Marshalla Ramos

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I am the author of an Afro-Boricua children’s storybook: Isabella’s Hair and How She Learned to Love It. I wrote the story to contribute and pay a debt of gratitude to all children who have questioned or have been forced to …

SoundBoy Cartagena

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SoundBoy Cartagena and his 16-piece Spanglish Salsa HipHop Orchestra come out of Brooklyn — Bushwick, NY. Raised in his father’s passion for Salsa music and in the New York City streets of Hip-Hop, Sound mastered the art of mixing his …

Tony and Shelli Cortez

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Husband and wife, Tony and Shelli Cortez, speak with the Afrolatin@ Project about being Latinoamericano, Afrolatino and the Census. Tony recalls being in grade school and trying to find a box to check for his identity.

Tania Molina

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Tania Molina, is the co-founder of the 1st Afrolatino Festival of New York in Brooklyn, NY. She was born in Honduras and is of Garifuna descent. She spoke with Proyecto Afrolatin@ / The Afrolatin@ Project about the history of Garifuna …

Afrolatin@ Project

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The mission of the Afrolatin@ Project is to serve as a digital resource center and archive for the historical and material documentation and preservation of the cultures, histories and experiences of Afrodescendant people in the Americas and the Caribbean, and …

afrolatin@ forum

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The afrolatin@ forum raises awareness of Latin@s of African descent in the United States. We advance the visibility of Black Latin@s through dialogue and action and promote an understanding of the afrolatin@ experience. The emphasis is guided by a transnational …

Alvaro Paulino Jr.

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Considering I’m a fifth generation Mariachi musician in the Paulino Dynasty, I have a passion to promote and contribute to the cultural understanding and appreciation of folk and Mexican music. I encourage audiences to learn, develop skills, be entertained and increase …

Camila Meza

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I was born in Santiago de Chile. There’s not a very huge community of Chilean people [in New York and New Jersey], although there is one, but I don’t think it can compare to that of Brazilians or Mexicans. But …

Richard Robles

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What’s my favorite thing about Latino food? Well, I mean I just love the color of yellow rice; it’s just a beautiful color. You know—yellow rice, red beans—it’s just very colorful. The food has always been very colorful for me, …

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Arturo O'Farrill

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It’s a cultural reality that I’m doing what my father (jazz composer Chico O’Farrill) did. Particularly in Latin America, sons are expected to do what their fathers do. Because of my background, people assume all I do is Latin jazz …