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Black in Latin America is a PBS series that examines how Africa and Europe came together to create the rich cultures of Latin America and the Caribbean. Full videos and resources are available, including a lesson plan on Race and Government Policy in Revolutionary Cuba
Salva's Story - Water For South Sudan
Salva Dut was born in a rural village in southwestern Sudan to the Dinka tribe. At 11 years old, the Sudanese Civil War reached his village and separated Salva from his family. He joined thousands of boys, famously known as the "Lost Boys," on their journey by foot to seek safety in refugee camps in Ethiopia and Kenya.
Trevor Noah's Lesson To Young Readers: It's Freeing To Define Yourself On Your Own Terms
Trevor Noah thinks we should all be young readers. The comedian and "Daily Show" host's new book " It's Trevor Noah: Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood" - a young adult adaptation of his 2016 autobiography - isn't watered down for younger bookworms. Noah says besides tweaking some of the language and simplifying some of the stories told in the original, his memoir for young adults is largely the same.
Celia Cruz: Once the Leading Female Afro-Cuban & Salsa Vocalist in the United States | Black Then
1925?-2003 Celia Cruz rose from her musical career in Latin America to become the leading female Afro-Cuban and Salsa vocalist in the United States, becoming a symbol of the spirit of the Cuban expatriate community. Café con Leche Cruz was born Ursula Hilaria Celia de la Caridad Cruz Alfonso in the Santos Suarez district of [...]
OELA Fact Sheet: English Learners Who Are Black
English learners (ELs) are a diverse student population. 223,893, or 4.2%, of K-12 ELs in school year 2017–2018 identified as Black.
Afro-Latino: A deeply rooted identity among U.S. Hispanics
Identity for U.S. Hispanics is multidimensional and multifaceted. For example, many Hispanics tie their identity to their ancestral countries of origin - Mexico, Cuba, Peru or the Dominican Republic. They may also look to their indigenous roots. Among the many ways Hispanics see their identity is their racial background.
Where They Are: The Nation's Small But Growing Population of Black English-Learners
By Corey Mitchell - April 17, 2020 1 min read Remove Save to favorites Save to favorites Print Using data from the 2016-17 school year, the report shows that 25 percent of all black English-learners in the country-roughly 201,000 students in all-are concentrated in nine Northeastern and Midwestern states and the District of Columbia.
Rethinking Identity: Afro-Mexican History
By Michelle Nicola Illustrator: José Agustín Arrieta (1802-1879) "This is the country of my ancestors. It includes the fandango-music that takes Spanish instruments and plays them with African style, songs like 'La Bamba' that trace their way back to slavery and still influence music today, and a Mexican president with both Spanish and African ancestry.
CUNY Research Monograph: Dominican Studies
The Dominican Research Monograph Series, a publication of the CUNY
Dominican Studies Institute, documents scholarly research on the
Dominican experience in the United States, the Dominican Republic,
and other parts of the world. For the most part, the texts published in
the series are the result of research projects sponsored by the CUNY
Dominican Studies Institute
Celebrating the African Roots of Puerto Rico
It's no secret that African influence is everywhere. From cuisine to fashion, dance, art, music and more, our ancestors pretty much helped shape the world's identity. Historically, when Africans were stolen from the Motherland, their practices went with them. During a recent vacation to Puerto Rico, I saw firsthand the unified connections in African and Puerto Rican culture.
Looking beyond the 'typical' English learner: the intersectionality of Black English learners in U.S. public schools
Just as ELs are a heterogeneous group of students, Black ELs reflect the rich diversity of the Black community in the U.S., but their racial identity can often overshadow other intersecting identities and associated academic needs. According to Patriann Smith, associate professor at the University of South Florida, "all racialized students are positioned as inferior in the U.S.
Cognate Glossaries from NYS Language RBERN:
Cognates are words that have a similar spelling, pronunciation, and meaning across two languages. The use of cognates allows English language learners to use their home language as a resource for learning new academic words in English. It is particularly helpful for students who speak Latin-based languages, including French, Haitian Creole and Spanish.
Latino Players Blurred MLB's Color Line Before Robinson's Debut
Our colleagues at NPR's program Latino USA have produced an episode devoted to Latin America's influence on the game of baseball. We present their story of how Latin American players blurred baseball's color line before Jackie Robinson ended segregation in big leagues.
What it means to be Afro-Latino: 'We are diverse in every single possible way'
Amara La Negra, singer, reality show star and rapper, is known for embracing her afro and her Blackness. But despite all her success, there's one battle she's always had to fight: defending her Afro- Latin Blackness.
Black & Bilingual Chronicles Blog
Black & Bilingual's mission is to dispel the stereotype that Black people worldwide are one dimensional. Black people all around the world speak a multitude of languages from French to Spanish, from Twi to Creole. You name it, we speak it! Black & Bilingual aims to give light to this area of the Black diaspora. Additionally, Black & Bilingual strives to encourage Black people to learn a new a language, and/or bring awareness to the diverse diaspora across the world.
Home - Teaching for Black Lives
Black students' minds and bodies are under attack. This is how we fight back. Rooted in the Black Lives Matter movement, this essential guide demonstrates how educators can teach to affirm Black joy, connect curriculum to young people's lives, and highlight the hope and beauty of activism and collective action.