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Black Velvet
December 16, 2012 – 3:09 pm | 17 Comments

Childhood memories are vivid, almost indescribable in their detail, and impossible to forget. A Christmas memory I have is that of a black velvet dress  a family friend gave to me for my seventh Christmas.
The …

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Puerto Rican Flag Mishap. So Wrong.
June 13, 2012 – 11:01 am | 7 Comments
Puerto Rican Flag Mishap. So Wrong.

By Melanie Edwards
The Puerto Rican Day Parade took place last weekend in New York City. The annual event is a celebrated one in the community and one I’ve never been able to experience, as much …

Hispanics in the 1940 U.S. Census
April 9, 2012 – 5:20 pm | 3 Comments
Hispanics in the 1940 U.S. Census

Well, there were no official “Hispanics” in the United States in 1940, apparently, because that term didn’t come along until 1970.
According to NBC Latino:
“The terms “Hispanic” or “Latino” were not used then,” says Mark Hugo …

Racism in Our Gente
March 25, 2012 – 8:42 am | 3 Comments
Racism in Our Gente

Is it just me, or do you too hold your breath when something horrible, scandalous happens because you’re hoping: “Don’t let him (or her) be Latin!”
Drunk driving deaths, notorious mistresses, mass shootings, suddenly popular reality …

Generation Latino 1.5: Ni de Aqui, Ni de Allá
February 7, 2012 – 8:42 pm | 10 Comments
Generation Latino 1.5: Ni de Aqui, Ni de Allá

When marketers aim their shiny campaigns at people with Latin roots, they pretty much go in via language and they segment by three popular categories:
The Spanish-speaking dominant; the English-speaking dominant and the bilingual — the …

Latinos, Hispanics and Racial Identity
January 15, 2012 – 8:55 am | 11 Comments
Latinos, Hispanics and Racial Identity

Questions of Race and Ethnicity
There are more people living in the one Miami subdivision where my parents live than in the whole of my little town outside of Nashville, Tennessee.
And except for the nice family …

¡Rob! Needs Ayuda
January 13, 2012 – 6:31 am | 2 Comments
¡Rob! Needs Ayuda

In the first five minutes of CBS’ new ¡Rob!, we had  jokes on siestas, Catholics and their birth control — or lack — guacamole and Julio Iglesias.
Then there was the gardener with the leaf blower …

“Stories” For Cosmopolitan Latina Magazine
December 9, 2011 – 8:30 pm | 38 Comments
“Stories” For Cosmopolitan Latina Magazine

Cosmo: Latinas are Hot
The word is out that spicy Cosmopolitan magazine next year will launch a new magazine, Cosmopolitan Latina, for Spanglish-speaking, bi-cultural American Latinas.
(Kind of like the Tiki Tiki, but with more advertising and …

el buzz: ¡Rob! Jennifer Lopez y Good Reads
December 4, 2011 – 8:07 am | 2 Comments
el buzz: ¡Rob! Jennifer Lopez y Good Reads

¡Rob!, a new show starring Rob Schneider, is about a non-Latino and his new Mexican in-laws. The wife is played by Nadine Velazquez, who is Puerto Rican. Also starring in the CBS comedy is Cheech …

Ponte Las Pilas y Mucho Buzz
October 7, 2011 – 10:37 am | No Comment
Ponte Las Pilas y Mucho Buzz

Ponte Las Pilas Now
A Mexican immigrant has released a video urging Latino parents to give up a little novela and soccer action to spend more time with their kids and in their new communities.
Eli Reyna …

Candy, Chi Chis and Cities
September 30, 2011 – 10:20 am | One Comment
Candy, Chi Chis and Cities

Celebrate the Chi Chis

Pa’ reir a little in a naughty-ish way. A company called Ta-Ta-Toos has released a Spanish line of temporary tattoos for the chi chis. A portion of the online sales for October …