Category Archives: Black Americans

Fly Favorites: April 2012

São Paulo hip-hop star Criolo goes from hood to high-life as Brazilian rap creeps into the mainstream. As Chris Guillebeau heads down the home stretch of his hit-every-country-in-the-world, he gives pointers on how to go everywhere. Members of Nigeria’s Igbo, … Continue reading

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How to Unintentionally Become an Oktoberfest Legend

I met the indomitable Nicole of Nicole is the New Black a couple weeks ago in Berlin. The girl’s got humor, moxie, and a phat-ass crib in what used to be West Berlin. As Oktoberfest draws near, Nicole decided to … Continue reading

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Repost: Fly Brother Podcast – Peace, Love & Black History

Originally posted one year and three days ago. Season 1, Episode 2: Peace, Love & Black History February 1, 2010 (39:22) “Black Thunder” by Paul Colin In this episode of the Fly Brother Podcast: Celebrating Black History Month with Black … Continue reading

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Repost: Black Like Me, in honor of Brazil’s Black Consciousness Day (20 Nov)

I originally posted this essay in May of 2009, as I was wrapping up my fourth year in Colombia, specifically in the Caribbean port city of Barranquilla. I now live in Brazil, a country with half of its 190 million … Continue reading

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A Showman Dies: Dr. William P. Foster, 1919-2010

On Saturday, revolutionary band director and musician, Dr. William P. Foster, died at a nursing home in Tallahassee at age 90.  During his 53-year tenure at Florida A&M University, Dr. Foster permanently changed the look, feel, and sound of college … Continue reading

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Black Like Me

Warning: this post is long and political. But I majored in political science, and some folk might not like what I have to say. Tough. Day before yesterday, I posted this as my status on Facebook:Acabo de caminar del gimnasio. … Continue reading

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Fly Original: James Weldon Johnson

Black History Month ended on February 28th, and though it wasn’t mentioned much on Fly Brother, all month long, my ninth-grade world history students had to present an African-American hero to their class for a test grade. One of these … Continue reading

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