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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.

Is it ever too late to go back to school?

Sometimes we let age stop us from doing something we have longed to do. For example, going back to school. When I got out of high school I immediately went to college. I was unsure what I wanted to study or even if I had a vocation for school. In high school I did pretty Read More

Cuba joins the US in the fight against Ebola

It is very unlikely to hear of Cuba joining forces with any country for a greater cause, considering the fact that the country is run by  communist party members. But according to Fidel Castro, former leader of the country, Cuba will do just that. The country is ready to join American troops in West Africa Read More

Simon Bolivar comes to the big screen

  Do you know who Simon Bolivar is?  You know the Venezuelan politician turned military leader who helped Latin America gain independence from the Spanish Empire?  Yes, that one. Honestly, while I’ve heard the name, I really didn’t know much about him. Turns out he’s a pretty important figure in Latin America.  Bolivar helped Venezuela, Read More

How to reverse the Latino dropout rate

    Over the years, there had been a high drop out rate among students. These students would normally drop out for different reasons, but it led to the U.S. falling behind other countries. When Elkhart Community Schools, a school district in Indiana, realized that a third of their students weren’t graduating on time and Read More

Antonio Banderas to be awarded

“Spanish screen star Antonio Banderas is to be awarded the 2015 Goya of Honor in commemoration of a brilliant and versatile acting career…The Academy’s Board of Directors agreed unanimously to honor the distinguished actor, director and producer for his career as an actor, which has reflected on him as a filmmaker,” as well as his Read More

Will more Latinos identify as white?

President Obama has expressed concerns about the GOP and their opposition to immigration reform continuing, especially if they are thinking long term. With Latinos soon growing to become 29% of the population by 2050, Republican’s chances of winning the White House with the help of white voters will be slim to none. However, there is Read More

How to get low income Latinos digitally connected

With the internet being 45 years old, and the World Wide Web now 25 years of age, it is hard to imagine a world filled with families without internet service. The truth is, it is 2014 and many children are coming home without technology at their fingertips. Parents or guardians are making difficult financial decisions Read More

Mario Lopez’ mysterious one-night stand

In his recently published memoir “Just Between Us,” Mario Lopez revealed that he once had a one-night stand with a mystery “mega pop star”. As speculation began to mount, sources are now claiming that it may well have been Britney Spears. As he recalled during an interview in the Ellen DeGeneres show earlier this month, Read More

Border checkpoint does more harm than good

Population 700 (not counting all the U.S. border patrol agents) the town of Arivaca lies 60 miles south of Tucson and just 11 miles north of the Mexican border. In what’s called the militarized zone of the border region, the people of Arivaca routinely encounter federal agents on their property, in town, on the road, Read More

How working out makes us feel

We all see these girls or guys on television with “perfect” bodies and we want to imitate them.  Some people go extremes like getting liposuction or Botox.  Honestly it’s  easy to fall into that mentality because we love to look perfect in order to impress that hot guy or girl we are dating or to impress Read More