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New La Borinqueña Exhibit in San Juan, Puerto Rico Aims to Educate & Unite the Diaspora

As soon as I stepped through the door of Chocobar Cortés late in June 2021, I was met by a wall plastered with an image of the indy superhero La Borinqueña, created by Nuyorican graphic novelist Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez, it was...
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Latina-Owned Lil’ Libros Raised $2 Million in Crowdfunding Campaign

Virginia Isaad
Patty Rodriguez and Ariana Stein are two moms who saw the lack of representation in publishing when it came to Latinx stories and they came together to change that. They launched Lil’ Libros in 2014 to share our culture and...
Immigrants in the US
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The Economics of Immigration and How it Benefits the Country to Have Immigrants

Virginia Isaad
Kara Pérez is the founder of Bravely Go, a financial platform focused on feminist economics and inclusive personal finance. Donald Trump announced his candidacy for president in June 2015 with a speech that tread well-worn ground for many Americans: immigrants are coming...
Jaquira Díaz Ordinary Girls
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Afro-Boricua Author Jaquira Díaz Talks Queerness, Pride and Representation

Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
It’s been a busy couple of years for Puerto Rican author Jaquira Díaz since publishing her critically acclaimed memoir Ordinary Girls in 2019. She’s gotten married, lived through a pandemic, continued work on her first novel and embarked on several...
Latinx Immigrant Books
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7 Must-Read Books Written by Latin-American Immigrants

Laysha Macedo
It is Immigrant Heritage Month and an important part of recognizing and celebrating this month is uplifting the voices and perspectives of Latinx immigrants. In an industry where Latinx writers are not widely published, reading works like these is a...