Did Your Mom Believe Anita?

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Image courtesy of TIME Magazine.
Image courtesy of TIME Magazine.

On October 11th, 22 years ago, tens of millions of Americans watched, mesmerized as writer and Professor Anita Hill bravely testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee about the repeated acts of sexual harassment she suffered while working with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Nominee Clarence Thomas. Thomas would go on to become one of the Supreme Court’s most racially conservative Justices after infamously declaring his dealings with Prof. Hill a “high-tech lynching.”

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Chávez, Salsa and AfroVenezolanos

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AfroVenezuelan group "Eleggua." Photo courtesy of newsamericamedia.org
AfroVenezuelan group “Eleggua.” Photo courtesy of newsamericamedia.org

In honor of AfroLatin@ Heritage Month, I want to pay tribute to two of my great loves: Salsa music and racial justice! Two dynamic personalities empowered a nation of AfroVenezolanos (AfroVenezuelans): Oscar D’León, one of my favorite salseros, and Hugo Chávez, the late president of Venezuela, who died at age 58 in March 2013.

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