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bomba and plena hiplatina
Culture

Bomba & Plena Music Are Giving A New Voice to Afro-Latinx Communities

Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
The uniquely Puerto Rican musical styles of bomba and plena are deeply rooted in the island’s African roots. When most Boricuas hear the deep drum beats of bomba and plena, we can’t help but move our bodies. When we hear...
Nydia Simone Blactina
Culture Lifestyle

Digame: Blactina Founder Nydia Simone Talks Afro-Latinx Representation in Media

Virginia Isaad
Digame is a monthly series featuring prominent Latinx leaders, activists, entrepreneurs, and public figures uplifting the community and making a difference. Nydia Simone is a Panamanian-American filmmaker and entrepreneur with a passion for Afro-Latinx and Caribbean stories. She’s worked in...
Nueva Yorkinos Djali Brown-Cepeda,
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Meet Djali Brown-Cepeda, the Afro-Latina Preserving Latinx & Black New York

Virginia Isaad
Passion project turned communal emancipation, Nueva Yorkinos, a digital archive of the triumphant lives of Latinx New Yorkers, is a family album too prolific to keep stored away. Exemplifying the rich cultures and walks of life from multiple generations and...
America Ferrera Directs Netflix Film
Culture News and Entertainment

America Ferrera To Make Film Directorial Debut With ‘I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter’

Virginia Isaad
Emmy and Golden Globe winner America Ferrera introduced Yo soy Betty, La Fea to US audiences with her role in Ugly Betty and now she’s helping bring a beloved Latinx book to life. Netflix just announced the Honduran-American actress/director will...
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Culture Family

My Multi-Racial Kids Helped Me Connect With My Afro-Latinx Identity

Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
From as early as I can remember, I recall my Puerto Rican parents and grandparents drilling into me that we were a mixture of African, European and Taíno. That knowledge and the rich culture associated with that particular Afro-Caribbean genetic...
Latinx Moms Teach Black History
Culture Family

Why Latinx Moms Need to Know the Truth About Black History in America

Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
As a Latina mom who was born and raised in the United States and is now raising children in the same racism-plagued country, my eyes are open. They haven’t always been, at least not completely, though something was always there...
BIPOC YA Audiobooks
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7 Audiobooks For Young Adult Readers by BIPOC Authors

Pamela Avila
For some of us growing up, curling up in our bed and hiding away in our room with a good book was how we preferred to spend our days. Meanwhile, others preferred to go out and spend their free time...
Bruja Spiritual Hygiene
Culture Lifestyle

Green Bruja Discusses the Importance of Spiritual Hygiene and Sexual Energy Wellness

Virginia Isaad
When it comes to sex the focus is always the physical but not enough attention is on the energy transference that also happens. Sex feels different with different people for a reason and how you feel afterward is also an...
Latinx YA Love novels
Culture

10 Latinx YA Novels All About Love You Need to Check Out

Pamela Avila
If there’s anything we can all agree on is that deep down, we’re all suckers for a good ‘ol love story. But like many other things in life, love comes in many forms, shapes, and sizes — and a book...