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10 Daily Habits I’m Teaching My Children

From the moment I became a mother —  as in when my firstborn was still in utero — I’ve tried my best to be a mindful parent. My goal is to be thoughtful and intentional in how I teach, love and raise my children so that one day they will grow up to be thoughtful…

‘Gentefied’ Trailer Reveals February Premiere Date on Netflix

Just days after the premiere of  The Expanding Universe of Ashley Garcia comes another Latinx-centered series also on Netflix with the Feb.21 premiere of Gentefied. The series is set in Boyle Heights in East Los Angeles and like the play on words the title suggests, gentrification is a major theme on the series, similar to…

Mexican Abuela Sells Hand Designed Frida Dolls on the Street

First the world was introduced to culinary wonder Doña Ángela on Youtube and now there’s another Mexican grandma making a splash on the interweb. Meet an abuela selling handmade “Friditas” on the street in Mexico City with a sign that reads “No Soy Barbie #soymexico #soyfuerte #soyminifrida,” proving she’s not only a talented artist but…

10 Latinx Artists Whose Works You Must See

When it comes to art in the Latinx community, while we’re passionate about legendary Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, for this list we wanted to make a point to highlight contemporary artists that have connected with art lovers and fans on social media alike. These artists vary in styles but they all promote their roots and…

New Moon in Aquarius is All About Divine Intervention

The Aquarius new moon on Jan. 24th is all about divine intervention. Remember that scene from Mean Girls where Regina George rolls up in her car to swoop up Lindsay Lohan and says: “Get in, loser! We’re going shopping.”? Well, this is exactly the vibe of this new moon. Meaning, you have no choice but…

Latinx Netflix Series Produced by Mario Lopez to Debut Next Month

This new year has already brought us the Latinx-centered Party of Five series and now we can add another culturally relevant show to the roster with The Expanding Universe of Ashley Garcia premiering on Netflix on Feb. 17. The show stars newcomer Paulina Chávez, 17, as the titular character, a 15-year-old robotics engineer and rocket scientist…

The Walter Mercado Doc We’ve Been Dreaming of Is Coming to Netflix

When Walter Mercado died on November 2nd, I wasn’t prepared. I didn’t realize how essential his daily astrology readings meant to my life. Worse than that, I didn’t take into account how much he meant to our community. In the days and months following his death, the outpouring of love over Mercado and his legacy…

Puerto Ricans Demand Governor Resigns Over Undistributed Supplies

Is Puerto Rico corrupt? At this point, we can’t think of any government that isn’t — and the U.S. is on top of that list. And, when you have two corrupt governments, one that is supposed to distribute federal aid and the other that is expected to distribute it, well, the most vulnerable communities end up…

The Year of Demi Lovato: 30 Things to Know About Her Comeback

We are officially calling it — 2020 is the year of Demi Lovato. After taking some time off after a scary overdose to focus on being her best self, the Chicana is back and better than ever. She is set to perform on international stages, release new music, and get back to inspiring millions with her…

9 Latina Activists Carrying on Martin Luther King Jr’s Legacy

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”- MLK Jr. Fifty years from today, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was shot and killed on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. He would have been 89-years-old and as we remember his life, it’s easy to gloss over all…

Cholo: 23 Facts About the History of the Word

Lowriders, skinny eyebrows, winged eyeliner, Dickies, and Ben Davis. East Los Angeles, El Paso’s Segundo Barrio, the Southwest, and San Francisco’s Mission District. There is a certain aesthetic and lifestyle that comes to mind when you hear the word “cholo” or “chola.” But the term goes back centuries to Spain and means different things to…