Cortadillo de Res – Northern Style Beef Stew

Cortadillo de Res – Northern Style Beef Stew

Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. The Mascogos, a group of Afro-Mexicans, small, yet historically very relevant, living in the Northern Mexican state of Coahuila, have been celebrating Juneteenth  for generations, with a fusion of African, Mexican and Seminole (indigenous groups from Florida) traditions, such as dancing to música norteña (Northern Mexico music), singing hymnals to hand-clapped rhythms called capeyuye,  and sharing a meal that often includes cortadillo, a dish of beef or goat meat, cooked in a chunky tomato sauce ... click on title for more 

Black History Month – Vicente Guerrero and The Mascogos of Coahuila

Black History Month – Vicente Guerrero and The Mascogos of Coahuila

During his short role as president of Mexico (indeed the first president in North America with black ancestry), Vicente Guerrero officially abolished slavery in Mexico, in 1829; this partly prompted slave-holding Texans to fight for independence from Mexico, achieved in 1836. Over those years, Black Seminoles were forced to a Journey from Georgia, the Carolinas and Florida, until they reached El Nacimiento, Coahuila, Mexico, in 1852 ... click on title for more