I was 16 years old when I first returned to Cuba and met my large extended family. It was exhilarating to see so many people who looked just like me and to see so many beautiful Afro Cubans everywhere.
I swear that Diahann Carroll’s twin is living in my mother’s small town of Alquizar and the unsung diva rides a bicycle to work.
Even at that young age I couldn’t reconcile the dichotomy between the racial makeup of the Cuban population on the island versus the population in the United States.
Why aren’t there more Afro Cubans in America? I asked my mother. Continue reading
I can’t believe it happened again!!!
A waitress translating my Spanish into (wait for it) Spanish. Continue reading
14 People Afro-Latinos Meet in the United States
That waitress at the Spanish-food restaurant who speaks to you in English even though you are ordering in Spanish (she continues to speak to everyone else in Spanish) Read on