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Celia Cruz’s (trans)nationalism

Celia Cruz’s diverse musical repertoire served as a performative locus for the negotiations of both her Cubanness and her broader Latin American identity.

Likewise, her construction of blackness as an Afro-Cuban woman transformed and was transformed by her collaborations with African American musicians and singers, in styles ranging from jazz to hip hop. 87 more words

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Yale professor talks about racial interaction in MU lecture

Elijah Anderson was born to sharecropping parents in Missouri’s Bootheel in the heart of World War II. When his father returned from the war, he moved the family to South Bend, Ind., to avoid more racial tension. 477 more words

The Columbia Daily Tribune

States of Black Studies

The most recent issue of The Black Scholar looks, smells, and sounds like black excellence. Guest edited by Alex G. Weheliye.

“The slave is possession, proved to be property.

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What They Mean When They Call You a ‘Less Classical’ Beauty

Last week saw the hotly anticipated premiere of the new Shonda Rhimes produced drama, How to get Away with Murder. It was a pretty big deal, not just because it meant our girl Shonda – creator of Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal! 228 more words

The Black PEARL Program