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Afro-Latina Music Artists Talk Identity, Empowerment And Feminism

The Huffington Post | Tanisha Ramirez | Posted 07.21.2016 | Latino Voices

Be yourself. Embrace all aspects of your identity. And represent! Those are some of the values embodied and shared by Maluca, Nina Sky and Princess No...

Poet Captures The Heart-Wrenching Fear Of Losing A Loved One To Police Brutality

The Huffington Post | Tanisha Ramirez | Posted 07.12.2016 | Latino Voices

“On this night, lover, as we say a silent grace over plain white rice, I wonder if you, like me, pray for an unborn child we’ve already imagined b...

Latina Artist Celebrates Her Natural Hair And Curves In Empowering Comics

The Huffington Post | Tanisha Ramirez | Posted 05.26.2016 | Latino Voices

Dominican artist Crystal Rodriguez has made it her personal mission to deconstruct and decolonize her relationship with her hair and body. Now, she wa...

Things You've Probably Heard If You're Afro-Latino

Aleichia Williams | Posted 05.02.2016 | Latino Voices
Aleichia Williams

I think people would be surprised how many times I've had another Latin-American person call my hair "nappy." As if my hair is license to my ethnicity.

Afro-Latino Festival Announces 2016 Lineup Featuring Los Rakas, Maluca, And More

Remezcla | Tanisha Ramirez | Posted 04.20.2016 | Latino Voices

For its fourth consecutive year, Afro-Latino Festival will take place in New York City. This July, we’ll witness three days of art installations, ta...

Dona Dijé: Afro-Brazilian Leader in the Fight for Women's Land Rights

Janessa E. Robinson | Posted 04.08.2016 | Black Voices
Janessa E. Robinson

Known to her community as Dona Dijé, at 68 years old, Afro-Brazilian Maria de Jesus Bringelo is one of the most important national leaders of the women babassu nut breakers movement in Brazil.

This Nigerian Animator Is Bringing Diversity To Kid's Cartoons In Brazil

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 04.04.2016 | Black Voices

Talks about diversity in the entertainment industry very rarely include children's programming, but a new crowdfunding campaign is attempting to chang...

6 Afro-Latinos Open Up About What It Means To Be Black And Latino

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 03.23.2016 | Latino Voices

Too black to be Latino and too Latino to be black is a feeling many Afro-Latinos know too well -- but the reality is that these two identities are far...

Dascha Polanco Breaks Down Why It's Possible To Be Black AND Latino

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 03.15.2016 | Latino Voices

One radio host in New York City recently got schooled by "Orange is the New Black" star Dascha Polanco on the difference between race and ethnicity. D...

From NPR's Latino USA: Afro-Latino

Latino USA | Posted 03.10.2016 | Latino Voices
Latino USA

In this rebroadcast from 2015, Latino USA asks Afro-Latinos across several generations what they think, and learn about the Garifuna, a Honduran Afro-Latino community which has been migrating to the U.S.

Finally, A Survey Dives Into The Complexities Of Latino Identity

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 03.04.2016 | Latino Voices

Just months after Mexico made history by recognizing its 1.38 million citizens of African descent, the Pew Research Center is doing some history makin...

Photo Series Celebrates The 'Black Girl Power' Of Brazilian Women

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 03.02.2016 | Black Voices

For the past two years, Brazilian journalist Weudson Ribeiro has been documenting the beauty of Afro-Brazilian women by photographing spontaneous port...

Two troubles one God I, "An Afropolitan Renaissance."

Ishmael Osekre | Posted 03.02.2016 | Black Voices
Ishmael Osekre

After years of fighting negative stereotypes about Africa, especially through Western news cycles, a generation of passionate Afrocentrists are finall...

Shout-out to All Afro-Latinxs

Emund Manuel | Posted 02.11.2016 | Latino Voices
Emund Manuel

Shout-out to Afro-Latinxs who are now identifying as an Afro-Latinx and accepting their blackness.

This Powerful Spoken Word Poem Celebrates Heritage And Self-Love

The Huffington Post | Tanisha Ramirez | Posted 02.05.2016 | Latino Voices

“Afro-Latina, camina conmigo. Salsa swagger anywhere she go, como ‘la negra tiene tumbao! ¡Azucar!’ Dance to the rhythm. Beat the drums of my s...

Mexico Gently Reminds Us That 'Black' And 'Hispanic' Are Not Mutually Exclusive

Dallas Rico | Posted 03.08.2016 | Latino Voices
Dallas Rico

The Hispanic community encompasses a rainbow of colors, not one archetype. I've seen blonde haired, blue eyed Latinos as well as dark-skinned Latinos with afros bigger than basketballs. We are all one vibrant familia.

Mexico Finally Recognized Its Black Citizens, But That's Just The Beginning

The Huffington Post | Krithika Varagur | Posted 01.27.2016 | Latino Voices

Last month, for the first time ever, the Mexican government recognized its 1.38 million citizens of African descent in a national survey. The survey s...

People Get Real About Multiracial Identity In This Powerful Video

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 01.20.2016 | Latino Voices

"I'm what Hollywood calls ethnically ambiguous.” This is how one man in the Buzzfeed video above described what it’s like to be more than one race...

24 Photos That Show What It Means To Be A Black Woman In Brazil

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 01.18.2016 | Latino Voices

A new photo project is redefining both how Afro-Latinas in Brazil are seen and the way they see themselves. Race in Brazil has always been complicate...

Black in a Foreign Land: In Defense of Dominican Identity

César Vargas | Posted 12.17.2015 | Latino Voices
César Vargas

Perhaps because (and even though) we are an array of colors, Dominicans see themselves as a monolithic people and are more apt to separate each other based on region and class than color.

Mexico Takes Big Step In Finally Recognizing Afro-Latinos

The Huffington Post | Aaron Barksdale | Posted 12.11.2015 | Latino Voices

For the first time in Mexico's national history 1.38 million Afro-Mexicans are being recognized for their Afro-ancestry by the government. Mexico is ...

Thousands Take Part In Black Women's March In Brazil

Yahoo News | Tanisha Ramirez | Posted 11.19.2015 | Latino Voices

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Thousands of black women from across Brazil marched on the nation's capital on Wednesday to call attention to the pervasive ...

Why You Should Never Assume That A Black Person Can't Be Latino

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 11.11.2015 | Latino Voices

What Was It Like to Grow Up Afro-Latino in Buschwick?The belief that Black and Latino are mutually exclusive is a harsh, hurtful blanket assumption th...

Afro-Mexicans Are Pushing For Legal Recognition In Mexico’s National Constitution

Remezcla | Taryn Finley | Posted 11.11.2015 | Black Voices

The myth of the Latin American racial democracy, scholars believe, began in Brazil following the abolishment of slavery in 1888, when government offic...

Afro-Latino Man Proudly Claims His Black Heritage In This Incredible Spoken-Word Poem

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 09.14.2015 | Black Voices

The intersectionality between being black and Latino often goes overlooked. Poet Gabriel Ramirez acknowledged this when he recited his poem titled, "O...