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Radio Caña Negra

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We talk, share, laugh, heal, learn about issues related to Black people from Latin America.
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Season 1: EP. 15: BITCH, STAND UP! Pt 2 of the Complexities of Age & Aging -

Radio Caña NegraApr 14, 2021

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Season 2: EP. 19 - (Part 1) Latines Building Platforms of Solidarity on AntiBlackness--So What Are You Going to do About it?

Season 2: EP. 19 - (Part 1) Latines Building Platforms of Solidarity on AntiBlackness--So What Are You Going to do About it?

Platforms of solidarity built on antiblackness, flimsy "people of color" terminologies, all at the expense of Black people. Nury Martinez, Kevin de Leon, Gil Cedillo and Rob Herrera said nothing new, it was just recorded this time. We share our takes on taking actual material responsibility and accountability. Stay tuned for part two, next week.  Follow us: Radio Caña Negra Instagram Radio Caña Negra Twitter Radio Caña Negra Facebook
Oct 11, 202240:21
Season 1: EP. 18: "Vaxed, Waxed & Unmasked:" On COVID, Cleanliness and our preference on the Company of Women

Season 1: EP. 18: "Vaxed, Waxed & Unmasked:" On COVID, Cleanliness and our preference on the Company of Women

We discuss the societal climates of non-masked Northerners versus the masked norm elsewhere, in Panama specifically, hygiene and cleaning habits and Janvieve's experiences traveling on the continent of Africa and "tamales of dirt."
May 31, 202122:14
Season 1: EP. 17: "YOU'VE BEEN ANTI-BLACKED" - Black History Months in Latin America

Season 1: EP. 17: "YOU'VE BEEN ANTI-BLACKED" - Black History Months in Latin America

We chat about May being "mes de la Etnia Negra" in Panama (and also in Colombia and Venezuela). We know, we know... Black is not an ethnicity, yet the month has been misnomered and we can hold multiple truths at once... the importance of these months AND the fact that nonBlack folks in Latin America WILL show up in Blackface during these "celebratory" Black history and futures months. We share our real-life, fear-inducing antiblack experiences in Guatemala, Panama and others. 
May 27, 202133:41
Season 1: EP. 16: Hood Economics, Bleeding thighs, Pregnancy Woes, and how Hoe sh*t Saved As All!

Season 1: EP. 16: Hood Economics, Bleeding thighs, Pregnancy Woes, and how Hoe sh*t Saved As All!

We talk about communal economic structures, hoe sh*t as praxis as Evelyn describes her mother being a seamstress and her most loyal and easy to work with customer base being sex workers. Dash is left gagged and speechless as Janvieve and Evelyn describe the changes their bodies went through before and after pregnancy and birthing. And we all agree, at no point would we ever miss a meal. Anxiety, depression or not. 
May 27, 202125:26
Season 1: EP. 15: BITCH, STAND UP! Pt 2 of the Complexities of Age & Aging -

Season 1: EP. 15: BITCH, STAND UP! Pt 2 of the Complexities of Age & Aging -

When you're going through shit, it's legit! Ev reminds us while also inviting us to plant yourself and swim because you already have what you need to build the life that you want. And don't ever forget to celebrate your wins and victories! 
Apr 14, 202118:32
Season 1: EP. 14: Who Do You Want to Reproduce with? And the Complexities of Age & Aging - Pt 1

Season 1: EP. 14: Who Do You Want to Reproduce with? And the Complexities of Age & Aging - Pt 1

"Geriatric" pregnancies, starving alone, "grandkids money" and mastering life's stages. Join the macheteras as we discuss intentional family planning, birthing over age 35, powerfully parenting and our relationships with aging. Enjoy an excerpt from AfroColombian poet, Mary Grueso, "Negra Soy" (I am Black) at the end of this episode. Second part of this episode coming next week! 
Apr 07, 202139:05
Season 1: EP. 13: International (Black) Women´s Day

Season 1: EP. 13: International (Black) Women´s Day

We chat about the women we lift up everyday, how our grandmothers set up the path that we currently walk on, and some bad-ass women centering Black Latin Americans. TUNE IN TODAY 1pm EST for AfroResistance´s panel: Our Realities: Black Women Speak from Their Territories with Mirtes Renata (Brazil) and Sara Quiñones (Colombia). Sign up here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/our-realities-black-women-speak-from-their-territories-tickets-144042078735 Follow Gloria Malone on Instagram (@gloriamalone) and TikTok (gm4xx) for her content centering Black Latin Americans. 
Mar 08, 202120:27
Season 1: EP. 12: MFERS GOT US TIYAD!!!!: Collective Work Traitors, White Savior-Terrorists, & Candle-Blowing Power Play Harm-doers

Season 1: EP. 12: MFERS GOT US TIYAD!!!!: Collective Work Traitors, White Savior-Terrorists, & Candle-Blowing Power Play Harm-doers

It's been a long time and we are back with a long, juicy episode talking about folks with all the pretty words with little skill to back it up, the cult of celebrity among Black liberation, entitlement, gratitude, reciprocity, focusing on outcomes not processes, and sitting your rass home and not traveling to Tulum. Our next training: Radio Caña Negra AntiBlackness in the Latine Community - November 7th 10am-2pm EST: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/radio-cana-negra-presents-antiblackness-in-the-latine-community-part-2-tickets-126898066533 Check out our mutual aid funds: BX Rebirth: https://forms.gle/azbGhe4Khv4w92v5A  Afroresistance: Black Latina Women & Girls Fund: https://www.afroresistance.org/donate AfroLatinx Travel: Benefiting Asociacion Deportiva Curundu: https://teespring.com/proudafro
Oct 28, 202001:13:45
Season 1: EP. 11: "Who Chose these white people for Black People Things?" Unmasking AfauxLatines and the Systems that allow their fraud to flourish

Season 1: EP. 11: "Who Chose these white people for Black People Things?" Unmasking AfauxLatines and the Systems that allow their fraud to flourish

There's a difference between "tiene de Negro" (having African/Black ancestry) vs. actually BEING NEGRO (being Black). The entry into Blackness is porous while whiteness guards with an iron fist. We undress the Black women cosplayers, have specific questions for white women "of color"???? call in enabling white-centering academia and establishments, identify Mrs. Clause's long lost twin, and how we will now be checking white on all  of our documents and forms. Tune in for the deets! 
Sep 18, 202039:26
Season 1: EP. 10: Latinidad Who? Racial ties vs. "ethnic" ties

Season 1: EP. 10: Latinidad Who? Racial ties vs. "ethnic" ties

  "My identity is tied into my racial component significantly more than my ethnic one like I feel more detached from my ethnic self than I do from my racial self. " - Evelyn Alvarez In this episode, Evelyn and Dash chat about how we ground ourselves in our Blackness more than anything else. That Blackness is diasporic, it is global and it is real. We are Black despite Latinidad, which we all agree, is and continues to be a hegemonic white-centering subordination and assimilation project hellbent on a flat beige identity. And we've made it very clear, we are not beige, nor morena...somos NEGRAS. 
Sep 17, 202025:24
Season 1: EP. 9: Criminalizing Black Survival, Solidarity & Black Allyship

Season 1: EP. 9: Criminalizing Black Survival, Solidarity & Black Allyship

We chat about h ow we de-center  whiteness, the many instances of inter and intra-Black allyship, and about survival theft and scamming.   
Aug 18, 202055:17
Season 1: EP. 8: De-tangling the "Magic P*ssy Chicks"

Season 1: EP. 8: De-tangling the "Magic P*ssy Chicks"

Walking unicorn, fairy dust from my coochie ministry, the colorism that jumps out of said ministry, our take on the bizarre Red Table Talk, antiblack "pro-Black" practices, and exactly why y'all need to leave these nothing-to-lose young dudes alone.  
Jul 13, 202053:35
Season 1: EP. 7: "Why Are You at the Club with a 2-week-old Baby at Home??"

Season 1: EP. 7: "Why Are You at the Club with a 2-week-old Baby at Home??"

"Ain't-Shit" Bro Code, Performative Oppression, Power in Relationships, and the Usual Anti-Black Latinos.  "Issa shoulda had a Latina friend" goofball analysis, people who are not "of the people" speaking for the people and maligning the same people they perform activism for, “Baby mothers" as the best organizers, men trapping women with babies and other reproductive realities in Latin America, including the lack of information and the case of a 12-year-old taking headache medicine (panadol) to stop a pregnancy, and folks feigning struggle for an audience.   We air out a Panamanian journalist that used her platform to malign a fellow Black woman and offer her up to be disparaged on her social media platforms, a panel of non-Latinos giving an analysis of Latin American politics and life, men not holding other men accountable through "ain't shit" bro code, mushroom babies, "air semen," power in relationships, generational differences in a culture of oversharing, and the way a 7-year-old and a duck taught us how unwitting impact can spread, simply by being ourselves and more.   The topic list is long but all fuckery is surprisingly connected. Who knew? We sure did. Take a walk with us.  P.S. The filmmaker mentioned is Nikyatu Jusu, her film "Suicide by Sunlight" is streaming here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRR-0IcKLd8 
May 11, 202052:44
Season 1: EP. 6: Mental Health, Money, Muertos, Marriage, and Motherhood During Corona

Season 1: EP. 6: Mental Health, Money, Muertos, Marriage, and Motherhood During Corona

What skills are we leaning into, what joy are we finding, and what traditions are we passing on to our children during this time of social isolation? What do we lose or gain living and assimilating in the U.S. and away from our families and spouses in Latin America? And what spiritual practices are keeping our peace during this time? 
Apr 19, 202047:11
Season 1: EP. 5: Breaking Tradition and Dragging Anti-Black [Dysfunctional] Norms in Latinx Spaces

Season 1: EP. 5: Breaking Tradition and Dragging Anti-Black [Dysfunctional] Norms in Latinx Spaces

EPISODE 5: ¡MACHETAZO! to generational trauma, harmful traditions, and most of all anti-black norms period and especially within Latinx spaces! We are dragging out the dysfunction and revealing our grievances for generational transformation.  Join us in dragging: projectile trauma, scapegoating Dominican anti-blackness, the incessant habit of calling Black hair "rizos" & curls, beating children, and what is up with Janvieve's affinity for cow lung?  
Apr 05, 202046:24
Season 1: EP. 4:Diasporic Love for the win!

Season 1: EP. 4:Diasporic Love for the win!

Join us as we share pieces of our individual love stories with our partners.
Mar 23, 202001:07:05
EP 3:What is "White Passing"?

EP 3:What is "White Passing"?

Listen to our discussion about "white passing". Is that a thing? Share your thoughts with us! Write us at radiocananegra@gmail.com and tell us what you think.
Feb 18, 202030:32
EP 2: New York City part 1.

EP 2: New York City part 1.

How do we define home? As New Yorkers, anchor babies and immigrants, we discuss how we find peace, build community and thrive in NYC. Hint: one of us left.
Jan 12, 202017:54
Season 1: EP 1: Introduction. Our take on Karol Sanchez.

Season 1: EP 1: Introduction. Our take on Karol Sanchez.

Listen. Share. Give us feedback at radiocananegra@gmail.com.
Dec 28, 201945:19