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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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10 Afro-Latina Authors You Should Know

10 Afro-Latina Authors You Should Know

The Afro-Latina experience is one that is so specific, yet differs from country to country. One thing that remains the same is an Afro-Latina author’s ability to share her story and offer a sense of relatability for readers. The authors below have shared our stories in various ways; stories that continue to unite us, and let us know we are not alone in our struggles.         Veronica Chambers is best known for her...

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Zahira Kelly Creates #MaybeHeDoesn’tHitYou to Show Domestic Abuse Is More Than Physical

Zahira Kelly Creates #MaybeHeDoesn’tHitYou to Show Domestic Abuse Is More Than Physical

Domestic abuse can come in all forms, but many associate the act primarily with physical abuse. While you may not see scars or bruising, emotional and verbal abuse is just as harmful. Using the #MaybeHeDoesn’tHitYou hashtag, hundreds of women tweeted their stories of abuse. The tag, created by Afro-Latina artist and writer Zahira Kelly, went viral as stories of continuous emotional control and criticism flooded timelines. Kelly told The...

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Happy Mother’s Day: 4 Amazing Mujeres Share Why They Love Motherhood

Happy Mother’s Day: 4 Amazing Mujeres Share Why They Love Motherhood

Mother’s Day is a special occasion. While many celebrate the beauty of motherhood year round and on the daily, the observance allows for us to acknowledge and celebrate not only the women who brought us into this world, but those who have served as mother figures throughout our lives. For the women who now have the coveted title of “mom,” or “mama,” it’s a day to celebrate you, too! We tapped four Afro-Latina mothers, who are...

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