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Talking to Kids about Skin Color and Colorism

In a world where fair is beautiful and dark is exotic. Where fairness creams sell like hot cakes all over the world, it is...

Do Her Parents Know You’re Black?

It is a question I have asked my sons many times, usually before initial encounters with the parents of their white friends. It remains...

A Letter to a Pregnant Person during COVID-19

I’ve been dreading writing this. I am a person who tries to be honest about my lived experiences, but this topic was hitting too...

A New Kind of Tradition for Chinese New Year

Celebrating Chinese New Year without my mother feels weird and sometimes honestly a little empty. It’s one of those things I took for granted...

From a Multiracial POV: Oprah’s Interview with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Full disclosure: This story contains an interview of Sonia Smith-Kang, the co-founder of Culturas. When the Washington Post published "Parents of Mixed-Race Children Share Advice with...

Fussy about fruits? Try these recipes of a Peruvian Grandma

For our womxn's history series this month, Culturas will highlight stories from womxn who shape all aspects of our life. Today, one of our...

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Not on Her Swatch: Ofunne Amaka and the Necessary Complexion Disruption

Google became Ofunne Amaka’s unwitting frenemy while purchasing makeup in-store. The search engine allowed her to crosscheck numerous swatches that matched her deep brown...

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A Q&A with America’s Sweetheart: Karen Chee

If you don’t know Karen Chee you should.  Chee is a writer and performer on Late Night with Seth Meyers.  You may recognize her from...

How ‘In the Heights’ sharpened my Latinx lens

Heritage is all encompassing. Every breath I take is because of my heritage and because of my ancestors' perseverance. I always hated how I looked....

Twinning Solutions: a space for future BIPOC business owners

Twins Hassana and Nefertiti Schell had an idea to lean into their duality and blend talents. The result was Twinning Solutions, a project that...

TRAVEL + EVENTS

Is “Hot Vax Summer” a reality or just another social media trend?

"Hot Vax Summer" is all over my social media. It seems 45% of the total U.S. population is fully vaccinated. With 319 million Americans...

How jackfruits helped me find new roots

Two years after breaking off contact with my family, I stood on the curb of a Chinatown street, weeping.  I had nearly passed the fruit...

How to have a pandemic-safe holiday season

Adapting to COVID-19 protocol has been ongoing for most of the year, but we are headed for arguably our biggest challenge yet: the holidays....

Top five summertime uses for coconut oil!

The coconut oil craze has lived and fazed out over time. While California and other places around the world prepare to hit our hottest...

Get to know history-making Oaxacan model Karen Vega and her hometown

With the July cover of Vogue México, model Karen Vega is bringing Oaxacan visibility to newsstands (and of course, online!). The 18-year-old is the...

COMMUNITY + CULTURE

Snapshots of Borderland Drag Queens during COVID-19

On March 24, El Paso, Texas, reached the one-year mark of its lockdown. After all Pride celebrations were canceled last year, the drag queen...

Your Brain on Multilingualism: the Brave Legacy Honored Today

The 30th General Assembly of UNESCO in 1999 proclaimed February 21 as International Mother Language Day. Every year since then, millions around the world...

How jackfruits helped me find new roots

Two years after breaking off contact with my family, I stood on the curb of a Chinatown street, weeping.  I had nearly passed the fruit...

Health & Fitness

This Chemist Believes Effective Skincare Should Be Affordable

After suffering from bad acne throughout his teenage years, David Petrillo founded Perfect Image in 2007, with the goal of helping millions of teens...

Culturas Corner: Meet Susan Yara

Culturas Corner highlights individuals who make their community a better place through their work, business, volunteering, or activism. Today we have YouTuber Susan Yara,...

How to navigate the biggest shopping event of the year

If your holiday traditions include presents, then 2020 is definitely the year to have a shopping plan. Holiday spending reportedly hovers around $1,000 for...

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