Events

DJ Bembona Found her Afro-Latina Identity Through DJing

We talk to Boricua-Panameña DJ Bembona about finding her identity through DJing.

DIASPORA—DJ Bembona—also known as Xiomara Marie Henry—felt an immediate connection to the Afro-Latino Festival of New York when she first heard about it three years ago. Soon after, the 26-year-old Boricua-Panameña DJ and activist began to spin professionally. In the process, she also began to explore, in-depth, the connection to her Afro-Latina roots.

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Film

This Documentary Takes You Inside the Politics of Blackness in Latin America

The documentary tackles the tension among black and brown people through a series of interviews.

DIASPORAAldo Villegas, known by his stage name Bocafloja, is a rapper, poet, musician and social activist, based in New York city.

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News

Afro-Colombians Are on Strike—Here's Why

Residents of the blackest part of Colombia, the Pacific coast, recently went on strike to protest centuries of neglect at the hands of the central government. But why now?

Afro-Colombians are on strike. To be precise, residents of the blackest part of Colombia, the Pacific coast, recently went on strike to protest centuries of neglect at the hands of the central government. But why now?

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