“Upward of 120 million people of African descent live in Latin America today,’’ says Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr., who, even though he is a scholar of African-American history, says he was staggered by the number when he first learned of it.
A polo team from Philadelphia made history in central Virginia on Sunday when they became the first all African-American team to win a national title.
“I think the seven principles of Kwanzaa are the best part. They are essential to any person regardless of racial background and religion and deserve to be celebrated.”
“I wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for the people who came before us,” Samatar said. “We are part of the new African-American community in the state of Minnesota.”
Despite record election achievements by African-Americans in the House, the United States Senate will not have an African-American in its ranks.
Over 600,000 people are expected to attend Philadelphia’s Odunde Festival, one of the country’s largest African-American festivals.
A symposium exploring freedom politics and the African-American experience from the Jim Crow era through the present will be held at Duke University’s John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute (FHI) on Wednesday, April 14.
Africa is not a country, and Africans generally do not live in trees or hunt game with spears. Nor do they all walk around in the nude among lions and zebras.
African immigrants to the United States say cartoonish caricatures and a Western media penchant for reporting on Africa’s disease, hunger and war — rather than the continent’s successes — trivialize their cultures. They complain they have trouble dispelling the stereotypes once they arrive in the States.