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Being Latino contributors consists of individuals and partner organizations. They join us in our goal of providing our audience with a communication platform designed to educate, entertain and connect all peoples across the global Latino spectrum. Together we aim to break down barriers and foster unity and empowerment through informative, thought-provoking dialogue and exchanging of ideas. Giving a unified voice to the multitude of communities that identify with the multidimensional culture that is Latino.

Stay at home moms strike back

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In the late 19th century the United States faced one of the most prominent and persistent social movements that is still present today, Feminism. Before that, women were oppressed by males in their family and society, and were forced to live by many norms and restrictions that upon birth were imposed on them.  Women were Read More

Playing “The Other Woman” and what it means for Latinas as a whole

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What do Cameron Diaz, Alexa Vega, and Eva Mendes have in common? Well, they have all been the other woman. No, not in terms of infidelity, but these Latinas, along with a few others, have played the roles of mistresses in some popular Hollywood films. Cameron Diaz stars as Carly Whitten, protagonist of the upcoming Read More

Latinos and the Civil Rights Act of 1964: How much has really changed?

The Guardian

This year, Americans are set to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act. Prior to the effectiveness of the landmark legislation, Latinos and African-Americans had to face, on a daily basis, the consequences of legally-established racism. Five decades later, it is time to reflect on how much it has accomplished and how much Read More

Things to consider before getting a haircut

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The first step to finding a haircut that will flatter your face is to identify your face shape. Not everyone has the same shape; therefore not all the haircut will look good on you. Some examples of shape faces are: oval, round, square, or long. There are quizzes and models online that you can use Read More

Roman Catholic Church comes out for immigration reform

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The immigration question has long been heavily contested here in the United States. The issue is one that Latinos and others wanted resolved. The Catholic Church, more so now that they have a Latino pope, in Pope Francis, has pushed the issue here as well. The polls taken on the topic say that Americans have Read More

Cristian Castro does it again

universalmusic.com

A few months ago Mexican singer, Cristian Castro made headlines due to a controversial photo he uploaded on his Twitter account. The image showed Castro getting a massage with only a small cloth covering his body. Cristian seemed carefree with the comments made and declared he did to amuse his fans. Finally, after several weeks Read More

The cultural shift strikes the Republicans

Charles Dharapak, AP

In 2004, George W. Bush was re-elected President of the United States after receiving more than 40 percent of the Hispanic vote. Eight years later, in 2012, Mitt Romney faced an embarrassment and only 27 percent of Latinos, eligible to vote, supported the Republican candidate. What happened during those eight years to make Republicans perform Read More

Latinos in American Media

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The past few years have come with much success for Latinos in the media, particularly in films and television. In August 2013, Instructions Not Included, a film produced by Mexican director and actor Eugenio Derbez, became the highest-grossing non-English language film in the United States, accumulating a total of $38.6 million. At the beginning of Read More

The Puerto Rican economy’s effect on the new generation

Unemployment

Many immigrants come to this country seeking a better life. The idea of new opportunities attracts people to this country or in Surey Miranda’s case, job opportunities. Miranda is a 24-year-old college graduate who left her family and home in Puerto Rico in search of a job. She graduated from the University of Puerto Rico Read More

George Lamond is back with Salsa del Barrio

Cover art credit: George Lamond

Known for his freestyle hits from the 90s, such as “Bad of the Heart”, and “Look into my Eyes”, George Lamond is now coming back strong with his soon to be released salsa single, “Tengo Celos”. After spending some time out of the spotlight, George says he is ready and excited to give the public Read More