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Caption: MONTREAL - CANADA - JUNE 20: Roberto Duran celebrates in the ring after he defeated "Sugar" Ray Leonard during their fight at The Forum in Montreal, Canada on June 20, 1980. Roberto Duran won on a 15-round decision to win the World WBC Welterweight Title. (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images)

Manos De Piedra: Roberto Duran

Roberto Duran gets a bum rap. Here’s a world champion several times over, winner of 103 fights, Boxing Hall of Fame inductee, and yet casual sports fans think of him as that guy who quit. Two words, “No mas,” originally spit out like gargled water between roun...

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 to mourn death. Solace was found during a call wi...
Social Network, social media, marketing

5 Cultural Influencers You Need to Follow

While wading through the white noise that Twitter can be -"Look at me!", "Buy this!", "I’m cool!!"- we discovered that there are some folks in the Twitterverse who consistently deliver 140 characters that we're eager to read, see and hear. Whether it be humor,...
Paraguayan Flag

Paraguayan Men You Need to Know

Paraguay may be small in size, but this South American nation has made a major impact over the years in everything from sports to classical music. Smacked down in the center of Bolivia, Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay. At first glance, it may be difficult to see...
Friday 13th on a calendar

Latino Superstitions

You know Latinos love us some drama! Whether it is an over-the-top novela, or fine tuning the art of chisme on El Gordo y La Flaca. That’s why if you think about it Friday the 13th is tailor made for us. Because everyone is on high alert for -- some drama. Wit...
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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...

Jaime Escalante

“You're going to work harder here than you've ever worked anywhere else. And the only thing I ask from you is ganas.” – Stand and Deliver While this concept isn’t new it took on new meaning thanks to Jaime Escalante, a math teacher who believed all students...
Mark Jackson

5 Dominican Men You Need to Know

Men of Dominican descent have always possessed the capacity to chart successful paths. The truth is many men of Dominican lineage have soared to prosperous heights – often quietly and devoid of fanfare – in sectors or occupations few dare to travel. In celebra...