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Listen to Los Afro-Latinos on the Speaking to Harmony Radio Show

Did you miss the Speaking to Harmony Radio Show? Our founder Kim Haas was a part of a panel to discuss “The Other America – The Legacy and Struggle of Afro-Latin America” with the goal of widening the notion of the African Diaspora, and to discuss the cultural heritage of the Latin American region.

Don’t worry, the show has been archived and is available for you to listen to here.

The Panel
Melissa Valle- Columbia University
Kim Haas-
Maconya – Florida International University
Zarena Leblanc- Florida International University
Denika Mays- Florida International University



1st Annual Afro Latino Festival of New York: Bringing People Together

by Kim Haas

Seeking to unite the diverse Afro-Latino populations, Tania Molina, a proud Garifuna, reached out to her friend Mai-Elka Prado, an Afro-Panamanian. Together, the two Afro-Latinas created the 1st Afro-Latino Festival of New York held Saturday, June 29 at Brooklyn’s Parkside Train Station Plaza.

In the United States, there are an estimated four million Afro-Latinos – the great majority of whom reside in the New York City area. From countries as different as Andean Peru and tropical Cuba, to the Garifuna population of Central America and to the innumerable descendents of Afro-Latinos who may have never set foot in their parents or grandparents homeland, this mega city of eight million is home to Latin America’s African Diaspora. 

Despite the diversity of Afro-Latinos in New York City, when there are gatherings and events, the focus is often on one particular group, nationality or concern like an Afro-Puerto Rican Bomba Performance or an Afro Colombian Land Rights Symposium. Rarely are there events focusing on Afro-Latinos as an entire group. Read more

An Afternoon with Dahlma Llanos-Figueroa [Event]

We are pleased to announce that our event with Dahlma Llanos-Figueroa has been rescheduled and will now take place on Saturday, September 28 from 12 – 2 p.m., and will be hosted at the Jersey City Free Public Library.

Los Afro-Latinos and Biblioteca Criolla of the Jersey City Free Public Library present: An Afternoon with Dahlma Llanos-Figueroa.

Join us on a literary journey as we celebrate Dahlma’s debut novel Daughters of the Stone.

Dahlma Llanos-Figueroa is an Afro-Puerto Rican and wrote Daughters of the Stone to share the rich legacy of African cultures in Puerto Rico. Read more about Dahlma and her motivation to write this novel here

This event is FREE and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

Date: Saturday, September 28, 2013
Time: 12 – 2 p.m.
Location: Jersey CityFree Public Library
Biblioteca Criolla
472 Jersey Ave.
Jersey City, NJ 07302

Dahlma Flyer English

Dahlma Spanish Flyer

Save the Date: An Afternoon with Dahlma Llanos Figueroa

Photo courtesy of Llanos-Figueroa

Photo courtesy of Llanos-Figueroa

Los Afro-Latinos Presents:
An Afternoon with Dahlma Llanos Figueroa, author of Daughters of the Stone

Date: Saturday, September 28 2013

Time: 12 – 2 p.m.

Location: Jersey CityFree Public Library
Biblioteca Criolla
472 Jersey Ave.
Jersey City, NJ 07302

Admission: FREE

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Join us for a Twitter Chat with singer-songwriter Alex Cuba

We’re excited to announce that we’ll be hosting our first live Twitter Chat.

Our guest will be Latin Grammy winner, singer-songwriter, Alex Cuba. Join us for a discussion on his music, life, career, and a chance to win a signed copy of his CD.

Alex Cuba Chat

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How I Did It: Kim Haas Speaks at America Means Business

Kim Haas, President of Haas Media LLC and Founder of Los Afro-Latinos, will be speaking at America Means Business (AMB) tomorrow, Wednesday, June 13 from 2:00pm – 3:00pm.

Kim will talk about launching and growing her business, as well as developing Los Afro-Latinos. Her interviewer will be Ramon Ray, Editor of Small Biz Technology.

The event takes place at America Means Business headquarters (125 West 18 Street, New York, New York).

For more information about this event and to get tickets please click here.

Kim Haas on WRFG-Atlanta (TODAY)!

Tune in TODAY at 2:30pm to WRFG-Atlanta to hear Kim Haas (President of Haas Media LLC and Founder of Los Afro-Latinos) on “The Tambor” with host Bruno Gaston! Read more

{Event} 16th Arturo A. Schomburg Symposium and Film Screening

Qué: 16TH Arturo A. Schomburg Symposium and Film Screening “Afro Latin@ Film: Invisibilidad y Presencia” Read more