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Selena’s Secret

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To any Latin American, March 31, 1995 is a day we will never forget. The world of Latin Americans changed on that day. Tejano music has never been the same since the death of Selena Quintanilla Perez, who was murder by her fan club present, Yolanda Saldivar. She was such an inspiration to Latin American Read More

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

Who’s your favorite Latino author

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In high school and college, we were assigned lists of books to read in our English courses. Most of us have probably been lucky to read a novel by a Latino author, or even better, take a semester’s worth course in Hispanic/Latino literature which I have done myself. There are many genres in the literary Read More

JLo’s first big heartbreak in new memoir

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When JLo announces her next big move, the world is listening. Let’s face it, she is a famous Latina who has it all in the palm of her hands. Jennifer Lopez can transition through stages in her life with ease, yet sing as though she’s reading the pages from her memoir, entitled True Love. The Read More

Barbie: The plastic religion

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Have Argentinian artists gone too far with an art exhibit dedicated to religious figures? Emiliano Paolini and Marianela Perelli are two artists from Argentina who have an exhibit called “Barbie:The Plastic Religion”. It is a controversial exhibit which depicts Barbie fashion dolls as religious figures such as the Virgin Mary and Ken as a crucified Read More

Hispanic Heritage Month art dispute

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If you wanted a reason to celebrate your heritage this month, continue reading this article. Holyoke, Massachusetts and the Harp Team have wisely chosen a battle that many Latino Americans face every day, “Where do I fit in, in Latino America?” The city of Holyoke is a diverse city in Hampden County. Being that Holyoke Read More

Sotomayor’s life parallels the rise of Latinos

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We all know that Justice Sonia Sotomayor is the first Latina to take office in the high court, but how much do we really know about her? Journalist/author Joan Biskupic, who wrote “Breaking In: The Rise of Sonia Sotomayor and the Politics of Justice”, presents Sotomayor’s presence as one that has had great influence over Read More

Lily Garafulic: Centenary celebration

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Lily Garafulic was a well-known artist, sculptress, scholar, and feminist who spent a large part of her life creating works of art that include: “the 16 prophet statues that loom atop Lourdes Basilica in Santiago” like Celia Wren wrote and many pieces in marble, terra cotta, bronze and wood. Although she passed away in 2012, Read More

The magical world of Isaac Cordal

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Isaac Cordal takes the art of miniaturization  and shows us how our imagination can be so colorful and unique. Cordal creates one of a kind skeletal figurines and places them in all kinds of positions all over the world. He first started leaving his art pieces in the city of Chiapas, Mexico back in 2013, Read More

Daisy Hernández coming of age

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The author of “A Cup of Water Under My Bed: A Memoir”, Daisy Hernández was deeply influenced by feminism, becoming aware of her identity and the lessons of gender while growing up. She lived with her parents and thrived off of the stories her aunts told her because of the lack of books that reflected Read More