CULTURE & POLITICS

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Yung Pueblo Talks Meditation, Machismo and Healing

If Paolo Coehlo had written The Alchemist in the age of social media, he would have been Diego Perez aka Yung Pueblo. Perez is an Ecuadorian-American author, who is an Instagram star and real talk guru. To date over 364,000 people follow the “meditator, wr...
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Is the Latino Man Still Dying?

Five years ago, I looked at my daughter’s face with concerned eyes. I worried about what the future held for her male Latino classmates. Predictive statistics like high school completion, college degree attainment and incarceration rates painted a grim fut...
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5 Latino Writers You Should Know

There are plenty of Latino writers whose work flies under the radar and is valuable.  The love sonnets of Neruda, the magical realism of Garcia Marquez and the urban immigrant narratives of Junot Diaz are known the world over.  Here are a handful of writers ...

This Is Why I Support Jussie Smollet

In the early morning hours of January 30, 2019 Jussie Smollett, singer/actor/ LGBTQ activist reported to Chicago police that he was a victim of a racist and homophobic attack. The Chicago Police Department began investigating the case as a possible hate cr...

5 Reasons Cinco de Mayo Is The Best Holiday Ever

There are plenty of reasons to hate on Cinco de Mayo. Or as it's come to be konwn Drinko-de-Mayo. There are the half-hearted lunch specials at your local restaurant (note: adding salsa to something doesn’t make it Mexican). No one likes the over-sized sombrero...
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Pelo Malo Is About More Than Just Bad Hair

How long will we continue to be met with opposition for the hair we were born with? Within the Latino community, those with curly or course textured hair are sure to have heard the phrase “pelo malo” (a.k.a. "bad hair") — a discriminatory phrase that's existe...
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4 Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Quotes to Grow On

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the freshman U.S. Representative, also known as “AOC” continues to be a lightning rod in Washington D.C. - and beyond.  She has been hailed by her generation for providing what they feel is a true and authentic representation of...
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Chefs de Borinquen Looks to Usher in a New Puerto Rico

Chefs de Borinquen’s motto is simple: help usher in “a new beginning of Puerto Rico.” Members of the non-profit relief organization are focused not just on feeding people—they filled over 3,000 bellies after Hurricane Maria—but building community by fighting h...
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SPECIAL FEATURE | Meet ‘LLERO’s Men of 2018

They say good men are hard to find. Lucky for us, we know where to find them. In 2018 they came from all walks of life: law enforcement, literature, sports, art and even a superhero or two. They inspired, united, fought for their communities and dared to go wh...
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What Gay Men Still Go Through in Latino Families Today

Op-Ed Just how much abuse should we take from our parents, our grandparents – when the abuse is as toxic to a human soul as getting physically violated by a complete stranger? I sat there motionless with my eyes wide open; preparing myself for what I thoug...
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