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Remezcla

Remezcla

8 Groundbreaking Garifuna Figures You Should Know

Garifuna is both a language (a dialect) and a group of people. The Garinagu – the plural form of Garifuna – are indigenous, mixed-race descendants of West African, Island Carib, and Arawak people. In 1635, escaped and shipwrecked Africans found refuge on the island of Saint Vincent and intermarried with the Island Caribs and the Arawaks, resulting in the Garifuna people.

Fierce by Mitú

Fierce by Mitú

It Wasn’t Until My Tia Put Relaxer In My Hair That I Learned To Love My Hair – And Not Because It Changed My Texture

Crackle. Pop. Sizzle. Those are the sounds the hot comb made as my mother dragged its searing metal teeth through my roots – not once, but three times before sliding it down to the ends. The crackle came from the hair grease on my scalp. 

Fierce by Mitú

Fierce by Mitú

The Natural Hair Movement Is For Black Women Only. Here’s Why

Let’s be real here. It’s 2017 and Black women are still being shunned around the world because of a simple thing like hair. Heck, I’m an Afro-Latina and have rocked natural hair for more than 12 years, and I still get snide comments from family members saying I need to “tame” my wild hair and “relax” it again so that it looks nice. I’m proud to say I can laugh those comments off now, but in the beginning of my natural hair journey I couldn’t.