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Radio Caña Negra

Radio Caña Negra

By Caña negra
We talk, share, laugh, heal, learn about issues related to Black people from Latin America.
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Season 1: EP. 18: "Vaxed, Waxed & Unmasked:" On COVID, Cleanliness and our preference on the Company of Women

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Season 1: EP. 18: "Vaxed, Waxed & Unmasked:" On COVID, Cleanliness and our preference on the Company of Women
We discuss the societal climates of non-masked Northerners versus the masked norm elsewhere, in Panama specifically, hygiene and cleaning habits and Janvieve's experiences traveling on the continent of Africa and "tamales of dirt."
May 31, 2021
Season 1: EP. 17: "YOU'VE BEEN ANTI-BLACKED" - Black History Months in Latin America
We chat about May being "mes de la Etnia Negra" in Panama (and also in Colombia and Venezuela). We know, we know... Black is not an ethnicity, yet the month has been misnomered and we can hold multiple truths at once... the importance of these months AND the fact that nonBlack folks in Latin America WILL show up in Blackface during these "celebratory" Black history and futures months. We share our real-life, fear-inducing antiblack experiences in Guatemala, Panama and others. 
May 27, 2021
Season 1: EP. 16: Hood Economics, Bleeding thighs, Pregnancy Woes, and how Hoe sh*t Saved As All!
We talk about communal economic structures, hoe sh*t as praxis as Evelyn describes her mother being a seamstress and her most loyal and easy to work with customer base being sex workers. Dash is left gagged and speechless as Janvieve and Evelyn describe the changes their bodies went through before and after pregnancy and birthing. And we all agree, at no point would we ever miss a meal. Anxiety, depression or not. 
May 27, 2021
Season 1: EP. 15: BITCH, STAND UP! Pt 2 of the Complexities of Age & Aging -
When you're going through shit, it's legit! Ev reminds us while also inviting us to plant yourself and swim because you already have what you need to build the life that you want. And don't ever forget to celebrate your wins and victories! 
April 14, 2021
Season 1: EP. 14: Who Do You Want to Reproduce with? And the Complexities of Age & Aging - Pt 1
"Geriatric" pregnancies, starving alone, "grandkids money" and mastering life's stages. Join the macheteras as we discuss intentional family planning, birthing over age 35, powerfully parenting and our relationships with aging. Enjoy an excerpt from AfroColombian poet, Mary Grueso, "Negra Soy" (I am Black) at the end of this episode. Second part of this episode coming next week! 
April 7, 2021
Season 1: EP. 13: International (Black) Women´s Day
We chat about the women we lift up everyday, how our grandmothers set up the path that we currently walk on, and some bad-ass women centering Black Latin Americans. TUNE IN TODAY 1pm EST for AfroResistance´s panel: Our Realities: Black Women Speak from Their Territories with Mirtes Renata (Brazil) and Sara Quiñones (Colombia). Sign up here: Follow Gloria Malone on Instagram (@gloriamalone) and TikTok (gm4xx) for her content centering Black Latin Americans. 
March 8, 2021
Season 1: EP. 12: MFERS GOT US TIYAD!!!!: Collective Work Traitors, White Savior-Terrorists, & Candle-Blowing Power Play Harm-doers
It's been a long time and we are back with a long, juicy episode talking about folks with all the pretty words with little skill to back it up, the cult of celebrity among Black liberation, entitlement, gratitude, reciprocity, focusing on outcomes not processes, and sitting your rass home and not traveling to Tulum. Our next training: Radio Caña Negra AntiBlackness in the Latine Community - November 7th 10am-2pm EST: Check out our mutual aid funds: BX Rebirth:  Afroresistance: Black Latina Women & Girls Fund: AfroLatinx Travel: Benefiting Asociacion Deportiva Curundu:
October 28, 2020
Season 1: EP. 11: "Who Chose these white people for Black People Things?" Unmasking AfauxLatines and the Systems that allow their fraud to flourish
There's a difference between "tiene de Negro" (having African/Black ancestry) vs. actually BEING NEGRO (being Black). The entry into Blackness is porous while whiteness guards with an iron fist. We undress the Black women cosplayers, have specific questions for white women "of color"???? call in enabling white-centering academia and establishments, identify Mrs. Clause's long lost twin, and how we will now be checking white on all  of our documents and forms. Tune in for the deets! 
September 18, 2020
Season 1: EP. 10: Latinidad Who? Racial ties vs. "ethnic" ties
  "My identity is tied into my racial component significantly more than my ethnic one like I feel more detached from my ethnic self than I do from my racial self. " - Evelyn Alvarez In this episode, Evelyn and Dash chat about how we ground ourselves in our Blackness more than anything else. That Blackness is diasporic, it is global and it is real. We are Black despite Latinidad, which we all agree, is and continues to be a hegemonic white-centering subordination and assimilation project hellbent on a flat beige identity. And we've made it very clear, we are not beige, nor morena...somos NEGRAS. 
September 17, 2020
Season 1: EP. 9: Criminalizing Black Survival, Solidarity & Black Allyship
We chat about h ow we de-center  whiteness, the many instances of inter and intra-Black allyship, and about survival theft and scamming.   
August 18, 2020
Season 1: EP. 8: De-tangling the "Magic P*ssy Chicks"
Walking unicorn, fairy dust from my coochie ministry, the colorism that jumps out of said ministry, our take on the bizarre Red Table Talk, antiblack "pro-Black" practices, and exactly why y'all need to leave these nothing-to-lose young dudes alone.  
July 13, 2020
Season 1: EP. 7: "Why Are You at the Club with a 2-week-old Baby at Home??"
"Ain't-Shit" Bro Code, Performative Oppression, Power in Relationships, and the Usual Anti-Black Latinos.  "Issa shoulda had a Latina friend" goofball analysis, people who are not "of the people" speaking for the people and maligning the same people they perform activism for, “Baby mothers" as the best organizers, men trapping women with babies and other reproductive realities in Latin America, including the lack of information and the case of a 12-year-old taking headache medicine (panadol) to stop a pregnancy, and folks feigning struggle for an audience.   We air out a Panamanian journalist that used her platform to malign a fellow Black woman and offer her up to be disparaged on her social media platforms, a panel of non-Latinos giving an analysis of Latin American politics and life, men not holding other men accountable through "ain't shit" bro code, mushroom babies, "air semen," power in relationships, generational differences in a culture of oversharing, and the way a 7-year-old and a duck taught us how unwitting impact can spread, simply by being ourselves and more.   The topic list is long but all fuckery is surprisingly connected. Who knew? We sure did. Take a walk with us.  P.S. The filmmaker mentioned is Nikyatu Jusu, her film "Suicide by Sunlight" is streaming here: 
May 11, 2020
Season 1: EP. 6: Mental Health, Money, Muertos, Marriage, and Motherhood During Corona
What skills are we leaning into, what joy are we finding, and what traditions are we passing on to our children during this time of social isolation? What do we lose or gain living and assimilating in the U.S. and away from our families and spouses in Latin America? And what spiritual practices are keeping our peace during this time? 
April 19, 2020
Season 1: EP. 5: Breaking Tradition and Dragging Anti-Black [Dysfunctional] Norms in Latinx Spaces
EPISODE 5: ¡MACHETAZO! to generational trauma, harmful traditions, and most of all anti-black norms period and especially within Latinx spaces! We are dragging out the dysfunction and revealing our grievances for generational transformation.  Join us in dragging: projectile trauma, scapegoating Dominican anti-blackness, the incessant habit of calling Black hair "rizos" & curls, beating children, and what is up with Janvieve's affinity for cow lung?  
April 5, 2020
Season 1: EP. 4:Diasporic Love for the win!
Join us as we share pieces of our individual love stories with our partners.
March 23, 2020
EP 3:What is "White Passing"?
Listen to our discussion about "white passing". Is that a thing? Share your thoughts with us! Write us at and tell us what you think.
February 18, 2020
EP 2: New York City part 1.
How do we define home? As New Yorkers, anchor babies and immigrants, we discuss how we find peace, build community and thrive in NYC. Hint: one of us left.
January 12, 2020
Season 1: EP 1: Introduction. Our take on Karol Sanchez.
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December 28, 2019