Exclusive Interview on Black Mental Health Awareness by Lauren Bailey Roach
Sensational singer, television star, author, and activist Amara La Negra has once again wowed her global audience by taking a stand on one of the world’s most important and timely issues—the 2020 Coronavirus pandemic.
Amara La Negra is partnering with the Empower U foundation to launch a community educational campaign for African Americans and Latinos in Miami, Florida. “Empower U advocates for women, children, and families in lower-income minority neighborhoods in the Miami area. I was interested in partnering with them because I wanted to partner with a foundation that actually makes a difference in the community I live in…” Amara said. Empower U empowers, educates, and promotes better health care choices among historically underserved minority communities that are disproportionately impacted by health disparities. At the event, Amara La Negra discussed the current challenges that Miami-Dade County is fighting. “These communities are facing a range of problems that they’ve always faced, but because of the pandemic, these problems are intensifying. Their situations can be improved by providing resources that will help them get back onto their feet and remain healthy. Empower U uplifts our community, but it takes way more than one community center to make a worldwide impact.”
As the state of Florida begins to reopen, thousands of young adults swarm to its beautiful beaches. Amara La Negra and hip-hop artist Pleasure P use their voices and platform to encourage all to remain safe. “I am an activist for the Afro Latino community, not only in South Florida but across the world. I want to make it clear that I not only support the Miami community but all Latin and African American communities.”
Amara and Pleasure P have released a brand-new Caribbean-vibe single called Bust a Whine, and encourage fans to partake in the Miami Rise Up Dance Challenge that is taking place on social media. The challenge will remind all of the importance of social distancing, hand washing, and mask-wearing. “My best advice would be to grab a drink, your family, and have a dance party with the loved ones around you! You can participate in the dance video challenge for Bust a Whine on Triller.” The app is available for download in the iTunes and Google Play stores. Portions of the song’s proceeds will be donated to benefit the Empower U Community Health Center.
Amara continues to create reggaeton and Latin music that inspires audiences across the globe. She is currently filming music videos for many of her songs, including Ándale, which features Khao. The song is available for streaming on Spotify, Apple Music, and YouTube Music.