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Atlantic Archives: ‘Radio Africa’ – The Rise of Samba

This week we continue our discussion with Lucio Magano, music researcher for Radio Africa, Brazil’s only radio show showcasing African diaspora music.  For music lovers...

Africa’s Pinochet: Former Chad Leader Hissène Habré Dies at 79

Hissène Habré, who ruled Chad from 1982 to 1990, died on Aug. 24 after contracting Covid-19. He was 79. Habré, who was serving a life sentence...

An Unjust and Racist ‘Remain in Mexico’ Policy Is Preserved By the Supreme Court

Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) or "Remain in Mexico" dramatically altered the processing of asylum claims at the U.S. southern border and made it far...

UndocuBlack: Temporary Relief Comes to Somalis in the US

The news coverage of Somalia is continuously gloomy: famine and floods influenced by climate change and natural hazard and a never-ending civil war, public...

The Life and Exile of Marie Vieux-Chauvet, Haitian Novelist

Marie Vieux-Chauvet, author of the long-lost “Amour, Colère et Folie” and other novels, spent much of her life exiled from her native country Haiti...

Mario Bauzá, Pioneer of Afro-Cuban Jazz

Legendary Musician Mario Bauzá, director of the band Afro-Cubans and composer of the 1943 smash hit “Tanga,” blended jazz with Afro-Cuban influence to huge...

Haiti Receives Support From Neighboring Countries in the Aftermath of the Earthquake

Earlier this month, Haiti experienced a devastating earthquake that killed over 2,000 people, leaving many homeless, about 12,000 injured, and more than 300 people...

Atlantic Archives: Radio Africa FM Transmitting From Brazil to the Diaspora

A small three-man team in Salvador, Bahia uses the radio waves to connect Black people throughout the diaspora through the roots and branches of...

What You Should Know About the Haitian Revolution

What began as a massive rebellion against slavery and colonization turned out to be a decade-long war with the onset of the Haitian Revolution....

Jamaican PM Announces Seven Days of Lockdown to Curb Coronavirus

Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness announced seven days of lockdown to help the country curb the country's rising Covid-19 numbers. The Prime Minister announced the...

This Day in History: August 20th

The First Enslaved Africans Brought to Jamestown, Virginia The arrival of the kidnapped Africans in the New World on August 20, 1619, marked the...

Afro-Ukrainian Wrestler Zhan Beleniuk Won Olympic Gold But Can’t Escape Racism

Draped in a Ukrainian flag, Zhan Beleniuk celebrated his gold medal victory by performing the traditional Ukrainian Hopak dance. It was his country’s sole Tokyo Olympic...

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