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Afro-Cuban Photographer Emerald Arguelles is Dedicated to Uplifting Black Women in Her Work

Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
What we don’t see all that often is photography dedicated to showcasing real Black women in all their beauty. Afro-Cuban photographer Emerald Arguelles is committed to changing that though. The 26-year-old former Marine turned to art when her time in...
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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...
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10 Content Creators Using Their Platforms to Educate on Afro-Latinidad

Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
Afro-Latinidad is a topic that seems to invoke a lot of emotion in people, and draw out just as many opinions on what it means to be Black, what it means to be Latinx and what it means to Black...
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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...
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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...