Papi – The Latino Dads Club

On July 4th, of 2008, I got news that my father had passed away. It was also the weekend we were celebrating my daughter’s 2nd birthday. It was an intense and surreal experience celebrating life while preparing...

Surviving Trump’s America

Isat in silence the morning of the 9th, coffee cup in hand, staring at a wall. Having had no sleep, I was thinking about how to talk to my children about what had just occurred with this election, when I be...

Modern-Day Latino Fatherhood

“Sweetie...what do you want for breakfast? Pancakes or a hardboiled egg?” “I want cereal!” “Pancakes it is...come down it’s ready...” That’s a typical exchange between my 6-year-old daughter and me on a Sa...

5 Things Every Latino Man Should Know

Somewhere, a Latino man is wearing a T-shirt with “Viva la Raza!” emblazoned across the front. Elsewhere, a car windshield has a sticker that says “100% Boricua!” Nearby, a tattoo of the Dominica...

Culture Clash – Latino rivalries

Contrary to what some people believe, Latinos are probably the most ethnically diverse group of people in the world. That diversity, unfortunately, comes with its fair share of inter-Latino rivalry and competit...