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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.

Human Rights and Tourism: Why I Will Not Visit the Dominican Republic

Kumera Genet | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices
Kumera Genet

I was playing as a musician in a merengue band at the time and one of the parents joked that I should take a trip if I liked Dominican culture so much. For now, this visit is no longer in my plans because the Dominican Government has decided to treat a group of its people in a manner that I can't ignore.

Black History Month: Afro Latinas

Anthony Otero | Posted 04.10.2013 | Latino Voices
Anthony Otero

Afro-Latinas have made many noteworthy contributions and should be brought to light during this month of reflection. While most of us can easily identify a woman like Celia Cruz -- who will always remain the queen of Salsa -- here are just a few strong Afro-Latinas we should recognize.

Afro-Latinos and Black History Month

Anthony Otero | Posted 04.03.2013 | Latino Voices
Anthony Otero

February is called Black History month and, as Latinos, we need to understand our part in this celebration outside of the learning component. Latinos have a long history of African heritage within their linage that is not brought to light enough.

Immigration Reform Is a Civil Rights Issue

Gerry Hudson | Posted 03.30.2013 | Black Voices
Gerry Hudson

Immigration reform is not about race or ethnicity. It is about building national unity and economic strength, the spirit of hard work, and common-sense solutions that are equal and fair for everyone no matter where they come from.

PHOTOS: 10 Celebrities You Didn't Know Were Afro-Latino

Posted 03.19.2012 | Latino Voices

In the U.S. and around the world, Latinos are a diverse population. Afro-Latinos, Asian-Latinos and other bi-racial identities are hardly ever explore...

Susana Baca: Latin Grammy-winner Named Peru's Culture Minister

AP | Posted 10.04.2011 | Latino Voices

LIMA, Peru -- Peru's president-elect has chosen acclaimed singer Susana Baca as culture minister. Baca becomes the Andean nation's first black minist...

Black Latin Americans See Hope For Future With Obama

Christian Science Monitor | Sara Miller Llana | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

While this country's indigenous population has been on the march for new rights, Bolivians of African descent still find themselves living on the side...