CULTURE & POLITICS

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When Everyday is Dia de los Muertos

Thanks to Mexico’s traditions, and the popular animated movie Coco (thanks Disney!), Dia De Los Muertos is becoming a popular holiday across the world. But don’t get it twisted! The Day of the Dead is not a Mexican Halloween with kids in costumes asking for ...

This is Why Universal Basic Income Is A Scam

Universal Basic Income (UBI) seems to be all the rage today. The political equivalent of the pet rock is being promoted as the answer to today’s economic woes. Or a model for future economic equity. When you dig deep, you can see it is neither.  For star...

Gina Rodriguez and Conditional Blackness

Damn Gina! The uproar on social media  about Gina Rodriguez using the N word have been wild to say the least. If you haven't already heard, Rodriguez posted an Instagram video of herself singing a Fugees song which included the N word. Twitter lost it. Her...

How Far Have Latinos Come?

Hispanic Heritage Month gives us a chance to celebrate the presence and contributions of Hispanics/Latinos. It's an ideal time to acknowledge our individual and shared cultures, as well as the people who represent it. As we share our customs and culture ...

The Politics of Paternity Leave for Latino Fathers

New parenthood can be a crazy, sleep-deprived, emotional roller coaster. Now imagine doing that and holding down a 9-5 job. Roberto Santiago, an interpreter and blogger, is one of the lucky men who fondly remembers his son's newborn phase. In 2009 the 42 -...

Ricky Renunció. What’s Next for Puerto Rico?

It's been 21 days since Ricardo Rosselló was forced to resign as governor of Puerto Rico. Slow-building protests across the island-nation culminated in historical national protests. Without the constant visible unrest, the island and its activities have fa...
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