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...
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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!