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How to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Your Kids

Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
One of the most important ways to honor Hispanic Heritage Month is to spend time teaching the next generation about the traditions and various cultural aspects that make up our Latinx heritage.It’s also important to help them learn about the...
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Puerto Rican Poet Elisabet Velasquez’s Debut Novel is Raw and Painfully Real

Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
Puerto Rican poet Elisabet Velasquez has penned her first novel and it’s a fast-paced roller coaster of a read that will hit home for many. Elisabet is a Brooklyn-born Nuyorican and mom-of-two who writes about what she knows best: her...
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Exclusive: Cardi B Learns to Cook Classic Latin American Dishes on ‘Cardi Tries’ Series

Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
For those who didn’t already know, rapper Cardi B has had her very own TV series called Cardi Tries for nearly a year now. On the series, which is currently in its second season on Messenger, the “Up” rapper teams...
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11 Latinx Kids Books to Enjoy During Latinx Heritage Month and All Year Long

Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
We at HipLatina obviously love to celebrate Latinx representation all year long, but we love that Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from September 15-October 15 each year, gives us the opportunity to highlight even more of the incredible work people...
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My Natural Hair Journey & How Afro-Latinx/Black-Owned Brands Have Played A Part In It

Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
I’ve worn my hair naturally curly for so long now, that sometimes I actually go years without straightening it at all. But, it’s been a long and time-consuming process to get here. As an Afro-Boricua, I grew up thinking that...
Family News and Entertainment

‘Alma’s Way’ PBS Kids Series Features a Boricua Girl Growing Up in the Bronx

Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
PBS Kids is getting ready to launch a brand-new animated series for kids that is all about Latinx representation. Sesame Street icon Sonia Manzano developed Alma’s Way  all about a 6-year-old Puerto Rican girl growing up in the Bronx, New...
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Dominican-American Priscilla Jiminian Built a Skincare Brand That Honors Her Heritage

Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
At just 34 years old, Afro-Latina Priscilla Jiminian is on the path to creating a veritable skincare empire. Priscilla was raised in the Bronx and has a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and it wasn’t an easy path to where...
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10 of Camila Cabello’s Best and Funniest TikToks

Something has come to my attention lately that I totally was not expecting: Camila Cabello is funny! I’ve always thought she was a pretty standard polished pop star and that her relationship with fellow singer Shawn Mendes was cute, but...
Beauty

10 Afro-Latina and Black-Owned Haircare Brands You Need to Try

Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
Finding the right haircare products for your specific hair type can be a challenge, especially when you have naturally curly or kinky hair. It’s something that many Afro-Latinx and Black women have dealt with their entire lives, particularly because finding...
Culture Lifestyle

Latin American Ingredients to Spice Up Your At-Home Lattes

When we found out that August is National Coffee Month, we honestly couldn’t hide our glee. We absolutely live for that morning cafecito–and the afternoon one too. And while we absolutely love to indulge in a decadent latte from our...
Family Lifestyle

12 Back to School Must-Have Items with Latinx Style

What better way to send your kids back to school than with tons of confidence? Embracing our Latin heritage and being proud of who we are helps strengthen identity and build self-esteem. We say back-to-school is the perfect time to...