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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.
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Dicho: El Buen Gallo..The Good Rooster
February 27, 2012 – 9:09 am | One Comment
Dicho: El Buen Gallo..The Good Rooster

Are You a Good Rooster?

“El que es buen gallo dondequiera canta.”
and now in English:
“A good rooster can crow anywhere.”
Dicho taken from the awesome children’s book of proverbs and sayings, Mi Primer Libro de Dichos, byRalfka Gonzalez …

One Hail Mary at a Time: Rosary, Tradition, Craft
February 22, 2012 – 6:36 am | 10 Comments
One Hail Mary at a Time: Rosary, Tradition, Craft

Ruega Por Nosotros
 By Jessica Olivarez Mazone
Ruega por Nosotros…
I am Texan, Latina, and Catholic. One thing that I have always admired growing up was the glass bead rosaries my Abuelita would pray with during church, funerals, …

Tus Manos, a Poem for Valentine’s Day (Video)
February 14, 2012 – 7:21 am | No Comment
Tus Manos, a Poem for Valentine’s Day (Video)

A Love Poem by Pablo Neruda

(click the headline link if you can’t see the video)
On this Valentine’s, listen to the beautiful reading of Pablo Neruda’s Tus Manos, words of passion, love and gratitude. The reading …

Professionalism, Stereotype and a Red Dress
February 12, 2012 – 9:17 am | 3 Comments
Professionalism, Stereotype and a Red Dress

Hot Latina Stereotypes
So, Latina hotness, cultural norms, professional dress and Hispanic stereotype are all out there right now, inspired by one very tight red dress at the Super Bowl Media Day.
Inside the mini-dress was Mexican …

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 …

del alma: On Amigas
February 6, 2012 – 1:00 am | 3 Comments
del alma: On Amigas

dicho: “Amistades que son ciertas, mantienens la puertas abiertas.”
I got a text the other day from my best friend from grade school. We hung together tightly from the 4th grade to the 10th. Our day-to-day …

Dicho del Dia: Silence is Gold
February 3, 2012 – 6:34 am | No Comment
Dicho del Dia: Silence is Gold

“La Palabra es Plata, el Silencio Oro.”
Dicho Translation: “Words are silver, silence is gold.”
Remember that antes que metas la pata, remember that before you give your opinion otra vez. Remember that before you plug-in to …

How to Make Perfect Flan Caramel (Recipe)
January 28, 2012 – 6:36 am | 9 Comments
How to Make Perfect Flan Caramel (Recipe)

Making Flan Caramelo
By Bren Herrera
Okay, chicas and fellas (those gutsy enough to explore beyond grilled cheese and eggs), making flan is not rocket science.
It is, however, an art and one that requires a certain level of …

Worthy of Love
January 25, 2012 – 1:00 am | 12 Comments
Worthy of Love

Wrong Men, Wrong Choices
by Sujeiry Gonzalez
Once upon a time there was a girl in her 20s who loved the wrong men.
The men she longed for were never available. Not emotionally or otherwise.
But they were fine.
Donning …

Are You Losing Your Spanish?
January 23, 2012 – 6:50 am | 28 Comments

Hablas el Spanish?
This poll is for the second- and third- and plus-generation Latinos who were born, or have grown up, in the United States.
Inspired by the story in February’s Latina magazine titled, Are We Losing Our …