Seattle: Dance United White Party Cruise

Get excited to ‘Cruise Around The World’ dressed in white to signify peace, safety & goodness. ༺༻ Tickets: Previous Event Recap: ༺༻ Welcome to those who are new to our events, you couldn’t have picked a better one to start with. A heartfelt thank you to everyone who has supported Bollywood-Bhangra focused Jai […]
Sep 14, 2018

“Tides of Change” brings Afro-Brazilian spirituality to Fremont Solstice Parade

Yemonja is a central figure in the Seattle Women's Steel Pan Project's "Tides of Change," a performance that also speaks to the health of the oceans today.
Jun 14, 2018

Afro-Mexicans still struggle for recognition in Mexico

The cultural, economic and social contributions of Africans and their descendants in Mexico have gone unappreciated.
Jun 22, 2016
Azeb is coerced onto the dance floor by a man named Victor at the Veracruz Zocalo. (Photo by Reagan Jackson)

Black visibility in Mexico and the U.S.

In Mexico, everyone stared at our dark skin and wanted to take our photo. But it was a welcome break from the way we’re viewed as black people in the U.S.
Aug 13, 2015

Seattle organization MÁS raises visibility of Afro-Latino heritage

Movimiento Afrolatino Seattle aims to empower people with Afro-Latino heritage—often made invisible in the broader community—through art.
Jul 20, 2015
Olmec heads on display at the Anthropology Museum in Veracruz are often referenced as evidence of a pre-Columbian connection between Africa and Mexico because of their African features, but most anthropologists dismiss the connection. (Photo by Reagan Jackson)

Explorations in Blackness: Where are all the Afro Mexicans?

What do Kid Cudi, Lupita Nyong'o and Stacy Dash have in common? They all identify as Afro-Mexican. But as columnist Reagan Jackson discovered, finding people who identify that way in Mexico isn't so easy.
Aug 7, 2014