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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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‘Red Table Talk: The Estefans’ Returns with Conversations on Taboo Topics for the Latinx Community

Virginia Isaad
Mental health remains stigmatized in the Latinx community and as a result it’s not just difficult accessing mental health care but it’s also hard to begin to have these conversations. So often it’s media that helps us feel seen and...
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‘For Brown Girls’ is an Empowering and Healing Memoir for Women of Color

Virginia Isaad
Prisca Dorcas Mojica Rodriguez is an immigrant from Nicaragua and a first-gen Vanderbilt University graduate, these identities play a huge role in her journey and in her debut book, For Brown Girls with Sharp Edges and Tender Hearts. The memoir/guide/educational...
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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...