Red Lips for Afro Latinas
Our First Ever Afro-Latina Beauty Week: The Right Red Lip for You!
By Kate Sandoval | 04/11/2011 - 17:00

This week at Latina.com, we're celebrating all of our beautiful different skin tones. Be sure to check in every day for a new beauty tip specifically tailored for our Afro-Latina chicas! First up? Red Lips...


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POLL: How Do You Identify Racially?
POLL: How Do You Identify Racially?
By Mariela Rosario | 04/05/2011 - 17:00

2010 census results are in and there was one incredibly interesting new trend in Puerto Rico. For the first time ever, the number of Puerto Ricans identifying themselves solely as black or American Indian jumped about 50 percent in the last decade. This is a marked shift from previous census results.

“It truly breaks with a historic pattern,” Jorge Duany, an anthropology professor at the University of Puerto Rico told the Associated Press.


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Black Models
5 Afro-Latina Models Featured in Special Vogue Italia Spread
By Verky Arcos | 02/09/2011 - 13:41

February is Black History Month so it couldn't be a more perfect time for Vogue Italia to feature Black models in a special fashion spread photographed by Emma Summerton called "The Blackallure." All the latest "It" models were cast for this stunning shoot and five Latinas made the cut!

Here are their vital stats:


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How to Keep Your Hair Shiny Once You Go Natural
By Kate Sandoval | 01/26/2011 - 11:11

When I relaxed my hair it was really shiny. Now that I’ve gone natural, is there a way to get that shine again?


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La La Vazquez: Miss Understood
By Latina Staff | 03/11/2010 - 14:58

La La Vazquez is no NBA trophy wife. Sure, she's engaged to NBA star Carmelo Anthony. But in the April 2010 issue of Latina magazine, Vazquez, 30, makes it clear that she's been calling her own shots for a long time.


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Personal Essay: Yo Soy Boricua
By La La Vazquez | 01/18/2010 - 15:00

A lot of people don’t realize that I’m Latina, which is fine. One thing about being Latina is that there isn’t one look that comes with the territory. I don’t expect people to know my cultural background just by glancing at me. I do, however, expect that when I tell people my family is from Puerto Rico, that I will be believed and not accused of trying to be something that I’m not. It usually goes something like this: a person having a conversation with me discovers one way or another that I’m Puerto Rican and fluent in Spanish.


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International Women’s Month: Latina Firsts
By Mariela Rosario | 03/13/2009 - 18:30

In honor of International Women's Month, we decided to take a look at some pioneering Latina women from all over the world. Here are some of the ladies who broke down barriers and blazed the paths that we are all following to this day.


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Black is Beautiful: A Celebration of Afro-Latinas
By Mariela Rosario | 02/11/2009 - 18:30

In honor of Black History Month, we decided to tackle a subject that comes up again and again in our community; the issue of racism. It has long caused controversy among Latinos, and it’s important to illuminate what it really means to be Afro-Latina. We will shine a spotlight on some beautiful Afro-Latinas in the process.


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SPF & You! Why You Need Sunscreen Every Single Day
By Mariela Rosario | 06/26/2008 - 15:39

A recent study done by the US Center for Disease Control found that people of color were more likely to be diagnosed with skin cancer at later and more fatal stages of the disease and had lower survival rates than their lighter skinned sisters. With more than one million new skin cancer cases being diagnosed every year, this is clearly info that Latinas can not ignore!


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