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Food Historian Maite Gomez-Rejón Discusses Ancestral Foods, Food History & Colonization

Texas-native Maite Gomez-Rejón thought she’d become an artist when she grew up but what she didn’t realize almost until it actually happened was that her medium would be food. Gomez-Rejón is a first-generation Mexican-American who grew up in the border...
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10 Reasons Latinxs Should Celebrate Black History Month

Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
Many of us grew up not knowing our full history especially that of our homeland and the diasporas and pre-colonization history. We identified as Latino—or Puerto Rican or Mexican or Dominican, etc. without fully grasping the evolution of those identities. We...
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New Graphic Novel About César Chávez March Released

Iconic Mexican American civil rights activist, César Chávez, is the subject of a new graphic novel for children spotlighting his work in support of migrant farm workers. Written by award-winning Chicano comic book author, Terry Blas, and illustrated by acclaimed...
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The Real Story of Rum in the Caribbean & How it Ended Up in Puerto Rico

Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
When people think of rum, they instantly think of the Caribbean. They go hand-in-hand and for good reason. Rum which is a distilled spirit made from sugarcane, was invented in the West Indies, which encompass Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic...
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The Significance of How Puerto Rico Honors Emancipation Day

Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
Puerto Rico’s Emancipation Day which is celebrated on March 22 each year, is notable for a few reasons. The first thing that comes to mind though is that it’s celebrated at all. Emancipation Day in Puerto Rico is the commemoration...
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10 Chicana Activists Who Fought for Equal Rights in the Chicano Movement

V. Alexandra de F. Szoenyi
Cesar Chavez. Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzales. Reies Tijerina. We recognize these names as leaders of the Chicano Movement of the 1960s and ’70s. But what about the women who were instrumental in fighting for equal rights for Chicanos and Latinos? Like...
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24 Latinx Pop Culture and Political Milestones of the 2010s

Virginia Isaad
The Latinx population has grown immensely in the past decade and with such power comes success and triumphs. This slideshow is all about Latinx milestones achieved throughout the 2010s in pop culture and politics. From the historic election of Alexandria...
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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”...
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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...
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15 Classic Old Hollywood Films to Watch that Star Latinxs

V. Alexandra de F. Szoenyi
Part of celebrating and learning as much as we can about Latinx history and culture involves learning about Latinx achievements and accomplishments in pop culture. About the actors and actresses who made their mark, despite having to be trailblazers in...