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Digame: Blactina Founder Nydia Simone Talks Afro-Latinx Representation in Media

Virginia Isaad
Digame is a monthly series featuring prominent Latinx leaders, activists, entrepreneurs, and public figures uplifting the community and making a difference. Nydia Simone is a Panamanian-American filmmaker and entrepreneur with a passion for Afro-Latinx and Caribbean stories. She’s worked in...
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These Afro-Latinx TikTokers Breakdown Afro-Latinidad and History

Virginia Isaad
Afro-Latinxs have a history of marginalization in the U.S. and throughout Latin America that’s often lead to their erasure in history and in their communities. Afro-Latinxs make up such a large portion of the population in parts of Latin America...
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Digame: Afro-Dominican Holistic Wellness Expert Dr. Mariel Buquè Talks Healing BIPOC

Virginia Isaad
Digame is a monthly series featuring prominent Latinx leaders, activists, entrepreneurs, and public figures uplifting the community and making a difference. Dr. Mariel Buquè is a Columbia University-trained Afro-Dominican psychologist, holistic wellness expert, and sound bath meditation healer. Her work focuses...
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White Professor, Writer, and Activist Jessica Krug Pretended to be Afro-Latina for Years

Virginia Isaad
Professor Jessica A. Krug is giving everyone flashbacks to the Rachel Dolezal  “transracial” controversy after confessing that she’s spent her entire career pretending to be Afro-Latina in a post entitled “The Truth, and the Anti-Black Violence of My Lies.” Krug...
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21 Empowering Instagram Accounts Every Latina Should Follow

V. Alexandra de F. Szoenyi
We always need positivity and words of encouragement, but they’re especially essential now. Reminders that we are part of a larger community, are going through the same things, and are getting through it all together are crucial and literally life-saving...
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7 Afro-Latina Musicians You Need to Know Now

Johanna Ferreira
One of the reasons why the movements for body positivity, natural hair, and diversity are so important is because people – women especially – need to see images that represent their multifaceted identities. Judging by the lack of representation in...
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33 Amazing Afro-Latinxs You Should Know

V. Alexandra de F. Szoenyi
February is Black History Month. While we love to celebrate black excellence all year long, this is a special time to shout out Afro-Latinxs who have repped for the culture and accomplished and achieved so much in their given fields....
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Jackie Cruz’s Instagram Post Claims Dodgy Association with Afro-Latinidad

Johanna Ferreira
February is Black History Month. In recent years, Afro-Latinxs especially have come to embrace our role in this celebratory month as Latinxs have a long history of African heritage. While it’s beautiful and significant for us to recognize and celebrate...