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Afro Latinas

Photographer Honors 7 Afro-Latina Icons For Black History Month

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 02.21.2017 | Latino Voices

Linda Nieves-Powell wants to give trailblazing Latinas the credit they’ve long deserved. The New York-based photographer, writer and director began...

Afro-Latino Community Stands In Solidarity With Black Lives Matter At NYC Festival

The Huffington Post | Tanisha Ramirez | Posted 07.19.2016 | Latino Voices

Afro-Latinos in New York City represented in a major way over the weekend. The 4th Annual Afro-Latino Festival kicked off Friday with a series of pan...

Why I Wish Latinas Had a #BlackGirlMagic Movement

Emmelie De La Cruz | Posted 06.03.2016 | Latino Voices
Emmelie De La Cruz

Black Girl Magic is everywhere. It's on magazine covers, all over the web and an on-going conversation on Twitter. It's a movement. Truth is black gir...

'Lemonade' Is Not a Latina Narrative

Maria Rodriguez-Morales | Posted 04.29.2017 | Latino Voices
Maria Rodriguez-Morales

Even with Lemonade's cameos of of Afro-Cubana sisters Ibeyi -- which I took to symbolize the interconnectedness of Afro-Latinidad within the diaspora -- it still wasn't about us. It's okay that it isn't about us.

I, an Afro-Latina Woman, Was Attacked By an Officer

Aleichia Williams | Posted 02.16.2017 | Women
Aleichia Williams

I am glad that now I know, first hand, how a situation can escalate during an encounter with a black woman and an angry officer. If the officer had grabbed someone else that way I would rationalize my pain without using race or gender, but he didn't. Now I can understand the fear and frustration from my brothers and sisters better.

This Is What It Means To Be Afro-Latino

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 02.25.2015 | Latino Voices

In a Q&A for his 2011 PBS documentary "Black In Latin America," Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. said: There were 11.2 million Africans that...

My Afro-Latina Identity Is a Gift... But I Didn't Always Feel This Way

Yvonne Latty | Posted 04.13.2015 | Latino Voices
Yvonne Latty

Sadly, I do not live in a world where Afro-Latinos are very visible. My world reinforces what I learned as a child: that having white skin is "better."

LISTEN: The Cult To 'Morena' Women In Latin Music

The Huffington Post | Zuania Ramos | Posted 02.06.2013 | Latino Voices

They are called mulatas, morenas, negras, trigueñas and these stunning, sensual, curvy, afro-Latina women have been celebrated over and over by Latin...

LOOK: Rosario Dawson And 25 Afro-Latinas Conquering Hollywood

The Huffington Post | Lee Hernandez | Posted 08.09.2012 | Latino Voices

We love it when Latina Magazine puts Afro-Latinas on their cover, so needless to say we were thrilled this morning when we saw that Rosario Dawson (a ...