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Bomba & Plena Music Are Giving A New Voice to Afro-Latinx Communities

Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
The uniquely Puerto Rican musical styles of bomba and plena are deeply rooted in the island’s African roots. When most Boricuas hear the deep drum beats of bomba and plena, we can’t help but move our bodies. When we hear...
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...
News and Entertainment

Latinx Instagram Accounts That Educate and Inform Us on Politics

The 2020 election kept many of us hooked to our phones to stay up to date on the latest news related to the Joe Biden/Donald Trump election in particular.We were being flooded with information pertaining to candidates, issues, and politics...
Culture

10 Latinx YA Novels All About Love You Need to Check Out

Pamela Avila
If there’s anything we can all agree on is that deep down, we’re all suckers for a good ‘ol love story. But like many other things in life, love comes in many forms, shapes, and sizes — and a book...
Beauty Lifestyle

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...