11. Afro-Latinas like University of Iowa sophomore Crosly Cruz and University of Pennsylvania’s Sydney Alicia Rodriguez showed that Afro-Latinos support #IStandWithMizzou .
12. The Reaja ou Será Morto (‘React or Die’) movement gathered more than 5,000 people in the streets of Salvador da Bahia to protest the deaths of unarmed Black people at the hands of law officers. #BlackLivesMatter
13. Amara La Negra, known affectionately as “The Queen of Twerk,” spoke candidly about being unapologetically Afro-Latina. “One of the reasons…I wear my hair from my head attached to my body, is because for many years I was told this bullshit lie that in order to be beautiful, I had to have straight hair, because my hair was too ‘unmanageable,’” she said to Vibe.com.
14. Rapper Nitty Scott, MC released “Negrita.” “It’s one of the first joints off of CREATURE! and it really is about celebrating and embracing my intersectional identities and me being Afro-Latina.”
15. Soffia Gomes da Rocha Gregório Correa, MC Soffia, showed the world that you can embrace #BlackGirlMagic at any age. The Afro-Brazilian girl from Sao Paulo uses her rhymes to address the Afro-Latina experience.
16. Spanish songstress Concha Buika (Maria Concepción Balboa Buika) is back on the scene and released “Carry Your Own Weight.”
17. Two officials from Municipal Water and Sewer Services Company of Huancayo were convicted for the racial prejudice Afro-Peruvian woman Azucena Asunción Algendones. Don’t mess with us!
19. Lupita Nyong’o serves! She covered numerous magazines, Vogue, ESSENCE, United Airlines’ Rhapsody, Madame Figaro and ELLE UK, among others, this year alone.
20. Founding principal of Mott Hall Bridges Academy Nadia Lopez receives the Change Agent Award at BET’s Black Girls Rock, delivering a powerful speech.
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