RED SUGARCANE PRESS, INC. is an independent press dedicated to presenting works about the Puerto Rican and Latinx Diasporas in the Americas. We publish authors whose works educate, entertain, and inspire, who are rooted in the journey of indigenous and African peoples who from enslavement to the present have triumphed through the courage and tenacity of many generations.
Heartbeats, Rhythms, And Fire is José Angel Figueroa’s newest poetry and prose collection. A major contributor to the Puerto Rican and Latinx literary movement in the United States., Figueroa is best known for his powerful social commentary, poetic storytelling and
visual imagery. His writings are lyrical and rhythmic, sometimes autobiographical, and frequently politically charged.
In this volume, Figueroa explores universal themes of the human experience as well as contemporary issues of immigration, racial injustice, and colonialism. His narratives voice the realities of everyday people as well as express commitments and passions of activists who advance justice.
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The United Nation proclaims the International Decade for People of African Descent, January 1, 2015 - December 31 2024, with the theme “People of African descent: recognition, justice and development”.
In proclaiming this Decade, the international community is recognizing that people of African descent
represent a distinct group whose human rights must be promoted and protected. Around 200 million
people identifying themselves as being of African descent live in the Americas. Many millions more
live in other parts of the world, outside of the African continent.
"We must remember that people of African descent are among those most affected by racism. Too often, they face denial of basic rights such as access to quality health services and education."
— United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon