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As Latin Food Culture Evolves, What’s Fusion and What’s Appropriation?

Virginia Isaad
Krista Linares is a registered dietitian nutritionist and founder of Nutrition Con Sabor. You’ve probably seen the viral videos of “Mexican corn salad” (esquites) or “spa water” (agua fresca) and the resulting pushback as if our cultural foods and drinks were suddenly...
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Daniela Pierre-Bravo Wants Women of Color to Feel Empowered in the Workplace

Virginia Isaad
Daniela Pierre-Bravo is an MSNBC reporter for Morning Joe and a two-time published author but before she achieved this level of success in her career she was trying to figure out how to navigate the workplace as an undocumented first-generation...
Culture

Mexican-Japanese Influencer Marcela Alcala Talks Beauty, Family & Asian Latinx Representation

Sofía Aguilar
Marcela Alcala, otherwise known as @mexicanbutjapanese on Instagram, is a proud member of a historically ignored part of the Latinx community: Asian Latinxs. Dozens of Asian-Latinx communities exist and thrive throughout the U.S. and Latin America including Mexico, Argentina, Venezuela,...
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Bad Bunny Course Will Be Taught at San Diego State University in 2023

Sofía Aguilar
Puerto Rican reggaetón star Bad Bunny (born Benito Antonio Martínez Ocasio) is a global phenom. Since he entered the mainstream music industry in 2017, he’s released chart-topping albums, broken Spotify and Billboard records, received dozens of awards for his work,...
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15 Latinx Movies About Our History and Culture You Need to Watch

Nicole Young
Movies can entertain but can also educate and despite the lack of Latinx representation in Hollywood, there are several powerful films that showcase our stories and history. Films like the beloved Coco which centered on Dia de Muertos in Mexico...
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Andrea Beatriz Arango’s ‘Iveliz Explains It All’ Spotlights Mental Health in Latinx Kids

Sofía Aguilar
As a middle-grade educator and English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher, it came as no surprise when Boricua author Andrea Beatriz Arango decided to pen her debut novel-in-verse Iveliz Explains It All, which just released on Sept. 13. Aimed at...
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Starting from Zero: How to Start Generating Wealth as a First Gen

Virginia Isaad
Kara Pérez is the founder of Bravely Go, a financial platform focused on feminist economics and inclusive personal finance. Being a first gen American can mean a lot of things. You might be the first one to speak English, the first one...
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Día De Muertos Barbie Dolls x Benito Santos Exclusive Design Debuts

Virginia Isaad
In keeping with Barbie’s annual tradition we’ve got a new Día De Muertos Barbie doll with stunning colors and calavera designs inspired by the traditional holiday. Mexican American Barbie designer Javier Meabe designed the dolls that includes a Barbie with...
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Poetry Foundation Honors Poets Sandra Cisneros and Elizabeth Acevedo

Sofía Aguilar
Dominican American writer Elizabeth Acevedo made history when she won the prestigious Carnegie Medal for her debut The Poet X as the first woman of color to win the prize in its 83-year history. The British literary award goes to...