Arts & Entertainment

Black and Latino in the U.S: Celebrities Speak Out

In 2012 (formerly NBC Universo) a divison of NBC, released a documentary about being Black & Latino in the U.S. featuring interviewing some of todays most influential Latin celebrities like Laz Alonso (Avatar, Jumping the Broom), Tatyana Ali (Fresh Prince of Bel Air), Gina Torres (Suits), Judy Reyes (Scrubs, Devious Maids)and Journalist/Producer/Author Soledad O’Brien,Creative Director/Writer Mimi Valdés and many others.

While this documentary is three years old, people of color from all over the world have dealt with the issue of internalized racism of light vs dark skin, good hair vs. bad hair and the concept of “advancing the race” for decades. This is a poignant reminder of the work that needs to happen in our communities of color in additon to the world at large.