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Amara La Negra : For the People

Click + Learn about Amara La Negra- Her journey, LHHM, Being Afro-Latina, Darker Skin,

If you don’t know who she is, then get familiar, Amara La Negra is the LLHM breakout star who’s turning heads with her talent and her truth. She’s a Dominican singer, who’s been in the Latin market for years and is crossing over to make her imprint in the states. To put Amara in context, she stands tall, mahogany “complected,” rocks a huge 4B/4C afro, with amazing curves and a beautiful face. She’s a beautiful woman with talent and spunk! Sounds all good, right?

Well, we’re not finished; Amara La Negra is Afro-Latina. For those who don’t know what that means, please scroll down to the bottom and get informed.  And as a darker skin Afro-Latina, she’s vocal about her struggles on LHHM. Unfortunately, when Amara speaks on this topic, many of her castmates either dismiss, deny or negate. Colorism is a touchy subject amongst anyone from the African Diaspora but especially the Caribbean, S + C America.

In the most recent episodes, Amara battles and defends her brand identity. As a WOC,  it’s a battle all of us face but especially for Black female artists whose talents are undermined based on their complexion.  One of LHHM dodgy producers, Young Hollywood, ignorantly recommends her to change her look; “Less Macy Gray, more Beyonce..” Amara’s spotlight on Afro-Latina plight and colorism has gone nationwide, her most recent interview about this issue was compromised on 105.1 Breakfast Club, where Charlamagne questioned if colorism in the Latin entertainment markets was actually an issue, based on Cardi B’s most recent success.

Get to Know Amara La Negra:

Newest Music Video: Se Que Soy Music Video

Throwback: Ayy!

Bask in Her Beauty:

Click + Learn about Amara La Negra- Her journey, LHHM, Being Afro-Latina, Darker Skin,

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The Breakfast Club interview caused a lot of ruckus on the blogs and social media but her transparency has shined a light on something that’s been dormant for hundreds of years – post slavery. And unfortunately, very few Latinas have openly discussed in fear of backlash, blacklisted or silenced.  Amara continues to be vocal about the lack of inclusion of darker skin women on Latin TV and in Music. You won’t see any Oprahs, Violas, even Ciaras or K.Michelles on novellas, music videos, Films, etc…

As a fellow Caribbean woman, I know what’s up and as an American raised woman, I think it’s time for us to stand together and understand our fellow African Diasporan family.

Amara’s Truth Shines

Since the discussion and drama, Amara signed a huge record deal with BMG records, is the breakout star of the LHHM franchise while keeping her integrity, inspires millions of women watching every Monday and brings awareness to an “uncomfortable” subject. She’s blooming, poppin’ and who need to watch in 2018. 

To the Haters:

For those who think she’s milking the situation and talking about a lost cause… you’re apart of the problem and we’re on a #woke wave right now…so, you’ll be drowning real soon. For all my Non Afro- Latina/ Caribbean folks; I love you but I need you to know how the rest of the world lives. Don’t stay in your bubble.

Read + Watch:

Afro-Latina Celebs 

Latinx Representation Matters 

MUST Watch Afro-Latinx Mini Doc featuring Christina Milan, Laz Alonso etc…

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Top 10 Deep Conditioners for 4C Hair

I’ll make this simple, no intro needed. 

Here are the Top 10 Deep Conditioners for 4C Hair… Proven!

1) Amika Nourishing Mask$$$

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This condition hydrated our teammate’s hair. She really loved how the conditioner restored her hair and left it super soft.

2)  Ouidad Curl Quencher Moisturizing Conditioner $$

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“No coconut aroma just a very pleasant fragrance. BTW it is a wonderful shampoo and conditioner. My 4B/C hair loves the moisture retention provided by this product line.” AB 2017  Amazon Review 

 

3) Mongongo & Hemp Seed Oils High Porosity Moisture-$

 

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Details: This intensive treatment conditions deeply to transform highly porous, over-processed hair. Enriched with ultra-hydrating Mongongo and Hemp Seed Oils, blended together with certified organic Shea Butter, fortifying Baobab Protein and Apple Cider Vinegar to create a protective cushion over damaged hair fibers that smooths down cuticles and helps hair hold essential moisture.

4) Giovanni 50:50 Balanced Conditioner-$

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5) Giovanni Tea Tree Deep Conditioner – $

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6) Thank God Its Natural Hair Mask, Honey Miracle$$

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Great Ingredients and you can find this brand almost everywhere.

 

7) Eden Hair Masque– $$ 

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8) Babassu Deep Conditioner | OBIA Naturals – $$

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9) Natty Cupuacu and Rhassoul-$$

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This isn’t the most popular deep conditioner but we heard a lot of good reviews. If you like to take risks and be the coolest guru out of all your friends, try it, and tell us about it.

 

10) Aunt Jackie’s

Anti-Poof Moisturizing & Softening Conditioner– $

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We want to send you one of these deep conditioners but….

 

This list was created by our team testing products, online reviews and word of mouth. 

2018 Golden Globes Wrap-Up: #Metoo #Oprah2020

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Who watched last night’s Golden Globes? A lot of dope things were happening! Attendees wore black to support the #MeToo and #TimesUp movement that shines a light on victims of harassment and sexual assault victims.

Before we get into it, can we have a “hallelujer” for 2018 Best Actor Winner, Sterling K. Brown and Cecil B Demille Recipient, Oprah Winfrey. Please watch her acceptance speech here! 

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2018 Golden Globes…these ladies were Drippin in Finesse!

1.Viola Davis- We’re loving her Diana Ross inspired look!

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2. Zoe Kravitz- Simplicity is Key!

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3. Issa Rae, Insecure? Scratch that, Confident!

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4. Ava DuVerney- Letting her locs loose.

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5.Traci Ellis Ross- Fearless

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6.Mariah Carey is looking stunning!

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7.Keri Washington-  Sexy Hair, Sexy Look! 

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4 Tips to Maintain Your Hair at the Gym

New Year, New Do… well not quite. Many of us stop ourselves from going to the gym because our hairstyles cost too much to sweat out and we don’t know how to maintain it during our workouts. Sis, I hear you but your health comes first. Don’t sweat, actually, you will once you check out our 4 Tips to Maintain your hair at the gym.

1) Wear it up, Wear it Up – Rap Nicki Minaj’s Rake It Up verse 

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Don’t let your hair touch the equipment or the nape of your neck. High Ponytails, Mid buns, pineapples, are your best bet. Your hair will remain in one constant place and won’t get as wet. Try your best not to take down your ponytail until your hair and/or scalp is dry. If not, you’re edges and hair will frizz. Best bet is to air dry or blow dry your scalp on low for 10 minutes.

2) Low Manipulation/Protective Style

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Bantu, Braids, twist, pineapple your hair the night before and maintain it at the gym with a silk scarf or headwrap. 

3) I Decree, “My edges will remain laid!”

Save Your Do Gymwrap

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Sweaty Betty Women’s Anna Headband

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Sweat absorbent headbands/wraps are a must. If you can walk around with a silk scarf, printed headwrap, or a baseball cap then you can actually buy a product that scientifically whisks sweat.

4) Dry Shampoo saves your wigs and weaves

Affordable: $

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Affordable:$$

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Hi-End: $$$

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Spray on your hair before your workout to absorb sweat, off-set frizz. Your wig and weave will smell good and stay dry.

Now, hit the gym and remember to maintain your hair at the gym, because your body deserves it!


We Just Want to Know Why?… Struggle Bun

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Last week, J. Crew published a black model in one of their Madewell ad campaigns wearing a struggle bun. Anyone who has ever grown out a shortcut can understand the infamous struggle bun.

Black Twitter went crazy over the incorrect styling but most people really just wanted an explanation!

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— Steven Kendrick (@SnoozeMachine) November 9, 2017

 

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— Savannah (@blacktransgirl) November 10, 2017

 

Earlier this year, Victoria’s Secret committed a similar offense. In multiple photos on the VS Pink website, a black model was posted with unkempt hair and people all over social media were livid! it’s not a struggle bun but more like a struggle braid. 

We Just Want to Know Why? - Struggle Bun - Click to See the top Struggle Buns on Black Models :(

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“Disrespect. She probably could have done a better job herself. These stylists should be trained on all hair types, not just Becky straight.”

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If you think the J Crew and Victoria’s Secret black hair debacles are bad, imagine getting your hair ruined on live tv.

Unfortunately, the black model pictured below got her hair destroyed on the Today Show. The top picture is the model before her makeover. The bottom picture is the model after her makeover, or should we say makeunder? Struggle bun strikes again!! 

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Which one was worse, J crew, Victoria Secret or Today Show? 

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