In a song by Jennifer Lopez (JLo) and Maluma, released in 2020, JLo refers to herself as “tu negrita del Bronx.” "Little black girl from the Bronx". In fact, the initial title of the song, which turned out to be titled “Lonely”, was going to be “Tu Negrita Del Bronx.” As a result of this, Lonely created a mixed reaction after being released. JLo expressed on Twitter that it is well known that she is a Puerto Rican from the Bronx, and that she has never tried to hide that to take advantage. While some critics considered what was said in the song as cultural appropriation and an offense against black women, others claimed that the term "negrita" is not only translated as an association with skin color, but also as a term of endearment that all the world uses.
RALEIGH — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is reporting the first pediatric flu-related death for the 2023-2024 flu season. A child in the western part of the state recently died from complications associated with influenza infection. To protect the family’s privacy, additional information will not be released.