Meet Chipo Kandake: Cultural Historian + Ethnographer Cultivating Afro-Mexican Dance History

The conversation of the African Diaspora is one that needs more attentiveness and consciousness across various mass media platforms. The nature of preserving many of its traditions and cultures has a vital impact that exists all around the world. There are so many narratives of Afro-descendants that need to be heard. Many of us have…

Owning My Afro-Latinidad, Unapologetically — Monique Soto

    By: Monique Soto —  I am a proud Black and Puerto Rican – an Afro Latina! It has taken a long time for me to love and accept my heritage and descent until this point in my life. I had my fair share of identity struggles. My father is Puerto Rican from Rio…

La Afro-Mexicana de Santa Ana – Crisma Petatan

  By Crisma Petatan — “One of the questions I get asked the most is “What are you?” I am asked this question after I start speaking Spanish. I have brown skin and afro hair. When people see me, they see a black woman and black women in America only speak English right? Well that…

My Feel Good Playlist

If music never existed. It’s really painful even writing this.  Okay… If music never existed I am not really sure where I would be. Music is literally my life, my soul, my heart practically everything to me. I know I am a bit over dramatic but come on do you blame me. Music makes life ten…