Robert J. Rodriguez

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Robert J. Rodriguez is the New York State Assemblyman for the 68th District, based in East Harlem, where he was born and raised.  He spoke with Proyecto Afrolatin@ / The Afrolatin@ Project about what it means to be Afrolatino/a.

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 …

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Bernard A Lopez

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My father left El Salvador and made his way into Mexico in time to fight in the Mexican Revolution; he fought in the armies of Pancho Villa and Emiliano Zapata. He entered the U.S. in 1919 at the age of …

El Museo del Barrio

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El Museo del Barrio on Fifth Avenue in New York City, on the edge of Spanish Harlem, is one of the foremost Latin American cultural institutions in the United States. La Bienal 2013, El Museo’s seventh biennial exhibition, features work …

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 …

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Asalia Olivares de Perez

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When I took my Teacher Training in Yoga, one of the requirements was to present a project of interest to me. I focused on a project involving the Hispanic population, especially people that do not have medical insurance or do …

Luis Carle

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New York-based artist-photographer Luis Carle, was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and moved to New York City in 1984. Carle first studied photography at Parsons School of Design and worked as artist and photographer’s assistant to various well-known photographers. …

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Yani Ferreira

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Wow! Where do I begin? So I was lucky to join my parents when they immigrated to the United States, I was only 2 and half years old. Being the oldest has a lot to do with the person I …

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Mano a Mano: Mexican Culture Without Borders

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Mano a Mano: Mexican Culture Without Borders is a New York-based nonprofit organization dedicated to celebrating Mexican culture and promoting the understanding of Mexican traditions through arts, culture, humanities, and annual holiday celebrations. It was founded in 2000 as a …

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Orlando Morales

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Portrait of a Puerto Rican Family- Bendicion! In Spanish it means to ask for a blessing. Bendicion! is what I would ask my grandparents everytime I saw them from the moment I could speak words. It is a sign of …

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