Black History is Global – Rey Benkos Bioho

Biohó raised as a King in Africa used his leadership skills with other slaves in Colombia and bandeded together to rebel and flee their captors.

Los Africans Y Simon; Luchando Para Independencia

La Vida En Black History continues today as Venezuela struggles with its sovereignty. Their fight today is not unlike their fight 100 + years ago… Afro-Venezuelans have continued to live in deep poverty and subjugation.  This Venezuelan African, prays for peaceful, and productive change. Black-Venezuelans played a decisive role in the struggle for the nation’sContinue reading “Los Africans Y Simon; Luchando Para Independencia”

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!”

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”

La Vida En Black History… Maestra Gloria Rolando

It’s empowering to know who we are, from whom & where we are 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 Cuban filmmaker Gloria Rolando has been an inspiration to me for quite someContinue reading “La Vida En Black History… Maestra Gloria Rolando”

LaVidaEnBlack History Afro-Latinos in Football

It’s important to know who we are, from whom and 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… Posting from the DMV, February 6, 2016 Victor Cruz the salsa dancing wide receiver for the Giants isContinue reading “LaVidaEnBlack History Afro-Latinos in Football”