Who gets to claim Afro-Latinidad? What’s it like being both Black and Latino in the United States? These are a few of the questions asked in the latest Latino USA roundtable.

Maria Hinojosa sat down with Amilcar Priestley, co-director of the Afro-Latino Festival and director of the Afro-Latino Project; Marjua Estevez, senior editor of; M. Tony Peralta, contemporary artist and owner of the Peralta Project; and Jamila Brown, owner of HUE, for an honest and open conversation on Afro-Latinidad.

The Afro-Latino Festival will be held on July 7 and 8 in both Harlem and Brooklyn. For more information on the festival, go to its official website

Featured image: Janice Llamoca

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