Puerto Ricans in solidarity & unity with Black Lives Matter
“Así como mi Puerto Rico está de luto por las muertes injustificadas, por la desigualdad y la injusticia permanecemos con el puño en alto (como símbolo de solidaridad y unidad) conectando nuestros corazones a la comunidad negra en Estados Unidos y nuestros hermanos de Black Lives Matter”.
Puerto Rico esta de luto. Cobra vida la protesta ante el lente fotográfico. Part.2
This picture symbolizes Puerto Rico in mourning with the current economic crisis, the implementation of a Fiscal Board, the fumigation of our island with Insecticide Naled, the murders that occur daily, racism that still exists, the lack of jobs, just to mention some …and we are also mourning for all of our Black brothers & sisters in the USA that have been unjustly killed by the police.
Photo by: Joaquin Medina / FOTOSbyJOAQUIN / Puerto Rico
Gloriann Sacha Antonetty from Santurce, Puerto Rico. Currently the communications director for Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico and the Institute of Youth Development, is a writer, teacher and a mother.
Photo by: Joaquin Medina / FOTOSbyJOAQUIN for Diosas al Natural
has your experience been living as an Afro-Puerto Rican in Texas?
It’s been hard because I
crave alcapurrias and mofongo (all day, everyday), but they’re not the easiest
to find. The selection of Puerto Rican restaurants in Houston is scarce. Please
tell me you understand how hard that can be?
Other than that, it has
been interesting to say the least. I think being an afro-latina is a shocker
for most people down here. They’re not used to seeing many women that look like
me, with excess melanin and thick, curly hair, speaking Spanish. I always get
asked where is your family from? Where are you from? But after the initial
shock wears off, people are open and enjoy asking me questions about the
beautiful little Isla del Encanto. - Mercedes @twodollarsricher
To read more of her interview please check our Diosas al Natural facebook page.