Princess Nokia & Oshun Explain Why the Afro-Latino Festival is Important
Princess Nokia & Oshun Explain the Importance of the Afro-Latino Festival
By Connie Chavez | 07/13/2016 - 15:14

I closed the door to my car and began walking in the direction of the Bed-Stuy Restoration Plaza, where the 2016 Afro-Latino Festival was taking place.


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Presenting the Dope Ladies Behind the Afro-Latino Fest
Presenting the Dope Ladies Behind the Afro-Latino Festival
By Raquel Reichard | 07/07/2016 - 14:12

There’s much anticipation for the fourth annual Afro-Latino Fest – and for good reason.


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Woman Crush(ing the Patriarchy) Wednesday: Omaris Zunilda Zamora
Woman Crush(ing the Patriarchy) Wednesday: Omaris Zunilda Zamora
By Raquel Reichard | 05/18/2016 - 15:52

Black and Latina/Chicana feminisms are life-affirming for countless women of color, but in both movements, AfroLatinas are left at the periphery, if acknowledged at all.


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This is What It's Like to Grow Up as a Black Central American Woman in the U.S.
This is What It's Like to Grow Up as a Black Central American Woman in the U.S.
By Raquel Reichard | 05/11/2016 - 09:14

On the rare occasions that Latino spaces actually include conversations on Afro-Latinidad, the discussions are almost always exclusively centered on Cuba, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and Brazil, leaving out the innumerable African-descended people across Central and South Americas.  


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This Graphic Compares African Enslavement in Latin America to the U.S.
This Graphic Compares African Enslavement in Latin America and the U.S.
By Raquel Reichard | 05/04/2016 - 10:23

Conversations on American slavery almost always center on the U.S., but a new interactive graphic is illustrating that an overwhelming majority of enslaved Africans forcefully brought to the Americas were actual


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Woman Crush(ing the Patriarchy) Wednesday: Dorothy Bell Ferrer
Woman Crush(ing the Patriarchy) Wednesday: Dorothy Bell Ferrer
By Raquel Reichard | 04/13/2016 - 16:28

If you hang around the feminista Twitter space, you've likely come across this week's #WCW, Dorothy Bell Ferrer


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Woman Crush(ing the Patriarchy) Wednesday: Sofia Quintero
Woman Crush(ing the Patriarchy) Wednesday: Sofia Quintero
By Raquel Reichard | 04/06/2016 - 15:43

If you’re a lit-lover lookin’ for some feminist reads that center the mujeres in your ‘hood – Black, brown, queer, trans and hip-hop lovin’ – you are going to fall in love with this week’s #


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10 Afro-Latina Actresses Who Played Latinas On Screen
10 Afro-Latina Actresses Who Played Latinas On Screen
By Raquel Reichard | 03/18/2016 - 09:50

When you think of a Latina actress you probably envision Sofía Vergara before


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This Afro-Latina Mom Wrote a Bilingual Book Called 'Bad Hair Doesn't Exist'
This Afro-Latina Mom Wrote a Bilingual Book Called 'Bad Hair Doesn't Exist'
By Raquel Reichard | 02/24/2016 - 10:11

Many of us grew up hearing about “pelo malo,” but Afro-Latina mom Sulma Arzu-Brown wants to make it clear that bad hair doesn’t exist.


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