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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Reggaeton pioneer Daddy Yankee has always made historic moves. The multi-platinum artist made history Wednesday as the first-ever Spanish language…


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When it comes to headlines surrounding Haiti and the Dominican Republic, they often center the countries’ long-standing conflict. Though they’re…

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Lawmakers Call for Investigation After 2nd Migrant Child Death in U.S.

An 8-year-old Guatemalan boy in U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) custody was pronounced dead on Christmas Eve. The death…




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