Carl Yard Hamden, CT I think the term African American was self serving for Black Americans .They obviously did not consider people like me who are black and from the Caribbean or Black people from other countries.How about white people living in America but are from South Africa. I prefer not to be referred to as African American because it omits my Caribbean heritage. The 111th United States Congress, in session from 2009 to 2010, consisted of 541 elected officials from 50 states, five territories, and the District of Columbia.You've probably heard that Costa Rica is one of the most beautiful places in Central America, offering endless opportunities for a romantic adventure.Sunny beaches, plush rain-forests, exotic wildlife and a few active volcanoes give you plenty of options for an exciting escape.It is the federal legislature of the United States of America, continuing an unbroken chain dating back to the 1st Congress in 1789.
After the Bossip Awards last night, we chopped it up with La La Vazquez a little about her “I’m Not Black,” “I’m Puerto Rican, Dammit” comments.
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La La was sure to set the record straight with us on what exactly she meant: Bossip: So, some of our readers felt a little shunned by the comments you made in the January issue “Latina” magazine this year. Bossip: Well, a lot of Afro-Latinos don’t want to be recognized for being “Black,” only Latino (Sammy Sosa, Daddy Yankee, Even Fat Joe Unless He’s Rapping,): La La: Not me, I embrace being a Black-Puerto Rican and think we are plentiful and do exist! I would never shun that part of me and my marriage and the way I conduct MYSELF in public should speak volumes for what I stand for.
Pretty much, you were trying to justify your Rican to people. I speak fluent Spanish as well, so why deny that intricacy of my makeup?