Afro Rebels

New Collective Seeks to Affirm the Experiences of Black Latinas Within Latino Studies

“We stand together to name Black Latina women as central to the popular and formal scholarship on race within Latinidad.”

  • Apr 30, 2019
  • 4:50 PM

Students and Educators Across Dominican Republic Are Rocking Their Natural Hair Today to Protest Discrimination

Women and girls are also posting images online to show their black pride.

  • Apr 1, 2019
  • 1:36 PM

The Dominican Republic’s Ministry of Education Released Video Celebrating Natural Hair, Hours Later Woman Behind It Was Fired

Much like the roots of antiblackness in the country itself, the people in power seem to stop at no cost to maintain white supremacy.

  • Mar 26, 2019
  • 2:48 PM

Chula

Latino Rebels Radio: March 24, 2019

  • Mar 24, 2019
  • 3:43 PM

LATINOS OUT LOUD Interviews Our Digital Media Editor Amanda Alcántara About Her Upcoming Book ‘Chula’

During the interview, they discuss some of the surprising inspirations behind the book and facing the fear of publishing independently.

  • Mar 18, 2019
  • 2:37 PM

Must-Watch: A Needed Conversation Among Afro-Latinx and African Americans on Anti-Blackness

The panel allowed space for a rich and open dialogue that pushed the envelope. 

  • Feb 21, 2019
  • 4:42 PM

21 Savage Released on Bond, Lawyers Say He Is Grateful for the Community’s Support

The Grammy-nominated artist was detained on Sunday, February 3 by ICE.

  • Feb 12, 2019
  • 4:39 PM

21 Savage’s Lawyers Say His Detention ‘Serves No Other Purpose Than to Unnecessarily Punish Him’

The law firm says that “never hid his immigration status.”

  • Feb 5, 2019
  • 12:44 PM

Twitter Users React to Netflix’s SIEMPRE BRUJA, Critiquing the Show for Following Racist Tropes

Depicting a romance between an enslaved woman and a slaveowner? We got problems.

  • Feb 4, 2019
  • 3:39 PM

21 Savage Arrested by ICE Less Than a Week After Denouncing Child Detentions on Live TV

“Been through some things so I can’t imagine my kids stuck at the border,” said 21 Savage during his performance on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon, on January 29.

  • Feb 4, 2019
  • 12:11 PM

What Is the Green New Deal?

Let #AmandaLaQueManda explain. 

  • Jan 25, 2019
  • 1:36 PM

5 Popular Latin Christmas Songs for Immigrants and Those Far Away from Home

In this episode of “Amanda La Qu Manda,” Amanda Alcántara lists five songs from Latinoamérica y el Caribe that touch on this topic.

  • Dec 18, 2018
  • 1:57 PM

People vs. Amazon

Amazon says it wants to build one of its headquarters in Long Island City in Queens, and communities are taking a vow to fight back.

  • Dec 5, 2018
  • 3:55 PM

Fighting Femicide and Machismo in Puerto Rico

Latino Rebels Radio: December 2, 2018

  • Dec 2, 2018
  • 4:28 PM

The State of Violence Against Women in Latin America

AMANDA LA QUE MANDA is back, and we’re so happy to feature Amanda here.

  • Nov 25, 2018
  • 5:09 PM

There’s a Petition to Include the Word ‘Afro-Latina’ in the Dictionary

Poet Melania-Luisa Marte started it, hoping to bring more visibility the term.

  • Oct 30, 2018
  • 2:03 PM

Will Smith’s Colombia Visit Brings Up Questions of Local Perceptions of Blackness and Afro-Colombianos

How are Colombians reacting to Will Smith’s Instagram videos?

  • Apr 26, 2018
  • 12:16 PM

Entrevista con vicepresidenta electa de Costa Rica Epsy Campbell sobre identidad, Marielle Franco, y sus planes de inclusión para todos

“Es un proceso interno en Costa Rica, y un proceso en América Latina de la visibilización de los pueblos afrodescendientes, que se consolida con esta victoria electoral”, le dijo a Latino USA.

  • Apr 20, 2018
  • 8:30 AM

Bruno Mars Cultural Appropriation Debate Highlights Continuing Invisibility of Afro-Latinx

It’s notable that so few people weighing in on this debate even recognized Puerto Rico as a site of the African diaspora.

  • Apr 13, 2018
  • 10:17 AM

Brazil’s Unionized Sex Workers (PODCAST)

Latino Rebels Radio: March 25, 2018

  • Mar 25, 2018
  • 11:58 AM

On Claiming Afro-Latinidad

So what’s liberating about a movement if it reifies old hierarchies of color and class?

  • Feb 6, 2018
  • 1:05 PM