Suyent Rodriguez Candeaux received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Africana Studies at the University of New Mexico. She is a Pan-African Studies, Master of Arts candidate at Syracuse University. She served as a panelist at the New Mexico Teacher Diversity Summit 2016 and Black Lives Matter: Campus Climate in the Age of Colorblind Politics 2016. She presented at Courageous Conversations: Latinx Racial Equity Leadership Retreat 2017 on the inclusion of Afro-Latinx identity in conversations about Latinxs. She is a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated and an avid advocate for Afro-Latinx social, educational, and academic visibility. Her research interests are expressions of anti-Blackness in Latin America and the Hispanophone Caribbean, and Black Latinx immigrants’ assimilation process.
On August 28, 1964, a black couple, Rush and Odessa Bradford, engaged in a domestic dispute while driving through the intersection of 22nd Street and Colombia Avenue in North Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, a predominantly black neighborhood. While this was the event that sparked the uprising, it was certainly … Read MorePhiladelphia Race Riot (1964)