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13 Influential & Notable Latinx Caribbean-Americans Throughout History

Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
June has been designated as National Caribbean-American Heritage Month since 2006 in the U.S. While it is certainly a lesser known month of recognition than Hispanic Heritage Month or Black History Month, it’s still  significant and worth celebrating. With Latin...
Family

10 Resources to Help You Teach Your Kids About Black History

Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
Most parents recognize the importance of Black History Month and understand why we should be putting in the extra effort to teach our kids more about historic Black figures as well as about the struggles, perspectives, accomplishments,  advancements and contributions...
News and Entertainment

Let’s Talk About the Real History of Thanksgiving This Year

Mariela Rosario
Most people of color in the United States realize that Thanksgiving is a wildly problematic celebration of the exploitation and genocide of native peoples, yet many of us still celebrate it. For lots of people of color, Thanksgiving has become...
News and Entertainment

13 Important Lessons From John Leguizamo’s ‘Latin History for Morons’ on Netflix

V. Alexandra de F. Szoenyi
Latinxs have been a major part of American history, yet we aren’t taught enough in school about our history or contributions. This further empowers the false narrative surrounding Latinx identities and the lies we’re told that we’re “not really Americans”...
News and Entertainment

14 Discriminatory Practices and Hate Crimes Made Against Latinos in the U.S.

V. Alexandra de F. Szoenyi
It’s important for us as people to know our history ⁠— both the good and the bad. Remember that quote that says if you don’t know your history, you’re doomed to repeat it? It’s true. Time seems to erase some...
Culture

12 Historic Afro-Latina Figures You Didn’t Learn About In History Class

HipLatina
It’s no secret, history lessons aren’t as complete as we’ve been taught to believe. Entire nations have been erased, battles and revolts rewritten, and communities left out by design. For Afro-Latinxs, it’s taken a lot of digging to unearth our...