Roland Wentworth Boniface Bullen (1944- )

“Image Ownership: Public Domain” Roland Wentworth Bullen was born on Carriacou, one of the six islands that comprise the nation of Grenada. The product of a prominent family that owned several businesses, including the popular restaurant “Callaloo,” Bullen arrived in the United States in 1966. … Read MoreRoland Wentworth Boniface Bullen (1944- )

Luis Gilberto Murillo (1967- )

  “Image Ownership: Public Domain” Politician, mining engineer and expatriate intellectual Luis Gilberto Murillo grew in a poverty stricken village of Andagoya, Colombia, an area inhabited mostly by people of African descent. Murillo was one of six children of a mine worker and organizer for … Read MoreLuis Gilberto Murillo (1967- )

Piedad Esneda Córdoba Ruiz (1955- )

“Image Ownership: Public Domain”   Politician, social and peace activist Piedad Córdoba was born in Medellin, Colombia, on January 25, 1955. She was the second of ten children of Zabulón Córdoba, an Afro-Colombian who rose from humble origins to become a sociology professor and university … Read MorePiedad Esneda Córdoba Ruiz (1955- )

Edgar Enrique Renteria (1975- )

“Image Ownership: Public Domain” Major League Baseball shortstop Edgar Renteria is Colombia’s most successful player in U.S. baseball history as well as its most prominent athlete of African descent. During his 16 years in the U.S. major leagues he played for seven different teams. Renteria … Read MoreEdgar Enrique Renteria (1975- )