Watch This Afro-Latina Poet's Inspiring Spoken Word About Her Hair
Watch This Afro-Latina Poet's Inspiring Spoken Word About Her Hair
By Raquel Reichard | 10/27/2015 - 16:13

"Pelo malo" translates to "bad hair," but Afro-Latinas across the Americas know very well that the term is more often used to describe "Afro-textured," "coerced" or "kinky" hair than pelo that’s guilty of a crime.


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The 10 Best Latino & African American Collabos Ever
The 10 Best Latino & African-American Collabos, Ever
By Jesus Trivino | 02/27/2015 - 11:11

Latinos and African-Americans go together like peanut butter and jelly or better yet: rice and beans pigeon peas.

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11 Celebrities Who Are A Tall Drink Of Chocolate
11 Hot Latinos Who Are A Tall Drink Of Chocolate
By Latina Staff | 09/12/2013 - 14:56

September 12 is National Milkshake Day! Don’t want to break your diet to celebrate the holiday? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with this list of 11 celebrities who are a tall drink of chocolate milkshake. Que rico!

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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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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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Laz Alonso
EXCLUSIVE: Laz Alonso on Being Latino & Black in Hollywood
By Lee Hernandez | 05/06/2011 - 13:15

In the romantic comedy Jumping the Broom (opening in theaters nationwide today), Cuban actor Laz Alonso, 37, plays an African American character in an all-black cast that includes Angela Bassett, Paula Patton, Loretta Devine, Mike Epps, and Romeo.

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PBS Black in Latin America airs tonight on Cuba
Henry Louis Gates Jr. Goes to Cuba for 'Black in Latin America'
By Mariela Rosario | 04/26/2011 - 15:30

When we asked Prof. Henry Louis Gates Jr. about why so many Latinos get confused about race, specifically when filling out forms like the recent U.S. census, he tell us it may be because Latino "is not a race in and of itself." 

"The way people self-identify is very subjective and very cultural-specific," he continued. "And I don’t blame people.  I just feel sad that people think that black is ugly," explains Gates. Tonight, his four-part special goes to Cuba, "Which famously declared the end of racism with socialism," Gates reminds us.

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Blair Underwood and Lisa Vidal on Latinos in The White House
Blair Underwood and Lisa Vidal on Latinos in The White House
By Lee Hernandez | 09/21/2010 - 09:48

In The Event, a political thriller which premiered last night on NBC, actor Blair Underwood and Boricua actress Lisa Vidal, play the President of the United States and the First Lady, respectively. caught up with the funny actors— who are longtime BFF's—to talk about the significance of portraying TV's first Latino family in the White House.

Who do you play in The Event?

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