The Circle of an Afro-Borinqueña’s Life – Leah Zayas

  By: Leah Zayas – As most 80’s born, 90’s raised, Generation Y-ers, I witnessed the release of one of the greatest animated films of our time.  One that taught the invaluable lessons as being part of the “circle of life”.  And as I will still passionately belt out the lyrics upon hearing its namesake…

Growing Up Afro Latina In the South – Kisha Gulley

“My name is Captain so and so where are you from?” “I’m your flight attendant Kisha, I’m from Arkansas.” “No you aren’t.” At this point I roll my eyes. Introducing yourself to your crew is customary in the aviation world. You want to know who you are working with. For me though it always got…

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…

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…

Ivana- Sol Larios – Raices

  Una negra hispana. Eso es lo que mis padres creation cuando me hicieron. Una gitana sin una  patria de mi propia Con una pierna en el Caroní y una pierna en la Amazónica. ¿Pero a quien pertenezco? El español no sale de mi lengua Tan fácilmente Como mi abuela quiere Y mi piel no…

AM I AFRO-LATINA ENOUGH? 

Afro- Latina speaks community of empowering individuals. It represents a culture of those who Celebrate traditions that deeply root back to the motherland. It signifies the rich Sounds of our ancestors who carried the musical rhythms of Africa with them. It preserves our expression of dance, songs, religion and literature with a Latin twist without neglecting our African roots.  It crosses barriers from SudaAmerica to Centroamerica along to the coast of Puerto Rico. It flows through all facets…