Creando consciencia de la existencia de personas que son de herencia  Afro-Latina, honrando a nuestras culturas ricas y diversas.  Educando y uniendo a nuestras comunidades a travésde la Diversidad, el Desarrollo del Liderazgo, la Inclusión y el Arte.


Creating awareness of the existence of people who are of Afro-Latino heritage by honoring our rich and diverse cultures. Educating and uniting our communities through Diversity, Leadership Development, Inclusion and the Arts. 

I = Identifying Oneself     S = Social Issues     B = Building Character     L = Leadership Development

   “1943 Afro-Cuban Jazz Invades New York” was an educational musical journey that began in Africa took you to Havana and ended in New York.  Culture, the people and most importantly, the history and contributions Afro-Latinos have made and continue to make in our society was the focus of this event. The event featured Afro-Cuban Jazz which began in 1943 to today’s Salsa. Mambo, ChaChaCha, and Salsa, of yester-year and today, Poetry and more! Our Musical Director was 3 times Grammy Award, Oscar Hernandez, and music by Calixto Oviedo, Lily Hernandez, the Blue Morning Quintet and Dance Choreographer Director, Maritza Rosales.  During the event we gave scholarships to students making a difference in our communities and in education. It was a great evening! Please follow us on facebook to learn of our next events @ International Societyof Black Latinos


Our Sponsors:  

Aids Healthcare Foundation, Beyond Cuba Travel, Black Leadership Aids Crisis Coalition, City National Bank, LOUD, Marimar Travel & Tours, Toyota, US Bank


The offices of Congressmember Karen Bass, 37th District California, Councilmembr Curren Price, Jr. the New 9th District, Herb J. Wesson , Jr., President, Los Angeles City Council, Councilmember, 10th Disctrict and Councilmember, A-Man, STEM, Nesly’s Floral Design and Events, SuiteEvents, Lets.Give, Trader Joe’s, Starbucks, Costco, Ralph’s Groceries, Domino Pizza Van Nuys, Mixed Chicks, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Alma del Barrio, Jamba Jusice, and Noah’s Bagels.



16 thoughts on “Home

  1. Una persona afrolatina es alguien que tiene sangre negra y latina(española) o alguien que descende de africanos en America Latina?

  2. Querida y admirada Juanita,
    Le quiero dar las gracias por el reconocimiemto tan importante que me hizo.
    Muchas gracias por su gran trabajo y direccion para ISBL. Su trabajo es muy necesario para nuestra comunidad y su juventud.
    La felicito!
    Que Dios continue bendiciendo todos los aspectos de su vida!!!

    Justo Almario

  3. Juanita Palacios-Sims, what an amazing, fun, classy and super prestigious event! Thank you so much for honoring me and making my mother and I so welcomed. May God continue to grant you grace and favor in all you do! Norka T. Regalado.

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