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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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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 …

William Levy, Salma and Me
May 7, 2012 – 9:32 am | 2 Comments
William Levy, Salma and Me

Baby Morphing with William Levy

So, a couple weeks ago, I was in the grocery store line and saw the gloriously beautiful Salma Hayek on the cover of Lucky magazine.
My first thought was: “Salma and William …

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 …

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 …

“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!
¡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 …

Celebrating Being Hispanic in the USA
September 17, 2011 – 1:00 am | 6 Comments
Celebrating Being Hispanic in the USA

Note: Click the headline link if you can’t see the video.
Happy Hispanic Heritage Month 2011
Hola gente, here’s a round-up of news, culture, music and good reading to help with the daily celebration of being Latino …

Scotty, Brazilian Underwear y Los Americans
May 27, 2011 – 7:30 am | 6 Comments
Scotty, Brazilian Underwear y Los Americans

Oprah. Se termino.
We watched the Oprah finale. It was pretty good. While she didn’t give the Tiki Tiki our own show on Own, we continue to be inspired by what she has done for others. …