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The Afro-Latino community boasts a mad amount of talent, it’s no secret. This is abundantly seen on the entertainment front: talented dancers, artists, singers, athletes and actors showcase their skills. Faizon Love, Christina Milian, Mariah Carey, Melissa De Desousa, Sammy Sosa, Alex Rodriguez are only a few examples of what the Afro-Latino community has to offer. Members of this wonderful community have also touched other industries, including the publishing industry, riling the world with creative works of fiction, non-fiction, poetry and screenwriting. These agents of literature are representing their heritage well, and it’s about time that we listen.
Haitian-American writer Edwidge Danticat (yes, Haiti is a Latin American nation) was born in Port-au-Prince in 1969, and immigrated to New York at the age of 12. Danticat’s love for the written word led to her earning a BA in French Literature, and later on she earned an MFA in Creative Writing from Brown University. Her first novel Breath, Eyes, Memory… was published in 1994, and since, Danticat has written several other books, including the riveting novel, The Farming Bones. Danticat has won dozens of awards for her titles, including the Langston Hughes award and the National Book Award.
Heeeeeeey now! I know we spend a lot of time showcasing the brothers, and even a few white fellas here and there, but it’s about time we show a bit more love to the brown cuties. We’ve compiled just a few of our favorites based on their smile, eyes, lip game, and package. Abs that is (get your mind!). We think you’ll enjoy what you see…
When people say you’re the Latin Brad Pitt, it’s safe to say that you’ve got it going on. Cuban born beauty William Levy was killing it as a model and Telenova star on Univision. He already had a dedicated group of fans of the female persuasion. But when he popped up in Jennifer Lopez’s video for “I’m Into You” and appeared on “Dancing With the Stars,” folks everywhere started taking notice–myself included. That body is right and tight!
Well isn’t she a sight to behold! This pretty young thing is none other than Puerto Rican beauty, Joan Smalls. Smalls is a pretty big deal considering she’s the first woman of color to cover Vogue Italia in four years. While this is definitely a side eye moment for Vogue Italia, (four years, really?) we’re certainly proud of Smalls’ accomplishments.
Photographed by Steven Miesel for his “Haute Mess” spread, you can catch Smalls on the March issue of the book.
Smalls tweeted about her cover saying:
OMG! Woke up this morning and saw this. Dreams do come true…
Are you feeling the cover?
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*Drools* There’s just something about the very hot Adam Rodriguez that I can’t help but love (aside from the fact that he’s indeed “very hot”). Maybe it’s that juicy bottom lip, that radiant smile, that marvelous jaw line and those cheekbones that keep me checking for the Yonkers born beef cake of Cuban and Puerto Rican descent (nice combo!). Because honestly, there’s no other reason for me to tune into CSI: Miami (I mean really, it’s like the worst in the franchise). I was fully introduced to Rodriguez after drooling over him in I Can Do Bad All By Myself, and I’ve been giving him the eye since! Now I think it’s time you get a good look at my side boo too. Enjoy!