Junot Díaz On The Challenges of Growing Up Afro-Latino
By Fox News Latino | 10/13/2011 - 14:24

Dominican American writer Junot Díaz didn’t always feel accepted as a child. In an interview with Fox News Latino, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author spoke about growing up in the 80s as an immigrant and feeling rejected by both his Latino and black peers.


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Zoe Saldana is Latina's September Cover Girl!
Zoe Saldana is Latina's September Cover Girl!
By Latina Staff | 08/08/2011 - 11:15

Stunning Afro-Latina actress Zoe Saldana graces the September 2011 cover of Latina magazine’s fall style issue, available on newsstands August 16th. The 33-year-old Dominican and Puerto Rican star of this month’s Colombiana opens up to about how she nearly had an emotional collapse after catapulting to superstardom with Avatarthe highest-grossing movie of all time, and what helped her s


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A New Spider-Man's In Town—And he’s Afro-Latino!
By Amaris Castillo | 08/02/2011 - 12:00

There’s a new Spider-Man, and he’s half Latino. According to USA Today, Marvel Comics has revealed a new replacement for Peter Parker—a half-black, half-Latino teenager named Miles Morales

Sonia Sotomayor to Become Comic Book Superhero


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EXCLUSIVE: Melissa De Sousa on Afro-Latinas in Hollywood: "All Latinos Don't Look White"
By Lee Hernandez | 07/12/2011 - 13:06

Panamanian actress Melissa De Sousa, who is best known for her role as the controlling Shelby in the romantic comedy, The Best Man (1999), revealed exclusively to Latina.com that she's in talks to star in a sequel to the hit rom-com. “We’re talking about doing a sequel to The Best Man!” De Sousa dished. “I can’t wait to do it!”


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¡No Me Digas! 15 MORE Stars You Never Knew Were Latino
By Lee Hernandez | 07/07/2011 - 14:30

Our popular series on stars you never knew were Latino continues with a look at 15 more celebs that are challenging preconceived notions about what it means to "look" Latin, and proving yet again that Latinos don’t fit into any one mold. Check out our gallery and tell us which ones surprise you most!


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Why Sunscreen Is Important for Latinas of All Shades
Why Sunscreen Is Important for Latinas of All Shades
By Mariela Rosario | 06/21/2011 - 16:00

Happy first day of summer!!!!


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Afro-Latina Beauty Week: Get Heather Hemmens's Golden Glow
Afro-Latina Beauty Week: Get Heather Hemmens's Golden Glow
By Kate Sandoval | 04/15/2011 - 18:10

For our last day of Afro-Latina week, we’re obsessing over Heather Hemmens’s pretty makeup from her appearance at OK! magazine’s Hollywood’s Sexiest Singles event. It’s the perfect look for a sexy summer night out—and the shades will look great on every Afro-Latina skin tone!

Here’s how to copy it:

1. Line your entire eye with a black liquid eyeliner and a black pencil eyeliner (stacking the formulas stops them from smudging), then apply mascara to top and bottom lashes.


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Christina Milian
Afro-Latina Beauty Week: A Perfect Foundation Match for Your Skin Tone!
By Kate Sandoval | 04/14/2011 - 16:25

On our fourth day of Afro-Latina beauty week, we’re tackling one of the biggest complaints we hear: Why can’t I find a foundation made for my skin color?!

So often foundations made for darker skin tones look too red on Afro-Latinas, and the foundations made for lighter skin tones look too gray or yellow. Because Afro-Latinas can have olive, red, or golden undertones (like our model Christina Milian), it can be extra difficult to find the perfect shade, says makeup artist Jackie Gomez. No wonder so many of us out there feel frustrated!


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Afro-Latina Beauty Week:  How to Lighten Up Your Hair Color at Home!
Afro-Latina Beauty Week: How to Lighten Up Your Hair Color at Home!
By Kate Sandoval | 04/13/2011 - 22:40

In honor of our Afro-Latina week on Latina.com, I stopped by the Marie Robinson salon here in NYC, where Marie set out to show me—and my lovely model Quiana—how to lighten up Quiana’s gorgeous, natural hair color using a box of dye from the drugstore. Follow her steps to copy this fresh summer look!

1. Marie chose Clairol Natural Instincts Vibrant in 9A Light Cool Blonde ($9, clairol.com). Despite Quiana’s warm skin tone, Marie picked a cool, ashy blonde shade so that the color wouldn’t turn too brassy.


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Tatyana Ali
Afro-Latina Beauty Week: Tatyana Ali’s So-Shiny Style
By Kate Sandoval | 04/12/2011 - 20:20

It’s day two of Afro-Latina Beauty Week! Today’s topic: Tatyana Ali’s incredibly shiny hair.


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