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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...
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The Great Divide…The Politics of Race

My Facebook feed is full of politics and it’s getting tiring. I don’t talk about politics much. I actually avoid the topic because people are normally limited and only see things from their own point of view. So convincing them otherwise is a task I would rath...
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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...
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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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