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posted by on afro latina, Afro-Colombiana, appearance, beauty, black, Black is Beautiful, black latina, black woman, Curly, Locks, Society, Struggles, weaves, wigs, women

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We’ve all read stories and hair-tales of women who decided to grow their hair natural (meaning no chemical relaxers). I am one of them. And currently going strong, two years in my natural-ness to be exact. Though I have to admit, my initial reason to embark in this “journey” wasn’t entirely for deep and profound […]

You are not Black

Jan
2013
27

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So I had a get together in my house with a few family members and one of my team members from the Movement. I am not sure how it came about and what sparked the convo but a family member of mine goes “Oh Crystal is not Black”. So the member of the movement looked […]

Women

Aug
2011
05

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So I don’t get this whole idea of women being put into categories based off of race/ethnicity. This false notion that all Spanish women are submissive and docile creatures, who cook and clean to please their men, and have the newspaper waiting at the dinner table and ESPN on the TV. While on the other […]

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Frustrated yet again in a Black and Hispanic neighborhood (that is now sprinkled with a few white people, but that’s another story). There I stand in the corner bodega; I asked the man stocking shelves for something in Spanish and he directs me to the front counter. When I ask the man behind the counter […]

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Frustrated yet again in a Black and Hispanic neighborhood (that is now sprinkled with a few white people, but that’s another story). There I stand in the corner bodega; I asked the man stocking shelves for something in Spanish and he directs me to the front counter. When I ask the man behind the counter […]

posted by on black, blood, culture, ethnicity, latino, parent, race

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Recently I met someone who unbeknownst to me was a Black Latino but only claimed to only be Black because the relationship they had with their Latino parent was tumultuous, therefore they did not associate themselves with the culture. I thought what the heck does the culture and ethnicity have to do with the parent. […]

Pride and Prejudice

Jun
2011
08

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Why do we refer to eachother a colors? Were we raised that way, did our parents refer to others the same way? And how will we teach our children, is this right or wrong?I sat on the infamous NYC subway the other day and watched two Latinas talk, proudly they spoke bits of spanish but mainly […]