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Mother-Daughter Duo Evelyn Lozada and Shaniece Hairston On Inspiration, Identity & What’s Next

Mother-Daughter Duo Evelyn Lozada and Shaniece Hairston On Inspiration, Identity & What’s Next

The world was introduced to New York City native Evelyn Lozada on VH1’s reality TV series, Basketball Wives. Known for her keep-it-real attitude, sharp tongue and headline-grabbing behavior, Lozada was seen as the “mean girl” of the cast. However, many saw a different side of the proud Boriqua on Season 5 of the series and Iyanla: Fix My Life, which showed her journey to healing after being assaulted by her ex-husband Chad “Ochocinco”...

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How to Heal Through Music

How to Heal Through Music

In recent weeks, the tragic deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile at the hands of police officers reopened a wound that many of us have been hoping to heal. Police have killed at least 136 Black people in 2016, according to the Guardian, and, with technological advances, we’re exposed to the video footage during and long after these injustices take place. So, how do you begin to heal? We tapped our contributor Jelisa Robinson...

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3 Afro-Latina Musicians Making Waves in the Music Scene

3 Afro-Latina Musicians Making Waves in the Music Scene

Summer is here and there’s no better way to take in the rays and enjoy the cool breeze than with some alt-Latino tunes. From hip-hop, to flamenco, to Cuban soul, and more, here are three Afro-Latina musicians making waves in the music scene: Concha Buika Maria Concepción Balboa Buika, also known as Concha Buika, or Buika, is a Latin Grammy Award-winning vocalist, poet, composer and music producer. The 44-year-old was born in Palma de...

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Festival Afro-Bahia Celebrates Culture of the Brazilian State

Festival Afro-Bahia Celebrates Culture of the Brazilian State

Bahia has soul (and, yes, lots of it!). Located in the northeastern part of Brazil, it’s known as the birthplace of capoeira, a Brazilian form of martial arts, and samba, an Afro-Brazilian musical genre and dance, and has a very clear connection to Africa via religious practices like the Yoruba-derived Candomblé, music, dance and food, to name a few. Festival Afro-Bahia, June 8-12, is bringing Afro-Brazilian culture and celebration to...

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