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Afro Latinos

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."

Roque Planas

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.

Brazil Wants To Set Racial Quota For Government Jobs

AP | Posted 11.06.2013 | Latino Voices

BRASILIA, Brazil -- BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Brazil's president says she'll ask congress to pass legislation to reserve 20 percent of the nation's go...

Little Miss Hispanic Loses Title Over Ethnicity Issue

AP | Posted 09.29.2013 | Latino Voices

WILMINGTON, Del. -- The winner of the Little Miss Hispanic Delaware contest has been stripped of her crown over concerns that she is not Hispanic. Th...

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...