Afro-Brazilian girls during a Candomblé ceremony.The leading edge of today's "black power" movement isn't at the front door of Barack Obama's campaign headquarters. It's a little further south, as in the countries of Central and South America. These days it's the Afro-descendientes (people of African descent) in Latin countries who are stepping up. The Afro-Latins are experiencing a newfound pride in their African heritage and demanding their fair share of recognition and rights from society and government.
"Soy negro Y orgulloso, " "I'm black and proud" could be the anthem of this awakened constituency. Swap out locations and these Afro-Latin struggles and successes sound like what American black people dealt with in the 60's and 70's – minus the murders, lynchings and violence. source