Thursday, February 25, 2010
Latinegr@s Project: Did You Know?
I didn't realize that we are currently in the last week of Black History Month. It wasn't until I read Latino Sexuality (shameless plug of my interview...lol), that I noticed that I only have days left to get all the things I wanted to get done with project. I have done much research and not all of the things I found were long enough to sustain a single post. However, I figured I would compile some of the things I found interesting so I can share with you all.
I found this bit of information to be a surprise. Many people in the Greek community knew that there was a Afro-Latino Fraternity called Beta Sigma Kappa. Founded in 1998 at the the University at Buffalo, Beta Sigma Kappa Fraternity Incorporated set out to "promote African and Latino culture throughout society."
Being that Beta Sigma Kappa is almost twelve years old, there isn't much information out there for me to document any philanthropies or the number of men through out the entire organization. The only thing that I do know is that there is a chapter at the University of Buffalo. I have made attempts to contact a few brother of that organization so I will wait to see how that pans out.
Afro Latino Festival
There is a festival in Bree (Belgium) where Afro Latinos celebrate culture. This was something that I was practically drooling over. I am still doing some research, but this is something that happens every year. I posted a following video from last year's festival on http://lati-negros.tumblr.com/. There is a facebook fan page as well.