We understand that as a project, The LatiNegr@s Project is highly visible and connected to institutions that historically have silenced LatiNegr@s as a community and erased LatiNegr@s’ histories. We also understand that as a collective, we are responsible for the information posted on our Tumblr, and for creating a space that is the antithesis of this. We own this privilege and the responsibility that it accompanies.
We promise to promote voices and histories of LatiNegr@s, and build community, through proper citation and actively promoting a wide variety of perspectives by LatiNegr@s from a range of backgrounds—across ability, race, gender, sexual orientation, age, education level, class, language, ethnicity, nationality, and immigration status. We promise swift and direct action when correcting errors in posts or reblogs (i.e. proper citations, language, etc.) and oppressions (i.e. trans/misogyny, ableism, elitism). It will be the responsibility of the moderator and/or lead person that day to make sure this occurs.
Reblogs or individually authored posts from outside The LatiNegr@s Project account do not mean a direct endorsement of a position, point of view, and/or approach by all or any of The LatiNegr@s Project members. A reblog does not mean ownership by LNP of that original content unless explicitly stated in the post. We believe our diversity as a team is one of our strengths and we do not always agree. Those of us who have personal blogs and other Tumblr homes may choose to speak out against/in favor of some of the items reblogged from The LatiNegr@s Project.
We choose to reblog content because it is important to discuss, to be aware of, and to deconstruct, challenge, affirm, and/or praise. We believe reblogs nurture a practice of communal/collective discussions and hearing the various voices of LatiNegr@s worldwide. For example, when we reblog posts that discuss LatiNegr@s (and may not be written by LatiNegr@s) we do so that readers/followers/people can see what is being produced about us and for LatiNegr@s who choose to respond may do so in their own voice and share their own positions and narratives, and be cited properly for those statements.The opinions in response to those pieces do not reflect the collective LNP positions on statements. Often reblogs of additional commentary on an already posted piece are to uphold our policy of sharing perspectives by LatiNegr@s.
We welcome and need feedback from our followers because we are learning together. We ask you to continue to hold us accountable when posts or reblogs are problematic. Private emails (email@example.com) are welcome and the ‘Ask Algo’ box also has an anonymous feature. However you reach out to us, please know we learn from these dialogues and we promise in return to respond, engage, and, when necessary, apologize and retract any statements that cause continued oppression(s) within our communities. We understand asking readers/followers to help with this process may place an undue burden on members of our community who already are marginalized and triggered by our actions. We will be doing our best to check ourselves whenever possible.
This award-winning project started as the formal US focus on Black History Month (February 1-28/9) was upon us. Please know that our goal to celebrate all of the peoples who have influence and history via the African Diasporas. Expanding the inclusively of Blackness is not just during Black History Month but all year round for several of us, self-identified LatiNeg@s, Afr@Latin@s, BlakTin@s, and Afr@-Caribeñ@s.
This site is 365 days a year 24 hours a day 7 days a week! As people who recognize and claim the African heritage and history, we have often been excluded from US History, whether it be Black history, Women's Herstory (March), LGBTQA history, or Latin@ history (September 15-October 15) (to name a few). Join us in honoring and recognizing LatiNegr@s this year during Black, Women, LGBTQA, and Latin@ History Month and year round! We are Black, Latin@ and from all over the world! We REPRESENT!
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The painting is by Jorge Arche, a Cuban painter from Santiago de Cuba who painted "Banistas".
TRIGGER WARNING: This space discusses the lived realities and histories of people who identify as racially Black and ethnically Latin@ all over the world. Posts may reference violence in many forms and topics and discussion may range from ableism to xenophobia to everything in between.