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Digame: Dr. Angel Jones is Dedicated to Amplifying Afro-Latinx Voices

Virginia Isaad
Digame is a monthly series featuring prominent Latinx leaders, activists, entrepreneurs, and public figures uplifting the community and making a difference. First-gen Afro-Latina Dr. Angel Jones is an educator, activist, and critical race scholar whose research explores the impact of racism...
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Ariana DeBose is First Afro-Latina and First Openly Queer Woman of Color to Win an Oscar

Virginia Isaad
Afro-Latina Ariana DeBose‘s role as Anita in West Side Story marked her first major film starring role and now she’s also celebrating another first after her best supporting Oscar win. During the 94th Academy Awards ceremony DeBose, who is of...
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Afro-Dominican Baker Paola Velez Has Raised Millions With Bakers Against Racism Initiative

Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
It’s universally known that food is one way to unite people and one first-generation Afro-Latina pastry chef decided that she’d use baked goods in the fight for racial justice. With only a dream and zero dollars, Paola Velez launched the...
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Afro-Cuban Photographer Emerald Arguelles is Dedicated to Uplifting Black Women in Her Work

Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
What we don’t see all that often is photography dedicated to showcasing real Black women in all their beauty. Afro-Cuban photographer Emerald Arguelles is committed to changing that though. The 26-year-old former Marine turned to art when her time in...
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Afro-Latina Michelle Marie Colón Wins Miss Universe Puerto Rico 2021

History was made at the Miss Universe Puerto Rico competition when an Afro-Latina from Loiza was crowned. Afro-Latina pageant competitor Michelle Marie Colón from Loiza won the Miss Universe Puerto Rico competition, marking the first time a non-white woman will...
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Digame: Shomara Garcia Reminds Us Latinas Have No Skin Tone

Virginia Isaad
Digame is a monthly series featuring prominent Latinx leaders, activists, entrepreneurs, and public figures uplifting the community and making a difference. Entrepreneur Shomara Garcia grew up in Connecticut and was always told who she was and who she wasn’t based on...
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Comedian Danielle Perez Promotes Disability Visibility and Mental Health

Virginia Isaad
Dominicana Danielle Perez is booked and busy, but not at the expense of her mental health and well-being. The comedian-actor-writer-diva and disability rights activist is stealing scenes and punching out stigma and stereotypes, all while exuding dazzling joy everywhere she...
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Leslie Grace to Star as Batgirl in Upcoming DC Film on HBO Max

Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
Afro-Latina In the Heights star Leslie Grace, 26, has just been named DC Comics new Batgirl! The actress will star as Barbara Gordon in the new Warner Bros. and DC film that will be exclusively on streaming service HBO Max...