Rosario Dawson

Rosario is a gorgeous natural beauty with a down to earth personality to match. Rather than chase the glitz and glamor of Hollywood, the Puerto Rican and Afro-Cuban actress busies herself with political campaigns and social charities from Amnesty International to Save the Children, and Doctors Without Borders. Her efforts make her more than cover worthy.

  • Yb

    Arlenis Sosa and Joan Smalls ftw!!!! Those two are perfection in physical form.

    Lala is too overexposed to me and I think Rosario only claims her African ancestry when it is convenient (correct me if I’m wrong.) I love Ya Ya though.

  • My perspective

    I agree. I don’t understand why Rosario Dawson is even on the list *shrugs.*

  • Dreaming

    Dang. All this time I thought Yaya was from the Islands or something.

  • Leonie UK

    I’d be happy to see Yaya on any cover of publication Black or otherwise, but you all know that is never going to happy. Such a shame that publications don’t want to feature a wide scope of talent now a days…I mean even Clutch plays along to the Knowles/Carter/Rhianna beat everyday, so what can we expect from others.

  • AJ

    I’m not sure I would categorize Yaya as Latina. She’s Brazilian and they’re of Portuguese ancestry.

  • AJ

    Thanks Clutch for being the one magazine that “gets it” when it comes to the difference between race and ethnicity/nationality!

    The Black Latina ladies are just as beautiful as the Black American/U.S. ladies like Gabrielle Union, Taraji P. Henson, Meagan Good, Kelly Rowland, Michelle Williams and Beyonce.

    Same people, same triangular slave trade, from across different waters.

  • apple

    esperenza spalding i believe is afro-latina right? put her there!

  • ES

    @ AJ

    The term Latino/a is more all-encompasing than Hispanic (which only includes people from former Spanish speaking colonies). Latino/a includes Brazilians as well as other non-Spanish speaking peoples in South America and the Caribbean, such as Guayanese, Surinamese, and even Haitians (as they share Hispaniola with the Dominicans).

  • MK

    Let me explain something. When someone says “Latino(a)” it is referring to all people living in Latin America (islands included), not just Hispanics. When one uses the word Latino(a) it also applies to Portuguese and French speaking countries in Latin America, not just Spanish speaking countries.
    So yes, Yaya DaCosta is Latina, however not Hispanic.

  • jamesfrmphilly

    but is they black?

  • The Taker

    Stop trying to funny (even though I don’t think you are). Afro<<meaning of A.F.R.I.C.A.N descent, so that would mean they are black. Please don't tell me you are one of those people who think black people only live in America and Africa.. That would be incredibly sad.

  • AlesiaMichelle

    Knowles/Carter/Rihanna Beat lol

    It is a beat so true…

  • Alexandra

    Yes I would love to see Yaya get a cover, still underrated after all these years.

    And though she’s covered a few Latina-centered mags, I think Sessilee Lopez is could candidate for a Cosmo cover.

  • Alexandra

    You are correct. Amazingly, a lot of people don’t get it.

    Although Brazilians aren’t Hispanic, a lot of people mistakenly call them that because they can’t tell the difference between Portuguese and Spanish, so they’re easily bypassed, unlike Haitians. Despite that however, I’ve never met a Haitian or Brazilian that referred to themselves as Latino/a (even though technically they are).

  • Shay

    Melanie Fiona

  • BlackWomen&GirlsNeedLoveToo

    Cool article. The Black female diaspora is a big one, and it is beautiful to see it represented. Afro-American women, Afro-Latina, Afro-Brazilian, English-speaking, French-speaking, Portugese-speaking, African, West Indian, let’s just celebrate Black female diversity worldwide!

  • BlackWomen&GirlsNeedLoveToo

    I agree Leonie, and that is truly a shame.

  • Mi

    Melanie Fiona’s Guyanese (big up Guyanaaaaaaa!!!!) and Guyana’s not considered Latin American. Yeah…the whole “Latin American” designation is vague and confusing. It seems like it comes down to “Spanish speaking countries, and we’ll claim Brazil too because it’s so big and so cool.” hehehe.

  • rosie

    Seriously, were the Carters the only pair they could find to accompany the piece on power couples?

  • MK

    yes, I know right. Is just lack of information.

  • Whatever


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