This month, Netflix will launch the first episode of its Brown Love podcast. Drawn out from the fictional world of the upcoming series Gentefied (premiering February 21) and brought into the Netflix universe, Brown Love is a six-episode podcast celebrating the multi-faceted US Latinx experience.

Each week, host Dascha Polanco (Orange Is the New Black, Russian Doll and When They See Us) talks to Latinxs in Hollywood who are making space for communities to see themselves, tackling topics like machismo, self-care, comedy, and the first-generation experience.

The first episode, launching February 25, addresses Afro-Latinidad and features Polanco in conversation with Selenis Leyva (Orange Is the New Black, Maniac) and Julissa Calderón (Gentefied) discussing their experiences as Afro-Latinas in Hollywood, confronting biases in their communities and the many ways to be Latinx. 

Netflix recognizes these and another Afro-Latinx talent who are representing the richness and diversity of the culture so that more lives are reflected on-screen.

Afro-Latinx stars diversifying Netflix screens

Rosie Perez: Alma in the political thriller film The Last Thing He Wanted, premiering on Netflix on February 21.

Jharrel Jerome: Korey Wise in the limited series When They See Us; Omari in the drama film First Match.

Zoe Saldana: starring in and executive producer of the upcoming limited series From Scratch.

Colman Domingo: Coach Castile in First Match; Cutler in the upcoming drama film Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.

Christina Milian: Gabriela Diaz in the romantic comedy film Falling In Love.

Anthony Ramos: Mars Blackmon in She’s Gotta Have It.

Rhenzy Feliz: starring in the upcoming film Sorta Like A Rock Star.

Cardi B: judge on the music competition show Rhythm + Flow.

Allen Maldonado: Juan in the wrestling drama film First Match.

Herizen Guardiola: Mylene Cruz in The Get Down.

Judy Reyes: Ramona in One Day at a Time; also in the upcoming drama film Sorta Like a Rock Star.

Elvis Nolasco: Papo “Da Mayor” in She’s Gotta Have It.

Rosario Dawson: Hannah Davis in the romantic comedy film Someone Great; Claire Temple in Marvel’s Daredevil, Luke Cage, Iron First, and The Defenders.

Jorge Lendeborg Jr.: starring in the upcoming film Night Teeth.

Aida Rodriguez: comedy routine in Tiffany Haddish Presents: They Ready.

Wilson Cruz: Dennis in 13 Reasons Why season 3.