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  1. @VivaBellabyXtina

    December 27, 2019 at 3:45 pm

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    🇲🇽History & Culture of Mexico- Part 1:
    ▪️History & Culture of Mexico- Part 2:
    ▪️Negros Mascogos (Black Seminoles of Mexico):
    ▪️History of Mariachi Music:
    ▪️The Mestizos of the Americas:
    ▪️The Germans of the Latin America:
    ▪️The Canary Islanders of the Americas:

  2. @mattgomez8254

    July 21, 2022 at 4:06 pm

    They're not African they're aboriginal Mexicans. Africa was Carthage tunasia never the whole land

  3. @mattgomez8254

    July 21, 2022 at 4:06 pm

    The word black means pale bleach bleak

  4. @mattgomez8254

    July 21, 2022 at 4:06 pm

    You don't know their geneolgy

  5. @mattgomez8254

    July 21, 2022 at 4:07 pm

    Alot learned those dances off YouTube

  6. @juanbowen3679

    August 1, 2022 at 9:02 pm

    Hey, good, love it, but , blacks in Mexico is not new, coming in from Spain, we were already here, remember the civilization of the oldest olmecs were there before Asians or whites, mejicas are the mix people who came as a result of mixture they did not come in no slave boats, we know already that , the boat ride was a scam, thank you, slavery, was a great propaganda to be able to claim our land

  7. @juanbowen3679

    August 1, 2022 at 9:03 pm

    Mexico, should be called olmecas, BLACK

  8. @kobet.v.5001

    August 4, 2022 at 1:35 am

    My mom black and from new Mexico and I have Mexican cuzins who look nothing like me in color wise but we all family

  9. @stormstorm7396

    August 26, 2022 at 4:14 pm

    Wow so the slave holders didn't rape everyone this is living proof many natives and Africans came together but how could you tell a acro Mexican from a African or even African American ijs they look so much alike my niece has green eyes I'm jamacian an African American my brother wife is from Jamaica full black

  10. @stormstorm7396

    August 26, 2022 at 4:29 pm

    I'm sorry but they not black Mexicans are a mix of the white man they will tell you they not black and I'm fine with that 🤣🤣👌they mixed with God knows what

  11. @danielmota1095

    August 28, 2022 at 3:46 pm

    Let's just mix and maybe racial prejudice will go away, but humans will find something else to B** about'

  12. @Abstract.Noir414

    August 28, 2022 at 11:15 pm

    #MASCAGOS(Sierre Madre) region

  13. @notrend204

    October 6, 2022 at 2:38 pm


  14. @geronimosilva3516

    October 6, 2022 at 10:58 pm

    ❤ 🇿🇦🇲🇽

  15. @lifeinlife24

    October 20, 2022 at 2:23 am

    African decent lol what a joke. These people dont even know who they are. They not african.

  16. @aleydisc.7192

    October 20, 2022 at 10:00 pm

    Juan Correa is another important character in Mexican art history:

    “The prestigious Mexican painter Juan Correa (1646-1716) (…) He was the grandson of Juan Correa, from Villa de Albacete and Juana María, born in Cádiz, who emigrated to New Spain. His father, the well-known surgeon Juan Correa, and his mother, Pascuala de Santoyo, were born there, a free black woman who, before marrying the doctor, had four illegitimate children as a slave, by a gentleman from Santiago named Alonso de Santoyo. When he died, he left her a considerable fortune that served to buy the freedom of the family.
    But the painter's ethnicity, which was recorded in several documents in which he is called "pardo", that is, mulatto, did not keep him from a brilliant career.
    Among his great contributions stands out the incorporation of little angels from New Spain, that is, dark or "broken in color", as it was said, with which he wanted to plastically and publicly express the spiritual equality of the human condition, becoming a characteristic hallmark of his work.”

    He was probably the first painter in the entire continent, to incorporate angels with darker skin in religious paintings. It may not sound like much, but for the time it was very revolutionary.
    His painting "El niño Jesús con ángeles músicos" shows a mulatto angel. My Mexican art teacher told us that the restorers, over time, have been lightening the skin of the little mulatto angel. Just as in Mexican elementary schools they prefer not to mention that Vicente Guerrero was zambo (black and indigenous). Mexican nationalism was founded on the mestizo identity and does not admit a black origin, it is the truth. Only now is it being sought to rescue and recognize the black population in Mexico, unfortunately, when their community and traditions are about to disappear due to poverty and government abandonment. Saludos desde México.

  17. @channeler231

    November 12, 2022 at 6:12 pm

    Don,t forget that during the era of slavery the rat line who transported blavk slaves to freedom not all of them went to Canada or the north some went south to Mexico out of the geographical proximity ro the plantations too so that is why Mexico has a population of afro mexicans today.

  18. @jakepistolero

    November 21, 2022 at 1:40 am

    i am from the port city of veracruz. and it is true that african culture and heritage has been largely ignored. but it is also part of our culture. al you have to do is look at our cousine, dances, music.

  19. @pmbilainhumble25

    November 25, 2022 at 10:59 pm

    Xtina, I like this video contents.

  20. @doreenramsey1016

    November 28, 2022 at 6:33 pm

    These are Taino Arawak we do not have this hair or face. They are also from the Pacific called the aeta people of the Philippines.

  21. @jdjm.3630

    December 19, 2022 at 8:15 pm

    my beautiful grandmother was afo-mexican from veracruz miss her everyday

  22. @eugenecharrington7754

    December 31, 2022 at 7:46 am

    Afro Latino history is very
    rich, Argentina surpringly
    had a mulatto president.
    And many Haitians r in
    Chile today.

  23. @eugenecharrington7754

    December 31, 2022 at 7:58 am

    Oh, boy so Mexico had a Black
    (mulattos are Blacks in the US) president before WW1
    that's like 100 years before
    Obama. Afro Latino history
    is so rich!!!!

  24. @moshenewsletter4620

    February 9, 2023 at 3:52 pm

    The original Mexican are of Africoid race, they were never brought to the Continents by no Spainish explorers, they enslaved the indigenous black population on land, the dark skin Negros you see in Mexico and other places are indigenous not, they were never brought to Mexico through a ship from Africa, that's a brainwashing lie, the pale skin Mexicans are the descendants of rape on indigenous land and their fathers were caucasian Europeans, the dark Mexicans are the original people of ancient Mexico you see on the Pyramids, they are not mixed with anything, just look at the hirogliths do you see any pale skin Mexicans, of course not. America had no pale skin Tribes from Europe, Walter Neves a anthroplogist found 12,000 to 50,000 yr old Remains of Negroids not Mongoloid from Siberia, meaning that the SIberian Asian migration was never thousands of yrs ago, it was more like 1500, Europeans brought Asians from Siberia from 1500 to 1800 to the Americas white out the indigenous black Americans, The caucasian white people that call themselves Mexico, Brazilians, Colombia, Hundorus, Equador are European mix breed of rape mothers that were black indigenous, These spanish male colonizer can not impregnant black indigenous male Mexicans. To prove who is the first Americans of South, Central America was all Black Africoid people who were the original Indigenous of America. Their were no Pale skin European in the whole Americas before 1492 invasion for that matter. watch and listen to facts, the word Africa did not existed before 1300AD, Africa WAS CALLED ETHIOPIA,

  25. @dktzkz9889

    February 22, 2023 at 12:32 am

    U can just say Dominican ❤😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍

  26. @dktzkz9889

    February 22, 2023 at 12:33 am

    We dedinitly know mogrants amor

  27. @lildannyboi13

    March 2, 2023 at 2:32 am

    so mexicans can say nigga then?

  28. @CVESVR707

    March 22, 2023 at 5:33 pm

    Amazing work

  29. @jrl4665

    April 16, 2023 at 11:33 pm

    Great video thanks.

  30. @juniorchavesopicassodeyahu988

    June 3, 2023 at 4:40 am

    5:48 Very rare photo of Afro-Mexican family

  31. @daniaa.oliva-pena7338

    June 24, 2023 at 5:13 pm

    This makes so much sense . Do you guys remember the term "mejorar la raza" or "mejorar la familia"? This was also a way to protect the women since we would be respected and more likely able to marry and be protected by the husband and family .

  32. @Jynie_96

    July 2, 2023 at 7:08 pm

    La Costa Chica es la región de Guerrero, en Oaxaca solo se llama costa.

  33. @annaisrael2772

    July 24, 2023 at 4:50 am

    If you consider yourself "DIASPORA" and/or you are in a country where they Discriminate against you because of your darker hue, then you seriously need to get some KNOWLEDGE OF SELF….don't fight with Knowledge because she is only trying to help you——>

  34. @yotao7486

    September 23, 2023 at 12:33 pm

    I am so proud of my mexican and black heritage. I have the best of both worlds. 😊

  35. @JorgeGarcia10847

    October 3, 2023 at 1:56 pm

    Hello xtina. This is my first time on your channel. We have to support a lot of black mexicans in méxico! Translation in spanish: Hola xtina. Está es mí primera vez en su canal. ¡Tenemos qué apoyar a muchos mexicanos negros en méxico! Viva México. 🇲🇽👍❤❤

  36. @smk4428

    March 27, 2024 at 7:24 am

    Great video!

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11 Reasons Tp Prove That Africans Were in America 2000 years Before Colombus.
Let me take you on a journey through some of these fascinating pieces of evidence of African presence in America 2000 years before Columbus. Take them with a grain of salt if you have to, but I think they are worth some consideration.
1. Olmec Heads: The colossal stone heads created by the Olmec civilization in present-day Mexico, which date back to 1500 BCE to 400 BCE, feature distinctly African facial features. These heads feature facial features such as broad noses, full lips, and round faces that clearly resemble those of Africans more than the indigenous populations of the Americas. Tell me this is not a black man right there. The detailed and realistic nature of the Olmec heads suggests they were based on real individuals. It is no wonder not surprising that some researchers contend that these features indicate an African presence in pre-Columbian America.

2. African Artifacts in the Americas: Artifacts such as cotton from Africa and tobacco pipes found in pre-Columbian sites in South America have led some to speculate about transatlantic contact. In addition, metal artefacts with similar metallurgical techniques to those used in West Africa have been found in pre-Columbian American sites.

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3. Botanical Evidence: Certain plants like the bottle gourd and the sweet potato are thought to have originated in Africa and Asia but were present in pre-Columbian America, suggesting possible ancient transoceanic contact.

4. Linguistic Evidence: Some linguists claim to have found similarities between certain Native American languages and African languages. Some proponents argue that there are similarities between ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs and symbols found in Mesoamerican writing systems, such as those of the Maya. The Mandinka word “makala,” meaning “rice,” is compared to the similar-sounding words in some Native American languages.

Dr. Clyde Winters points to shared vocabulary and phonetic similarities, such as the word “yu” in Mandinka meaning “to give” and a similar-sounding word in the Olmec language with the same meaning.
Leo Wiener, in his early 20th-century work “Africa and the Discovery of America,” cited examples such as the Wolof word “tem” (to cut) and its similarity to the Algonquian word “temagun” (an axe).

5. THOR HEYERDAHL’S RAFT EXPERIMENTS: The Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdahl demonstrated with his expeditions (Kon-Tiki and Ra) that it was possible to travel across the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans using ancient boat-building techniques, suggesting that such voyages could have occurred in ancient times.

6. Ancient Maps: Some historical maps, such as the Piri Reis map, allegedly show parts of the American continent with a level of detail suggesting pre-Columbian exploration, potentially by African or other non-European civilizations.

7. Skull Analysis: Studies of certain skeletal remains, such as the Luzia Woman found in Brazil, have shown features that some anthropologists argue resemble those of African or Australoid populations rather than Native American populations.

8. Accounts from Early European Explorers: Some early European explorers, such as Vasco Núñez de Balboa, reported encountering dark-skinned peoples in the Americas upon their arrival.

9. Cultural Similarities: Some researchers point to cultural parallels between African and American civilizations, such as pyramid building, similar religious practices, and iconography, as potential evidence of contact.

10. Presence of Black peoples in Asia, Australia and the Pacific. If Black people can be found in as far as the Philippines, Papua New Guinea, Malaysia many Islands in the Pacific, why can’t they be found in the Americas? I mean it makes no sense for the Americas to be the exception right?

11. Genetic Studies: While controversial and not universally accepted, some genetic studies have indicated the presence of haplogroups in Native American populations that are also found in African populations, suggesting ancient intermingling.


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