As long as I can remember, I’ve been fascinated by the enormous contributions of Africans and people of African descent in the Americas, particularly the Spanish and Portuguese speaking worlds.
Estimates place the number of Africans brought to the Americas at 10 -12 million. And since their arrival, for generations, Africans and their descendants have been intimately involved in the history, culture, art, cuisine and daily living of millions in the region.
Such is their influence. Try imagining Brazil without samba, Cuban literature without Nicolás Guillén or Puerto Rican cuisine minus the island’s most revered dish, mofongo.
“Los Afro-Latinos” honors and celebrates the contributions of Africans, as well as their descendents who helped form and shape the culture of the Spanish and Portuguese speaking Americas. “Los Afro-Latinos” brings you stories about the individuals who maintain these traditions while forging new ones.
Our lives are richer because of them.
I hope this blog enchants, delights, provokes and surprises.
May you find pride and appreciation in the contribution of so many who have come before and inspiration for the days to follow.
President, Haas Media, LLC
Founder of Los Afro-Latinos
Great Blog! Your content is engaging and the appearance of the site is really attractive, thanks for creating it. Your ethos and aims converge with our site in many ways so I’ve put a link on our blog – hope you can come across and check out the Black Atlantic Resource.
Finding this blog has made my day.To use your words, it has enchanted, delighted, provoked and surprised me. I live in Paris but I’m originally from London and Nigeria, and I’m passionate about food from all over the world. Your post “Meet Margot” has made me want to hop on a flight to NYC and sample some of those Dominican delights. Thank you for sharing!
I am happy to have found this blog. My blog, Ibodefender.com believes that most Africans of the Americas are of Igbo descent, and because of that the blog is an Igbo/ African American blog. I hope we can collaborate in the future for the betterment of the Igbos and the Africans of America.
Thank you so much for having a blog such as this. I have Afro-Latino children and I am enjoying teaching them about the two enriching cultures that they come from.
I just saw your episode about Afro Latinos in Costa Rico. As an African American woman in NY with roots in South Carolina, I am fascinated by the history and culture of people of African descent around the world. I love this series…cannot wait to experience more! Thank you.
I am very impressed by your views and tv shows, but I have a question, why not Panama? Porque omite a Panama? Soy negro y orgullosamente Panameño!!!!