4.06.2007

Afro-Taino clothing line

(The information below was 're-posted' from the clothing company's myspace.com website)

"AFRO TAINO "
can actually have three definitions:

First and foremost it stands for Puerto Ricans as a whole because a vast majority of Puerto Rican people are a mixture of Taino native, Spanish, and African DNA. Conquerors from spain invaded the Island of Borinquen and renamed it Puerto Rico. They also enslaved the people that they found living there, those people were the Taino natives of the island, after intermingling with Taino women and killing and using the men as labor, the Spaniards imported slaves from Africa to work the sugar cane fields. Spanish men then intermixed with African slave women and created various mixtures in the people, which was further mixed as the Africans and Tainos began to intermarry. Centuries later we have a nationality of people who range in appearance from the Blackest of Black to the whitest of white and all variations in between.
African culture and customs remain prevalent on the island in the faces of the people and in everyday life. In the music; Bomba and Plena, the food; gandules and yuca, and even in religous practices like Santeria are all of African origin.

AFRO TAINO

also stands for the offspring of Puerto Rican people with African and/or African americans. one of the world's greatest entertainers: Sammy Davis jr. was the product of a Puerto Rican mother and an African american father. Others like Carmello Anthony, Maxwell, N.O.R.E., Reagan Gomez Preston and Antonio Fargas (best known as "Huggy Bear" from TV's Starsky and Hutch) are all of a Puerto Rican/Black mixture.

AFRO TAINO

Lastly stands for the Unity thats needed within the Black and Puerto Rican communities. The two groups have shared the same ghettos for decades and were pitted against each other by the powers that be to create disunity and mistrust but that plan backfired and great things were accomplished within those ghettos from the Young Lords Party’s beginnings as the Boricua version and ally of the Black Panther Party to the development of the Hip Hop culture which included BOTH Blacks and Puerto Ricans in the South Bronx.

Together we can’t be stopped!


for more information, please visit their website at: http://www.myspace.com/afrotainogear

24 comments:

Drama said...

I just want you to know I really enjoyed reading this information. I printed it out for my daughter who is half black (me) and Puerto Rican (her father). Her father lives in Florida and we in Ohio, she rarely gets to see him due to the distance. However, I told him that I will do what I can from here to make sure she knows who she is and where she comes from. I told him about what I read, and is very appreciative that I kept my word, and making sure she is informed. Thank you for writing such an excellent piece of work.

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I just wanted to know if anyone knows were I can buy a womens Taino out fit? I just found out that I am Taino ( Boriken Taino ). I now have an enrollment number and proud of who I am. I am wanting to dress like my people when I go to the pow wows. I am needing an out fit. Who sells them??

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