Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Thank you to the LatiNegr@s Project

LAYC would like to thank the efforts of Bianca Laureano and the LatiNegr@s Project for providing a space to find, explore, and celebrate the wonderful contributions and expressions of the Afro-Latino experience. LAYC selected a few posts to introduce who we are and where you can find us.

For the following sections: "Defining Who We Are," provides clips and articles that start to define what makes up the Afro-Latino experience, "How We Speak" showcases voices and expressions, and "Bridge Builders - Where You Can Find Us" presents figures and celebrities of Afro-Latino descent who shine in media and culture. Take a look and enjoy.

To see the entire series of entries, click here to see the full LatiNegr@s Project site.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Defining Who We Are...

LatiNegro@s provides a set of definitions of the many names and identities about Afro-Latinos. Click here to view the post and learn what it means to be LatiNegr@. Also, look below to hear other voices on what it means to be Afro-Latino.

Mayra Santos-Febres shares a testimony with LatiNegr@s on what is being Black in the Caribbean, but how it feels to be Black and Caribbean. Click here to read.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Bridge Builders - Where you can find us

Television, radio, movies, newspapers and magazines show very little about the voices, issues, and experiences of Afro-Latinos. We want to provide a glimpse of individuals who we can identify with. 

Maxwell - R&B Musician
Maxwell - R&B musician. A quote from LatiNegr@s site can be found by clicking here. 

Junot Diaz - Author and recipient of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

"Being Black and Latino" - Documentary on the experiences of Black Latinos in film and television

Tego Calderon chats of the challenges and racism surrounding Blacks in Loiza, Puerto Rico

Actress Zoe Saldana visits Elmo on Sesame Street

Queen of Salsa - Celia Cruz
Here Celia sings about her African heritage

Jean Michel Basquiat - American painter

Saturday, February 25, 2012

How We Speak

This is a selection of music and mixes that provide a modern and new take on what it is to be Afro-Latino. We celebrate the past with an understanding that we, today, write our own history and express ourselves in our own way.