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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8 Personal Finance Books You Need to Get Your Money Under Control

There are a lot of common misconceptions about women and money — we’re risk-averse, splurge versus save, and struggle to…

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10 Money Resolutions to Make 2019 Your Best Year Yet

  We’re a week into the new year and social media timelines are filled with ‘new year, new me’ mantras….

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Books have a way of unlocking a world of information. Which is why book lovers are drawn to their fiction…

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6 Moments That Prove Demi Lovato Is Doing Well Since Rehab

Demi Lovato spent Christmas this year alongside her family and furry friends. The 26-year-old artist shared several photos and videos…

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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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4 Reasons We’re Looking Forward to Seeing Tessa Thompson in ‘Men in Black’

The Men In Black: International trailer dropped on Thursday, staring the dynamic Thor: Ragnarok duo Tessa Thompson and Chris Hemsworth….

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Trump Administration Policy Requires Asylum Seekers to Remain in Mexico

President Trump’s administration has implemented yet another troublesome and controversial measure in its efforts to reshape the immigration system. A…

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New Census Data Shows 130,000 People Fled Puerto Rico After Hurricane Maria

It’s been over a year since Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, but the category 4 storm’s impact is being felt…

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Netflix’s Afro-Colombian Witch Drama ‘Siempre Bruja’ Debuts in February 2019

The highly-anticipated Netflix show Siempre Bruja officially has a debut date. Since the streaming service revealed it was bringing bruja…

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10 Latina DJs You Need to Know

Deejaying is an undeniable art form. One of the founding elements of hip-hop, it’s vital to curating the vibe in…

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8 Latinas Changing The Conversation In the Art World

Conversations surrounding the art space typically stay within tight-knit circles, but this year the exclusive world of art galleries and…

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Why We Need To Stop Referring To Afro-Latinxs as ‘Other Latinxs’

Being Black in a Latinx space is by design an othering experience. Just how melaninated you are, or tight and…




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