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Black Americans And Afro-Latinos A Common History

AFRICANGLOBE - Brazil has the highest Black population in the world today outside of Africa with the United States as third followed closely by Colombia as fourth. The spreading of Africans all over, or the African Diaspora, helped create peoples that are known today as Afro-Colombians, Afro-Peruvians, Afro-Chileans, Afro-Venezuelans, Afro-Paraguayans, Afro-Uruguayans, Afro-Puerto Ricans, Afro-Bolivians, Afro-Ecuadorians, Afro-Mexicans, and yes African-Americans.

Docu-Series Examines Latino Identity Among Afro-Latinos

AFRICANGLOBE - The struggles of Black Americans throughout U.S. history are well-documented. Unfortunately, the same can’t be said about Blacks in Latin America. In many cases, Blacks south of the U.S. border have been rendered socially invisible and are still the focus of racist jokes in their respective countries.

Afro-Latinos & The Unique Challenges They Face

AFRICANGLOBE - Afro-Latinos in the U.S. and abroad are often approached with skepticism and exoticism; their skin-tone and speech forcing them into a position of "other," and often, they gain discrimination from both the Latino and Black communities. Lodged in the traction of cross-culture and discrimination, the Afro-Latino experience is muted in many countries, despite rich cultural and musical influences. Afro-Latinos finds disparagement from the raza and the Black community.