In this cultural moment, America's experiencing a much-needed racial reckoning. We're crying out and working for justice for black men and women. And "they are us."
The Latino community carries a remarkable diversity - ethnic, cultural, and racial. Some of us look brown, others white, others black. And if we look deep enough into our Latino heritage, we find African roots.
This interview features Melyssa Cordero, LaFe Director of Collaboration. Melyssa has extensive ministry experience - campus ministry, worship leading, and church leadership. She's a proud Afro-Boriqueña.
Melyssa mentions the PBS series "Black in Latin America" by Henry Louis Gates (https://www.pbs.org/wnet/black-in-latin-america/category/video/).
Steve mentions "Harvest of Empire" by Juan Gonzalez (https://www.amazon.com/Harvest-Empire-History-Latinos-America/dp/0140255397).
You can connect with Melyssa on Instagram at @melcordero03