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Quiara Alegría Hudes My Broken Language
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‘In the Heights’ Writer Quiara Alegría Hudes’ New Memoir is About Growing Up Puerto Rican in Philly

Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
Fresh off the high from the theatrical release of In the Heights, the film’s screenwriter Quiara Alegría Hudes is reveling in the wake of a dream accomplished. Hudes also wrote the libretto for the Tony-award-winning production which was a finalist...
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Everything You Should Know About Juneteenth & Why It’s Important

Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
The word “Juneteenth” is one that many of us had never even heard until a few years ago or even more just this year, but it’s one that every American and every person living in America should be familiar with....
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Authentic, Tear-Jerking & Joy-Inducing, ‘In the Heights’ Gets it Right

It took a few days for me to have a spare near two-and-a-half hours to sit down and give In the Heights my undivided attention. I’ve been anxiously awaiting the release of this film, created by Lin-Manuel Miranda, directed by...
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The Real Story of Rum in the Caribbean & How it Ended Up in Puerto Rico

Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
When people think of rum, they instantly think of the Caribbean. They go hand-in-hand and for good reason. Rum which is a distilled spirit made from sugarcane, was invented in the West Indies, which encompass Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic...
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13 Influential & Notable Latinx Caribbean-Americans Throughout History

Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
June has been designated as National Caribbean-American Heritage Month since 2006 in the U.S. While it is certainly a lesser known month of recognition than Hispanic Heritage Month or Black History Month, it’s still  significant and worth celebrating. With Latin...
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Mara Gómez Talks What it Means to Be the First Transgender Soccer Player in Argentine History

Virginia Isaad
Every time Mara Gómez enters a field everyone witnesses progress in a sport with a woman that has brought diversity and inclusion on the pitch of Argentine professional soccer. Last December Mara made history when she became the first transgender...
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10 Cocktails from Latin-American Countries to Serve This Memorial Day

With Memorial Day weekend just a few days away, our mouths are literally watering at the thought of grilling out and sipping on some fruity and refreshing cocktails. The start of summer is almost here and we are so ready...
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Digame: Mónica Ramírez is Advocating for Migrant Workers in the U.S.

Virginia Isaad
Digame is a monthly series featuring prominent Latinx leaders, activists, entrepreneurs, and public figures uplifting the community and making a difference. Mónica Ramírez is an advocate, organizer, social entrepreneur and attorney fighting to eliminate gender-based violence and secure gender equity who...