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Famous Afro Latinos
Famous entertainers, athletes and politicians of African and Hispanic heritage.
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Celia_Cruz

Grammy Award Winner and beloved salsa queen Celia Cruz was born in Havana, Cuba.

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Tego_Calderon

Reggaeton star, Tego Calderon, was born in Santurce, Puerto Rico and later raised in Carolina, Puerto Rico.

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David_Ortiz

2004 World Series Winner David Ortiz, who played for the Boston Red Sox until he became a free agent this year, was born in Santiago, Dominican Republic.

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Zoe_Saldana

Avatar actress Zoe Saldana is of Puerto Rican and Dominican descent. She lived in the Dominican Republic from age 10 to 17.

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Six time All-Star Saturnino Orestes Armas Miñoso Arrieta, better known to most as Minnie Minoso, was not only the Chicago White Sox’s first black player, but was a trailblazer for  Latino players, especially black Latinos, in Major League Baseball. 

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Often billed the greatest entertainer of all time, Sammy Davis Jr. is of Puerto Rican descent.

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Fashion Model Sessilee Lopez , who is best known for her skin, hair and pout, is of Dominican and Portugese descent.

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Laz_Alonso

"Jumping the Broom" actor Laz Alonso is of Cuban descent.

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Luis_Tiant

Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame inductee, Luis Tiant, was born and raised in Havana, Cuba.

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Roberto Clemente

Baseball legend Roberto Clemente, who is a Hall of Fame inductee, was born in Carolina, Puerto Rico.

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Tatyana_Ali

Tatyana Ali, who played Ashley in the 90s comedy hit "Fresh Prince of Bel Air" is of Panamanian descent.

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Jose Francisco Peña Gomez

Leader of the Dominican Revolutionary Party (PRD) Jose Francisco Peña Gomez, was born in Mao, Valverde, in The Dominican Republic to Haitian parents.

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Don_Omar

Reggaeton sensation Don Omar was born and raised in Santurce, Puerto Rico.

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Carmelo Anthony

The mother of New York Knicks' star Carmelo Anthony's is Puerto Rican.

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Famous Afro Latinos

Famous entertainers, athletes and politicians of African and Hispanic heritage.

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