Posts in Music
Amara, Cardi and Black Dominicanidad in the United States

In a year that has brought us deeply regressive policies and a near return to pre-Civil Rights United States, we are looking for sheroes like Cardi B and Amara to cheer on and ride hard for. The general comments about both “cultural appropriation” and “Blackface”  are indicative of a desire for authenticity that betrays a greater anxiety and need to protect a blackness that is deeply under siege.

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Young, Latin & Proud ✊🏾

Helado Negro’s stand out came recently with the release of his Private Energy’s single, “Young Latin and Proud”. The first time I heard the track, I remember feeling moved not only by the message— one I didn’t even know I needed— but also by the familiarity of his voice. This was for me.

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