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Shayne Rodriguez Thompson

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Hispanic Heritage Month Feels Like an Afterthought in My Kids’ Schools

Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
Hispanic Heritage Month has felt a bit lackluster for me this year. As a mom, a lot of Hispanic Heritage Month is connected to my children, and what they are doing to learn about and honor Hispanic and Latinx heritage,...
Culture News and Entertainment

Amara La Negra & Karamo Brown Talk Colorism in the Latinx Community on ‘RTT: The Estefans’

The latest episode of Red Table Talk: The Estefans is tackling colorism in the Latinx community, and it gets deep.  The Estefans talked to Afro-Latinx singer and Dominican TV personality Amara La Negra and Queer Eye‘s Karamo Brown, who is...
Culture Family

11 Powerful Must-Read Children’s Books About Immigration

Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
As parents it’s our job to equip the next generation with the knowledge and tools they need to be better, smarter, more compassionate people, and we firmly believe that literature plays a major part in that. Kids love to be...
Beauty

13 Latinx and Black-Owned Clean Skincare Brands

We’re all on the hunt for safe, healthy and effective skincare and body products aren’t we? After years of slathering on potentially toxic creams and lotions, many of us are working hard to detox and repair our skin, as well...
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Afro-Latina Michelle Marie Colón Wins Miss Universe Puerto Rico 2021

History was made at the Miss Universe Puerto Rico competition when an Afro-Latina from Loiza was crowned. Afro-Latina pageant competitor Michelle Marie Colón from Loiza won the Miss Universe Puerto Rico competition, marking the first time a non-white woman will...
Lifestyle

Afro-Latina Fitness Trainer Massy Arias is Changing Lives with Her Honest and Educational Approach

Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
Celebrity fitness trainer Massy Arias has been slowly making changes on the fitness scene for the past decade. She’s steadfastly working to help her clients and social media followers achieve long-term fitness and wellness by teaching them how to live...
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11 Children’s Books Combatting the Idea of Pelo Malo

Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
We are so sick of hearing about people who continue to perpetuate the idea of “pelo malo,” especially since some of us now have children with beautiful crowns of curly hair. For years Afro-Latinx and other Latinx people with naturally...
Lifestyle

10 Inspiring Latinas in STEM You Need to Know About

Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
This Hispanic Heritage Month, as we continue to celebrate the achievements and contributions of Latinx people in America, we’re thrilled to be able to highlight some incredible individuals doing amazing work in a field we don’t hear nearly enough about....
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How to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Your Kids

Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
One of the most important ways to honor Hispanic Heritage Month is to spend time teaching the next generation about the traditions and various cultural aspects that make up our Latinx heritage.It’s also important to help them learn about the...
Culture News and Entertainment

Puerto Rican Poet Elisabet Velasquez’s Debut Novel is Raw and Painfully Real

Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
Puerto Rican poet Elisabet Velasquez has penned her first novel and it’s a fast-paced roller coaster of a read that will hit home for many. Elisabet is a Brooklyn-born Nuyorican and mom-of-two who writes about what she knows best: her...
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Exclusive: Cardi B Learns to Cook Classic Latin American Dishes on ‘Cardi Tries’ Series

Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
For those who didn’t already know, rapper Cardi B has had her very own TV series called Cardi Tries for nearly a year now. On the series, which is currently in its second season on Messenger, the “Up” rapper teams...