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…

The Unwritten Story of A Panameña

– Afro-Panamanians are Panamanians of African descent, and constitute 15% of the population. The Afro-Panamanian population can be broken into the “Afro-Colonial”, Afro-Panamanians descended from slaves brought to Panama during the colonial period and the “Afro-Antillean“, West Indian immigrants from Trinidad, Martinique, Guadeloupe, Dominica, Grenada, Barbados and Jamaica, brought in to build the Panama Canal.-…

Soy Afro-Panameña –A Personal Story of Afro-Latina Identity and Pride

Tamika Burgess is a Writer and Educator. She produces the monthly Afro-Latina focused newsletter, Es Mi Cultura. Follow her on twitter @TameeksB By Tamika Burgess —“I thought you were Black!” This is the response I sometimes get from people when they find out my parents are Panamanian. Looking down at my arm in a sarcastic…

Child of the Diaspora: Being Afro-Latina in America

  By  Kae Ramirez Lashley — My mother is Afro-Panamanian (her mother is Black, her father mestizo) and my father is Bajan (from Barbados). I identify as Black, Afro-Latina, simply Latina, West Indian, or  Caribbean. I know who I am. I never try to deny my African roots. I am not more Black than Latina. I…

Embodying the Soul, Embracing Her Afro-Latina: Alexandrea Lushington

As an artist you must stand out, which sounds fairly relative to what an individual’s identity should signify. A musician must profess originality and creativity while your personal identity sets you apart from the crowd. The question is will we ever see an artist whose identity expresses something  we’ve never seen before.  The answer is yes! Meet Alexandrea Lushington a dedicated and  passionate artist whose…