Author Archives: The Afro Latina

About The Afro Latina

Afro-Latina, Amazon, Budding Feminist, Uninspired Writer, Naturalista, Logophile, Sapiosexual, Supporter of Humanity, Music and Bacon

Why I’m Definitely NOT HERE for GZ or DMX.

Just this morning, the free world received the absurd news that GZ, murderer of Trayvon Martin, would be in a “celebrity” boxing match with former King of Personal Problems, DMX. Wait…What? Hold. Up.

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It shouldn’t matter if I’m Black or White, but it does.

This doesn’t need to be long winded.  I don’t have a lot to say. The truth is, I’m sick and tired of talking about race.  I’m sick of challenging people’s racist remarks and demanding they explain what they mean when … Continue reading

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Oye, Morena

I am an old school Latina.  My hips are wide, my hair is curly, my heart is always open.  I am a nurturing lioness- I will give you the clothes off my back and fiercely protect those I love.  I … Continue reading

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Facing, Accepting, Embracing…

Change.  Three important things we need to learn about growing up and accepting change is that it is inevitable, sometimes it can be painful and it almost always happens out of the blue.  Expect the unexpected.  More than once in the … Continue reading

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“Not My Problem” The Slow, Painful Death of Accountability

“That’s not my job” This phrase infuriates me to no end.  My skin literally crawls when I hear someone say this or anything close to this.  A lot of people want to sit and complain about today’s society- how kids … Continue reading

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I’m Every Woman

  Sigh. I sat on the thought of doing this post for a while.  In the wake of Whitney Houston’s death a lot of people are paying their respects and remembering a true gem to the music industry.  In a … Continue reading

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Reflection: Dark Girls film

Tonight I was invited by the Albany Black Professionals group to attend a special screening of the movie “Dark Girls” Directed by D. Channsin Berry and Bill Duke.  Below is the poster for the movie and a description: Dual documentary … Continue reading

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