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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...
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Why Latinx Moms Need to Know the Truth About Black History in America

Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
As a Latina mom who was born and raised in the United States and is now raising children in the same racism-plagued country, my eyes are open. They haven’t always been, at least not completely, though something was always there...
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5 Facts About the Very Black History and Origin of Reggaeton

Virginia Isaad
From Bad Bunny reigning the 2020 Billboard charts to J Balvin’s countless Reggaeton-infused pop collaborations, the new era of reggaeton has penetrated the sound waves of popular music on an international scale. While in recent years Reggaeton made itself a...
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These 12 Afro-Latinx Small Businesses Can Have All Our Money

We are living in an age of entrepreneurship. Everybody has a side hustle, and lots of people are finding ways to quit the 9-to-5 and turn their self-employment dreams into a reality. These days, small businesses can reach a much...
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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...
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Iconic Rapper Trina Opens Up About Being a Boss and Female Empowerment

V. Alexandra de F. Szoenyi
If you grew up listening to rapper Trina in the early 2000s you’re well aware of her music and her influence but you still may not have known that she’s a proud Afro-Dominicana. In fact, quite a few of our...