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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Afro-Panameña Diva Green Creates Green Book for a Diasporic Traveler

Diva Green is continuing in the legacy of Harlem-based postal worker Victor Hugo Green. Creator of The Negro Motorist Green Book,…

20 Latinx Children’s Books That Should Be On Your Bookshelf

Growing up, it was difficult to find books that spoke to my experience as a Black Latina. Although there were…

Crystal Roman Is Writing Afro-Latinas Into the Entertainment Industry

Though it’s a slight uptick, you’ll now find more Afro-Latinx representation on television and streaming service shows, in magazines and…


‘El Secreto de Selena’: Trailer Drops for Controversial New Show

The legacy of singer Selena Quintanilla Perez remains over 20 years after her untimely death. One portion of the Mexican-American…


Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló Nominates Pedro Pierluisi As Successor

The drama and speculation surrounding the selection for Puerto Rico’s next governor continues. Outgoing Governor Ricardo Rosselló nominated Pedro Pierluisi…


6-Year-Old Stephen Romero Among Those Killed At Gilroy Garlic Festival

A fun-filled day at a northern California food festival turned tragic. A gunman opened fire at the Gilroy Garlic Festival…

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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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