaqui (meaning “one who speaks loudly”) or yoreme (“the true people”) are fighting the dispossession of their waters, the Yaqui River.

 Mexico: The Yaqui Tribe Defend their Right to Water 

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Anonymous said: Do Argentines count as latinos? I have a few friends from there and they're all white

some latinx from various countries are racially white. there’s lots of immigration to/from argentina from europe (and other neighboring countries). just as many latinx from other countries are racially black or identify as indigenous etc. in short, argentines are, ethnically, considered latinx in the us as the term includes those from cental and south america, mexico, spanish-speaking caribbean. (its a whole other story to talk about folks from fr. guiana, guyana, suriname, etc. who are geographically located in south america).

the term ‘latinx’ is problematic in numerous ways for various people. at the end of the day, if folks from argentina do not want to identify as latinx and choose to identify only as racially white that’s on them. we are not interested in policing identity, instead increasing representation of afrxlatinxs worldwide.

i think its pretty standard for folks from specific ethnic groups to identify with that ethnic/cultural group first before any “latinx” term. ‘latinx’ is used as an ethnic identifier to lump us together based on geography, history of colonization, and language (to name a few).

since our focus is on afrxlatinx’s keep in mind, no matter how much some argentines want to erase afrxargentinxs they do exist. here is a list (not complete as there are no women) of some throughout history, the trans-atlantic slave trade DID indeed stop in buenos aries.

what do our argentine followers think? what do others think? this is very much a “standard” response, but doesnt mean it’s right.

bianca

AfrxLatinx Sexuality Needs & Pleasure Twitter Chat featuring @bad_dominicana @thee_cindy_lee @theskylercruz @latinosexuality 
Thursday October 23, 2014
1pm-2pm EST
#LatiNegrxSex
Hosted by The LatiNegr@s Project @TheLatiNegrxs & The Women of Color Sexual Health Network @wocshn
Have a question for our panelists? Submit them here and we will answer them! This twitter chat will be posted on storify for those of you not able to join during 1pm-2pm EST.

AfrxLatinx Sexuality Needs & Pleasure Twitter Chat featuring @bad_dominicana @thee_cindy_lee @theskylercruz @latinosexuality

Thursday October 23, 2014

1pm-2pm EST

#LatiNegrxSex

Hosted by The LatiNegr@s Project @TheLatiNegrxs & The Women of Color Sexual Health Network @wocshn

Have a question for our panelists? Submit them here and we will answer them! This twitter chat will be posted on storify for those of you not able to join during 1pm-2pm EST.

Top Tips for Studying Abroad as White Person with POCs:

Put away your white sensibilities

Unlike you, POC’s very much DO see color and they will say awfully reverse-racist things such as “Wow, white people are so weird,” and “I literally can’t tell these white girls apart.”  This reverse-racism is VERY REAL and will totally make you feel (rightly) offended. While White People can’t (by definition) be discriminated against (because, you know, power structures), your white tears are REAL.

They might not know what “Summering” is

For some reason, POCs don’t take lavish vacations to sky lodges and Southern Europe during the mid-Fall slump and the long summer months. This is probably because they love complaining and HATE relaxing. While you can certainly talk about your summer vacay with your other White friends, POCs will most likely NOT get it and will shout “meh, why can’t I have that.” Answer: you hate fun. No other reason. Stop whining. #Ugh.

White privilege will follow you wherever you go!

As an American White student, people will treat you differently. This might manifest itself in assuming you’re rich or even thinking you’re just another annoying tourist. While the first one might be true, you know that you are totally not JUST another tourist – you came here to be ONE with the people and will definitely understand their lives completely. Go ahead and start wearing that headscarf and those funny looking pants – you’ll fit right in!

Don’t worry, you’re the majority!

Regardless of program or country, you will statistically be the majority group - which is great news for you! These tips can therefore be totally dismissed, as making POCs uncomfortable is just another by-product of some harmless White Girl Fun. Throw caution to the wind and mix with the “locals.” They love being called “locals.”  Talk about how much money you have or how totally hard it is to be a blonde gal in a POC world. Not only is this acceptable, it will be totally encouraged by your white comrades.

- Anna Rodriguez (prettyriskyfemme.tumblr.com)

latinageek:

Beautiful Afrolatinas on your TV and movie screens.
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latinageek:

Beautiful Afrolatinas on your TV and movie screens.

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darkskinnedblackbeauty:

www.baldgyrlmemoirs.com
mediadiversified:

Brazil’s new primetime show “Sex and the Niggaz” serves the white gaze
by Blogueiras Negras
TV Channel Globo, one of the largest television networks in Brazil, is broadcasting a series called “Sexo e as Nega”. The series is an adaptation of Sex and the City, but this time with four Black actresses. The series has been written by the famous White actor, writer and producer Miguel Fallabella.
The very title of the series is itself hugely problematic, not only because race is the primary signifier of the women, but also because the terms are full of racist and gendered connotations, such as the venacular Brazilian expression “I’m not your niggaz “. In racist discourses, Black women are those who work for sex, while the white woman is the woman who is worthy of romantic love, kindness and respect. These same dualities are repeated in “Sexo e as Nega”, where the main character is a white woman who seeks love, while the black women live only for sex, which reminds us of another Brazilian expression which also has its roots in slavery and has remained practically unchanged – “White women are for marriage, mulatas are for fucking and black women are for work”.
View more: http://mediadiversified.org/2014/10/18/brazils-new-primetime-show-sex-and-the-niggaz-serves-the-white-gaze/

mediadiversified:

Brazil’s new primetime show “Sex and the Niggaz” serves the white gaze

by Blogueiras Negras

TV Channel Globo, one of the largest television networks in Brazil, is broadcasting a series called “Sexo e as Nega”. The series is an adaptation of Sex and the City, but this time with four Black actresses. The series has been written by the famous White actor, writer and producer Miguel Fallabella.

The very title of the series is itself hugely problematic, not only because race is the primary signifier of the women, but also because the terms are full of racist and gendered connotations, such as the venacular Brazilian expression “I’m not your niggaz “. In racist discourses, Black women are those who work for sex, while the white woman is the woman who is worthy of romantic love, kindness and respect. These same dualities are repeated in “Sexo e as Nega”, where the main character is a white woman who seeks love, while the black women live only for sex, which reminds us of another Brazilian expression which also has its roots in slavery and has remained practically unchanged – “White women are for marriage, mulatas are for fucking and black women are for work”.

View more: http://mediadiversified.org/2014/10/18/brazils-new-primetime-show-sex-and-the-niggaz-serves-the-white-gaze/

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fckyeahprettyafricans:

In Ghana we say no
Ghanaian celebs against skin bleaching 
Actress and TV personality, Ama K Abebrese earlier this year, kicked off a campaign to fight against skin bleaching and skin toning. The initiative has now reached its peak with billboards popping up in Accra and Kumasi to send across her message.
With the help of Hamamat, winner of Miss Malaika Ghana 2012, Actress Nana Ama Mcbrown and actress/singer Paulina Oduro, Ama K is taking her spreading her campaign wide and across all media. Her choice of Nana Ama McBrown, and Pauline Oduro, clearly sends the message that the campaign is not against light skin but a message for women in particular to love their skin, no matter the shade or tone!
Ama K posted on her Instagram: “Some of the billboards of ‘Say NO to skin bleaching/skin toning’ campaign are out on the streets of Accra and Kumasi. #Ghana. Have you spotted any of them? Tell us where. #ilovemynaturalskintone”
Hamamat is a former beauty queen and model. She was crowned Miss Malaika Ghana in 2006. She is an advocate to the ‘Say NO to skin bleaching/skin toning’ campaign. Her natural skintone can be described as dark/chocolate and she says ‘I Love my Natural Skintone’. #saynotoskinbleaching
Nana Ama McBrown is a multiple award winning celebrated Ghanaian actress. She is an advocate for the ‘Say NO to skin bleaching/toning campaign. Her natural skintone can be described as caramel. She says; ‘I Love my Natural Skintone’. #saynotoskinbleaching
Paulina Oduro aka ‘Aunty Paulina’ is a singer, actress and TV personality with over 30 years experience in the entertainment industry. She is mixed raced and she is an advocate for the ‘Say No to skin bleaching/skin toning #campaign. Her natural skin tone can be described as caramel and she says ‘I Love my natural skin tone’. #saynotoskinbleaching
‘I Love my Natural Skintone’. Say NO to skin bleaching/skin toning campaign. #saynotoskinbleaching Loving the skin I’m in. Loving my dark skin, embracing the beautiful chocolate hue that God blessed me with. He made no mistakes with my skin. My black is indeed beautiful. Join the campaign and upload your pictures and tag ‘I love my natural skintone’ and share your views, let’s go

fckyeahprettyafricans:

In Ghana we say no

Ghanaian celebs against skin bleaching 

Actress and TV personality, Ama K Abebrese earlier this year, kicked off a campaign to fight against skin bleaching and skin toning. The initiative has now reached its peak with billboards popping up in Accra and Kumasi to send across her message.

With the help of Hamamat, winner of Miss Malaika Ghana 2012, Actress Nana Ama Mcbrown and actress/singer Paulina Oduro, Ama K is taking her spreading her campaign wide and across all media. Her choice of Nana Ama McBrown, and Pauline Oduro, clearly sends the message that the campaign is not against light skin but a message for women in particular to love their skin, no matter the shade or tone!

Ama K posted on her Instagram: “Some of the billboards of ‘Say NO to skin bleaching/skin toning’ campaign are out on the streets of Accra and Kumasi. #Ghana. Have you spotted any of them? Tell us where. #ilovemynaturalskintone”


Hamamat is a former beauty queen and model. She was crowned Miss Malaika Ghana in 2006. She is an advocate to the ‘Say NO to skin bleaching/skin toning’ campaign. Her natural skintone can be described as dark/chocolate and she says ‘I Love my Natural Skintone’. #saynotoskinbleaching


Nana Ama McBrown is a multiple award winning celebrated Ghanaian actress. She is an advocate for the ‘Say NO to skin bleaching/toning campaign. Her natural skintone can be described as caramel. She says; ‘I Love my Natural Skintone’. #saynotoskinbleaching

Paulina Oduro aka ‘Aunty Paulina’ is a singer, actress and TV personality with over 30 years experience in the entertainment industry. She is mixed raced and she is an advocate for the ‘Say No to skin bleaching/skin toning #campaign. Her natural skin tone can be described as caramel and she says ‘I Love my natural skin tone’. #saynotoskinbleaching


‘I Love my Natural Skintone’. Say NO to skin bleaching/skin toning campaign. #saynotoskinbleaching Loving the skin I’m in. Loving my dark skin, embracing the beautiful chocolate hue that God blessed me with. He made no mistakes with my skin. My black is indeed beautiful. Join the campaign and upload your pictures and tag ‘I love my natural skintone’ and share your views, let’s go

(via darkskinnedblackbeauty)

gelopanda:

lati-negros:

Have y’all heard about this afrolatino conference happening in NY this weekend (thursday thru saturday)? Unfortunately, they are charging tho. Just wanted to spread the word just in case!

____

yes! we are seeing if anyone from our team may be able to attend, but yes charging is a challenge when folks dont have the funds to attend, especially when they have lots of foundation support!

Peace!

bi

I am going!
Fee is reduced for CUNY students/ faculty but still not free (unless you attend the CUNY Grad Center where the conference will be hosted on friday)

Please let me know if anyone else is interested in attending!

would you be interested in live tweeting and then us storifying your tweets perhaps? i dont think daniel or i will make it (we are the only 2 in nyc everyone else is all over the globe!). Get in contact with bi if you are! thanks!

Have y’all heard about this afrolatino conference happening in NY this weekend (thursday thru saturday)? Unfortunately, they are charging tho. Just wanted to spread the word just in case!

____

yes! we are seeing if anyone from our team may be able to attend, but yes charging is a challenge when folks dont have the funds to attend, especially when they have lots of foundation support!

Peace!

bi