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The Nuyorican Poets Cafe

The Nuyorican Poets Café kicked off a movement. Intentional or not, poetry fans across the world know the name of the little building known as the Nuyorican Poets Café. The Nuyorican is also synonymous with slam poetry, a genre of literature and competitive pe...
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Dumb $h!t White People Say About Cinco De Mayo

Cinco De Mayo is a proud day for those of Mexican descent. It commemorates the day that Mexico’s militia unexpectedly made the French’s military forces fall back and retreat to the land of toast, wine and fries. In other words, Cinco De Mayo is Mexico’s day of...
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Hispanicize 2018 Delivers the Goods

Hispanicize, the epicenter of Latino content creators just wrapped its 9th annual conference in Miami. The 3-day conclave was filled with some of the most prominent and creative Latino influencers, journalists and artists meeting, learning, sharing and celebra...
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Take the Bull’s-Eye Off of Black and Latino Boys

Growing up I knew a lot of boys who were “troublemakers.” The serendipitous alphabet often put these boys just seats behind me in grammar school--the ones who couldn’t contain their energy, boredom or their boyness. David Nunez, my neighbor, was a troublemaker...
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4 Reasons Chicano Park Day Deserves Serious Hype

No matter where you live, you can always find monthly cultural events that pop up on your favorite local lifestyle sites. But certain ones deserve a little extra attention and, perhaps, even merit a plane ticket or road trip coordinates. We can confidently say...
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What Would Cesar Chavez Tweet?

Cesar Chavez, the Mexican American labor and civil rights activist, fought valiantly for the rights of laborers, farm workers and the human rights of all. More than four decades after he sparked a labor movement the world of social justice has transformed than...
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Do Latino Men Have a Role in the #MeToo Movement?

Is there a difference with regard to the #MeToo movement as it applies to Latino men? Especially given that Latino men too have experienced the effects of marginalization? Hollywood’s male dominated culture came crashing down when Ronan Farrow’s piece was p...
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