What does Afro-Latinx mean?Afro-Latin refers to people from Latin American countries with African ancestry. In both Latin America and the United States, this population is usually coded as being Black.Afro-Latin, and other identifiers like the Spanish afrodescendientes (those of African descent), have long been used by governments and academics for Latin American people with African roots. Due to slavery and colonization, there are large populations of Afro-Latin people in Latin America, including Mexico, the Caribbean, Colombia, and Brazil. In this show We will explore what is means to be Afro-Latinidad. the Discussion will be Seasoned with some Incredible Poetry! From Shaggy Flores: Nuyorican-Massarican Poet Shaggy Flores hails from Guaynabo (Borinken), El Barrio and Shaolin (Nueva Yol), Springfield (New England), and the DMV area. He is the author of Sancocho: A Book of Nuyorican Poetry and Obatala’s Bugalu: A Book of Nuyorican Sights and Sounds. His work can also be found in Manteca! An Anthology of Afro-Latino@ Poets.
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