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.

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”

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”

La Vida En Black… Fernando Velasco

By MimiTVA posting from the DMV, Super Bowl Sunday February 4, 2018 Today as we watch the Super Bowl lets think the son of a Colombian man who played for the Carolina Panther’s in Super Bowl numero 50. Velasco’s work ethic is a lesson instilled by his grandfather. Velasco credits this work ethic to have been inContinue reading “La Vida En Black… Fernando Velasco”

LaVidaEnBlack History Month 

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 1, 2016 MimiTVA commits to post about different Afro-Descendants throughout Black HistoryContinue reading “LaVidaEnBlack History Month “

Chilean Encomiendas, like 40 Acres and a Mule…

#BlackHistoryIsGlobal Todays La Vida En Black History Month Message comes from deep in South America. Chile’s first Afro-descendants were brought as slaves and soldiers in 1536, with the explorer Diego de Almagro. The African Slaves worked in farming and agriculture, mined gold and worked on construction projects. The quality of the slaves’ lives was soContinue reading “Chilean Encomiendas, like 40 Acres and a Mule…”