Meet Vivian Moran: The Voice of Afro – Indigenous Peruvians

Imagine being a product of two rich ethnic groups. Imagine being a descendant from Peru and standing proudly in your skin. Imagine being Vivian Moran.  Whose art recognizes her African and Indigenous roots and gives a voice to her community.  From celebrating Black and Indigenous womanhood through digital art. Or saying what needs to be…

Don’t Question My Afro – Dominican Heritage – Magnolia Vilma

  By: Magnolia Vilma  — “Wait, say your last name again?” If I had a dollar for every time I heard that phrase I’d probably own ten mansions, swimming pool, and jacuzzis attached. I would have maybe five or ten people’s student loans fully paid off in cash money. I sleep, breathe, eat, and dream of…

Meet Shanice Vasquez: Afro – Nicaraguan & Belizean Model Breaking Barriers

    By Jenay Wright – A bold and beautiful Black Nicaraguan and Belizean reina is documenting and showcasing her blackness proudly. She takes her followers on her expedition as she breaks barriers and tries to end the cycle of discrimination against Afro Descendants. Ambitious aspiring model and entertainer, Shanice Vasquez is creating a statement…

Meet Sky Britnei: Afro-Latina Spiritual + Holistic Wellness Practitioner

  From her vibrant soul to her radiant energy, Sky Britnei’s passion and devotion to healing the mind, body and soul is truly empowering.   Her genuine spirits and inspirational work for black and brown communities are extremely essential.   Growing up both Panamanian and Jamaican, Sky Britnei incorporates her Carribean roots into her holistic…

Why don’t you do your hair? – Jenay Wright

      Why don’t you do your hair? My hair is done all my puffs and naps My kinks and coils deserve a standing ovation. Stand up and Clap Edge control don’t hold my frizz, it rises back up It’s natural I give her all my love It ain’t soft either and no baby…

Dear You – Sharee Yveliz

  Dear you, My “Dominican side” is not showing. It didn’t make an appearance as if my blackness was hiding it. My American status doesn’t take away from the culture I was raised in. Dear you, I am Dominican. I shout in Spanish when I’m frustrated; curse words roll off my tongue when I’m angry….

A Black Girl’s Purity – Jenay Wright

A Black Girl’s Purity My melanated mother pushed me out her womb with love. Beautifully and wonderfully crafted by the man above. Birthed in a world that exhibited so much hate. My blackness my flesh my skin that took so much time to create. A little black girl so majestic and pure. Her beauty standards…

Afro-Latinx in Film Breaking Barriers: Gina Torres and Jharrel Jerome

By: Jenay Wright – The Afro-Latinx presence in film and media still has a long way to go. But there has been a lot of progress since this platform was created back in 2016. Our voices have been heard but that doesn’t mean the grind or raising attentiveness stops here. The panels, festivals and events…

Five Gifs & Memes for and by Afro-Latinas – Jenay Wright

If you are always on social media, you know Gifs and Memes are life. They get our day started and keep our insomnia entertained at night. To be honest without them will some social media sites even be useful. I mean they take up the majority of our scrolling time. The point is they are powerful…

Heal First, Create Second

When I started this blog years ago, it was my everything, my baby and my vision. I spent hours scrolling through social media staying up to date on Afro-Latinx trends and raising awareness. This platform has truly helped me become a stronger and better woman and proud Black woman. I didn’t feel the need to…