This section contains a variety of news databases, online newspapers and blogs, podcasts, and video archives to help you locate a news item relating to Afro-Latinxs in the U.S. and/or Africans and Afro-descendants in Latin America and the Caribbean.
These databases allow full-text searches of current news sources from Latin America and the Caribbean. Coverage varies depending on the newspapers included in each database.
On the following sites you can find Latin America-focused news digests, bulletins and intelligence reports. These resources provide commentary and contextual information on current events.
Below are some major U.S. newspaper databases that the library subscribes to. You can also search the websites of major English language newspapers in the U.S. (NYTimes, Chicago Tribune, Washington Post...) and U.K. (BBC, The Guardian...) for the most recent international news from the last 3 months or so.
*Note the multiple databases to search African-American newspapers, which sometimes covered news events pertaining to the African Diaspora in Latin America
*Remember that if you are looking for news from the mid-20th-century, you may have to try "negro/s" and other antiquated terms as a keyword
If you find other blogs online, be sure to evaluate:
Use these video archives to identify an event of interest; then try search for reputable news coverage of the event through one of the databases above or on Google.
Searching Twitter hashtags and handles can be an effective way of tracking current news. However, remember to check for the reputability of the news source you're linking out to!