Amber Musser, May 6 @6PM!

We can’t wait!  You can register here for this fun conversation on May 6 at 6PM.  You can also read Dr. Musser’s essay, “Surface-becoming: Lyle Ashton Harris and brown jouissance”  from Women and Performance 28: 1 (2018).    

Black Economic Empowerment

There’s no question that Black people in the United States face historical and institutional barriers to financial health, wellness, and empowerment on par with white Americans. In its records, the U.S. Federal Reserve has been tracking inequalities between Black and white wealth.  It claims the disparities in building wealth can be seen in a variety…

“Puerto Rico en mi Corazón,” Poetics of Care and Dissent

Edited by Carina del Valle Schorske, Ricardo Maldonado, Erica Mena, and  Raquel Salas Rivera, the poetry anthology Puerto Rico en mi corazón is a complex project of networking, printmaking, translation, and climate justice activism that goes beyond the actual book. The collection embodies feminist and queer poetics of care, diasporic communion and intimacy, decolonial politics, and…

Caribbean Pride, Caribbean Food!

BLS Professor Regina Bernard recently spoke with Michelle and Suzzane Rousseau, cook book authors and owners of SummerHouse restaurant in Kingston, Jamaica.  In honor of Caribbean Heritage Month, they spoke with Alumni about the rich variation  of Caribbean foodways, they shared stories about foods from Jamaica, Guyana, Trinidad, and New York.  And we all celebrated…

Caribbean Historical Fictions Written by BLS Students

Introduction by Professor Rojo Robles The following stories are historical fiction created by students of my course LTS/BLS/LACS 4902 Latin America and the Caribbean: Cultures and Societies. In the class and in the assignment the students were surveying key points in the history and culture of Africa, the Caribbean, and Latin America until the 19th…

“In Inhale” by Professor Regina Bernard

Y’all might recall Professor Regina Bernard’s powerful essay, “Why We Can’t Breathe,” about George Floyd’s murder.  Here’s a recent essay, “In Inhale,” about Derek Chauvin’s murder conviction.  Both were published in  433. “In Inhale” by Regina Bernard-Carreno “I sit in the same room where last year, on my little TV, I watched the murder of…