An open letter to my bullies – Keyanna Gotay

Dear bullies, It’s been years since we last saw each other. You probably don’t remember me however, I remember you. You probably don’t remember what you said to me however, I do. You called me all sorts of things, told me I didn’t know what I was and that I just “didn’t want to be…

The Afro-Boliviana Experience: Gabriela Agramont

 Every Afro-Latina narrative isn’t the same. Although we share some similar experiences. The most essential key here is listening and understanding each and every person’s individual story.  Here’s an authentic story of an inspirational Afro-Latina who is Bolivian and African-American and her journey!   What does it mean to be Afro-Latina? To me, being Afro-Latina means…

Growing Up Afro Latina In the South – Kisha Gulley

“My name is Captain so and so where are you from?” “I’m your flight attendant Kisha, I’m from Arkansas.” “No you aren’t.” At this point I roll my eyes. Introducing yourself to your crew is customary in the aviation world. You want to know who you are working with. For me though it always got…

Why should I hide my blackness? – Jenay Wright

I came home from school everyday and sat on the couch while my abuela watched her telenovelas. They are always very intriguing. I could never understand a thing they were saying. But hey, there was always fighting and passionate kissing. Other than me questioning my abuela every second on what they were saying.  I always…

Eliminating Black Face in Latin America

By Jenay Wright- Houston we have a problem. No worries not in your side of town! However, in Latin America and for some reason I can’t understand why this is still an issue in this day of age. We are still seeing BlackFace being used in Latin media and no one is taking a stance…

5 times Nitty Scott did it for Negritas

By Jenay Wright – Afro-Boricua Nitty Scott speaks life and her music is a empowering movement. If you don’t already it time follow a long. When I listen to music I want to feel empowered and motivated. As music is an art of expression  its a necessity for me to take things away from each…

Why I made An Effort to Embrace My West Indian Roots – Kayla B

     Growing up primarily with my Afro Cuban mother, knowing my Cuban roots was second nature. It was in the yellow rice and black beans as comfort food. It was the guayaberas my grandfather sported and the customs of my mother’s family. Growing up with my mom, I was exposed to my Cuban heritage and…

THE PREVIEW

DEAR THE MAD & THE ANGRY, When you’ve been so brainwashed into believing your own hair and your own skin and your existence isn’t wanted for so long. What reaction do you expect? When you have been oppressed and forced to adopt a culture that isn’t yours. Do you not expect a revolution? When you…

Karina Matos: Being Lesbian & Afro-Latina

I’m Karina Matos. I am 23 and was born in New York, lived in Dominican Republic until around the first grade and for most of my life grew up in Philly. My  parents are both Dominican and my mother towering at 5’1, is a beautiful olive toned, and my father could be defined in my…

Afro-Latina Activist, Alanna

Alanna De La Cruz is a woman who puts action to her word as a proud Afro-Latina women and millennial activist. Here is her story.  How did you celebrate your roots on your college campus? I️ celebrate my roots on campus by constantly educating and being open with who I am and my beliefs. I️…