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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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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…

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‘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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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