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On the Politics of Fear

by Nick Baez “Ignorance breeds monsters to fill up the vacancies of the soul that are left unoccupied by the verities of knowledge.” – Horace Mann When Rosie G. wrote her article last week, she posed the question, “How do we come to fear so much?” While I will not bore you with a detailed Read More

What Does It Mean for Latinos to “Blend In”?

by Daniel Cubias Recently, I wrote a post that received more, shall we say…passionate comments than usual. The article was about the Kansas politician who cracked a truly hilarious, knee-slapping joke about gunning down undocumented people like vermin. In any case, among the hundreds of comments were people who said I was right, people who Read More

Petition to make Alvaro Uribe Mayor of Philadelphia

by Eric Jude Cortes Dear Mr. President: As Americans, we value democracy, and at the same time glorify those who make decisions with the brutal hand of force. Abraham Lincoln suspending habeas corpus during the Civil War, William McKinley provoking a war with Spain in order to expand the American empire, and Ronald Reagan bankrolling Read More

It takes a real man to cry

by Arlene Olivencia I was raised with both my parents. I’m the oldest of three, the youngest being the only male sibling. I can count on one hand the times I’ve seen my Father cry. With the exception of my brother’s childhood, as an adult, I can’t recall a single tear. In a house with Read More

Are we truly happy?

by Rosie Galvez A couple of months ago, a good friend and I were having a conversation about happiness. She stated that being happy is only a momentary feeling or emotion. She did not believe it’s a permanent state of mind. At first, I couldn’t decide about that, but have noticed this topic seems to Read More

The listening party: Jennifer Lopez – LOVE?

by AJay Rodriguez When we last heard from Jennifer Lopez, she was “Fresh Out the Oven” while showing us her “Louboutins.” Those were her first promotional singles for her upcoming album release LOVE? Unfortunately, those tracks didn’t make the final cut on the album. Instead, they were used to finish off her contract with Epic Read More

Being Latino Partners with Telemundo for 'Digital Influencers Day'

Being Latino is in Miami as part of Telemundo’s Digital Influencers Day. With Telemundo’s understanding that social media platforms are an integral part of reaching today’s Latino–the largest users of social media, especially via smartphones–they open their doors to Latino digital influencers such as Being Latino for an open discussion.

Habla Texas

by Eileen Rivera The folks at  HBO Latino are bringing us another edition of their great Habla series. We’ve all enjoyed the Celebrity Habla, where the spotlight has been placed on our own stars. There has been participation from the likes of Jimmy Smits, Esai Morales, Bernie Williams, and NYC’s own Luis Guzman and La Read More

Pancho Villa and Akira Kurosawa were white (didn’t you know?)

by Ulises Silva Before you read any further, you should know that, if you’re a leprechaun, a unicorn, Latino, or Asian, you don’t exist. At least, that’s what Hollywood says. In Hollywood, it’s all about make-believe. After all, film studios make their money by making crazy stuff up—though I’m still not sure what made them Read More

Everybody's Latino: The Kamikaze School

by Ryan Almodovar I’ll level with you here – I can’t stand YouTube. People will argue that it’s a great way to share media, but in all honesty, you’re just enabling annoying people with webcams to film their crap and mouth off. Naturally, when Charlie Sheen – a veritable master of filming crap and mouthing Read More