El Rey Miguel y Su Reina Guiomar

MimiTVA posting from the DMV More on La Vida En Black Venezuela As soon as enslaved Africans arrived in Venezuela, a movement of resistance and rebellion to enslavement was born. Communities of Africans who had freed themselves were immediately formed and WERE also well organized. The first documented insurrection was the rebellion in 1532 inContinue reading “El Rey Miguel y Su Reina Guiomar”

First Black President of Mexico, Vicente Guerrero #BlackHistoryIsGlobal

Today’s La Vida En Black, History Month message is about Vicente Guerrero, Mexico’s first black president, and also Mexican version of Abraham Lincoln. In 1829 Presidente Guerrero issued Mexico’s own abolition of slavery decree (which was the cause a few years later to Texas slave holders seceding from Mexico). Vicente Guerrero was born in theContinue reading “First Black President of Mexico, Vicente Guerrero #BlackHistoryIsGlobal”

Me Gitaron Negra! #BlackHistoryIsGlobal #MimiTVA

La Vida En Black History Month message today goes deep into the heart of Peruvian culture with the Heroine of Black Peru, Victoria Santa Cruz.  Victoria Eugenia Santa Cruz Gamarra was a poet, composer, choreographer, designer, and an exponent of Afro-Peruvian art. The daughter of writer / playwright, Nicomedes Santa Cruz Aparicio and Victoria Gamarra, their family was famous for their excellence in creative pursuitsContinue reading “Me Gitaron Negra! #BlackHistoryIsGlobal #MimiTVA”

Maestro Cheo Feliciano!

It’s important to know who we are, from whom and from where we were formed… by telling the stories ourselves, we see an example of how to live, how to inspire and how to honor our ancestors, Aguanile, Mai, Mai… MimiTVA Posting from the DMV… Cheo Feliciano’s smooth distinctive voice was loved and revered by salsaContinue reading “Maestro Cheo Feliciano!”

Ganga Zumba, Mighty Chief!

It’s important to know who we are, from whom and from where we were formed… by telling the stories ourselves, we see an example of how to live, how to inspire and how to honor our ancestors, Aguanile, Mai, Mai… MimiTVA Posting from the DMV, in Black History Month Ganga Zumba was the leader of anContinue reading “Ganga Zumba, Mighty Chief!”

La Lupe!

It’s important to know who we are, from whom and from where we were formed… by telling the stories ourselves, we see an example of how to live, how to inspire and how to honor our ancestors, Aguanile, Mai, Mai… MimiTVA Posting from the DMV, Friday February 9, 2018 La Lupe La Lupe was born inContinue reading “La Lupe!”

The Warrior Village turned Nation… Quilombo de Palmares

It’s important to know who we are, from whom and from where we were formed… by telling the stories ourselves, we see an example of how to live, how to inspire and how to honor our ancestors, Aguanile, Mai, Mai.. MimiTVA Posting from the DMV, Thursday, February 8, 2018 African people’s fight for freedom throughout theContinue reading “The Warrior Village turned Nation… Quilombo de Palmares”

Jaime Hurtado González; Ill Fated Afro-Ecuadorian

Jaime Hurtado González (1937-1999) Politician, Activist, Social Justice champion,  Jaime Hurtado González was the first black man to run for president of the Republic of Ecuador. Known as the the voice of the people González was a strong advocate of the disenfranchised groups of color within Ecuador. As an elected congressman in 1999 he was running for President with a strongContinue reading “Jaime Hurtado González; Ill Fated Afro-Ecuadorian”