Janel Martinez

Janel Martinez is an entrepreneur and multimedia journalist. She’s a staunch advocate for Afro-Latinidad, founding award-winning blog, Ain’t I Latina?, an online destination celebrating Afro-Latinas (women of African descent with roots in Latin America and the Spanish-speaking Caribbean).

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Bad Bunny, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Ricky Martin Join Mass Puerto Rico Protest

Protests demanding the resignation of Governor Ricardo Rosselló are in their fifth consecutive day and have garnered support from Puerto…

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Cardi B and J.Lo Are Taking Down Wall Street in the New ‘Hustlers’ Trailer

News surfaced in March that Jennifer Lopez would star alongside fellow Bronx-born Latina Cardi B in the upcoming film Hustlers….

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‘Chatgate’ Scandal Sparks Protests Calling for Puerto Rico’s Governor to Resign

Images circulating social media over the past 24 hours in Puerto Rico reveal widespread protests calling for the resignation of…

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Geraldo Rivera’s ‘Better Than That’ Defense of Trump Backfires

Donald Trump’s Sunday morning Twitter rant directed at four congresswomen of color has everyone talking. In a series of tweets,…

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2019 Afro-Latino Festival NYC Urges Community to Reclaim Culture

The Afro-Latino Festival of New York kicks off today in Brooklyn. In its 7th year, the annual festival is bringing…


Gina Torres’ ‘Pearson’ Spinoff Is Both Starring and Being Created By An Afro-Latina

Gina Torres is making history with USA’s new Suits spin-off Pearson. The series, which Torres stars in and co-executive produces,…

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Guggenheim’s Latest Exhibit Centers Afro-Latinx Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat’s ‘Defacement’

Thirty years after the death of Jean-Michel Basquiat, the Brooklyn-born artist’s most personal work is being exhibited at The Guggenheim…

Marc Anthony Joins Lin-Manuel Miranda’s ‘In the Heights’ Movie

The Nuyorican link up we’ve all been waiting for is finally happening! Marc Anthony has joined the cast of the…


Jopwell’s Latest Photo Collection Showcases Latinx Professionals in the Workplace

A simple Google search will reveal the lack of diversity among existing stock images. Couple the terms “Latinx,” “Latina,” or…

9 Latina Celebs Who Are Total Geminis

Gemini season is in full swing! We’re sure you’ve seen the #GeminiSeason hashtag across social media by now — Geminis…

Elizabeth Acevedo Centers Cuisine and Culture in ‘With the Fire On High’

Dominican-American poet and author Elizabeth Acevedo is bringing Afro-Latinx narratives to the publishing world. The Afro-Latina, whose debut novel, The…


Venezuela’s Juan Guaido Calls for Uprising to Topple President Nicolas Maduro

Reports are surfacing from Venezuela that opposition leader Juan Guaidó announced he was in the “final phase” of ending President…




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