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Legacy of Costa Rica Afro-Caribbean Immigrants in the 1930’s

The author of the "Musings from an Afro-Costa Rican" column revisits her family history to question common stereotypes about Costa Rican racial history.

Experts urge action to reduce inequalities of black Latin American population

World Bank data indicates that the black population of the region has a 2.5-times higher likelihood of living in poverty and has fewer options to access education compared to the rest of the inhabitants of Latin America.

Costa Rica celebrates Cultures Day

The Costa Rican legislature changed Oct. 12 from Day of Discovery and Race to Cultures Day in 1994 to recognize the diverse backgrounds and contributions of the nation's people.

Vice President Campbell discusses goal to ‘defend the rights of all, to speak for those who are silent’

Vice President Campbell called for building equitable, just and non-discriminatory societies. 

Wanderlust: embracing the world as an Afro-Tica

How one woman from Guanacaste fulfilled her dreams of traveling the world.

Count me in, part III: Carmen Miller and Costa Rican ‘Sisterlocks’

Third in a three-part series that focuses on making visible the thriving natural hair movement among Afro-descended Costa Ricans within the context of the...

Count me in, part II: Natural Hair Sistahs 506

This second and final part of the Natural Hair Series, Count Me In, discusses the reasons why each of the women I interviewed decided to return back to natural Afro-hair after having their hair chemically processed or using extensions and weaves for years.

Count me in: the natural hair revolution among Afro-Ticas

In order to combat centuries of negative stereotypes about afro hair, many people of African descent have waged personal wars with trying to “control the kink.”

A Costa Rican, a first kiss: Mourning George Michael

Columnist Natasha Gordon Chipembere brings us a prom memory that was part Brooklyn, part Costa Rica, totally ’80s, and elevated by George Michael.

A graceful life: Jeannette Boyd Rodríguez and San José’s Afro-Costa Rican history

This month's "Musings from an Afro-Costa Rican" column takes a look at black families' lives in San José and shows that the Limón-San José migration sometimes went the other way, too.

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