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10 Afro-Latina Writers Whose Work You Need to Read

Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
We love to celebrate Latinx and Afro-Latinx literature every single day, all year long. Latinxs have long been severely under-represented in the literary world, but in more recent years, many Latinx authors are coming to the forefront. They’re creating stories...
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10 Reasons Latinxs Should Celebrate Black History Month

Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
Many of us grew up not knowing our full history especially that of our homeland and the diasporas and pre-colonization history. We identified as Latino—or Puerto Rican or Mexican or Dominican, etc. without fully grasping the evolution of those identities. We...
News and Entertainment

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...
Culture Fashion

12 Afro-Latinx Street Style Stars That Will Bless Your Instagram Feed

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We hope you’re logged onto your Instagram account because we have a list of Afro-Latinas that are killing the fashion game on the platform. You will want to follow them all like, yesterday because these women will give you outfit...
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Miss Rizos Is Encouraging Curly Haired Latinas To Take Up Space

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Carolina Contreras is an unstoppable force in the curly community—for Latinas especially. The founder of Miss Rizos Salon—one of the first hair salons specifically catered to naturally curly hair in Santo Domingo—is a business woman, a curl expert, an entrepreneur,...
News and Entertainment

8 Latin American-Centered Films Directed by Black Women

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It’s no secret, the film industry isn’t diverse. From the directors and producers to the characters (with speaking roles) and costume designers, it’s evident in all aspects of the filmmaking process that representation isn’t at the forefront of creation for...
Fashion

I Am Proof That Brown-Skinned Latinas Can Get Rosacea Too

Johanna Ferreira
Redness on the skin doesn’t necessarily mean there’s a problem. I’ve met folks with naturally red or pinkish skin tones. But redness on a Latina woman with a naturally tan/caramel complexion — is straight up confusing. I’m tan enough to...
Culture

5 Afro-Latinas in Entertainment Proudly Embracing Their Black Identity

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If Latinas are having a hard time getting representation in the media, you can guarantee that Afro-Latinas are facing barriers ten-fold. Afro-Latinas are often misunderstood in the entertainment industry. People have an idea of what a Latina should “look” like...
Lifestyle

Microsoft ‘Improves’ Racist Facial Recognition Software For WOC

Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
Microsoft has announced that it has taken measures to improves its lacking facial recognition software. Earlier this year, news broke that the company’s facial recognition software had a 20.8 percent error rate, an error rate that only applied when the...