Miriam Jimenez Roman, Executive Director of the AfroLatin@forum: stated "We are not in competition with the African-American community. They have been at the vanguard, in terms of assuring civil rights in this country. And for that reason, all of the privileges that we have as Latin@s in this country owe so much to the African-American struggle.” Read more here.
In 2001, a Black Argentine woman attempted to board a plane to Panamá when immigration officials denied her boarding because they did not believe her passport was real. These officers, her own countrymen, told her that her Argentine passport couldn't be hers because she is Black. These immigration officers are not alone. Many Argentines have been quoted as saying, no hay negros en Argentina (there are no blacks in Argentina). I, like so many others, not only believed this to be true, but are clueless to the fact that the famous Argentine Tango music and dance had its beginnings in Afro-Argentine barrios (ghettos). Read more here.
Black experience is unvelied through a journey. Five part series from the Miami Herald.
The frustrating ironies of being Afro-Latina hit Yuly Marshall with stunning regularity: At work at a Miami hospital, Hispanic patients of the Cuban-born radiology technician usually assume she’s African American, asking her, “Where did you learn to speak Spanish like that?” and expressing shock—even skepticism—that she’s really Latina. Read more here.
Many young Afro Latin@s are dealing with a world where they are often supposed to side with one ethnic group based on how they look. Read More Here.
March 30, 2012 - In February, Latina magazine listed “6 Afro-Latinas Who Are Changing the World.” Naturally, Miriam Jiménez Román was second on the list. Read more here.
El Nuevo Dia - 06-24-2010 03:26 PM
Nos odiamos a nosotros mismos. Si te odias, ¿cómo puedes luchar contra la injusticia? Ni siquiera la reconoces”. Lee mas aqui.
By Miriam Jiménez Román - Black people in Mexico? The looks of amazement and disbelief on the faces of first-time viewers of Tony Gleaton's photographs are eloquent testimony to the significance of these images. Particularly to those who have little or no knowledge about societies beyond the borders of the United States, these photographs are a revelation. Read more here.
Academic study and lived experience converged last night at the Afro−Latin@ Roundtable Forum, where an assembly of over 50 students, faculty and visiting speakers participated in a dialogue about the Afro−Latin@experience in the United States. Read more here.
As an AfroLatin@ New York City turns into Arizona at night because of Stop-and-Frisk Laws and my "undocumented" fears in case of an arrest. Read more here.
Can a person be both Black and Latino? In the United States, it’s perceived that you’re either one or the other. Typically, the distinction is whether you speak Spanish or not. Read more here.
Black Enterprise - 11/21/2009
A discussion on the relationship between Blacks & Latinos with panelists David Lamb, playwright; Maylene Garcia, experienced family racism, and Miriam Jimenez Roman, Director, afro-latin@ forum. Click here to see it.
by Miriam Jiménez Román - For much of the 20th century, a common sight in front of public and White-owned spaces were signs that read, “No niggers, no spics, no dogs allowed.” The struggle against racial discrimination created a common bond between African Americans and Latinos and other disenfranchised groups. Read more here.
Flores frames his work around this presence and the complex issue of race and racism in the Americas. Read more here.