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Puerto Rico in history, then and now

Puerto Rico’s history always starts with Christopher Columbus’ invasion and colonization of Puerto Rico in 1493. History books treat Puerto Rico as if it did not exist prior to 1493, as if the island was some kind of phantom that magically manifested itself in 1493, without a history. In reality, Puerto Rico (or Borikén as […]

via Native American Heritage in Puerto Rico — Bohemia Borinqueña

The “Lost” legacy of the Indigenous of the Americas’

New exhibition at the Smithsonian Latino Center “explores the legacy of Native peoples in the Greater Antilles and their contemporary heritage movement.” Ranald Woodaman (Smithsonian Voices) reports: We’re forever trying to make sense of history, and especially our place in it. The Caribbean is fraught with especially painful questions around historical narrative that reflect a […]

via Musing Relevance: A Taíno Exhibition Beyond Archaeology, Beyond Columbus — Repeating Islands

Microsoft partners with Black Girls Code to help the organization launch Seattle chapter — TechCrunch

Microsoft has partnered with Black Girls Code, led by Kimberly Bryant, to enable the organization to launch a chapter in Seattle, Microsoft announced on LinkedIn today. Since launching in 2011, Black Girls Code has introduced technology and computer science to young black girls in 13 cities throughout the country. Seattle marks Black Girls Code’s 14th…

via Microsoft partners with Black Girls Code to help the organization launch Seattle chapter — TechCrunch

Examing Race circa 2018

Frantz Fanon’s Corporeal Malediction Revisited (NeMLA 2019) Our thanks to Peter Jordens for bringing this item to our attention. deadline for submissions: September 30, 2018 full name / name of organization: Northeast Modern Language Association contact email: eyalhandelsman@gmail.com NeMLA Annual Convention – Washington D.C. – 21-24 March, 2019 Within Frantz Fanon’s landmark text, Peau Noire, Masques […]

via Frantz Fanon’s Corporeal Malediction Revisited — Repeating Islands