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Seeing Black Male Humanity: Why ‘Moonlight’ Impacted Me As An Afro-Latina

Watching Moonlight at a family-owned movie theater in New Jersey, I was in the company of my longest friend. She and I – now adults – had found new space to rebuild with…

Puerto Rican Photographer Salutes 7 Afro-Latina Icons This Black History Month

After honoring the likes of Selena Quintanilla-Perez and Rita Moreno, Puerto Rican photographer Linda Nieves-Powell returns with the second edition to her “Latina Icons&#8221…

Legendary Afro-Cuban Feminist Belkis Ayón Gets Her First U.S. Museum Exhibition

Afro-Cuban feminist legend Belkis Ayón is celebrated as a master printmaker whose work is largely centered on the Abakuá, an exclusively male, Afro-Cuban secret society…

How One Ballerina Pirouettes Her Way From Rio To Harlem And Into Global Prominence

For Ingrid Silva, dancing was not a hobby. It was a way of life that required hard work and dedication. It also challenged her to move from Rio de Janeiro to New…

Afro-Latino: 6 Women Open Up About Being Black And Latina

“We got a little bit of black in us!” is what the Puerto Ricans that I grew up around in the South Bronx used to joke. The idea that blackness was something beyond skin…

Princess Nokia: “I’ve Made A Fortune Having Dirty Sneakers And Being An A**hole”

Destiny Nicole Frasqueri, aka Princess Nokia, is here to change the rap game. The Afro-Puerto Rican rapper premiered her gritty video “Tomboy” in May of 2016, a record…

An Instagram Comicstrip Pays Homage To Natural Hair And Curvy Bodies

A Dominican artist from Connecticut is challenging the generic beauty standards that have plagued Afrolatinx communities for eons, like the obsession for straight hair…

Watch Ibeyi Reach New Spiritual Heights At Miami Beach

A few weeks ago, the downtempo soul sisters of Ibeyi stirred the waters with their grand appearance on Beyoncé’s highly debated Lemonade opus. Last week, they were…