By, Ascellia Arenas
“Blatino Settlers of LA”
When we think of the “City of Angels” we associate Hollywood, Celebrities, Paparazzi.
We never really think about the early settlers of this beautiful mountainous city. According to, “MEXICANS OF AFRICAN DESCENT ESTABLISHED LOS ANGELES ON THIS DAY IN 1781”, by D.L.Chandler; September 4th was the birth of one of our nation’s most popular and highly revered states.
The Los Angeles Pobladores, or “townspeople,” were a group of 44 settlers and four soldiers from Mexico who established the famed city on this day in 1781 in what is now California. The settlers came from various Spanish castes, with over half of the group being of African descent.
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Celli Arenas, published author, has been featured in several magazines, such as: MIA Magazine, Success Magazine, Legacy Magazine. She is the host blogger at cellibration.com, and hosts MIA-Live.net for BlogTalk Radio. Her books, “30 Days of Dynamic Pursuit” a self-help journal, and “Sidetracked: He Used To Love Me”, a coming of age novel, are both available at Amazon.