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Famous Latinegras y Latinegros

"Like White people of Hispanic heritage, Black Hispanics are often overlooked in the U.S. mass media and in general American social perceptions, where being "Hispanic" is often incorrectly given a racial value..." - -Wikipedia

This is just my list of famous Afro-Latinos in history. Some may have just one great-grandparent from a Latin American country and others may have just one great-grandparent of African origin. I don't care. I'm using the "one-drop" rule here. If you've got one drop of Black blood, you're my people and if you've got one drop of Latin blood, you're my people. So, no matter what, you're all my people.

This is a work in progress so if you know of anyone notable who is missing from this list, please let me know. Obviously, I'm not going to include every sports player, politician and rapper, otherwise, this list would be way too long.

Oh, and if the person is Puerto Rican or of Puerto Rican descent, he or she is obviously American. I really didn't think I needed to spell that one out...

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Lauren Vélez (Puerto Rican actress)

Film credits include "I Like it Like That." Television credits include "Dexter" and "New York Undercover."

Uploaded: September 21, 2008
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