Tagged Latino

50 Shades of Latino + America Ferrera & Eva Longoria Jabs at Subtle Racism

You must remind the dominant culture (and ethnic peers), occasionally, that nationality and ethnicity are both fluid identities. And, yes, even other latinos/latinas forget about their own diversity, but it’s particularly prevalent in the dominant culture, with horrible consequences–which explains Flama’s skit on “Things Black Latinos Are Sick of Hearing.” During the 2016 Golden Globes,…

A Look Back at Afro-Latino Identity

The Afro-Latino festival in New York City, its 4th edition, is almost here (July 8th-10th). Let’s take a look back at our recap of the brilliant 3rd edition. The annual festival is committed to affirm, educate, and celebrate Afrolatinidad. This is part 1 of our 3-part video series highlighting the social relevancy of Afro-Latinos. In…

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#SerNegroEsHermoso Campaign Sparks Pride and Acceptance Among Afro-Colombians

Riding the bus through the sunny streets of Cartagena, Colombia the other day, my eyes were quickly drawn to a striking image of a dark-skinned Afro-Colombian woman against an all-black backdrop with the hashtag #SerNegroEsHermoso (to be Black is beautiful) written at the bottom. The billboard poster was both striking and intriguing, and as soon…

Short Film: Exploring Afro-Latino Identity, Part 3

[See part One and Two] This is part 3 of our 3-part video series highlighting the social relevancy of Afro-Latinos. Their world contributions were recently celebrated at the 3rd edition of the Afro-Latino Festival, a 3-day event held in New York City. Part 3 takes you to the outdoor celebration: music, food, vendors, art, and love….

Short Film: Exploring Afro-Latino Identity, Part 2

[See part 1] This is part 2 of our 3-part video series highlighting the social relevancy of Afro-Latinos. Their contributions were recently celebrated at the 3rd edition of the Afro-Latino Festival, a 3-day event held in New York City. The Afro-Latino festival probed the very idea of what it means to be human and explored…

Short Film: Exploring Afro-Latino Identity, Part 1

This is part 1 of our 3-part video series highlighting the social relevancy of Afro-Latinos. Their contributions were recently celebrated at the 3rd edition of the Afro-Latino Festival, a 3-day event held in New York City. In this video, it wasn’t your ordinary evening gala. The Afro-Latino festival probed the very idea of what it means…

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