The most influential Afro-Latino stars

They’re black. They’re brown. And they’re talented.

Afro-Latinos, once relegated to the sidelines because they didn’t fit neatly into a single box, are stepping the limelight. From show biz to media, sports to music, Hispanics of African descent are making their mark, following in the footsteps of trailblazers like salsa queen Celia Cruz and baseball pioneer Roberto Clemente.

Here are some young Afro-Latinos to watch.