Rosa Alicia Clemente is an Afro-Latinx political commentator, community organizer, independent journalist, and 2008 Green Party Vice-Presidential candidate.

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Fifth Element: Hip Hop As A Tool For Social Justice

I am not Hispanic: Afro-Latinx and Black Identity in the Latino Community

Nevertheless We Persist: Centering Women of Color in Social Justice

We The People: Resisting and Speaking Truth to Power in Uncertain Times

When A Black Puerto Rican Woman Ran For Vice-President and Nobody Knew Her Name

United People: The History of African-American and the Latinx Unity

Puerto Rico: Hidden Histories and Stories of Resistance

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All Eyes on Her


The Source sexual harassment trial vindicates Kim Osorio to the tune of $15.5 million. Interview by Rosa Clemente On October 24, Kimberly Osorio, The Source‘s editor in chief from 2002 to 2005, won $15.5 million in a workplace lawsuit against the hip-hop monthly. Along with colleague Michelle Joyce, she’d filed a complaint with the Equal

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What Does Jesus Look Like?


I was raised in the Catholic Church. From the moment I was placed under this religious institution, I was put in a situation where my savior would never look like me. For me Jesus Christ was a white men with blond hair and blue eyes. Much of my high-school years were spent going to church

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Rockefeller’s Rocky Road

Rockefeller Drug Law

A hip hop activist argues that the proposed revisions to New York’s draconian drug laws don’t come close to constituting meaningful reform. [blockquote]    “We should be ashamed of ourselves. Rockefeller drug reform – ha! – I don’t think so.” – State Sen. Thomas Duane (D-Manhattan)[/blockquote] While many are praising the recent reform of the Rockefeller

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