For over a century, Puerto Ricans have lived and settled in the U.S. (the “Boricua Diaspora”), but now, for the first time, there are more acá than allá. In response to our growing presence and ongoing impact, La Respuesta seeks to invoke a claim to our histories and announce our stories. This will be done by highlighting our assets and distinct experiences, agitating discussion on the crucial issues, and addressing the obstacles that we face.
Afro-Boricuas, are, at best – forgotten or ignored – and at worst – exoticized, feared, or even hated. Here is La Respuesta’s list of 10 Black Boricuas who’ve impacted Puerto Rican history and identities.