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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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Walter Mercado Popularized Astrology and Helped Us Decolonize Our Ancestral Spirituality

Virginia Isaad
Walter Mercado was a Supernova household staple in Latinidad who left a legacy to be respected for Indigenous, Latine/x, and Hispanic generations to come. Aside from Mercado being a creative genius and gender fluid icon, he was intentionally guiding us...
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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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Nine Latinx Podcast Episodes About Identity You Need to Listen to

Nicole Young
With the start of Latinx/Hispanic Heritage Month comes the inevitable conversations about our identities and culture. Going through social media can sometimes feel overwhelming but thankfully there are whole podcasts episodes dedicated to these topics. Longtime Latinx podcast favorites like...
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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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‘For Brown Girls’ is an Empowering and Healing Memoir for Women of Color

Virginia Isaad
Prisca Dorcas Mojica Rodriguez is an immigrant from Nicaragua and a first-gen Vanderbilt University graduate, these identities play a huge role in her journey and in her debut book, For Brown Girls with Sharp Edges and Tender Hearts. The memoir/guide/educational...
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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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Barbie Launches New Celia Cruz and Julia Alvarez Dolls

Virginia Isaad
In recent years Barbie has been working on diverse representation including launching dolls of Latin icons like Frida Kahlo and Selena. Today, in honor of the first day of Hispanic Heritage Month, Barbie unveiled Celia Cruz and Julia Alvarez dolls...