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Afro-Boricua Author Jaquira Díaz Talks Queerness, Pride and Representation

Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
It’s been a busy couple of years for Puerto Rican author Jaquira Díaz since publishing her critically acclaimed memoir Ordinary Girls in 2019. She’s gotten married, lived through a pandemic, continued work on her first novel and embarked on several...
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11 Times Latina Celebs Have Defended Their Afro-Latina Identity

Priscilla Rodriguez
Roughly 48% of Latin America is black. According to a Pew Research Center survey, “one-quarter of all U.S. Latinos self-identify as Afro-Latino, Afro-Caribbean or of African descent with roots in Latin America.” Yet, Afro-Latinx identity is constantly being questioned. There’s...