Category : Americas

Jason Nichols: Debunking “old tropes” through hip hop

alt informationSome say you can trace the origins of hip hop to a single room in New York City on 11 August 1973. At 1520 Sedgwick Avenue in the Bronx, the Jamaican-American DJ Kool Herc threw a party

Honduran journalist Cesario Padilla facing detention after student protests

alt informationHonduran journalist Cesario Padilla is facing immediate detention and a possible five-year jail term after being present at student protests.

Colombian rapper Shhorai: “Can you imagine a society in which women have no voice?”

alt informationArt has traditionally accompanied political and social movements in Latin America and the turn of the 21st century has seen a resurgence of diverse forms of expression

8-9 July: The power of hip hop

alt informationA conference followed by a day of performance to consider hip hop’s role in revolutionary social, political and economic movements across the world.

Homophobia in Honduras: growing attacks on LGBT activists

alt informationA year after returning from exile, Honduran gay rights activist Donny Reyes still fears a murderous attack at any minute

Homofobia en Honduras: el aumento de atracos y asesinatos de activistas LGBT

alt informationUn año tras volver del exilio, Danny Reyes, un activista homosexual hondureño aún teme ser asesinado en cualquier momento

Parental advisory: revisiting the filthiest songs from Tipper Gore’s hotlist

alt informationIn the late 1980s, US author and activist Mary Elizabeth “Tipper” Gore claimed, in an interview with the Los Angeles Times, that she was not a “raunchy, inflexible prude”.

#IndexAwards2016: Méxicoleaks seeks to bring more transparency to Mexico

alt informationMéxicoleaks was launched in 2015 as a platform for people to anonymously share information leaks about anything in the public interest, including corruption, government spending and abuse

#IndexAwards2016: Tania Bruguera’s #YoTambienExijo ignites a worldwide movement

alt informationThe beginnings of the #YoTambienExijo movement were born on 17 December 2014, when President Obama announcement a landmark warming of the 53-year chill between the United States and Cuba

Cuban artists still condemned to silence

alt informationDissident artists are no better off post-Fidel, and renewed relations with the US haven't helped as many hoped or claimed they would

Erica Jong: Literature’s sexual rebels

alt informationErica Jong, who shocked readers with her novel about women's sexuality in the 1970s, explains why she's ready to do it again

Kunle Olulode: No place for the real Hollywood story

alt informationAhead of the Battle of Ideas 2015, film historian Kunle Olulode explores why Birth of a Nation is no ordinary film