Count me in, part II: Natural Hair Sistahs 506
Musings from an Afro-Costa Rican
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Musings from an Afro-Costa Rican
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Count me in, part II: Natural Hair Sistahs 506

Natasha Gordon-Chipembere - July 18, 2017

“New research from Mintel reveals that sales of styling products have increased 26.8 percent from 2013 to estimated 2015, reaching $946 million, now comprising 35 percent of Black haircare…

Count me in: the natural hair revolution among Afro-Ticas
Musings from an Afro-Costa Rican
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Musings from an Afro-Costa Rican
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Count me in: the natural hair revolution among Afro-Ticas

Natasha Gordon-Chipembere - May 4, 2017

Count Me In is a multi-part series that focuses on making visible the thriving natural hair movement among Afro-descended Costa Ricans within the context of the larger…

Dr. Charles Gourzong: Costa Rica’s visionary medicine man
Musings from an Afro-Costa Rican
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Musings from an Afro-Costa Rican
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Dr. Charles Gourzong: Costa Rica’s visionary medicine man

Natasha Gordon-Chipembere - January 31, 2017

Years ago, when I lived in Brooklyn, New York, one of the highlights of the summer´s end was the Annual Caribbean-American Labor Day Parade which was held…

The Black side of the story: Afro-Costa Rican MC Huba Watson
Artists
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Artists
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The Black side of the story: Afro-Costa Rican MC Huba Watson

Natasha Gordon-Chipembere - December 5, 2016

Huba Antonio Watson Webley, Costa Rica’s double platinum lyricist and rapper, took time out of his busy schedule with the release of his first solo EP, called…

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

Natasha Gordon-Chipembere - October 3, 2016

I love how history can instantly be rewritten by the insertion of an individual narrative. I have always wondered about Afro-Costa Rican lives that start in San…