The famous Hispanic/black Influencials
Carmelo before fame........
Carmelo after fame
Giving back to the Hispanic community
When Anthony discovered Hispanic Business magazine named him one of the 100 most influential Hispanicsin the United States in 2008, he was clearly a bit surprised. No, not surprised because he was on the list, but because he was, well…considered Hispanic. To Melo’s credit — and being the perpetually positive thinkerthat he is — he deftly picked up a save. From the Rocky Mountain News:
“I want to be No. 1,” Anthony said after learning he was on the list. “That’s my goal. I’ve got to see who’s on the list and see what I can do to top (them).”
Melo’s father was Puerto Rican, but Anthony never lived outside of the United States (specially: Brooklyn, Baltimore, Mouth of Wilson (Virg.) and Denver). He barely knew his father who died of cancer when Carmelo was two-years-old. Surely, Melo doesn’t forget his Latin blood, but it’s safe to say the honor was one of Anthony’s bigger offseason surprises.