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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...
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Happy Birthday Daddy Yankee: 30 Billboard Top 10 Hits by The Big Boss

V. Alexandra de F. Szoenyi
Daddy Yankee is arguably the king of reggaetón. The Puerto Rican native, born Ramon Luis Ayala Rodriguez, has played a significant role in the rise of reggaetón going mainstream. The genre is now dominating Latin music airways and sweeping award...
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J.Lo Will Portray Colombian Drug Lord Griselda Blanco in ‘The Godmother’

Virginia Isaad
Jennifer Lopez is transforming into the “Cocaine Queen” for her next role in the upcoming film The Godmother. Aside from starring in the film, J.Lo is also producing it alongside Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas, Benny Medina, and Julie Yorn. There are also...
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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...
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This Latina Is Fighting For Her Community By Running For Congress

Yvette Montoya
When something isn’t working out we tend to ask “si sirve o no sirve” which translates literally to “does it serve or doesn’t it serve?” But when was the last time we asked ourselves that about our Congressperson? With Primary...
Culture

La Borinqueña: A Female, Puerto Rican Superhero

Damaly Gonzalez
Inspired by all the strong women in his life, Puerto Rican Marvel writer Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez created the comic La Borinqueña. The superhero—a Columbia University undergraduate student named Marisol studying Earth and Environmental Science—is an Afro-Boricua born and raised in Williamsburg,...
Lifestyle

Pastelon: The Puerto Rican Plantain Lasagna

Tara Sherry-Torres
My favorite Puerto Rican dish is pastelon. It’s the casserole version of the Puerto Rican chuchifrito, called “pionono.” The ultimate comfort food, pastelon can be described as the Puerto Rican lasagna. Sweet fried plantains on the bottom, savory picadillo (seasoned ground beef)...