Hernan Carvente at the 2015 Vera Gala: lati-negros: Hernan Carvente works as a Policy Analyst at the Vera Institute of Justice in NYC and discusses being a young man of color with an incarceration history.
ynannarising: The Afrolatino Festival NYC is a multi-day event celebrating the contributions of Afrolatinos through networking, cultural exchange, artistic showcases, culinary presentations, and education. It serves as an important opportunity for organizations working within Afrolatino communities to raise social awareness and highlight their work. Our miss
npr: skunkbear: When the price of gold skyrocketed, illegal miners flooded into the Peru’s Amazon basin, eager to find even the tiniest bits of the precious metal. Trees and villagers have paid a price.Here’s a great piece by NPR’s Jason Beaubien focusing on the toxic levels of mercury the miners use. Worth a listen! Your Sunday newsy read/listen. -Emily