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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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Bad Bunny Releases ‘Un Verano Sin Ti’, Breaks Two Spotify Records

Sofía Aguilar
Bad Bunny just dropped his new album Un Verano Sin Ti and surprise, surprise, it already broke two Spotify records on its first day of release (so far, at least)! Since its drop on May 6, not only has the...
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Romeo Santos to Produce Film Adaption of Lilliam Rivera’s YA Novel ‘Never Look Back’

Virginia Isaad
Representation in Hollywood for Latinxs remains low but we’re seeing progress and among those exciting projects is the film adaption of Lilliam Rivera‘s 2019 novel Never Look Back. The story is a modern retelling of the Greek myth of Orpheus...
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Dancer Moesha Perez is Competing in Lizzo’s Body Positive Dance Competition

Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
Moesha Perez, 24, has a bubbly personality that translates beautifully in her dancing which she’s been doing since she was 2 and the basis for her entry into reality television. The Bronx-born dancer is a competitor on Grammy-award-winning singer, Lizzo’s,...
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Puerto Rican Sofía Jirau Makes History as First Victoria’s Secret Model with Down Syndrome

Virginia Isaad
Puerto Rican model  Sofía Jirau made headlines when she became one of the few models with Down Syndrome to be a part of New York Fashion Week. Now she’s making history again becoming the first Victoria’s Secret model with Down...
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Rachel Zegler and Ariana DeBose Call ‘West Side Story’ a Film for Latinxs

Virginia Isaad
Warning: Some spoilers ahead if you haven’t seen either film Roughly the first 10 minutes of Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story is a scene with no music or dialogue that features the Jets, the gang of white boys, defiling a...
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‘West Side Story’ Remake Authentically Represents Latinidad Unlike Original Film

Sofía Aguilar
Steven Spielberg’s first-ever musical film of his career, West Side Story, brings to life 1950s New York through a more modern lens than the original and with authentic Latinx representation. Starring newcomer Colombian-American Rachel Zegler (María), Ansel Elgort (Tony), Afro-Puerto...
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Celebrity Chef Gordon Ramsay Gets Slammed for Attempt at Puerto Rican Pegao

Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay of Hell’s Kitchen fame attempted to make Puerto Rican pegao on the most recent episode of his YouTube series, Scrambled: On the Road, and quickly drew the criticism of viewers who took to social media to...
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‘Soho Karen’ Miya Ponsetto Pleads Not Guilty to Hate Crime Charges

Miya Ponsetto, 22, made headlines back in late December when she tackled a 14-year-old Black boy in the lobby of a Soho hotel in New York City after wrongly accusing him of stealing her cell phone which was later found...
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My Caribbean-American Heritage Feels Like Home

Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
Growing up Puerto Rican in an urban area mostly populated by Latinos and Black people, my Boricua identity was deeply ingrained before I even knew where Puerto Rico was on the map. Before I could even talk, my parents taught...