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Amara La Negra & Karamo Brown Talk Colorism in the Latinx Community on ‘RTT: The Estefans’

The latest episode of Red Table Talk: The Estefans is tackling colorism in the Latinx community, and it gets deep.  The Estefans talked to Afro-Latinx singer and Dominican TV personality Amara La Negra and Queer Eye‘s Karamo Brown, who is...
Culture

Afro-Boricua Author Jaquira Díaz Talks Queerness, Pride and Representation

Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
It’s been a busy couple of years for Puerto Rican author Jaquira Díaz since publishing her critically acclaimed memoir Ordinary Girls in 2019. She’s gotten married, lived through a pandemic, continued work on her first novel and embarked on several...
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...
Culture Family

My Multi-Racial Kids Helped Me Connect With My Afro-Latinx Identity

Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
From as early as I can remember, I recall my Puerto Rican parents and grandparents drilling into me that we were a mixture of African, European and Taíno. That knowledge and the rich culture associated with that particular Afro-Caribbean genetic...