Black Mexico: Unearthing the ‘Third Root’ is a multi-part series on Mexico’s 15th-century assimilation of Spaniards, indigenous Indians, and African slaves. This led to the founding of Los Angeles by Afro-Mexicans and mestizos in the 18th century, while California was under the Mexican flag. As the Black imprint in Mexico unravels, the truth is mired in a Shadow History, buried away in libraries and missing from history lessons in Mexico or in the U.S.
This invaluable history has largely been available only as scholarly works. ComptonHerald.com sought out and scaled-down this history from multiple reliable sources, and presents it for your enjoyment. The goal: illustrating the bonds which tie together the people of L. A.
ComptonHerald.com news features and commentary about the state of Black Mexico are also shown on this archive page. — the editor
Ixtapa Zihuatanejo, Mexico beckons for ‘Sun, Fun, Sustainable Tourism' event, Jan. 10-13, 2017 IXTAPA, Mexico — The Hotel Association of Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, Guerrero, Mexico invites travel...
Black Mexico: Blending of Mexico and Africa, emergence of Black Mexicans and their place in the Diaspora, a pearl of truth buried for centuries "BLACK...
Animated short 'Heroes of Color' tributes Gaspar Yanga, African warrior who led African slaves to freedom in colonial Mexico By ANDREW S. VARGAS, Contributing WriterMexico’s African-descendant community has exploded...
African slaves contributed more than servitude to colonial Mexico 600 years ago; they also brought the flavor that infused Afro-Mex cuisine One in an occasional...
The African-Mexican confluence in music and dance is one of the rich legacies spawned by the assimilation of African rhythms into indigenous native culture in colonial Mexico
Afro-Mexicans have contributed greatly to Mexico’s rich heritage of dance, music and song
Jarrette Fellows, Jr. offers some reflection on why he wrote the Black Mexico series and the deep personal satisfaction gained from the experience.
“Forgotten Founders: The Hidden African Ancestry of L.A.” will run Tuesday – Sunday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. through Feb. 29
The project highlights the Blaxican community of Los Angeles, and celebrates the merging of cultures and identities
Zambo is a term of Spanish origin describing Latin Americans of mixed African and Amerindian racial descent.
The legacy of Mexican California's final governor is enshrined in street names, schools, parks, and businesses across Southern California.
Descendants of Africans living in Mexico were finally able to self-identify as Black in the 2015 national census; 1.38 million Afro-Mexicans counted
Publisher and editor Jarrette Fellows, Jr. on how the shared history of Latinos and Blacks in the Americas should be classroom curriculum
The role of Black Mexicans and native peoples in laying the foundation for Los Angeles.
Afro-Mexicans experience societal neglect and are not recognized as a distinct ethnic and racial group