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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.

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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????.


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Radical Feminists Have Seized Control of a Federal Building in Mexico in Protest of the Government’s Apathy Towards Rampant Femicide

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Radical Feminists Have Seized Control of a Federal Building in Mexico in Protest of the Government’s Apathy Towards Rampant Femicide

Last week, Mexican feminist activists took over the National Human Rights Commissions federal building in a move to bring greater awareness to the scourge of gender-based violence and femicide that has racked Mexico for decades.

According to the federal Interior Secretariat, the statistics in Mexico have recently taken a turn for the worse.

Domestic violence against women has became an even more acute problem since the pandemic has forced women to stay insider with their abusers. Emergency distress calls reporting domestic violence have risen by 50%.

The occupation of the Human Rights building is just another chapter in the saga of the “Ni Una Menos” (Not One More Woman) movement, an anti-femicide collective born in Argentina that has steadily been gaining steam in Mexico since 2019.

In recent years, anti-femicide demonstrations have been sparked by various heinous crimes against women or girls that have been largely overlooked by law enforcement officials. 

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Unfortunately, the government of Mexico has appeared to be apathetic to the wave of femicide that is overwhelming the women of their country.

Recently, when President Andrés Manuel López Obrador was asked to address Mexico’s gender violence epidemic, he demurred, stating that he didn’t “want femicide to detract” from the raffle his administration was holding for the sale of the presidential airplane.

As for the feminist activists at the heart of Ni Una Menos and the federal building occupation, the government’s failure to respond to anti-woman violence is the primary fuel for their anger. 

“We’re here so that the whole world will know that in Mexico they kill women and nobody does anything about it,” said Yesenia Zamudio to the LA Times. According to Zamudio, she is still seeking justice for the murder of her 19-year-old daughter four years ago.

The women of Mexico appear to be fed up, grasping at any and all tactics that have the potential to incite change on a grander scale.

Their tactics may seem dramatic to some, but it’s undeniable that they are no longer being ignored. As of now, the radical activists are pulling attention-grabbing stunts like decorating a portrait of Mexican Revolution leader Francisco Madero with lipstick and purple hair.

They’re also making headlines for vandalizing the federal building’s walls and splashing paint on the doors of the presidential palace.

One thing is for sure: something has to change. Otherwise, thousands of innocent women and girls will continue to be raped, abused, and murdered while their perpetrators escape with immunity. 

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Joe Biden Speaks Alongside ‘Fearless Fighter’ Kamala Harris In First Appearance And Recalls Her Family’s Immigrant Story

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Joe Biden Speaks Alongside ‘Fearless Fighter’ Kamala Harris In First Appearance And Recalls Her Family’s Immigrant Story

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After weeks of speculation and anticipation, presidential candidate Joe Biden announced on Tuesday that he has officially picked his running mate.

In a history-making announcement, Biden revealed that he had tapped California Sen. Kamala Harris to be his VP Pick.

“I have the great honor to announce that I’ve picked @KamalaHarris — a fearless fighter for the little guy, and one of the country’s finest public servants — as my running mate,” Biden announced in a tweet.

On Wednesday, Biden held his first campaign event alongside running mate Kamala Harris in Delaware.

During their speeches, the two candidates wore masks and kept their distance in keeping with COVID-19 standards.

Speaking about his VP pick, Biden described Harris as coming from an “America’s story.” Biden described Harris as “a child of immigrants” who “knows personally how immigrant families enrich our country as well as the challenges of what it means to grow up Black and Indian-American in the United States of America,” he explained. “And this morning, all across the nation, little girls woke up, especially little Black and brown girls that feel overlooked and undervalued in their communities, but today — today just maybe they’re seeing themselves for the first time in a new way as president and vice presidents.”

In a speech of her own, Harris emphasized the importance of family and urged citizens to vote.  “We need a mandate that proves that the past few years do not represent who we are or who we aspire to be,” she said. “Joe likes to say that character is on the ballot. And it’s true,” she explained. “I’ve had a lot of titles over my career and certainly vice president will be great. But ‘Momala’ will always be the one that means the most.”

Harris’s nomination makes her the first Black and first Indian-American woman on either major party’s presidential ticket.

Harris is a former prosecutor from California who challenged Biden in her own presidential bid last year. Her nomination makes her the fourth woman to appear on a major presidential ballot. Before her, Geraldine Ferraro ran as a Democratic vice presidential nominee in 1984. In 2008, Republican Sarah Palin ran as a vice presidential nominee, later in 2016, Hillary Clinton became the Democratic presidential nominee.

Biden’s choice was one that has long been in the works. In March of this year, he revealed that he would make a point to have a woman as his running mate and in July he announced that he had narrowed his picks down to four Black women.

Kamala Harris was elected to Congress in 2016.

This has been Harris’ first term as a senator. Before, she served as the California attorney general. During her time as AG, Harris formed a lasting friendship with Biden’s late son Beau who was attorney general at the time in Delaware. Writing about Beau’s death, in her memoir The Truths We Hold, Harris recalled that “there were periods when I was taking the heat when Beau and I talked every day, sometimes multiple times a day,” she wrote in her memoir. “We had each other’s backs.”

Biden’s son Beau died in 2015 from brain cancer. Harris attended his funeral.

During his announcement, Biden mentioned Harris’ friendship with his son.

“I watched as they took on the big banks, lifted up working people, and protected women and kids from abuse,” Biden tweeted. “I was proud then, and I’m proud now to have her as my partner in this campaign.”

So far, it seems there are quite a bit of Harris x Biden supporters.

Fans were quick to give their support and applaud her candidacy.

In a tweet acknowledging her nomination, Harris wrote “@JoeBiden can unify the American people because he’s spent his life fighting for us. And as president, he’ll build an America that lives up to our ideals. I’m honored to join him as our party’s nominee for Vice President, and do what it takes to make him our Commander-in-Chief.”

Here’s to 2020 y’all. Get ready to make history.

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