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8 Pioneering latinas who made important contributions to US History
What started off as a day to highlight women’s contributions to history on February 29, 1909 has evolved into a month-long event. Since 1987, March has designated Women’s History Month in the United States. The Women’s History Project successfully petitioned Congress to expand the event – which was a weeklong celebration at the time – to the entire month of March.
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.
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.
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.