In this March 22, 2013 family photo, Sharon Toomer, center rear, of New York, joins members of her family for a photo during a middle school play in Danbury, Conn. Because of Pope Franc

 

              In this March 22, 2013 family photo, Sharon Toomer, center rear, of New York, joins members of her family for a photo during a middle school play in Danbury, Conn. Because of Pope Franc
In this March 22, 2013 family photo, Sharon Toomer, center rear, of New York, joins members of her family for a photo during a middle school play in Danbury, Conn. Because of Pope Francis' connection to Europe, Toomer, the publisher and editor of blackandbrownnews.com, does not think the pope is Latino. "I don't identify with the Spanish, I don't identify with Hispanic - it's all rooted in a European culture that I don't identify with in any way," says Toomer, who considers herself Afro-Latina because her father is African-American and her mother Dominican. In the front row from left are Amber Then, Lorena Ceballos and Mireya Correa. In the rear row is Ryan Rodriguez; Sharon Toomer; Sylvia Correa Then and Edwin Then. (AP Photo/Ryan Rodgriguez)