16 Life-Giving Quotes By and For Afro-Latinas
16 Life-Giving Quotes By and For Afro-Latinas
By Raquel Reichard | 02/21/2017 - 15:54

Black women are magic, so it’s no wonder that from their mouths come power. Here, some life-giving quotes from legendary and everyday Afro-Latinas.


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Meet Daliyah, the 4-year-Old Afro-Latina Librarian Who Has Read More Than 1,000 Books
Meet Daliyah, the 4-Year-Old Afro-Latina Librarian Who Has Read More Than 1,000 Books
By Raquel Reichard | 01/13/2017 - 10:58

Daliyah Marie Arana is a literary force to be reckoned with – and she's only four years old.


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This New Bilingual Children’s Book Teaches Young Latinas That Beauty Comes in All Colors
This New Bilingual Children’s Book Teaches Young Latinas That Beauty Comes in All Colors
By Raquel Reichard | 01/12/2017 - 12:02

Growing up Puerto Rican meant family photos included relatives of just about every shade.


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Watch Dominican Nail Artist Ami Vega Polish the Revolution on My Nails
Watch Dominican Nail Artist Ami Vega Polish the Revolution on My Nails
By Raquel Reichard | 12/15/2016 - 16:24

Dominican nail artist Ami Vega is proving femme is political.


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5 Healthy Ways to Go Natural Without The Big Chop
Ready to Go on a Natural Hair Journey? Here’s What You Need to Know
By Ashley Jimenez | 12/08/2016 - 17:45

Enough is enough. This idea of pelo malo needs to be tossed out the window. We all go through such extraordinary lengths to tame our natural locks, and that needs to stop.


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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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