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Hispanic Heritage Month Feels Like an Afterthought in My Kids’ Schools

Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
Hispanic Heritage Month has felt a bit lackluster for me this year. As a mom, a lot of Hispanic Heritage Month is connected to my children, and what they are doing to learn about and honor Hispanic and Latinx heritage,...
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Amara La Negra & Karamo Brown Talk Colorism in the Latinx Community on ‘RTT: The Estefans’

The latest episode of Red Table Talk: The Estefans is tackling colorism in the Latinx community, and it gets deep.  The Estefans talked to Afro-Latinx singer and Dominican TV personality Amara La Negra and Queer Eye‘s Karamo Brown, who is...
Latinx v. Hispanic
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Why We See #HispanicHeritageMonth and #LatinxHeritageMonth Interchangeably

Virginia Isaad
For the last few years, #HispanicHeritageMonth and #LatinxHeritageMonth have been used interchangeably on social media to mark the time of year where brands take notice of the segment of the community that’s been part of this nation for generations. The...
Latinx terms
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Latinx, Latine, Hispanic, Latino/a: What Do We Call Ourselves?

Laysha Macedo
Scrolling through the #Latinx tag on Tiktok you’ll find a mix of your everyday relatable content such as “Hispanics Be Like” or plenty of educational videos highlighting topics important to the community like immigration and Indigenous history. In the midst...
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11 Powerful Must-Read Children’s Books About Immigration

Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
As parents it’s our job to equip the next generation with the knowledge and tools they need to be better, smarter, more compassionate people, and we firmly believe that literature plays a major part in that. Kids love to be...
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World Champion Boxer Marlen Esparza Talks Destigmatizing Mental Health in the Latinx Community

Virginia Isaad
Seeking help for mental illness remains stigmatized in the Latinx community and part of the work that needs to happen to dismantle that is actually talking about mental health. During the panel discussion, “Wellness from Within,” for the L’Attitude 4-day...
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How I Learned About and Honor my Indigenous Roots in Mexico

Virginia Isaad
As a child, one of many truths I struggled to understand about both sides of my family, and about myself, was the constant mixture and conflict of our identities. Being a mixed-race person of European, specifically Spanish, and Indigenous descent,...
Michelle Marie Colón Miss Universe
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Afro-Latina Michelle Marie Colón Wins Miss Universe Puerto Rico 2021

History was made at the Miss Universe Puerto Rico competition when an Afro-Latina from Loiza was crowned. Afro-Latina pageant competitor Michelle Marie Colón from Loiza won the Miss Universe Puerto Rico competition, marking the first time a non-white woman will...