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CULTURE & POLITICS

5 Things Every Man Can Love About Uruguay

August 25th marks the independence day of Uruguay. Now, when folks think of Latin America, it’s the beaches of Rio, cultural riches of Mexico or Colombia that often come to mind. But don't sleep; Uruguay is a hidden gem in Latin America. Don't believe us? We...

The Original King of Comedy…Cantinflas

At the dawn of Mexico’s golden age of cinema, a single man helped start the party and remained an indelible star and symbol of his country’s humility, humor and people. Fortino Mario Alfonso Moreno Reyes, professionally known as Cantinflas, was this man. Mario...

The Strength to Love

Gay Pride Month is a time for the LGBTQ community to celebrate it's history, culture and our unapologetic costumbres. What I find momentous about this time of the year is that it is also a time to celebrate many of the civil liberties that are not availabl...

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...

United We Stand, Divided We Fall

The Puerto Rican Day Parade is the largest ethnic parade in the United States. Hence the importance of the event. Hence further the reason so many unfortunately look to politicize and use the parade as a means to serve - for better or worse - their own agendas...

Biggest Moments of the Puerto Rican Day Parade

It’s June, which means only one thing for many Latinos in New York City - the National Puerto Rican Day Parade. I grew up with the parade. As a child in the Bronx I was a drummer in a neighborhood “Batutera” band playing Latin beats as young girls with baton...

Albert Pujols – Faith, Family and Others

These days it seems as if athletes are suffering from a crisis of character. Whether it’s questionable conduct related to the game, such as deflate-gate and biogenesis, or off the field transgressions ranging from allegations of domestic abuse to sexual assaul...