CULTURE & POLITICS

4 Reasons Not to Miss Afro Latino Festival 2019

Preparate! The Afro-Latino Festival NYC will be hitting the streets and stages of City Point Studios on Friday July 12 and 13 in downtown Brooklyn. The two-day event is a jam packed fete of indoor and outdoor concerts, artist showcases, markets, parties, a...

Carlos Vasquez and Miami EdTech are on a mission

Carlos Vasquez is clear about what inspired his love for all things tech-- Mrs. Williams, his science teacher. Without her, the South Bronx native might not have pursued computer science. “We didn’t have the means to buy tech or play around with any of t...

Who Is Really A Latino?

U.S. postage stamp commemorating Hispanic Heritage Month. Most people agree that Latinos/Hispanics are not a race. They would even agree that our presence in the United States qualifies us as an ethnicity; a group of people of various races connected by a s...

“She’s Gotta Have It” Cast Celebrate Puerto Rico

Spike Lee's movie "She's Gotta Have It" has been rebooted! It is now a show on Netflix with leading Latino talent including rapper Fat Joe and Hamilton actor Anthony Ramos. Ramos who plays Mars Blackmon and Fat Joe joined show writer Lemon Anderson to share a ...
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Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson Talks Being Authentic

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson doesn't do anything small. This year Johnson, who stars in Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw, won the 2019 Generation Award at the MTV Movie & TV Awards. Johnson didn't just accept the award, he made a statement. Befor...

Up In Smoke: The Broken Promise of Proposition 64

Top political consultants were worried. The ballot initiative that would legalize cannabis in California was on the ropes. It looked as if it would not pass. The biggest block of attainable votes would have to come from Latino voters.  Polls suggested...
Puerto Rico Photo Essay

Puerto Rico: A Return to the Motherland

Artist and educator Michael Cordero has been living and working in Puerto Rico for the last year or so. A Brooklyn raised Puerto Rican, he decided to uproot his life and return to his ancestral land of Puerto Rico. These images are a chronicle of what he has e...
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The Issue with Latinx

I’ve been involved in the Chicano movement now for more than two decades. I’ve authored articles, taught workshops and Chicano Studies, and led Chicano organizations. I’ve seen a lot of changes. Some of them have moved the cause forward, and some of them h...
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Latino Artists as Activists

The power of artists is undeniable. We are fortunate that so many Latino artists have used their gifts to shine a light on the injustices, events and political climate of their time. The Latino artists listed here use their talents to advocate for causes o...
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