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Jamie-Lynn Sigler Will Play Disney’s First Jewish Latina Princess

Virginia Isaad
Elena of Avalor was Disney’s first Latina princess and come this fall she’ll be joined by Disney’s first-ever Jewish Latina princess. Cuban-Jewish actress Jamie-Lynn Sigler will guest star as the voice of the princess for the third season of Elena of...
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6 Jewish Communities in Latin American Countries Holding on to Their Traditions

Bill O’Connor
[tps_header][article_ad_lb][/tps_header] The holiest holidays of the Jewish faith — Yom Kippur and Rosh Hashanah — are a time of repenting for one’s sins at the start of the New Year on the Jewish calendar. Coincidentally, they often occur during Hispanic...
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James Franco Cast as Fidel Castro in ‘Alina of Cuba’, Sparking Outrage

Sofía Aguilar
Hollywood has been accused of erasing and silencing Latinx voices in media for decades, or even worse, left us to play stereotypical maid and drug dealer roles in film and television. Over the weekend, it was announced that actor James...
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Romeo Santos to Produce Film Adaption of Lilliam Rivera’s YA Novel ‘Never Look Back’

Virginia Isaad
Representation in Hollywood for Latinxs remains low but we’re seeing progress and among those exciting projects is the film adaption of Lilliam Rivera‘s 2019 novel Never Look Back. The story is a modern retelling of the Greek myth of Orpheus...
Culture

12 Latinx Picture Books Coming Out in 2022 Your Kids Will Love

Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
It’s shaping up to be quite an exciting year for Latinx authors and Latinx literature. We were thrilled to discover that there are so many Latinx children’s books are coming out in 2022. There are multiple titles by Latinx authors...
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Gigi Saul Guerrero Lands Lead Roles in ‘Supernatural Academy’ & ‘Angry Birds’

Virginia Isaad
Mexican filmmaker and actress Gigi Saul Guerrero rose to fame after the release of her 2017 horror web series, La Quinceañera and later with Into the Dark: Culture Shock horror anthology series on Hulu. Now she’s switching it up by...
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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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My Natural Hair Journey & How Afro-Latinx/Black-Owned Brands Have Played A Part In It

Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
I’ve worn my hair naturally curly for so long now, that sometimes I actually go years without straightening it at all. But, it’s been a long and time-consuming process to get here. As an Afro-Boricua, I grew up thinking that...