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The Best And Blackest Halloween Costumes To Wear For The Chica Who Thinks Straightening Her Rizos Is Too Spooky

When it comes to Halloween, there’s no doubt Latinas would rather go big than go home. With so many Latinas to pay homage to, the season is ripe with opportunity to be the ultimate Reinas for a night. From Selena Quintanilla to Mariah Carey Halloween has a chance to turn us all into amazing divas. And while, slicking back our hair and doing a silk press can be fun for a night for a sleek look, but for us naturals the world is our oyster.

Whether you’ve got time to plan or need a last minute Halloween outfit, there’s so many ways to embrace the beauty of your natural curls. Whether your choose to go for a full on Afro poof, or something sculpted and wavy, for Halloween you can one hundred percent change your look for a night of spook and horror that will hardy be scary for your tresses.

For the ultimate look we scavenged the internet for easy Halloween looks that will help you put your beautiful rises on full display. 

For a night of sophistication, go for Beyonce all of the way.

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We all know Queen B is always down to take on a different look. The goddess of diversity and style regularly delivers on looks that are straight, curly, cropped, and braided. For an ultra Beyonce look go for long blonde braids, some lethal baby hairs and a look that could kill. With the right braids and perfect attitude it won’t necessarily even matter what outfit you sport on October 31st. Light it up Reina.

Be Rosalind from Chilling Adventures of Sabrina for a night that’s red hot.

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When Rosalind Walker made her first appearance on “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” we were all thrilled. The courageous Black teen marked by a terrible curse has had her hand in saving the town of Greendale and as such makes for the perfect Halloween character to channel. To get Walker’s beautiful curls, go for a defined wash-and-go. Poof up your locks a bit to get the look that guarantees Rosalind’s hair is full of secrets. Pair your outfit with a plaid skirt, black glasses, a turtleneck and a set of diverse and fun-loving friends and you’ll be ready to go!

Be the ultimate diva supreme for your Halloween diva look.

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Make the ultimate statement the night of spooky Halloween by showing up to your parties dressed as Diana Ross. For the ultimate look worthy of channeling Miss Ross, go all out with a fluffed up afro or long curly flowing natural hairs. You’ll want to play up Ross’s famous look with tons of blush and pink eyeshadow and a long flowing dress of any bright color. Bring the whole thing home with a broad fan and a microphone.

Be the new Black Little Mermaid for the ultimate revamp and upgrade.

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Halle Bailey made literal waves this past year when it was announced the Black actress was cast in the iconic role of Disney phenom Ariel from “The Little Mermaid.” Pay homage to her upcoming, breakout role by channeling her fun and sleek braids by getting a cool design and adding pearls to your locs. Go for the classic Little Mermaid costume and go rock the night away.

For a fun x poppy get up for you and your BFF go for Chloe x Halle.

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If you’re totally down to rock your braids or locs for Halloween (yes to locs in the Fall and winter! They’re not just for summer!) and plan on doing a costume that coordinates with your BFF consider the Bailey sisters as a whole. Wear your long braids or locs in any style and go for an outfit that either matches or coordinates with your BFF.

Be the Danai Gurira you want to see at Halloween.

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For the chica who just got her big chop or just loves rocking a mean buzzed look, go for Danai Gurira all of the way. The Black actress of Zimbabwean-descent has been known for defying any type of stereotypes that might be lobbed at a Black woman and as such rocks hair style that show off her Blackness, femininity and physical strength. For the ultimate Gurira look wear your natural buzzed or cropped look and pair it with a T-shirt and jeans OR opt for one of Gurira’s looks from her more famous roles in The Walking Dead or Avengers.  

The Black actress of Zimbabwean-descent has been known for defying any type of stereotypes that might be lobbed at a Black woman and as such rocks hair style that show off her Blackness, femininity and physical strength. For the ultimate Gurira look wear your natural buzzed or cropped look and pair it with a T-shirt and jeans OR opt for one of Gurira’s looks from her more famous roles in The Walking Dead or Avengers.  

Halloween Horror Nights Canceled For The First Time In 30 Years Thanks To Covid

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Halloween Horror Nights Canceled For The First Time In 30 Years Thanks To Covid

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Halloween Horror Nights, a Universal Studios staple, is not happening this year and there is only one thing to blame: Covid. The virus, which is still spread wildly in the U.S., has forced so many things to be canceled. People are not happy with the decision.

For the first time in 30 years, Halloween Horror Nights is not happening.

Halloween Horror Nights is one of the biggest events of the year at Universal Studios in Florida and California. The sudden (and not surprising) cancelation is a devastating announcement for the fans of spooky culture.

Honestly, people are ready to throw their tantrums over this.

Florida and California, home to both Universal Studios, are dealing with major Covid outbreaks. California had an explosion of Covid cases that forced the state to reverse some of its rapid reopenings. Florida is another state dealing with a major Covid outbreak that has forced some places to reclose as Disney pushes forward with the reopening.

There’s a lot of pain out there right now.

It really is another blow in a very devastating year. So many people hoped that Halloween would still happen yet the patchwork response we’ve had against the virus isn’t helping. The loss of a Halloween tradition is just too painful right now but we will be alright.

All we can do now is wait “patiently” for Halloween 2021…

All it took was wearing masks and social distancing to avoid this yet, here we are. Remember to take care of yourself, your health, and your community. This means wearing masks and social distancing to protect each other.

READ: Republican Senator Blames Latino Community For Disproportionate COVID Case Numbers

JetBlue Issued An Official Apology After One Employee In Florida Dressed Up As A Hurricane Maria Victim

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JetBlue Issued An Official Apology After One Employee In Florida Dressed Up As A Hurricane Maria Victim

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Every Halloween, we have the misfortune of reporting on how white people still don’t understand that culture, poverty, and other races are not costumes. JetBlue has recently issued an apology after one of its employees at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport showed up to work in a homeless Hurricane Maria refugee for Halloween. With tattered hair, makeup smeared across her face, and ripped disheveled clothing, the woman carried a cup for change and an offensive sign. It read, “Homeless, Need help trying to get back home to Puerto Rico or Cuba.”

According to one Twitter user, the costume “sparked controversy” at the airport, offending both employees and travelers alike. The Twitter user decided to take to the Internet to gather public opinion, tweeting, “This was the costume of a JetBlue employee at the airport in Fort Lauderdale, FL. I want to read your opinions.” Needless to say, the employee has been adequately roasted by Latinos everywhere, JetBlue has issued an apology, and has told NBC News that “the situation was immediately addressed.” 

Immediately, people took offense to the idea of dressing up as a Hurricane Maria refugee.

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“It seems fatal to me. It doesn’t matter if she didn’t say Cuba or Puerto Rico,” one offended Twitter user said in Spanish. She went on to say, “Many people don’t care about the homeless because they think they “asked for it,” but that is the sad reality of life. So many don’t care or respect the pain or difficulties of others.” Another Latino commented, “This IS offensive. Not because the name of my country is there, that only reflects their ignorance. But the issue of being homeless is too delicate and it is not funny at all to not have a roof, food, or clean clothes … but that’s just me.”

Meanwhile, Florida has become a hub for displaced Puerto Ricans after Hurricane Maria decimated the island.

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One woman took offense to the degrading imitation of the immigrants “who created and are the basis of this country.” Another woman suggested that the staff be given some sensitivity training regarding the community they serve, actual Cubans and Puerto Ricans. “Not sure if they know but thousands of people lost everything due to Hurricane Maria,” tweeted another dissenter. “For this JetBlue employee to think it’s OK to joke about the epidemic of homelessness in Puerto Rico and the U.S. is sickening and completely unacceptable. That’s NO JOKE.”

Another Latina was absolutely incredulous that a JetBlue employee actually “showed up to work in this racist and highly offensive ‘costume.’ People’s hardship and suffering should not be mocked like this.”

Then, the Twitter trolls infiltrated, calling Latinos “snowflakes” and “virtue signalers” for taking offense at the costume.

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We’ll spare you some of the more pointedly racist remarks. One user defended the costume, wondering out loud to a group of Latinos if, “maybe she couldn’t afford an expensive store bought costume, so she used what she had.” She went on to say, “I was a gypsy practically every year growing up, I’m sure that’s offensive too these days!” ????????????

Someone else jokingly pointed out that the costume is a fail because there is zero bandera pride. ????????????????

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“It grates me because a true homeless Boricua would have the flag, even if it was painted on their teeth,” tweeted Mr. Rivera. The Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College in New York reported that more than 135,000 Puerto Ricans fled the island for the mainland United States within six months after Hurricane Maria made landfall. Nearly 57,000 of them moved to Florida. Puerto Rican homelessness is no laughing matter. Hurricane Maria made significant, generational impacts on Puerto Ricans. Whether the JetBlue employee decided to take on that traumatic event as a weak pander to vacation on the Caribbean island, or if she truly was so ignorant that we cannot find reason for her costume, commenting Latinos are largely “furious.”

Others are demanding that JetBlue actually “leave her jobless to find the joke in her ‘costume.'”

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“Shame on @JetBlue and their management for not sending this employee home as soon as they saw this highly inappropriate & insensitive ‘costume’. SHAME!,” commented one user. Jetblue has not responded to the tweet that set the public roasting in motion. Jetblue’s manager of corporate communications, Derek Dombrowski, emailed NBC News to issue an apology: “In the spirit of Halloween, our crew members are welcome to celebrate in costume, but one crew member chose a costume that was clearly insensitive and not in line with our costume policy. The situation was immediately addressed, and we apologize to anyone who was offended.”

While JetBlue has apologized for the offense, folks still want to know how the employee was “immediately addressed.”

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