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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 Afro-Latinx TikTokers Breakdown Afro-Latinidad and History

Virginia Isaad
Afro-Latinxs have a history of marginalization in the U.S. and throughout Latin America that’s often lead to their erasure in history and in their communities. Afro-Latinxs make up such a large portion of the population in parts of Latin America...
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Dominican Rapper DaniLeigh Got Called Out for Colorism in ‘Yellow Bone’

Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
Dominican rapper DaniLeigh, 26, took to Instagram last week to promote her new song “Yellow Bone” and quickly incited criticism from her followers who picked up on the very obvious colorism in the song’s lyrics. The Instagram clip featured the...
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‘Soho Karen’ Saying She’s Puerto Rican Highlights Anti-Blackness in Latinx Culture

Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
Miya Ponsetto — the woman who has become known across the U.S. as “Soho Karen”–tackled a 14-year-old Black boy to the ground in a New York City hotel lobby in December after accusing him of stealing her iPhone, when in...
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NoNieqa Ramos’ Novel Features a Queer, Puerto Rican Teen with PTSD

Virginia Isaad
At 15 years old Verdad de la Reyna embarks on a journey toward wokeness after experiencing life as a marginalized woman of color, forcing her to address her internalized prejudices before she can heal from her trauma. The layers that...