9 celebrities you probably didn't know are Afro-Latinx

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

  1. 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.

 

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. Kid Cudi

Scott Ramon Seguro Mescudi,  known by his stage name Kid Cudi  is an American artist and actor from Cleveland, Ohio. He has come out 6 studio albums. His dad is of African American and Mexican descent, his mother is of African-American.

  1. Judy Reyes

Is an American actress best known for her role as Carla Espinosa on the sitcom Scrubs. Recently she has played in t.v shows Devious Maids, One Day at a time, and Jane the Virgin. Both of her parents are Dominican.

  1. Fabolous

John Jackson better known as Fabulous, is an American rapper and hip hop artist. He is best known for his songs “Into you” , “Thim Slick” ,  and “Can’t Let you go”. He is of Dominican and African American descent.  

  1. Christina Milian

Christina Flores better known as Christina Milian, she is Cuban American, and  is a American singer, songwriter, and actress. At the age of she signed with Dej Jam at the age of 19. She is best known in her role as Catalina in Bring it on:Fight to the finish and her songs “Whatever you want”, “When you look at me”, and “Dip it low”. She has vocalized her frustration with being Afro-latina in the entertainment industry, she has said “I’m Cuban but [people] didn’t get it because I was also brown-skinned... Latinos come in all colors, all shades... You should see my mom and her brothers and sisters... We just vary in color, shapes and sizes. But we’re still Latinos — that doesn't’t change a damn thing”

  1. Zoe Saldana

She is half Dominican and half Puerto Rican, she has played in movies like James Cameron’s Avatar, Colombian, Star Trek into Darkness, and Guardians of the Galaxy, just to name a few.

 

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.