Famous Afro Latinos

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

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    Grammy Award Winner and beloved salsa queen Celia Cruz was born in Havana, Cuba.
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    Reggaeton star, Tego Calderon, was born in Santurce, Puerto Rico and later raised in Carolina, Puerto Rico.
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    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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    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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    "Jumping the Broom" actor Laz Alonso is of Cuban descent.
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    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, 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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    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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