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17 Books to Understand the Black History of Latin America

Sofía Aguilar
Black History Month coverage doesn’t always include Afro-Latinidad but that history (both in the U.S. and Latin America) is both important and deserving of attention. We may think we know the history of Latin America, or at least the specific...
Culture

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...
Culture

Bomba & Plena Music Are Giving A New Voice to Afro-Latinx Communities

Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
The uniquely Puerto Rican musical styles of bomba and plena are deeply rooted in the island’s African roots. When most Boricuas hear the deep drum beats of bomba and plena, we can’t help but move our bodies. When we hear...