Why actress Gina Torres didn’t identify as Black

Gina Torres admits that she has “felt trapped” as an Afro-Latina actress who has almost exclusively played Black roles for the balance of her career. Torres, who made her Hollywood debut with 1992’s Unnatural Pursuits, said that she has been uncomfortable in many of the roles she played. “I feel like I was living in […]

Alycia Pascual-Peña challenges the status quo on-screen and in real life

The entertainment industry is finally curating Black stories with intention as time is up for the glaring disparities. The impact of our diaspora is increasing with the emergence of talents such as  Alycia Pascual-Peña. She is best known as Bayside’s female football star Aisha in Peacock’s reboot of the ’90s TV show “Saved by the […]

Afro-Latina beauty CEO Aisha Crump discusses cultural brand advantages

Aisha Crump is the founder and CEO of Honey Baby Naturals, the first Latina-owned hair and skincare brand sold in major retailers. After 15 years of working as a chemical engineer in the beauty industry, Crump stepped out on faith and began creating her own products driven by the various hair care needs of her three […]

Jesse Lee Patterson tells Amara La Negra to stop calling herself Afro-Latina (video)

Right-wing Black conservative Jesse Lee Peterson pleaded with “Love & Hip Hop: Miami” star Amara La Negra to stop identifying herself as an Afro-Latina because he believes the designation is poisoning her career. Peterson told La Negra she’d be a much bigger star if she discarded the “Afro” portion of her Latina heritage. The interview […]

Amara La Negra speaks her mind on NAACP Image Awards red carpet

Amara La Negra claims music producer Young Hollywood wasn’t the first to tell her that her hair was too nappy and maybe she should be more like Beyoncé and less Macy Gray. Check out what else she had to say on her first American red carpet in L.A.

‘LHHMIA’ star Amara La Negra twerks and shows photo of dark-skinned dad

Amara La Negra can blissfully twerk with careless abandon as she does in the above Snapchat video. But the mood of her and her fans was on the other end of the emotional spectrum on Jan. 1, 2018.  It was startling and cringe-inducing that, on the very first episode of “Love and Hip Hop: Miami,” breakout […]

‘LHHMIA’ star Amara La Negra blasts haters who say she’s in blackface

“Love & Hip Hop: Miami” breakout star Amara La Negra is befuddled and exasperated that folks refuse to accept that she is both Black and Latina and proud of her ethnicity. They basically accuse her of being a cultural hoax who camouflages her real appearance with blackface.  The Miami-born Dominican singer has blasted ignorant fans […]