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30 Latin Chicken Recipes That Will Make Your Mouth Water

Life can get busy. A jam-packed schedule could make it difficult to find time to prepare healthy meals at home. But we still want to eat healthy as often as possible and most of us don’t have the luxury of relying on mami or abuelita’s homecooked meals. Sure, you could just ask them for recipes, but…

NASA Cancels All-Female Spacewalk Because Spacesuits Were the Wrong Sizes

We were so ecstatic when we learned that the first all-female spacewalk was finally happening and scheduled for this Friday. Earlier this month, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) confirmed that astronauts Christina Koch and Anne McClain were both scheduled to walk outside the International Space Station on March 29. It was exciting news…

New Petition Wants to Make an Afro Hair Emoji Finally Happen

Emojis have transformed the way many of us communicate these days. While the signature smiley face always has a use, we’re now able to express ourselves by selecting one — or more — of nearly 3,000 emojis. Though from the surface it may appear as if the selection of emojis includes all expressions, items, ages, skin tones, and…

Lack of Federal Funds Puts 1.3 Million Puerto Ricans in Food Stamp Crisis

President Donald Trump has never spoken genuinely about Puerto Rico — especially when it comes to money. Last year, just a couple of days after the anniversary of Hurricane Maria, Trump tweeted, “The people of Puerto Rico are wonderful but the inept politicians are trying to use the massive and ridiculously high amounts of hurricane/disaster…

Amanda Alcántara Speaks for Dominican Women with ‘Chula’

It’s the start to a busy week for Amanda Alcántara. We meet at Silvana in Harlem, New York just days shy of Chula coming into the world and in the hands of readers. Though it seems coincidental — universally — it’s no surprise we happen to connect in the very space where she gave her first public reading…

Spring Cleaning: The Latin Music Playlist That Will Get You Going

Most of us like to multitask. It’s time-saving and allows us to get twice as much stuff done. We’re thinking our moms were on to something when they blasted music early on the weekends, right before they were about to clean the house. Not only is having a soundtrack while you’re cleaning helpful because it…

Sisters Open Cake Bash Studio Selling Puerto Rican Delicacies

Sisters Miredys and Karla Peguero migrated from Puerto Rico to California and cultivated their family’s recipes and love for baking into a newly-launched cake studio in Los Angeles. A year ago they opened Cake Bash Studio in Van Nuys, a neighborhood in the San Fernando Valley, a suburb of Los Angeles, and the response from sweet-toothed…

Peruvian Flight Attendant Finally Released From ICE After Six Weeks

On Feb. 12, what should have been a routine flight for Selene Saavedra Roman turned into horror when immigration officials arrested her. The 28-year-old had just started her job as a flight attendant with Mesa Airlines and had expressed to her supervisor her reservations with traveling to Mexico. Roman is a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals beneficiary, and…

Two Parkland Shooting Survivors Commit Suicide Within Days of Each Other

In one week, two Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students have died more than a year since the tragic mass shooting in Parkland, Florida. On March 17, Sydney Aiello, who survived the shooting last year, killed herself. She was only 19. On Saturday, a second student was also found dead. The name of the student has…

30 Latinx Fashion Designers You Should Know About

For the longest time, only European fashion designers were highlighted and honored for their achievements. Their styles and influence, in cities such as Paris, London, and Milan, were the dictators of what was we saw in fashion. Trends trickled down to the mainstream based on what was seen on the runways and in the couture…

I Got My Hair Cut By Dominican Curl Expert The Hair Saint

Nurturing my curls back to health has been quite the journey. The one thing you need to have when transitioning from heat-damaged hair to healthy curls is patience — there’s no question about it. I have had a few haircuts since the damage — trims and even a lob back in 2017 — but the…