News Wire Diaspora, News Wire Latin America

A reply to my cousin: Blacks in Latin America Henry Louis Gates Jr.


A reply to my cousin: Blacks in Latin America Henry Louis Gates Jr.

I think it is the most informative documentary done to date on what Black folks in the Latin world went through. One of the most powerful aspects of this series is the resilence of our People.

I have watched Haiti/DR and Brasil and now Cuba. We are all much closer then we think. ONLY separated by oceans and languages. But the fundementals of family and culture are the same.  Example: Find a video of some Brasilians practicing Capoeria and turn down volume and play it to a Miles Davis or John Coltrane track. It’s the SAME rhythm!! I guarantee it!  Think about this. 35 million Black Americans + 70 million Black Brasilians + millions in Caribbean + millions more in other South, Central American countries + Mexico communicating at once. What a economic and social power house that would be!

Brasil has Capoeria. America has jazz. One in the same. The rhythm

Capoeria meets Miles Davis

Powerful thought…:) Be well cous..

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About artikleblak

Artikleblak is a panoramic color-consciousness of digital media connecting the African Diaspora throughout the world. This world is a massive environment and our images and stories and concerns are spread to sparingly throughout the planet and digital terra. People of color comprise 4/5th of the world's population. Yet we have to Google search and channel surf and scour the event calendars to find ourselves, whether it be a person, place or thing. We should nevermore let oceans, languages, religions, cultures or man-made boundaries partition us. Our humanity is to powerful to remain fragmented, lets make it ONE again. Sincere thanks, Artikleblak

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