Black History Month Blog Guests

BHM BLOG GUESTS

Clementina Tina Chéry

CLEMENTINA (TINA) CHÉRY

Why is identifying as a Black Latino/Afro Latino important to you? Here and in your home country.

That is a heavy question and is important to ask especially in this type of climate, I learned the importance of this after my son was killed. I came to this country when I was 10 years […]

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Luz Villar

LUZ VILLAR

Why is identifying as a Black Latino/Afro Latino important to you? Here and in your home country.

I think it’s important because of where I live and where I was born in the United States. Living here and growing up in this society, I understand that I am Dominican and Boricua and because I show […]

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Omar Suazo

OMAR SUAZO

Why is identifying as a Black Latino/Afro Latino important to you? Here and in your home country.

It is important for me especially because of the different cultures. Afro Latino is important because we get to identify ourselves in the United States through language and culture. In my country, we have differences between Afro-Latino and […]

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Clara Diaz

CLARA DIAZ

Why is identifying as a Black Latino/Afro Latino important to you? Here and in your home country.

I was born in the Dominican Republic. In the Dominican Republic, I didn’t have questions about am I different or how am I different. I just didn’t have that awareness then. However, I did see that people […]

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Thabiti Brown

THABITI BROWN

Why is identifying as a Black Latino/Afro Latino important to you? Here and in your home country.

I am always interested in thinking about identity and how it impacts what you do in the world and how the world sees you and what you do. For me, I think a lot about my own cultural […]

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Paloma Valenzuela

PALOMA VALENZUELA

Why is it important to identify with your Afro descendant?

My father is Dominican and my mother is White Jewish-American. I identify as a biracial woman of color, Dominican-American, Jewish American, Latina and Afro descendant from my father’s side. I acknowledge and embrace my complex mixed background and acknowledge my light skinned privilege as […]

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Beyazmin Jimenez

BEYAZMIN JIMENEZ

Why is identifying as a Black Latino/Afro Latino important to you? Here and in your home country.

I identify as an Afro Latina as a way to affirm that history that I think is often forgotten for us. I think the fact that I came to the US at 4 years old, even though I […]

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Nedelka Prescod

NEDELKA PRESCOD

Why is identifying as a Black Latino/Afro Latino important to you? Here and in your home country.

I know that I am Black but I also know that I am not African American and growing up in Brooklyn in a predominantly Black, predominantly Caribbean culture that wasn’t even a thought. I think coming up to Boston […]

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Anne Hernandez

ANNE HERNANDEZ

Why is identifying as a Black Latino/Afro Latino important to you? Here and in your home country.

I have been reflecting on my experience in the DR. I was born and raised in the DR. I came to Boston when I was 12 years old. I have been looking back at being a Black Dominican […]

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