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Successful Afro-Caribbean Actors: Faizon Love & Antonio Fargas

Actor and comedian Langston Faizon Santisima (on the right) known as Faizon Love was born in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba and raised in Newark, New Jersey. Faizon is known for his roles in comedy hit movies such as “Couples Retreat”, “Elf”, “Friday”, “Made” and “ParentHood” among many others. The Afro-Cuban has also appeared on Def […]

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As Lucas Beauchamp in Intruder in the Dust (1949)

Juano Hernández: Pioneer In The African-American Film Industry

By Efrain Nieves and Victoria Cepeda Every now and then we bump into facts about Latinos that are unknown to the majority of us, mostly because the events have long taken place and no one cares to “dig stuff up” or because it is inconvenient to divulge.  As a result, we are sort of “cheated” out being credited with […]

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An Oscar Nomination For A Day Laborer Role in “A Better Life” Brings Awareness

By Victoria Cepeda A few months back we shared the trailer of a movie called A Better Life which depicts the struggle of a day laborer residing in the U.S. undocumented but working in the landscaping business and trying to provide his teenage son with a better future. We shared the trailer because it reminded […]

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