Monthly Archives: May 2011
These whirling women lead rituals during the syncretic Festival of the Divine Holy Spirit, a tradition in the northeastern Brazilian state of Maranhão. They’re here in São Paulo for one week (everything comes here). The elderly lady who opens the … Continue reading
Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates’ PBS series Black in Latin America looks into the African element of Latin American societies and investigates both the accomplishments and disappointments of Afro-Latinos in Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Cuba, Brazil, Mexico, and Peru. In … Continue reading
Dr. Henry Louis Gates, star professor of African-American studies at Harvard University, has just completed a four-part documentary on the African diaspora in Latin America – titled ‘Black in Latin America – that’s currently airing on PBS (last episode, tomorrow … Continue reading
Thanks to Johnica Reed for hipping me to this.
• Everything is so clean. • Everything is so cheap. • There are indeed a few loud, obnoxious American douchebags. Conversely, most Americans are friendly, polite, and helpful. • Products come in too much unnecessary packaging. • The weather couldn’t … Continue reading