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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.

Letters, to the Men I have Loved

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Mirtha Michelle Castro Marmol is a Dominican Republic native born in Santo Domingo in 1984. At the age of five, her family migrated to Miami, Florida and at age six she began writing poetry. In 2014, Mirtha released her very first book, Letters, to the Men I have Loved, where she writes about all the Read More

Latinos in California Universities

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In the state of California, there is a growing number of universities who wish to be on an official list of Hispanic Serving Institutions or HSIs. The reason for this is because the more students who enroll equals more funding towards education, universities, students, and the state. It is ultimately a cycle and system of Read More

New HIV strand in Cuba

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Recent reports have found a variant of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in Cuba, which is said to be spreading faster and more aggressive than other forms of this virus. This sexually transmitted disease  and can be transmitted by other bodily exchanges, takes about 10 years to manifest into acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) in a person; Read More

How are you spending your Lent season

Jessenia Martinez

“Ash Wednesday is on Feb. 18 this year and kicks off the first of 40 days of Lent…Every Sunday commemorates the Sunday of Christ’s resurrection and is a feast day. Lent is dedicated to prayer, penance, spiritual discipline and fasting in preparation for Easter…”, Latin Post. Lent is a time that many people regard highly. Read More

Pelosi leads Democratic delegation to Cuba

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U.S. Representative Nancy Pelosi will be holding a press conference in Havana from the diplomatic U.S. Interests Sections concerning relations between the U.S. and Cuba. Since President Obama and Cuba’s president, Raul Castro agreed to commence changes to normalize relations amongst the two nations on December 17, 2014, it brings hope after the relationship was severed Read More

Premio Lo Nuestro Recap

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The grand night for Latino artists has come yet again, and the night was anything but predictable. Premio Lo Nuestro 2015 organized by Univison, was definitely a success this year with much to talk about, beginning with a distinctive, magenta carpet. The carpet festivities began with performances by J. Balvin and Fernando Corona. While Latino Read More

Sean Penn’s racist joke

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Racist remarks are definitely something that shouldn’t be taken lightly, especially if it’s witnessed by millions of people during the Oscars. Sean Penn has recently been under fire since his racist joke towards Alejandro González Iñárritu, who was being presented a award by Penn for Best-Picture for the movie “Birdman.” “Who gave this SOB a Read More

Gina Rodriguez becomes a cover girl

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Who doesn’t love seeing a Latina grace the cover a magazine, especially a Golden Globe award winning actress. She’s a Puerto Rican who grew up in Chicago. Her dreams have always been to be on the big screen. Her parents have instilled a strong moral background and ensured she knew education was a priority. Gina Read More

Is slave reparation working in Brazil?

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Slavery was abolished in Brazil in 1889. With many countries still dealing with racial separations and discrimination, Brazil is home to one of the largest slave reparations program.  “Quilombos” is term that describes the land occupied by runaway slaves. “Most of the inhabitants of quilombos (called quilombolas) were escaped slaves and, in some cases, later these escaped Read More