How do we tackle the difficult issue of extremism and disinformation within the Cuban-American community in Florida without sounding prejudicial in the process? The LMC spend the hour tackling this issue by speaking with freelance writer Arturo Dominguez on his extensive research into disinformation within the Latino community while also dispelling the stigma that plagues Cuban-Americans as extremist.
On a special music episode of the LMC, host Oscar Fernandez spends the hour with freelance writer and ethnomusicologist Felipe Maia to pay homage to Afro-Brazilian samba legend Elza Soares and how she overcame poverty, domestic abuse, sexism, and institutional racism in Brazil’s music industry.
Longtime Garifuna activist Jose Francisco Avila spends the hour with the LMC to discuss both his personal search for identity and the development of New York’s Garifuna community. Avila is also the author of, “Pan-Garifuna Afro Latino. Power of Pride: My Quest for Racial, Ancestral, Ethnic & Cultural Identity.”