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In honor of Black history month, we are sharing with you 9 celebrities you probably didn’t know are Afro-Latinx.

Tatyana Ali

Tatyana Ali is a actress and singer, most recognized for her role as Ashley Banks in the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.  Her mother is from Panama and her father is from Trinidad.

(PC: https://www.usmagazine.com/entertainment/news/tatyana-ali-will-smith-may…)

Lauren Velez

You might recognize this puerto rican actress from films like Rita Moreno or I like it like that. Today she is most commonly seen the tv show Dexter, she plays Captain Maria Laguerta.

(PC: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lauren_Vélez)

Rosario Dawson

Is an American actress, producer, singer, comic book writer, and political activist. Her film roles include Men in Black 2, Seven pounds, Unstoppable, and Top five. Currently she plays Claire Temple in five Marvel/Netflix series. Her mother is of Puerto Rican and Cuban descent.

(PC: http://www.etonline.com/rosario-dawson-performs-andy-weirs-new-novel-art…)

Evelyn Lozada

American television personality, model and spokesperson. Lozada was one of the five main cast members in the VH1 reality series Basketball Wives. Her mother is of Puerto Rican descent.

(PC: http://thereal.com/videos/0-l5w7j1ru/)

Zoe Saldana

She is half dominican and half puerto rican, she has played in movies like James Cameron’s Avatar, Colombiana, Star Trek into Darkness, and Guardians of the Galaxy, just to name a few.

(PC: http://www.health.com/thyroid/zoe-saldana-thyroid-disease)

Like Christina Milian said Latinos come in all colors and shades, it is important we recognize that  and embrace the heritage that each one brings.


Gloria Gonzalez-Zapata is born and raised in Seattle,Washington. Currently she is a first year student at University of Washington Bothell and is majoring in Law,Economics, and Public policy with a minor in Arabic Both of her parents are immigrants, her mother is from Panama and her father is Mexican. she also has a brother and three younger sisters. Her favorite activities are spending time with her family, volunteering, working, and especially loves to travel to learn about other countries government, culture, and language.
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