NEGRA; Gabrielle Greiner

    I never knew I was black. Growing up, my blackness wasn’t taught to me, like how I wasn’t shown how to do my hair. When I raised questions to my elders, “Why does my hair grow out? Like sideways, not down. And why is it so curly?” The response glossed over centuries of…

Dear Black Girl, I love you.

Simone Gillon So this past weekend I shaved my hair. I didn’t realize how much weight it held until a ton of black men called me out for cutting my Afro off and then not liking my new style. Here I am, a black woman who chose to do something for her once and being…

The Afro-Dominican Writer, Womanist and Healer

As a woman of color, black woman and a conscious Afro-Latina I find their are a lack of outlets devoted to mental and spiritual healing for our community. These resources are imperative to have access to. The process of self-healing is a useful tool to have in your life and for individuals who are interested in using this tactic we need platforms…

A Selena Tribute by Anais & Mirabelle Lee

  Our Queen of Tejano music, Mexican-American, a music icon and legend, Selena Quintanilla is a name that will never be forgotten. Her music and enduring legacy will forever live on and continue to change lives of many. Selena’s soul is resting but her spirit lives through the diversity of individuals.   The sound of her voice echoes worldwide and her…

BLACK , LATINA AND BEAUTIFUL

          By Mitzy Quarless  Jimenez  — I’m a Panamanian, Afro-Latina and a proud repper of all things negritud. [ Here is my story ] because it is one of positivity and one that has kept me strong despite the world trying to bring me down for things I have no control…

Signed, The AfroMexicanActivist

Great risings my people! I am Yah-Yah Sandoval, I was born and raised in Clovis, New Mexico. I am studying Law, I will become a leading lawyer for our Black and Brown communities. I am a mixture of Afro-Spaniard, and Afro-Mexican, my family migrated from El Bosque Spain as slaves. My family since then branched…

Documenting the Afro-Latina Beauty; Afros in San Juan

     The Afro beauty seen in San Juan, Puerto Rico is absolutely breathtaking. Bringing visibility to Afro-Latinos is essential because they are often underrepresented compared to other Latinos. Hence, thanks to projects like Afros in San Juan who is devoted to highlighting the Afro-Latina beauty on the streets of San Juan. This ongoing project will …

Diversely Yours; Representation Matters

  Embracing diversity among handmade felt toys evolved from an idea to an online business shop. Creating a space for children and people to feel represented was a keen goal for Creator of Diversely Yours Aonna Barksdale. In honor of Black History Month we want to highlight and show appreciation for Black History in the making. We shed light upon a shop owned by a woman of color and…

MY BLACK ?… YOU CAN’T ERASE

  By Jenay Wright —Being Black means the world. While many will try their hardest to hide this part of them. I have to embrace it. Apart of Self-Love is loving all that comes with you. If you carry that Black magic with you, it’s essential to celebrate it. There is more to being Black then…

Afro -Latinas & Our Role in 2017 and Beyond

    By Kayla B  — As I watched the elections results come in, I got an uneasiness in the pit of my stomach. For some, the worst of the worst came to fruition. For others, the feeling of despair and worry set in. For months we watched as politicians (and some non politicians) got ugly…

Afro-Latina & Beautifully Mixed; Michelle Lopez

THE CONFUSING GAME I’m tired of people telling me: You’re not black.. Oh wait You’re only black if a war breaks out. You’re fat No wait, You’re thick in the right places. You’re not really Mexican, You’re Latina! Brazilian yes because you got that hair and booty. Umm… white and Spanish too right? Samoan, Dominican…

Black… A BLACK WOMAN

There was a time not to long that a person like me couldn’t work There was a time not to long ago that a person like me was shackled There was a time that people like me were whipped on their back A time I had no voice or was ridiculed for speaking my mind.  But only for…