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Caribbean Life: 'Racism persists in Cuba'

April 21, 2017

Many Afro-Cuban activists say that despite the social advancements made in Cuba in recent years, blacks on the Spanish-speaking Caribbean island still face and battle overt racism.

Afro-Latin American Studies: An Introduction

Cambridge University Press to launch new book series on Afro-Latin American Studies

April 21, 2017

The Afro-Latin American Research Institute at the Hutchins Center for African & African American Research, Harvard University is pleased to announce the new book series Afro-Latin America, to be published by Cambridge University Press, edited by George Reid Andrews (University of Pittsburgh) and Alejandro de la Fuente (Harvard University).

Afro-Cuban Activists

Harvard Gazette: 'Afro-Cuban activists at Harvard'

April 18, 2017

A group of over thirty activists from the Afro-Cuban movement visited Harvard on April 14-15 to attend a gathering sponsored by the Afro-Latin American Research Institute (ALARI), Hutchins Center for African and African American Research. Titled, "The Afro-Cuban Movement: Activism and Research, Accomplishments and Challenges,‚" this event represents the first time that Cuban anti-racist activists—writers, cultural producers, hip hop musicians, filmmakers, popular educators, neighborhood leaders, bloggers, LGTBQ activists, and lawyers—come together to assess the state of the anti-racist...

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"Afrodescendants" Panel

el Nuevo Herald: 'Movimiento afrocubano celebra 2 décadas de lucha contra el racismo en la isla'

April 15, 2017

Más de 30 activistas, escritores, intelectuales, académicos y emprendedores cubanos, en su mayoría afrodescendientes, convergieron en una reunión que calificaron como "histórica‚" en la Universidad de Harvard para celebrar los logros del movimiento afrocubano y trazar una agenda para el trabajo futuro.

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“Aquí Nadie Gana (Nobody Wins Here)” by Juan Roberto Diago

Boston Globe: 'Cuba sí, racism no!'

April 6, 2017

The Afro-Cuban painter Juan Roberto Diago came of age in the 1990s in the midst of a firestorm. The collapse of the Soviet Union devastated Cuban trade and the island's economy suffered a teeth-jarring blow. Famine followed. Social unrest was inevitable.