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Everything You Should Know About Juneteenth & Why It’s Important

Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
The word “Juneteenth” is one that many of us had never even heard until a few years ago or even more just this year, but it’s one that every American and every person living in America should be familiar with....
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Lin-Manuel Miranda Issues Apology for Lack of Afro-Latinx Representation in ‘In The Heights’

Since its release a week ago, the film adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s In the Heights has come under fire for a lack of Afro-Latinx representation in the film’s top-billed cast inciting claims of colorism in the Latinx community and in...
Culture

The Significance of How Puerto Rico Honors Emancipation Day

Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
Puerto Rico’s Emancipation Day which is celebrated on March 22 each year, is notable for a few reasons. The first thing that comes to mind though is that it’s celebrated at all. Emancipation Day in Puerto Rico is the commemoration...
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10 Afro-Latinx Artists Doing Big Things in 2021

Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
There is absolutely nothing we love to see more than our own people making an impact on the world in different industries. It brings us so much happiness to see Afro-Latinx faces on our TV screens and dominating our social...
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...
Culture Family

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...