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Puerto Rican Poet Elisabet Velasquez’s Debut Novel is Raw and Painfully Real

Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
Puerto Rican poet Elisabet Velasquez has penned her first novel and it’s a fast-paced roller coaster of a read that will hit home for many. Elisabet is a Brooklyn-born Nuyorican and mom-of-two who writes about what she knows best: her...
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Angel Aviles is “Too Happy to Be a Sad Girl”

V. Alexandra de F. Szoenyi
Angel Aviles is a fixture in Latinx pop culture. Her character of Sad Girl in the 1993 cult classic, Mi Vida Loca, repping the tough-as-nails East L.A. chola, has lived on. Although she isn’t acting much these days, Aviles has...
Culture

15 Famous Latinxs Who Hail from New York

V. Alexandra de F. Szoenyi
September 21 is National New York Day, where we celebrate the state that gave us hip-hop, Broadway, the best bagels and (arguably) pizza in the nation, chicken and waffles, teddy bears, toilet paper, hot dogs, air conditioning, frozen hot chocolate,...
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27 Times Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Has Tweeted the Truth

V. Alexandra de F. Szoenyi
Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez didn’t run for office to be meek and silent. She is part of the wave of Democratic politicians who decided to be the change they wanted to see in America. And change involves speaking the truth so...