North Carolina joins the celebration of independence from Mexico in the month of September. North Carolina, a state that values the cultural diversity and heritage of its residents, has taken a significant step by proclaiming the month of September 2023 as Mexican Independence Month. This proclamation, made by Governor Roy Cooper, highlights the importance of honoring and celebrating the rich Mexican culture and its fight for independence.
After launching our Were You Listening? series, with two emotionally heavy songs, “Raza” which was inspired by the killing of George Floyd by a police officer, and “Bemba Colorá” which contains a joyfully packaged exposition of racist attitudes, we wanted something a little more uplifting.
International Women's Day is an opportunity to recognize and celebrate the contribution that women have made around the world. From fighting for civil and political rights to advocating for gender equality in the workplace, women have played a pivotal role in history and in today's society. Although there is still much to do to achieve gender equality, International Women's Day is a reminder that together we can work to create a more just and equal world for all.
In our previous article, we shared about our work in the Were You Listening? series in which we translate and contextualize songs that talk about blackness in the Americas, both the beauty and the pride but also the perils. We will be devoting the following few columns to share about the work we have done in this area. We start this journey with the song Raza by Alexander Abreu and Havana D’Primera.
Born in Mexico in 1996 L. Oliver Pratt is a Mexican fine artist with 8 years of experience in figurative sculpture in various media and techniques.
Interested from an early age in Art. The discovery of clay and plasticine led...
Two specific dates are recorded in the enclosure that keeps his home (1928-2023), this data allows us to calculate the years lived, far from being able to glimpse the planting and harvest that was taking place over more than nine decades of existence. .
I have great news to share with you! Our children's book, Lupita y la Magia de México, is being turned into a community play through a partnership with Revista Latina NC. Our play will be part of the Cultural Festival, Children's Day at the Raleigh Little Theater in the open air on April 30.
Do you like music? What does it mean to you? Represents? What feelings does it evoke?
In the answers lie the reasons why the series Were You Listening? of the Mix(ed)tape Podcast was created. In this series we explore blackness in the songs we love. We translate and contextualize mainly Afro-Latin songs that talk about blackness in the Americas, beauty and pride, but also pain and hardship.
In a song by Jennifer Lopez (JLo) and Maluma, released in 2020, JLo refers to herself as “tu negrita del Bronx.” "Little black girl from the Bronx". In fact, the initial title of the song, which turned out to be titled “Lonely”, was going to be “Tu Negrita Del Bronx.” As a result of this, Lonely created a mixed reaction after being released. JLo expressed on Twitter that it is well known that she is a Puerto Rican from the Bronx, and that she has never tried to hide that to take advantage. While some critics considered what was said in the song as cultural appropriation and an offense against black women, others claimed that the term "negrita" is not only translated as an association with skin color, but also as a term of endearment that all the world uses.
(Title inspired by the song La Negra Tiene Tumbao, by Celia Cruz)
When people think about racism, they often associate it with microaggressions, police brutality, name calling. The list goes on. While these are very real ways racism is manifested...
North Carolina, September 28, 2023.- Today, El Centro Hispano had the honor of hosting United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai for an important discussion with Latino leadership in the North Carolina Triangle area. . Ambassador Tai is a distinguished member of President Joe Biden's Cabinet and serves as a senior trade advisor, negotiator, and spokesperson for U.S. trade policy.