13 Afro-Latina Hairstyles To Fly Your Radical Black Flag

Here’s a look at 13 if the cutest and most fierce hairstyles to try out when rocking your natural curls.

Splashes of color on your natural fro.

This larger-than-life look mashes a mainstream trend together with your most natural and chicest roots.

The twist out afro.

If you already know how to do the big twist out, this one should be fairly easy. Section your hair out into large segments around your head and twist each section to the ends and leave in over night. For a look that mimics the curls of 3B hair, use curlers instead.

Blonde rizos.

This immaculate Fall-look can be achieved with your natural hair and a good dye job. Be sure that when you dye your rizos any color you consult a professional who deals with curly hair.

Braids and a power beret.

For those of you who aren’t familiar with berets, it might be interesting to know that the flat hat that often gets associated with French style has quite a bit of Spanish (not Latino) roots. The look which is guay très chic or elegante has often been used as a revolutionary symbol. Nail the fiercely rebellious look for all your feminist marches and acts this fall with your curls, afros, and braids underneath.

Blown up and out tinted rizos.


Color isn’t just a summer look. This look rocked by an attendee of the AfroPunk 2018 fest can be worn all year round if you just pick the right shade.

Fall colors on your locs.

Prep your OTT Fall looks by rocking the colors of the season on your hair. For chicas looking to switch up their summer locs, tinting your hair can be a fun way to go. Aim for deep hues the color of fall leaves and you’re sure to end up with a look that turns heads.

Afro of natural colors.

Blonde, bronze, or red may or may not be your natural color, but there’s no doubt that a good hair stylist can help you to wear the hues on your natural rizos. For fall, consider doing the opposite of what many women with straight hair do during the sign and consider lightening your hair up.

Chunky locs.

Current trends tend to dictate that braids and locs are a summertime style, but those of us who’ve seen ourselves, primas and tías wear the look since for as long as we can remember, know that this is far from the truth. Braids and locs can be a year-long look, especially if you pick the right style. For those looking to do locs for the first time, consider breaking out the big sections for your look and opting for a chunky style that’ll pair well with your turtlenecks and sweaters.

The undercut afro.

Undercuts are the trend that has no end. While they’re mostly great for staving away summer heat when the fall leaves come, consider a cute fade (90s style) to carve out your afro look.

The parted out afro.

Imagine this look with a classic turtleneck. Achieve it by parting your hair after you’ve done a wash. Do a twist out, let dry and then let go girl.

The bundle of knots.

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We’ve already seen the bundled pony-tail being rocked by celebrities on red carpets and there’s no sign of the style-trend fading away when the sun’s in hiding.

The half up half down poof.

This play on a classic, no-frills look is easy to get together and also super chic. Vamp up your regular half-up, half-down look by moving your ponytail to the top of your head and fluffing it out like bangs.

The Afro that grows everywhere.

You know what look is relevant all year round? The look that is completely natural. Embrace your everywhere hair this fall and guaranteed you won’t have to wear as many layers as you did last season to keep warm????.

Read: Locked Up: How Latinas Became One Of The Fastest-Growing Prison Populations

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Touching Tributes To Kobe Bryant Fill Social Media One Year After His Tragic Death


Touching Tributes To Kobe Bryant Fill Social Media One Year After His Tragic Death

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Last year was a wild and often scary time. The world will forever remember 2020 being the year that everything stopped and we all had to isolate. It was also the year that we lost Kobe Bryant in a helicopter crash and that death rattled the world.

Last year started with the shocking news of Kobe Bryant dying in a helicopter crash.

John Altobelli, Keri Altobelli, Alyssa Altobelli, Sarah Chester, Payton Chester, Ara Zobayan, Christina Mauser, Kobe Bryant, and Gianna Bryant all died when a helicopter crashed in the hills near Calabasas. The crash was a shock but TMZ reporting the deaths of Kobe and Gianna without Vanessa being notified angered many. Most of the world learned about Kobe and Gianni’s death because of the TMZ article.

People are remembering the Black Mamba as more than a basketball player.

Fans and friends have shared stories of Kobe and what he has meant to them. Social media is filled with fellow athletes remembering times they spent with Kobe and the kindness and wisdom he gave them in those moments. The basketball player was a legend in the sporting world and became a very important member of the Los Angeles community.

The Dallas Mavericks honored Kobe today in a tweet.

In 2007, Kobe requested a trade to leave the LA Lakers. Mark Cuban, the owner of the Dallas Mavericks, revealed that during that time the Mavericks almost acquired Kobe in a trade. Though Kobe almost went to Chicago, Dallas was in the running to be the next home for the legend.

Kobe was honored throughout the sporting world with some teams retiring his numbers. The sorting world lost a legend and ambassador for athletics that day and his absence is still felt strongly today.

Some people have shared small notes that Kobe sent them.

Kobe always had the reputation of being a thoughtful and kind person. Someone that people were able to connect with professionally and personally. These moments have endeared him to the LA community and why the city mourned his sudden death for months after.

You can check out Kobe with Guillermo in this clip of Guillermo’s NBA Media Day interviews.

Continue to rest in peace, Kobe. You are greatly missed.

READ: People Are Keeping Kobe Bryant Murals Safe

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Missouri Woman Seen Holding Pelosi Sign Faces First Judge In Series Of Court Dates For Federal Charges

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Missouri Woman Seen Holding Pelosi Sign Faces First Judge In Series Of Court Dates For Federal Charges

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Update January 21, 2021

A Missouri woman named Emily Hernandez had a court hearing in St. Louis after her involvement in the Capitol riots. Hernandez, 21, is facing several federal charges after participating in the deadly Capitol riot.

Emily Hernandez is facing the music after storming the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.

According to KSDK, Hernandez, who is from Sullivan, Missouri, has been released without bond after her first hearing in St. Louis. She has been ordered to stay in the Eastern District of Missouri until her next court date in Washington. Part of the terms of her release is that she is not allowed to travel to Washington other than for her court date.

During the hearing, she was recorded saying, “I’m sorry, I’m nervous.”

Hernandez is facing the following federal charges: knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds, disorderly conduct which impedes the conduct of government business, steal, sell, convey or dispose of anything of value in the United States, disruptive conduct in the Capitol buildings, parading, demonstrating or picketing in the Capitol buildings.

Original: After a group of Trump supporters stormed the Capitol Jan. 6, people immediately started identifying the intruders. Videos have been circulating and people are steadily contacting the FBI to expose them. Instagram page @homegrownterrorists is one of the leading forces in identifying the rioters.

On Jan. 6, people stormed our Capitol building and the American people are demanding justice.

Images of people storming the Capitol building and looting the offices of members of Congress startled people around the world. One of the safest places in the world was overrun by far-right Trump supporters attacking the democratic process. Americans are demanding justice and working together to identify and report as many people to the FBI that were at the Capitol.

The Instagram page is unapologetically encouraging followers to identify people at the Capitol.

Five people died as a result of the riot, two of them were police officers. The Instagram page, run anonymously, is encouraging people to share the photos to their stories to increase the reach. The account might not have any legal power, but it is having some success. There has been more than one person identified through the IG page that has led to people losing jobs and being arrested by the FBI.

The account has disappeared multiple times but always comes back.

The mystery person running the account has expressed concern over their safety. The account has been suspended by Instagram after being reported by multiple people. There has even been some talk about them receiving threats of violence via DMs.

The person who runs the account has mentioned it randomly on their stories but with no real detail. According to recent stories, the person behind the account doesn’t want to antagonize the people sending threats.

The owner of the account did say that they have been contacted by Instagram about the account.

A tweet from HomeGrownTerrorists caught Instagram’s attention and the account was reinstated. However, there was a backup account to keep functioning in case the original got deleted. IG and the account owner reached an agreement where they get to keep the main account and the backup account was permanently banned. No questions asked.

If you want to help or be connected to the cause, you can follow this page on Instagram.

There are a lot of people left to identify and the nation’s law enforcement is bracing for more violence. Capitols in all 50 states are on alert for possible attacks and the National Guard is being mobilized in big numbers for the inauguration. We are not out of the woods when it comes to the threats that have been made.

READ: After Last Week’s Riots, A Black Woman Has Been Appointed to U.S. Capitol Police Chief

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