Laz Alonzo, Christina Milian, and More Explain What It Is To Be Black and Latino

January 13, 2012  |  

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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