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Afro Latinos

Afro-Latinxs Share Why Being Black And Latino Is A Point Of Pride

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 10.13.2016 | Latino Voices

When it comes to the Afro-Latinx identity, there is so much to celebrate. Just ask any of the men and women The Root interviewed for its new video on ...

Afro-Latino Community Stands In Solidarity With Black Lives Matter At NYC Festival

The Huffington Post | Tanisha Ramirez | Posted 07.19.2016 | Latino Voices

Afro-Latinos in New York City represented in a major way over the weekend. The 4th Annual Afro-Latino Festival kicked off Friday with a series of pan...

Latinos Sound Off On Twitter About What Matters To Them This Election And Beyond

The Huffington Post | Tanisha Ramirez | Posted 07.08.2016 | Latino Voices

The Latino voter bloc flexed its political muscle in the 2008 and 2012 elections, but seems to still be an enigma to the presumed Democratic and Repub...

NY Fashion Week: Designer champions Afro-Latinos during Black History Month

Fox News Latino | Tanisha Ramirez | Posted 02.12.2016 | Latino Voices

For the past 15 years, Afro-Colombian fashion designer Edwing D’Angelo has been making a name for himself in New York City's Fashion Week, and his c...

This Is What It Means To Be Afro-Latino

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 02.25.2015 | Latino Voices

In a Q&A for his 2011 PBS documentary "Black In Latin America," Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. said: There were 11.2 million Africans that...

My Afro-Latina Identity Is a Gift... But I Didn't Always Feel This Way

Yvonne Latty | Posted 04.13.2015 | Latino Voices
Yvonne Latty

Sadly, I do not live in a world where Afro-Latinos are very visible. My world reinforces what I learned as a child: that having white skin is "better."

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Arturo O'Farrill: Afro-Latino Heritage Is 'One Big Culture That We All Share' | Roque Planas | Posted 08.07.2015 | Latino Voices

Arturo O'Farrill wants Africa to get the credit it deserves. The New York-based pianist, composer and educator traveled Friday to Los Angeles to a...

Does Being Latina Exclude Me From Being Black?

Icess Fernandez Rojas | Posted 11.12.2014 | Latino Voices
Icess Fernandez Rojas

Why, in this modern age, do I have to prove myself? Why do I have to prove my Blackness or my Latina heritage while denying the other exists? Being Afro-Latina doesn't exclude me from being everything else I am -- Black, Southerner, writer.

LOOK: 27 Afro-Latinos Who've Shaped American Culture

Posted 10.14.2012 | Latino Voices

Hispanic Heritage Month is about celebrating diversity -- acknowledging one of the many different identities that flow within the melting pot that is ...