Belcalis Marlenis “Cardi B” Almanzar (1992- )

Rapper and songwriter Cardi B was born Belcalis Marlenis Almanzar in the Washington Heights section of Manhattan, New York, on October 11, 1992. Her mother, Carla, is from Trinidad, and worked as a cashier, and her father Carlos, is from the Dominican Republic and worked … Read MoreBelcalis Marlenis “Cardi B” Almanzar (1992- )

Florinda Soriano Muñoz (Mamá Tingó) (1921-1974) 

Florinda Soriano Muñoz, also known as Mamá Tingó, was an Afro-Latina female activist for farmers’ rights within the Dominican Republic whose actions helped reclaim farmland for more than three hundred families within the Hato Viejo region. Soriano received the nickname “Mamá Tingó” by her friends, … Read MoreFlorinda Soriano Muñoz (Mamá Tingó) (1921-1974)