Tag: Afrodescendientes

Solutions to violent extremism must come from within the community

Solutions to violent extremism must come from within the community

noor-2014Mohamud Noor, Executive Director Confederation of Somali Community in Minnesota, discussed recent White House initiatives to address preventing violent extremism being embrace as a viable alternative by our youth. He talked with me Tuesday, February 24 on the Conversations with Al McFarlane Public Policy Broadcast on KFAI, 90.3fm. You can hear the entire interview at kfai.org/archive.

Afro-Latinos come in all colors
Afro Descendientes

Afro-Latinos come in all colors

[caption id="attachment_22918" align="alignleft"]francisca-marrero-cabrera-de-roblesFrancisca Marrero Cabrera de Robles[/caption]In my Puerto Rican household in Brooklyn, New York I was called ‘la prieta’ (dark one). Then I met my prim-hermano (first cousin-male) Mark and realized the range of color within my own family clan.

Roberto Fonts: Courage
Afro Descendientes

Roberto Fonts: Courage

[caption id="attachment_22708" align="alignleft"]image543607-copyRoberto Fonts. Entrepreneur, visionary and innovator.[/caption]It’s been 34 years since Cuba’s mass emigration exodus of the Marielito boatlift.

The more than 125,000 Cubans who boarded the improvised boats to come to the United States were Afro-descendants … Black Cubans. Among them was 22-year-old Roberto Fonts.

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