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The dual identity of being black and Latino is a concept many who aren’t Afro-Latino struggle to understand. We often look at people with this mixed ancestry and ask which are you, black or Latino? Or demand that they identify with one or the other, but in a new documentary, “Black and Latino” on mun 2, part of the telemundo spanish-language network, several afro-latino celebrities explore what it actually means to be both.
From Laz Alonzo, to Christina Milian, Soledad O’Brien, and Mimi Valdes, these popular afro-latino icons discuss language, skin color, “good hair,” and being forced by Hollywood and the media to side with one aspect of their culture.
Check out a clip here and extended videos on the mun 2 website and tell us your thoughts. Can you relate to the issues surrounding dual heritage as a black Latino?
Brande Victorian is a blogger and culture writer in New York City. Follower her on Twitter at @be_vic.
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It looks like BET’s vice president for content, Mimi Valdés, didn’t pass the company’s three month probationary period, as she has left her position overseeing BET.com after joining the company in June. The media veteran came from top editing posts at Vibe and Latina magazines.
According to media news site Journal-isms, after Valdés was hired in June, “BET.com was the most widely viewed Internet site catering to African Americans, according to ComScore, an Internet ratings service. But it lost half its unique visitors and slipped to third place among those sites in the September ratings, a ComScore spokeswoman said on Thursday. The site had also laid off six people.”
“Mimi Valdés will be leaving BET Networks and we wish her the best in her future endeavors,” spokeswoman Jeanine Liburd said. “The decision was mutually agreed upon.”
(MediaBistro) — Mimi Valdes has left her position as editorial director of Latina magazine. Valdes had tried to make the magazine more upscale and fashion-focused under her watch, and, as a Latina reader, I remember how she made the controversial move to place Jessica “Don’t Call Me Latina” Alba on the magazine’s cover.