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Afro-Latina Teacher in the Rural South

  • Did you Know that there is an International Decade for People of African Descent?

    4 SEP. 2023 · In proclaiming this Decade, the international community is recognizing that people of African descent represent a distinct group whose human rights must be promoted and protected. Around 200 million people identifying themselves as being of African descent live in the Americas. Many millions more live in other parts of the world, outside of the African continent. In this episode, Dr. John Maddox talks to the audience about what this event is all about and gives tons of resources for those interested in learning more about authors and literary works that are many times overlooked by professionals because they don’t receive the adequate attention and promotion. The International Decade for People of African Descent is coming to a close in 2024, but there is so much to learn about and participate in. This movement doesn’t end here, you can be a part of continuing this legacy. Notes from the Podcast (these notes have links as well. Check out these notes at https://www.jennifferwhyte.com/blog/4p35x3tvfs46rphs9ovi0bioi8htov What is an Afro- hispanist? In the context of discussions around racial and ethnic identities, an "Afro-Hispanist" could refer to someone who specializes in the study of the African diaspora and African heritage within Spanish-speaking or Hispanic communities. This could involve researching and analyzing the experiences, contributions, and cultural aspects of people of African descent in Spanish-speaking countries or regions, such as Latin America, the Caribbean, or Spain. Events mentioned in the Podcast: Santiago de Chile 2000-Black educators gathered to assert what rights need to be protected for black people in Latin America. At this event, “Afro descendants” was the phrase they chose for black people. Durban 2001- World Conference against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance, located in Durban South Africa -declaration 2003 in Brazil- Bill passed Afro Brazilian history is part of the curriculum Quotes from Dr. Maddox: “The average literature class one black writer”. “Latin American music is inspired by Africa”. “If you don't tell people that they are beautiful just like they are, then they have to change. They have to straighten their hair, they have to date people with lighter skin, they have to make changes that are hurtful to themselves and others.” Poets Nicolas Guillén Langston Hughes Authors/Writers Martha Moreno-Vega Gabriel Garcia Marquez Alejo Carpentier Manuel Zapata Olivella Ana Maria Gonçalves Bartolome de las Casas Juan Francisco Manzano Quince Duncan Mayra Santos Febres Works Challenging the Black Atlantic- Dr. John Maddox El reino de Este Mundo-Haitian Revolution Yolanda Arroyo Pizarro- Las Negras a story of enslaved women in Puerto Rico "Mejorar la Raza"- a grandmother that is explaining to her granddaughter that she doesn't have to find someone lighter Cuentos Afro Cubanos by Lidia Cabrera Other mentions Who is Bolsonaro? Mari Elba Torres Muñoz- Mexican/ Puerto Rican- Hosted the first afro descendants conference in Puerto Rico Ana Irma Rivera Lassén Davita Martin Obuchuala Bernardino Perez Miranda Folklore Palenque de San Basilio Movie-cimarrón- historical slave rebel AmarElo Other Resources about this topic: The Organization of American States-The Decade for People of African Descent University of Puerto Rico Creates Afro-Diasporic and Racial Studies Program What is the Palenque de San Basilio?- “Maroons”- term used in literature. These Descendants lived in isolation for years.Palenque de San Basilio, often simply referred to as "San Basilio de Palenque" or "Palenque," is a historic Afro-Colombian village located in the Bolívar Department of Colombia, near the city of Cartagena. It holds immense historical and cultural significance as one of the earliest communities of African descent in the Americas. La Perla- poorest neighborhood in San Juan, many afro descendants reside there. Contact Dr. Maddox- UAB University Join us in supporting Harvest International School in Nairobi, Kenya! We have 300 kids that were rescued from the streets of Nairobi, Kenya who are serious about pursuing an education. We can’t do it alone. It takes $1500 to pay all the teachers and handle all the operating costs. Would you please join us today in donating any amount to help us with this cause? Donate here and subscribe to our monthly newsletter where you will be informed about the students and happenings at the school. We appreciate your support!
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  • AFROMEXICO with Jorge Gonzalez

    28 AGO. 2023 · If you love reading about Afrodescendants from Mexico, this gentleman is the administrator of the Facebook group: AFROMEXICO. Within the community, you will find tons of information about the afro descendants of Mexico because of his studies in the university. This is part two of my conversation with Jorge Gonzalez from episode 17. In this episode he shares about where his mom and dad are from and his ethnic makeup, the mixing of the race and much more!
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  • Racism and Dating from an African American Perspective of Vietnam

    20 AGO. 2023 · What is it like to be an African American and deal with racism or dating in Vietnam? Brian and I continue the conversation of his journey of living in Vietnam. There’s racism everywhere, but what is it like there? Is it like the United States? Brian also talks about his favorite dish, gives advice to students who are stuck in their surroundings, we talk about mental barriers and fear. Please check out and subscribe to Brian’s Youtube video, Guetto Linguist. At the end of the program I also request that you join my husband and I along with our church ministry in supporting our school, Harvest International School in Nairobi, Kenya. Our goal is to raise $1500 a month to pay for the teachers and some other operating expenses. If you are interested, please send your payment by CashApp: BilingualKids or by mail: Bilingual Kids, Inc. 8 Masada Mountain Drive, Anniston, Alabama 36206. Be sure to send your information by email to afrolatinateacher so I could send you the monthly newsletter with updates and photos about the students. Check out Bilingual Kids, a non-profit, 501c3 organization on Facebook.
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  • African American from Alabama to Vietnam

    13 AGO. 2023 · Meet Dejordique Pearson, a native from Anniston, Alabama who has the interesting story of growing up in the hood and ended up graduating from college, learning Japanese and Vietnamese and considers Asia as "home" while being African American.
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  • Mom Culture: What was it like growing up with your mom?

    29 MAY. 2023 · My daughter Ariel and I chat about growing up with the influence of Mom Culture, then we will listen to three people, Marvin, Dr. Murdock, and Donna as they describe what it was like to grow up in their households with their moms. Marvin is from Ivory Coast, Africa, Dr. Murdock is from Detroit, MI, and Donna is from California. These three are completely different and that is the beauty of it all. Please check out my blog on this topic: https://www.jennifferwhyte.com/blog/0o6ozpxika23dauhzrltti0lvmte3q Also, I mention in the podcast about supporting our school in Nairobi, Kenya (Harvest International School). We would love to receive your support through a donation through CashApp for $BilingualKids- a non-profit 501C3 organization.
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  • My Identity to Others...Everything But Mexican

    9 MAY. 2023 · I met Jorge Gonzalez- Who is he? As I researched about Afro-Latinidad, I joined many communities on Facebook which allowed me to read and meet people in the community. This particular community, https://www.facebook.com/groups/afromexico/, is a community I enjoyed reading about. I felt like a special visitor and eventually I knocked on the door. I contacted Jorge Gonzalez, the administrator of this community. I was curious about him because just like I started https://www.facebook.com/groups/2024151774569280 among Spanish teachers about Afro-latinos and I definitely had a story to why I started this, I wanted to know Jorge’s “why”. I was delighted to know that he accepted my invitation to interview him for my podcast. Jorge’s Story is broken up into three episodes or else it would have been an hour and a half of content, which I don’t mind, but I want people to listen to the whole thing. It's interesting. In this particular 🎧podcast episode, “My Identity to Others: Anything by Mexican” we discuss the following topics, in case you are curious about these or interested: - His identity as a child growing up in a border city (Fronterizo) - Cultural Bridges vs Concrete bridges - Afro-indigenous - College Education away from home - What is a Chicano? - What is a Pocho? - Gloria Anzaldua- Chicana, being in between two worlds. - Guillermo Gómez-Peña - Call us “morenos”, not Afro-Mestizos - Ethnic Makeup of Oaxaca/Ethnicities of Oaxaca - What is Afro-Mestizo? - Grandma in the Closet/Aunt in the Closet - Michoacan- Predominantly Black community - A visit to Costa Chica- Everybody was black! All shades of Black - Father Glenn- from Trinidad- sent to Mexico to oversee a church in Guadalajara-his struggles to reach out to the Black population - El Ciruelo, Mexico- the beginning of the Black movement - Racism in Guadalajara - Code Switching - Geography info about Oaxaca - The Yaqui People - The Purépecha People - Veracruz - Cattle or Mining and the Black population in the 17th Century - https://www.worldbeatcenter.org/ Resources for Spanish Teachers about Mexico: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Mexico-History-and-Culture-Extravaganza-Distance-Learning-Ready-to-Use-Session-5809841#show-price-updatehttps://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/20-Afro-Mexican-Resources-5735907https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Cinco-de-Mayo-Fun-Distance-Learning-Ready-to-Use-Class-Session-5809969#show-price-update- Distance learning lesson Elementary Schoolhttps://amzn.to/3HPHE0khttps://amzn.to/3HRGNMChttps://amzn.to/3nEh3fQ https://amzn.to/41fbJ07https://amzn.to/44BS51jhttps://amzn.to/3M5rjHn Middle/High Schoolhttps://amzn.to/3M8KGQ5https://amzn.to/3plBmzlhttps://amzn.to/3NLPYC3 Mexican Decorations for the Classroom or for a Partyhttps://amzn.to/42ytYPbhttps://amzn.to/3nG5qoN Personal Readinghttps://amzn.to/3nA9yH1https://amzn.to/3B5dmmBhttps://amzn.to/41hhqdWhttps://amzn.to/42uRe0s Check out https://www.jennifferwhyte.com/blog/72maa2rf68o2hrfn2zyg0zxmc92st4 about this episode: https://www.jennifferwhyte.com/blog/72maa2rf68o2hrfn2zyg0zxmc92st4
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  • Black:White Marriage in the 70's part 2 (SEASON FINALE)

    30 ENE. 2023 · In this episode, The Lanpheres and Jenniffer share stories of living in Alabama. The experiences that the Mike and Tonie experienced are definitely unique and special. Though Alabama can seem like a scary place becuase of its history, the violence and racism that was suffered then no longer happens now. Just like there are loving and kind people everywhere, there are loving and kind people in Alabama too. If you would like to join us in supporting the school in Nairobi, Kenya, we need your help!! Please send your donation through Cashapp $BilingualKids or mail a check to 8 Masada Mountain Drive, Anniston, Alabama 36207. Thank you for partnering up with us. We can't wait to hear from you!
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  • La Raza y Los Matrimonios Mixtos

    30 ENE. 2023 · En este episodio, Jenniffer explica su estudio sobre la historia de las razas y de dónde salió la idea. Ella habla de los matrimonios mixtos y cómo llegaron a ser uniones ilegales en los estados unidos y otros dos países. Si quieres apoyar la escuela de 300 niños en Nairobi, Kenia, por favor mandar tu donación a $BilingualKids o mandarlo por correo a 8 Masada Mountain Drive, Anniston. Se les dará un recibo por su apoyo. ¡Gracias!
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  • Black/White Marriage in the 70's part 1

    28 DIC. 2022 · In this episode, Jenniffer interviews Mike and Tonie Lanphere who reside in Alabama. They tell part one of their story of how they met and share some stories of difficulties in their marriage due the racial tension. Mike and Tonie have been married for 47 years as of 2022 and they are wonderful parents and grandparents. If you are interested in donating to the Harvest International School in Nairobi, Kenya, please join us! We are looking for 100 partners to give $20 a month or a one time donation to this important cause. Nairobi, Kenya has between 250,000-300,000 children who live in the streets. Kids are forced to work and not go to school, so many of the students in this school were kicked out of their homes because they prefer to study than to work. Please help! You can cashapp your donation to $BilingualKids or Pay Pal: bilingualkids21@gmail.com. You can also mail a check to Bilingual Kids, Inc. 8 Masada Mountain Drive, Anniston, Alabama 36201. Contact us today at afrolatinateacher@gmail.com and join our mailing list so you can get updates about the students at this school each month!
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  • Episodio 12-La Promesa de Educación

    15 DIC. 2022 · La promesa que trae la educación son muchos beneficios. En el episodio de hoy, Jenniffer habla de su jornada de su educación, menciona los reportes actuales de la educación de la minoría más grande de los estados unidos, los Latinos, y comparte una historia especial de como ella y su esposo, el Dr. Whyte recibieron el cargo de una escuela de 300 niños en Nairobi, Kenia. Saludos especiales a la Dra. Amanda Glaze (Townley), Sheri Spaine Long, Dr. Melinda Blair O'Leary, and Dr. Octavio J. Visiedo. Gracias por su inspiración en mi vida. Si quieren unirse al apoyo mensual o dar una vez a nuestro proyecto de Harvest International School en Nairobi, Kenia, puedes mandar su pago por Cash App: $BilingualKids, por Pay Pal: Bilingualkids23@gmail.com, o puedes mandarlo por correo a Bilingual Kids, Inc. 8 Masada Mountain Drive, Anniston, Alabama 36201.
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Looking for a place to to listen to encouraging success stories about culture? Join award-winning world language teacher, Dominican born, mother of five, pastor's wife, and Zumba instructor, Jenniffer Whyte...

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Looking for a place to to listen to encouraging success stories about culture? Join award-winning world language teacher, Dominican born, mother of five, pastor's wife, and Zumba instructor, Jenniffer Whyte who resides in Alabama with exciting stories, lessons, and facts about living Afro-Latina, being a teacher, being a parent, learning English and Spanish, and the wonderful life lessons that people go through today. All the episodes are in English, and then translated into Spanish. The episodes have the same title in English and Spanish, but they are a little different. If you are learning English or Spanish, this is a great listening tool. This podcast is safe for any age group to learn, be encouraged, and explore the many cultures in the United States.
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