6 Hair Tips Every Afro-Latina Should Know!
6 Hair Tips Every Afro-Latina Should Know!
By LeAura Luciano | 09/29/2013 - 11:00

We love when Afro-Latina celebs like Esperanza Spalding and Yaya DaCosta, flaunt their natural curls. We also love the smooth sleek looks regularly rocked by Rosario Dawson and Zoe Saldana. Whether you’re embracing your curls or styling them straight there are so many questions about how to take care of your hair. So what SHOULD you know?


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Gina Torres
Happy Birthday, Gina Torres: The 20 Most Beautiful Afro-Latinas on the Planet!
By Lee Hernandez | 04/25/2013 - 10:55

Although she doesn't look a day over 30, the lovely Gina Torres is turning 43 today. And what better way to honor the stunning Cubana than by naming her one of our most beautiful Afro-Latina celebs on the planet!

Gina, we love you, you're beautiful (inside and out) and we're so proud to have you representing for Latinas in Hollywood. 

Without further ado -- and in honor of Gina's cumpleaños-- we proudly present the 20 Most Beautiful Afro-Latinas on the Planet. Happy birthday, Gina!


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Lakme Fruit Blast Berry Lush Fruit Energizing Face Wash
The Best Fruit-Infused Beauty Products
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 03/28/2012 - 16:04

Spring is in the air which means flowers are blossoming, leaves are growing and it’s time to get your winter-beaten skin back into shape. Here are five fruit-infused beauty products that will surely do the trick!


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CELEB STYLE POLL: Cassie
CELEB STYLE POLL: Cassie's Edgy And Boyish Look
By Verky Arcos | 03/07/2012 - 13:16

R&B singer and model Cassie may not be well-known for her singing career just yet, but one thing that makes her stand out is her strong sense of style. Cassie always strives to look fierce on any red carpet and did just that at the Kanye West Ready-To-Wear show in Paris.


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Happy Black History Month: The 50 Most Beautiful Afro-Latinos in Hollywood!
Happy Black History Month: The 50 Most Beautiful Afro-Latinos in Hollywood!
By Lee Hernandez | 02/27/2012 - 12:59

As Black History Month comes to an end, let's take a look once more at the Afro-Latinos we named "Most Beautiful" in 2012! 

6 Afro-Latinas Who Are Changing the World!


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Unique Challenges Faced By Afro-Latinas
Negra & Beautiful: The Unique Challenges Faced By Afro-Latinas
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 01/27/2012 - 14:55

The frustrating ironies of being Afro-Latina hit Yuly Marshall with stunning regularity: At work at a Miami hospital, Hispanic patients of the Cuban-born radiology technician usually assume she’s African American, asking her, “Where did you learn to speak Spanish like that?” and expressing shock—even skepticism—that she’s really Latina. Other times, fellow Latinos will disparage African Americans in front of her with phrases like, “What can you expect from negros?” and then turn around and tell her, as if paying her a compliment, “But you’re not like that. You’re one of us.”


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Get the Look: Yaya Dacosta's Curly Updo
Get the Look: Yaya Dacosta's Festive Updo
By Kate Sandoval | 12/14/2011 - 15:00

It seems like curly-hair chicas don’t always get a lot of love when it comes to festive party updo ideas. So often, we end up straightening it for a big event or just wearing it down—but Yaya DaCosta is ready to change that!

The beautiful model-actress showed off an asymmetrical curly updo on the red carpet last night that’s fun, sexy, and—maybe the best part—so easy to recreate.

Hairstylist Carlos Vera explains how:


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Joan Smalls on Being the Only Puerto Rican Victoria's Secret Angel & Loving Mofongo
By Verky Arcos | 11/29/2011 - 10:00

Every few years, a fresh-faced model takes the fashion industry by storm! 2011 has been the year of Joan Smalls; her face has launched campaigns for Gucci and Roberto Cavalli and she's been spotted strutting down the catwalk of the season’s hottest couture fashion shows like Christian Dior and Givenchy. But, even with all these bragging rights and a skyrocketing career, Smalls manages to stay humble and connected to her roots. 

Here's what she had to say to us when we caught up with her at the Victoria's Secret fashion show recently.


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The 2011 Latina Beauty Awards
The 2011 Latina Beauty Awards
By Kate Sandoval | 11/21/2011 - 11:00

After weeks of scrubbing, swiping and blending our way through this year’s crop of skin care, hair care and cosmetic launches, we’ve chosen 25 can’t-live-without favorites. From a serum that gives you an instant glow to a conditioner that restores hair in just one use, here are the winners!


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EXCLUSIVE: 'The War We Are Living' - An Afro-Colombian Story
EXCLUSIVE: 'The War We Are Living' An Afro-Colombian Story
By Amaris Castillo | 11/01/2011 - 13:30

In Colombia’s Pacific southwest region, gold is abundant. So much so that it has helped sustain the livelihoods of the region’s Afro-Colombians for generations. But now, gold has become the center of friction between local people and militias in the area. The tension has been captured in a new PBS special called The War We Are Living, premiering tonight on PBS at 10 p.m. ET.


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