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…

5 REASONS TO LOVE AMARA LA NEGRA

By Jenay Wright- Amara La Negra is no stranger to the Latin market and Afro-Latinx community. Her Latin urban twist musical influence is recognized world wide. She is a Black Latina who is  Bold and most of all a Boss. This will be revealed on her new show Love and Hip Hop Miami. There is thousands of…

Mabel Guzman; Being Black & From DR

  Dominican Republic. The motherland that I couldn’t be prouder to represent. The food, the music, the heat, the enormous amount of people in my family, are just a few aspects of my country that make me love it. But what about culture? It’s probably the first thing people mention when talking about their own…

Cultivating Divine Gratitude by Gabrielle Greiner

  Once again, Thanksgiving has come upon us and so many of us are unsure how to respond to this holiday of thankfulness. Most of us are struggling with something at the moment, such as with financial issues or relationship problems. Our government seems to be falling apart as we helplessly watch the systems so…

Mourning Pride – Jackie Torres

  These past few weeks, I have participated in a very private kind of mourning. In the wake of Hurricane Maria’s devastation on Puerto Rico, the usual thoughts surrounding my identity have been exacerbated ten-fold in my already overactive brain. Shameful confession? I have never been to Puerto Rico; at least not when I was…

The Importance Of Self Caring In The Face Of World Tragedy – Kayla B.

  The words flash across the screen. Unarmed black man shot and killed by police. 20 children killed in school shooting. Serial rapists claims latest victim. Terror attack at concert claims lives. World “Leaders” slinging angry tweets. Racism rearing its ugly head inciting violence and unrest. Chills run down your spine and in the moment,…

My Story – Ruby Elizabeth

  “Niña! Bajate de alli!”, I can hear my grandfather yelling at me from the little porch behind the house as I swung on the tree filled of guava. I was born in Paitilla, Panamá; daughter of my Panamanian mother Rudy and my Jamaican father Richard. My name is Rubi Elizabeth Berry Harewood and you…