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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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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 …

Fashion with Flavor
April 30, 2011 – 2:41 pm | 22 Comments
Fashion with Flavor

I spent three days in Miami last week to attend the Latin Billboards and meet some of the folks who run Telemundo, the station on which the show aired.
I should have shot video in …

Real Women Can Cook
March 28, 2011 – 4:25 am | 14 Comments
Real Women Can Cook

My husband taught me how to cook.
Not my mami, not my abuela, not my tias.
My husband.
I was 28.
A little shocking, right?
I’m Cuban-American I’m supposed to know how to cook — like, from the womb.
But, cooking …

Giveaway: Spanish Children’s TV Show DVDs
March 23, 2010 – 8:40 am | 18 Comments
Giveaway: Spanish Children’s TV Show DVDs

Required Disclaimer: I did not receive compensation to write this post. All I get is the joy your win will bring me…
Contest Closed: Monica was the winner. Chosen by Random.org.

If you are a first-generation American …

Duality of Being Latino in the US: Open Thread
October 20, 2009 – 9:05 am | 11 Comments
Duality of Being Latino in the US: Open Thread

When the PBS special Latino Music USA ended last night, I wanted to stand in my Tennessee family room and clap. It was a wonderful lesson in history, and a thrilling reminder of how delicious …

Latin Music USA
October 12, 2009 – 3:33 am | No Comment
Latin Music USA

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, PBS has created The Latin Music USA Series.
It starts tonight.
From their press release:
The series features the memorable stories of artists including among others, Salsa greats Willie Colón and …

Ni Mentirosa, Ni Loca
May 18, 2009 – 9:43 pm | One Comment
Ni Mentirosa, Ni Loca

My kids have a multicolored plush spider that, if you press one of its dangly dance-shoed legs, plays the Lambada. A Spanish-speaking friend of my mother’s got it for our older daughter. I remember how, …