Who would have thought a haunting painting of Frida Kahlo would have have helped a doctor diagnose her infertility? Frida Kahlo, the revolutionary Mexican artist whose self portraits dealt with her feelings about loss, infertility, pain and alienation, may have finally received a new diagnosis from a doctor that wanted to know more about her illness after studying her Read More
Cheech Marin is best known as one half of the hilarious duo of Cheech and Chong but did you know that he is an avid art collector? The actor, director, writer, musician and activist owns one of the largest and most renowned collections of Chicano art in America. Cheech’s most recent passion is collecting Chicanitas, Read More
Extra! Extra! Heineken has joined forces with Tribeca Film Institute to bring Latino filmmakers the Heineken Voces Grant. If you’re a filmmaker working filmmakers the Heineken Voces Grant. If you’re a filmmaker working one of two $10,000 grants to cover production expenses. If you’ve been waiting for your break then this is it.
by Irma Sanchez This week’s Top list will focus on the Top 5 Latin Fashion Designers 1. Oscar de la Renta This legendary designer, who was born in San Domingo, Dominican Republic, has designed for labels such as Balenciaga and Elizabeth Arden. He launched his own label in 1965 and has won a few awards Read More
BL’s Top 5 list for this week will be Top 5 College and Universities for Latino’s. In evaluating best colleges for Latino’s, Hispanic Magazine.com looked at schools with strong national reputations, Hispanic enrollment, graduation rates, financial aid, national ranking and options for Latino studies as well as Latino student organizations. 5. Amherst College - www.amherst.edu
by Irma Sanchez 1. National Puerto Rican Parade New York City, NY The annual parade takes place on the 2nd Sunday in June in honor of the 4 million inhabitants of Puerto Rico residing in the US. The parade starts on Fifth Avenue on 44th street in New York City and goes up to 86th Read More