Hustlers Convention screens at Carleton

Around 40 people gathered for the Hustlers Convention film screening followed by a Q&A with the subject of the film, Jalal Mansur Nuriddin (a.k.a. “Lightnin’ Rod”), and associate producer Malik Al Nasir at 5050 Minto Centre on Feb. 9. The attendees consisted of students and community members, as well as a number of local hip-hop artists who came to show their support. The Q&A was moderated by Daniel McNeil, an associate professor of history at Carleton. The event was sponsored by various departments, including the Institute of African Studies, the Department of History, and the Department of Migration and Diaspora Studies. Following an introduction by McNeil, two documentaries were screened. The first documentary was a short film called Word Up: From […]

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A racial melting pot

Activist or not, many Canadians base their understanding of racism on the African-American struggle for racial equality, especially in light of recent movements such as Black Lives Matter. However, few conversations about racism towards Black people in other parts of the world, such as in Brazil, factor into activism discourses in Canada. Rosana Barbosa, an associate professor of Latin American studies at Saint Mary’s University, was born and raised in Brazil. “I recall growing up in Brazil and watching soap operas with only lighter complexion, mixed-race actors,”  Barbosa said. “It never reflected my friend group and my community of dark-skinned friends, and that confused me.” Although anti-Black racism continues to affect the lives of 60 million Afro-Brazilians, Barbosa said these experiences rarely receive […]

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