Afro-inks aims to create an afro-caribbean fantasy from a series of weekly illustrations for Afropunk using as an starting point expressions of the people featured in “Afro of the day”. Afro-inks is a line created by a drop of ink that becomes into the expression of African traits mixed with the Taino culture and European elements that merged into what the Caribbean is today: three continents which constitute the cultural diversity of our land. #Love it!
Afro-Latinos in New York City represented in a major way over the weekend.
The 4th Annual Afro-Latino Festival kicked off Friday with a series of panels that explored the nuances of Afro-Latino identity and continued throughout the weekend with a series of concerts, parties and festivities.
Co-founded and co-directed by Afro-Panamanian singer-songwriter Mai-Elka Prado Gil and her partner Amilcar Maceo Priestley, who is also Afro-Panamanian, the festival aimed to affirm, celebrate and educate people of all ethnic and racial backgrounds about Afro-Latino culture and identity. “Our objective is to educate ourselves as Afro-Latinos, as well as the broader community of Latinos, and everybody else about some of the issues that we are concerned about, but in solutions-driven manner,” Priestley told The Huffington Post Sunday.