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Bill Smith
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Afro-Latino Films for Black History Month and Beyond
  When discussing black history, the subject is too often limited to black Americans as black history can be traced even to places like Russia. There is much more to the black race as it extends through many languages and cultures around the world. Therefor...

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The Root of Latin-American Racism
A black American male got into a friendly conversation with two black women in Oakland, California's Eastmont Town Center. When the subject of race came up, both woman politely asserted their racial and cultural confusion with a pleasant smile stating that ...

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UPDATE: Thinking of Stopping Away from my Beloved Afro-Peruvian Godcchild
My godchild on her 11th birthday The downside of traveling to developing countries like Perú and getting too close to the people is that many will think that you are in the same economic bracket as Donald Trump and will often hit on you for money. I used to...

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Black and Female from the Dominican Republic
Vanity Duran was accepted into Florida A&M University not knowing it was a Historically Black College & University . Once on campus, she was pleased to see a predominately black student body and felt that being black herself she would fit right in. Wrong! H...

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During Trump's Inauguration, I Will Be in a Latino World
A block party I attended while visiting El Carmen, Perú  I am second from the right attending a party in El Carmen, Perú On Friday, January 20, many TV channels will be airing Donald Trump's inauguration. A host of people across the country, including polit...

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PRESUMED CUBAN: African American Tourists Mistaken for Afro Cuban
Arriving at the José Martí Airport in Havana,  Cuba to be processed by immigration  Since my trip to Cuba years back, I heard accounts from other African Americans who visited the island who had a different experience than I when it came to experiencing Cub...

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PRESUMED CUBAN: African American Tourists Mistaken for Afro Cuban
Arriving at the José Martí Airport in Havana,  Cuba to be processed by immigration  Since my trip to Cuba years back, I heard accounts from other African Americans who visited the island and who had a different experience than I when it came to experiencing...

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Blacks and Browns in Harlem Celebrate the Legacy of the Puerto Rican Ally of Black Panther Party
  Schomburg Center for Research and Black Culture on Malcolm X Boulevard in Harlem, NYC Recently, I attended a celebration of the Puerto Rican contribution to the black and brown liberation struggles of the 1960s, which was hosted by the Schomburg Center fo...

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Thinking of Stepping Away From My Beloved Afro-Peruvian Godchild
The main square of El Carmen, Perú I am among the few heterosexual, black males who made it well into adulthood without birthing any children. I don't know about the minuses of this experience, but I am certainly aware of the plusses; no hefty child support...

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It was a black man from the Dominican Republic who first coined the phrase, “Buy Black.” He was also the first to encourage natural hairstyles to express black pride. He was a follower and the successor to Marcus Garvey.
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