Es Mi Cancion: “Mentira”- Los Rakas

“Mentira” by Los Rakas

What I enjoy about this song is that it’s perfect for a day laid out on the beach or a kickback with friends.  Los Rakas is the group to watch.  They have been grinding it out for quite some time, so it’s nice to see them pushing and creating music that their fans can appreciate.

Take a listen and leave a comment about what you think about “Mentira”.


Diasporic Realness Guest Writer’s Month: Yes, Black People Do Dance To ‘Spanish Music’


Diasporic Realness is a Guest Writer’s Month dedicated to US telling our stories!

By: Tamika Burgess of The Essence of Me

It would be weird to go to one of your family gatherings andsee Black people dancing to Spanish music,” someone said to me. “Why?” I asked. “Because…it would just be weird,” he responded.   Continue reading

Diasporic Realness: Telling Our Stories- The First Ever Guest Writers Month


Diasporic Realness: Telling Our Stories is here! What is it you ask?  It is Black Girl, Latin World’s first ever guest writers month!  A whole month of new voices, fresh perspectives and a lot of Blackness.

Want to be apart of it? Hit up BGLW in the contact box below with a brief pitch on what you want to write.  In addition to articles, creative submissions like poetry, essays, video content, reflections and the like are great. Please make sure the content is your own.


What I wonder as I Wander like Langston



As a Black American whose heart  beats for traveling to unknown lands, I geeked out when my best friend handed me a copy of Langston Hughes’s I Wonder As I Wander for graduation. I was finally going to be a aquinted with the stories of a Black American writer who spoke Spanish and habored intense creativity. I longed to hear about Hughes’s reflections as an Afro-American navigating the Afro-influenced country of Cuba.

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Spotlight of the Month: Musician X’ene Sky



Every month, Black Girl, Latin World likes to showcase beautiful Black artists that make us think and feel.   This month’s addition to the Spotlight of the Month is none other than the fabulous musician, writer and activist X’ene Sky.  Check out what she has to say about her musical journey, Afro-Mexican roots and why art is important.

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6 Songs That Make Me Dance like the Dancing Cow


If you’ve seen that video, you know that that cow single handedly shut the internet down!  Filled with so much life, whoever was in that cow costume danced their behind off.  You music lovers know that music can do that to you!

“Suavemente” by Elvis Crespo is one song that takes me back to a middle school crush.  We all have those songs that take us to a specific moment in time. These trigger emotion.  But what about the song that makes you break it down like the dancing cow in the supermarket?  Songs that make you lose yourself in the music and just “get it”.  Below is a list of songs that don’t have a particular moment attached to them but they just make me stop whatever I’m doing and dance like no one is watching.

1. Danza Kuduro-Don Omar

2. Me Vuelvo Un Cobarte-Christian Daniel

3. Ta Lista-Los Rakas

4. Ella Es Mi Fiesta-Carlos Vives

5. El Mar de Sus Ojos ft. ChocQuibTo-Carlos Vives

6. Bailando-Enrique Iglesias


What songs get you moving?  What songs are on your workout playlist?  Comment below or tweet me your faves!