Following the assassination of Afro-Brazilian rights activist & politician Marielle Franco in March, the LMC speaks with Professor Jaime Alves about the life, legacy, and the fight against institutionalized racism in Brazil. Jaime Alves is an assistant professor at the College of Staten Island, NY and the author of, “The Anti-Black City: Police Terror & Black Urban Life in Brazil.”
What does it mean to be black & beautiful in Ecuador? How has the rise of Afro-Latinos in Ecuadoran society changed the countries national identity. The LMC asks these questions with Prof Hugo Benavides. He is a professor and the chair of the Anthropology department at Fordham University in the Bronx, NY.
Last June, racist statements by Peruvian commentator Phillip Butters sparked outrage and the urging of more discussion for having more Afro-Latino voices in Peruvian society. The LMC speaks with Afro-Latina activist and poet Shirley Campbell-Barr about the controversy that went viral throughout all of Latin America.