"Afro Latinos have a right to celebrate Black History Month," said Roland Roebuck, 66, a D.C. government retiree who advises the Afro Latino Alliance in Washington, D.C.
said an "invisibility" exists, which often keeps Afro Latinos "out of the mix."
Born in New York and raised in Puerto Rico, Roebuck said when he first moved to Washington in the early 1970s, after serving in the U.S. Air Force, he was told by African Americans, "you're not a full-time brother."
"The African American community may find it strange, but the only difference between us is the language, and the geography.
It's about where the slave ships landed," Roebuck