Despite the country’s marker as a “racial democracy,” racism and prejudice still persist in Brazil, often violently and with deadly consequences.
In the third installment on Afrobeat in South America, political scientist Simon A. Akindes writes about Newen Afrobeat from Chile’s capital.
A scholar of Black Brazil discusses the past, present, and future of the antiracist movement, in the run up to this year's presidential elections.
In the second of four articles on Afrobeat music in South America, political scientist Simon Akindes writes about the all women and nonbinary Brazilian band, Funmilayo Afrobeat Orquestra.
Where can the left look to inspiration in the wake of defeat? Our first letter from our new deputy editor.
A new exhibit of Jean-Michel Basquiat's life and work explores the influences of his family and the African world on his visual sensibilities and identity.
'Neptune Frost,' written and co-directed by Saul Williams, knows that extraction is everyone’s problem.
The challenge presented by Argentina: What is the best way to deal with global fiscal pressures in a local context of high expectations and public demands?
Lula's challenge in Brazil: To be successful with proposed reforms, he’d need to take back the anti-systemic appeal stolen by the far-right.
Mexico’s president has a mandate for radical change, but this change must be negotiated within a context of limits produced by the neoliberal period itself.
While Chileans have defeated the post-authoritarian neoliberal regime, they face major obstacles on the road to a post-neoliberal social democracy.
Xiomara Castro’s leftist government must create capacity for self-determination in a state vulnerable to US pressure and constructed to serve monopoly capital.
The left's win in Colombia signals that after more than six decades of war, people just want to live with dignity and in peace.
The film 'Congo Oyé,' pulled from the archives of a New York City library a decade ago, explores different interpretations of revolution, Black sovereignty and liberation.
The harrowing execution of Patrick Lyoya, a Congolese refugee in Michigan, and the unfulfilled promise of resettlement in America.
Mexico is fighting to regain sovereignty over its energy future, and African Leftists would do well to look to it for some answers.
A photo essay on Masjid Tajul Huda, a mostly West African mosque in the Bronx, New York.
'We Slaves of Suriname' (1934) was the first study of Dutch colonial rule from the perspectives of the people who resisted it. It is has been published in English for the first time.
On this month's AIAC Radio, Boima celebrates all things basketball, looking at its historical relationships with music and race, then focusing on Africa's biggest names in the sport.
Yunxiang Gao’s new book takes a fresh look at connected lives of African American and Chinese leftist activists, artists and intellectuals after World War II.