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AfroParaguayans Afrosaya Podcast

African Roots in Paraguay

Afro-Paraguayan Kamba Kokue

Today in our program, we continue talking about Blackness in the Americas. Our guess is Paraguay. We share a little bit of history, music, culture and more of Paraguay and Afro-Paraguayan.  Let’s beginning. Listen more in our Podcast.

Paraguay is a beautiful country. It’s located in South America. The official name is Republica del Paraguay.  It shares borders with Argentina, Brazil, and Bolivia.  

Spanish conquistadores colonized Paraguay in 1524. The capital city is Asuncion. People speak Spanish and Guarani. Paraguay overthrew the local Spanish administration in May 14, 1811. Paraguay’s first dictator was José Gaspar Rodríguez de Francia who ruled Paraguay from 1814 until his death in 1840, with very little outside contact or influence. 

Now, let’s talk about Afro-Paraguayos. As we have been talking about African descendants in the Americas, we continue thinking under that idea that very few people will name a country like Paraguay as a country with African descendants. This is something that we are trying to uncover. We want to tell you the other side of the story. 


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African Roots in Uruguay


Today in our show, we continue talking about Blackness in the Americas. Our guess is Uruguay. We share a little bit of history, music, culture and more of Uruguay and Afro-Uruguayan.  Let’s beginning. Listen more in our Podcast.  

Once again welcome to Afrosaya, the Afro-Latino Podcast. I’m Alex Gutierrez. 

Today in our show, we continue talking about Afro-Latinos and we are looking at Afro-Uruguayos.

Uruguay is a beautiful country. It’s located in South America. The official name is the Oriental Republic of the Uruguay or Republica Oriental del Uruguay. It shares borders with Argentina, Brazil, Rio de la Plata, and the Atlantic Ocean.


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Afro-Argentina, Lucia Dominga Molina

African Roots in Argentina

The Afro-Argentines

Host: Hello everyone welcome to AFROSAYA the Afro-Latino Podcast. Today in our show, we will start talking about what we intended from the beginning of this podcast, Blackness in the Americas. We will start talking about Afro-Latinos and a little bit of history, music, culture and more. Today we will start with ARGENTINA and the Afro-Argentines

Let’s beginning.

Once again welcome to Afrosaya, the Afro-Latino Podcast. I’m Alex Gutierrez. Today in our show, we will start with Argentina. This beautiful country is located in South America. The official name is República del Argentina and it shares borders with Chile, Bolivia, Paraguay, Brazil and Uruguay.  Continue reading

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It’s Official, AfroSaya is in AudioBoom

Hello AfroSaya Podcast listener,

We are beyond excited to announce our new home for our podcast!!!

We like changes and we like to feel in movement, this year, we are moving to AudioBoom Podcast for our weekly AFROSAYA Podcast. This season, we’re featuring The Afro-Latino Podcast.

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You’ll still find our previous episodes in Spanish and in English. We just changed our home, but nothing else, we promise. We are committed to continue working with the same passion and dedication.

If you can’t find us for whatever reason, please feel free to email us at we will be happy to hear from you. Also if you want to listen to our first or second season of Somos Afrobolivianos Podcast, email us we will share the audios directly with you.

Actions to take:

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sharing it with your friends and family (Facebook, Twitter, IG, Snapchat) and

if you can support us financial, please go here 



National Day of Afro-Bolivian People



The Plurinational Legislative Assembly has sanctioned the following Law:

Afro-Bolivian Day

Law No. 200

Article 1.-

Declared on September 23 “National Day of the Afro-Bolivian People and Culture”, in order to reaffirm the identity and culture of African descendants in Bolivia. During the “National Day of the Afro-Bolivian People and Culture”, cultural events will be held to promote the richness of the African ancestry culture and its contributions to the development of society and culture of the Plurinational State of Bolivia.

Article 2.-

The Ministry of Cultures, within the framework of its competences, shall prioritize and execute the specific tasks of studying, researching and promoting the culture of the Afro-Bolivian people, as well as the recovery of ancestral knowledge, historical facts and emblematic places. .

Article 3.-

The Ministry of Development Planning and the National Institute of Statistics (INE in Spanish), will develop the necessary policies to include the Afro-Bolivian self-identification variable, in the census ballot and periodic surveys, to implement and protect the rights of the Afro-Bolivian people .

Refer to the Executive Body, for constitutional purposes. It is given in the Session Room of the Plurinational Legislative Assembly, on the seventeenth day of the month of November of the year two thousand and eleven.

Government Palace of the city of La Paz, on the fourteenth day of the month of December of two thousand and eleven years.

Official Gazette of Bolivia.

WordCamp Sacramento 2018, WordCamp 2018, Sacramento

WordCamp Sacramento 2018

WordCamp 2018!!!

It is that time of the year again!
Since 2015, every year in Sacramento, Ca., Word Press users and web developers meet. This is my third year and I feel like Junior (Intermediate) and I start thinking that next year I will be senior, but would that be for me? I am sure that every time that WordCamp meets, there is something new for me to learn. So, I am planning to attend next year. I hope I can prepare myself and become more expert in one area so next year I can become a speaker.So, WordCamp Sac this year was hosted at the beautiful Sacramento Convention Center in the heart of California’s Capital City. The Convention Center sits just steps from the California State Capital, historic attractions, and amazing restaurants, as well as mere blocks from the brand new Golden 1 Center and K Street Mall. This place is much bigger and beautiful for big events like this one. However, my first WordCamp was at California State University, Sacramento and it was pretty homie. I miss that place!A huge thank to the organizers and volunteers who made possible that WordCamp Sacramento continues as a community-organized event and to everyone who literally spent time and energy to support WordPress in our greater Sacramento region.
Now, for me the WC Sac 2018 was interesting and these are my three take away:

  1. Gutenberg is the new WordPress editor and although I have started using it, I realized that I don’t like it. I rather be with the classic style of editing and posting. The Gutenberg sets up the posting page as bloques and I had a hard time adding pictures and text. However, it is just a mood of comfort and practicality. In the future, I will spend some time learning and eventually when it will be the default for WP users, I will activate it back and use it.
  2. The WordPress Media Library is an important component of my WP experience but I haven’t paid much attention to the “Alt Text” section. After WC Sac 2018, I learned that it is goof for search engine. So I will stat adding text and details
  3. Although I don’t offer coursers online, I am planning to share and prepare some tutorials and some coursers in the future. The session and information in it were helpful.

Finally, the Happiness Bar is one of my favorite places to hangout. The WordCamp Happiness Bar is basically FREE help for your website. The Happiness Bar is staffed with volunteer WordPress users, designers, and developers who are offering their experience and expertise to help you. So what might they be able to help you with?

  • Plugin advice
  • Theme advice
  • CSS help
  • HTML help
  • Code issues
  • Security advice

I always learn something in a more individual and personalize level. This year, I fixed something that required CSS knowledge and I was glad to find the right person to help me. Like myself, many other people were able to get help and I am so happy for this place.
Now, the only things I hope it can change for next year is the temperature inside the convention.

In Sacramento the weekend of Sept. 15th and 16th was fantastic. We had the most beautiful weather. It didn’t pass 73F and I think the Air Conditioner (AC) should NOT be used, but guess what? It WAS! The rooms where very uncomfortable and cold. I asked two awesome volunteers to change the level of air or if they could turn it off, as I said, the weather was super nice and we could have save some energy, too. However, I felt that my voice wasn’t heard, so I am making public my observation and I hope that spaces like this huge facilities can be adjusted easier.In other words, I think that the sessions are always good for everyone. We all come from different levels of expertise and Word Press has to offer a lot.
I hope to see you next year and if you have some other experience to share, please let me know. Don’t forget to check out my Facebook page at AfroSaya, Twitter @afrosaya and email me to 




Afrosaya podcast, Afrolatinos, latinos,

Afrolatinos as Latinos

This week we are talking about Afrolatinos and latinos in the U.S. We talk about how the afrolatinidad isn’t report. We’re also sharing a report produced by Retro Report on immigration. On this, we cover how the narrative of immigration has being used over and over in the State of California to promote radical policy. 

Transcript: Hello everyone, welcome to Afrosaya. I’m Alex and today in our program we will talk about immigration and how it is reflected when it comes to understand afrolatinos.

We have an audio produced by Retro Report a non-profit organization. The audio which is also a video available to you for free at so this audio is about immigration. The documentary is calledTrump’s immigration Rhetoric Echoes and Bitter fight in the 90’s.

Now just to point out about afrolatinos, there is a huge gap in different reports. For example, when it comes to understand Latino immigrant in this country for many people is very easy to say “oh Mexicans or Central Americans”, but I always wonder what characteristics people use to refer an immigrant from either Mexico or Central America. I wonder if people just think oh he or she looks brown or his or her indigenous characteristic, but as an afrolatino immigrant what does that even mean? The Mexican community is very diverse and to understand Latinos coming to the USA we have to start looking from a difference lens.

As a black Latino I don’t have a change to report my ethnic background. The news and the big news corporation don’t even talk about us. Now immigration is a very sensitive topic in this country and I am trying to learn and trying to understand both sides. One side that opposes to undocumented immigrants and their rights and the other side that supports undocumented immigrant in this country.

So, backing up a little bit on the Afro Latinos. In the U.S. if you speak Spanish or if you are coming from a Latin American country for the system you are either Latino, Hispanic or non-white Hispanic. I have troubles trying to understand those categories. I could say, well if I am Latino what does that mean? Latino means that I have the right to claim my indigenous routs? If I am Hispanic that means that I am descendant from the Spanish people. What about my Afrolatinidad? My mother routs had no connection with indigenous blood as a result I can’t be Latino…? If my mother or my dad didn’t have any connection with the Spanish colonization that means I am not Hispanic right? So, what am I.

The afrolatino terms is complex, but somehow, I am better with that label than just being Latino or Hispanic.

The report that you could access throughout the internet will show you Latinos, brown people but not black Latinos. And that’s a misrepresentation of the Latino community. So, I am looking forward to continuing learning and exploring more about the term, because as you could be confused I am as well. However, we both could learn something.

Now changing a little bit of the topic over here. I want to make emphasis on the documentary produced by Retro Report. Retro Report is a non-profit organization and they cover different topics and as they cover different areas I found an interesting documentary about immigration and the new narrative about immigrant in this country. As you all know, we have a president that is very vocal about undocumented immigrant and recently about documented immigrants or Green Card holders. But I want to share with you all this documentary. It is only 6 minutes and we will come back to make some final analysis.  

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Launching AfroSaya The Pan-African Podcast

This is a new beginning


We are trilled to announce our new Podcast in English. It will follow the same format as AfroSaya in Spanish. The only difference is that AfroSaya The Pan-African Podcast will be produced in English. AfroSaya The Pan-African Podcast will talk about African descendants in the Americas and in the diaspora. We believe it’s time for an upgrade and we want to reach a bilingual audience. We know that more people today speak English and Spanish or either one. This podcast is for you!


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We want to tackle on issues that still affect our black communities. Thus, we will advocate for access to quality education, health and justice throughout our podcast. We will conduct interviews and, in special occasions, we will have guest speakers to share their personal struggles, stories and/or to join our movement/conversation.



AfroSaya The Pan-African Podcast will be available every Thursday twice a month. The audio podcast is free of distribution and you can listen to it by downloading throughout Apple Podcast, Google Play, or any other podcast platform where you access to it.

In addition, we  will have the audios available in our website

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