"I Love My Hair" (Mando’s Spanish Version- Me Encanta Mi Cabello)
I never had heard this version til my snowday with my baby. For any of y’all with little AfroLatino babies <3
Join us this week for live coverage and film screenings in memoriam of Nelson Mandela.
Now: Screening of Mandela’s Memorial Service
2 PM: New York Hotline “Mandela in New York” (89 minutes)
3:30 PM: Positively Black “Mandela’s Big Apple Visit” (31 minutes)
Wednesday, December 11
12 PM: Remember Mandela! (31 minutes)
1 PM: Mandela and de Klerk (114 minutes)
3 PM: Twelve Disciples of Nelson Mandela (73 minutes)
4:30 PM: Positively Black “Mandela’s Big Apple Visit” (31 minutes)
Thursday, December 12
12 PM: New York Hotline “Mandela in New York” (89 minutes)
1:30 PM: Positively Black “Mandela’s Big Apple Visit” (31 minutes)
2:30 PM: Mandela (135 minutes)
Also, check out our pop-up exhibition: The Struggle for Justice: Nelson Mandela, A Tribute. On display until Saturday, December 21, 2013. http://on.nypl.org/1fgCDJF
Why are these people smiling? AND HOW DID THEY GET ON STAGE AT THE OSCARS? They did three things: they were current college students, they entered the Team Oscar contest, they had a compelling video that won them an amazing prize of handing out Oscars at the Academy Awards. Are you a U.S. citizen and think you can make a cool 1-minute video explaining why you are the Future of Film? Then enter here now!
As we begin to wrap up the year, take stock of what transpired and assess what lies ahead; let’s count our blessings and industry networking relationships forged this year and over the years ~ ‘cause heaven knows we can’t do it alone. So you can only kick off a new & good year, the way the preceding year ends. Join us to ring in the old & welcome prospects for 2014 in full Latino style!
Prime Latino Media Salon’s HOLIDAY FIESTA
Tuesday, December 3
RSVP required: http://tinyurl.com/ksytwk2
Free raffle courtesy of the National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP):
- Final Draft 8 (screenwriting software download): $249.95 value
- Gorilla 5 Film Production Software - Film Budgeting: $399 value
- Complimentary NALIP 2014 Conference Registration: $350 value
Free Holiday Portrait: Before, after or in between drinks, get your complimentary holiday portrait taken courtesy of Photos by Yahtsy
PRIME LATINO MEDIA SALON: a forum for Latinos & supporters to connect and sustain one another in English and Spanish-language media.
Become a member of the National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP) visit: www.nalip.org
Nobody wants to be compared to hot tamales, guys.
Mod note: not perfect, but surprisingly insightful for a Cosmo article. Also this photo of JLo, life given. It’s the face I make when someone calls me “Jenny from the Block” (also being a Jennifer from the Bronx).
especially the spanish part. Everyone, including fellow poc, need to stop describing latin@s as spanish! we aren’t from spain! And many of us find it offensive to be grouped together with our colonizers.
Do you AGREE or DISAGREE with Cosmopolitan Magazine’s 10 Things You Should Never Say to an Afro Latina ?
by Jelani Addams Rosa
1. You’re not black.
You’re absolutely right! In fact, I am positive that you’ve never met anyone who’s “black,” but my ancestors come from a wide variety of places and you aren’t going to tell me what I am and am not. I can call myself green if I want.
2. You must be Dominican.
Not all Latinas with darker skin are from DR and not all Dominicans are dark-skinned! There are Afro Latinas everywhere.
3. I didn’t realize there were black people in Latin America.
And I didn’t realize you’ve been living under a rock this whole time.
4. So you get to eat rice, beans, AND fried chicken?
Seriously, I just like to eat. And no, I do not eat rice and beans everyday because I am Latina and just because I have some African influence in me does not mean I love fried chicken. I know plenty of Latinas and African Americans who just eat kale.
5. Do your parents want you to date an African American or a Latino?
It’s 2013 — my parents want me to date whomever I want to date!
6. Wow, you’re a mutt!
There is nothing more offensive than being compared to a dog.
7. So do you have good “Spanish” hair?
Lets stop this whole “good hair” thing right now. There is no such thing as bad hair, and in my family we have hair from super straight hair to super curly to everything in between. You’ll find every texture of hair in nearly every culture in the world. So yes, my hair is gorgeous, whether its straight, curly, up, down, weaved or anything else, what about yours?
8. You must have a major attitude.
First of all, it’s racist as hell that anyone assumes the “angry black woman” syndrome is actually real. Normally I’m a nice person, but if you continue to ask me dumb ass questions, then yes, I will have a major attitude.
9. You’re not really Latina if you don’t speak Spanish.
I did not grow up in a Spanish-speaking home, so no, I am not fluent, but that doesn’t make me any less proud of my ethnicity or make me feel any less connected to my family. And me not being able to speak Spanish has nothing to do with me being Afro Latina.
10. You must have no idea where you’re from.
I am from New York City, born and raised. No, I can’t pinpoint one island or continent where my ancestors are from — they’re from all over, just like yours.
Rena Effendi - Between Here and Paradise; Havana Cuba
Rena Effendi, documented many of the neighborhoods and enclaves that appear in the work of Padura and other Cuban artists. In her photos of Havana, we see a city almost frozen in time. Relics of another era dot the streets, like props from a period film. Effendi also depicts the city’s lively street life, photographing people in motion against a backdrop of vivid murals and Havana’s signature pastel colors. Cuba is neither a paradise nor a hell but, rather more of a purgatory, where some of us have the possibility of salvation.
*the woman with the white fan is so boss; I love her.