Op-eds, columns and personal essays.

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Go Time: 8 of the Best Family Vacations for Spring and Summer

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UPDATED June 13th, 2018 It’s spring! Finally! And while this warmer, sunnier and more cheerful season is a welcomed change from winter for many people across the country, it also comes with its own challenges, like planning the best family…
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Celebrate St Patrick's Day Latino-Style!

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It's St Patrick's Day. But as a Latino, maybe you're not sure what the fuss is all about. Why is everyone obsessed with wearing green, sporting silly hats and drinking Guinness, an alcoholic version of Malta? You figure it's just a crazy Irish…
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Tips to Teach Latino Traditions To Your Children

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The U.S. has always been known as the melting pot, for its ability to welcome individuals from every country on earth and have them come together as one nation. However, sometimes people take this idea in a different way and assume it means…
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Cannabis Country Pros and Cons: What Might Happen if we Legalize Weed

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To legalize weed or not to, that seems to be the question. Whether you’re a pot smoker like Cheech & Chong or die-hard anti-Cannabis supporter, the opinion battle regarding legalization marijuana is a tough call no matter where you stand.…
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Clergy Cool: 8 Reasons why the Latest on Pope Francis Makes Him Rock

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Regardless of your religion or how much you are driven by religious beliefs at all, you have probably heard a great deal about the reigning pope of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis. He has made an impression, has made changes, and has made…
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Ice Cream Truck Filled With Books Sent to El Salvador Kids

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Yesenia Portillo and Domonique Parkes know that an early love of reading can benefit students throughout their entire life. That’s why these two University of Maryland students want to put the rubber on the road – or dirt path, depending…
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César Chavez's Legacy

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The protectors of the Cesar Chavez legacy describe the legendary leader as “an ordinary man” who did extraordinary things. Like much of the mythology that has grown around Chavez, this oversimplification does him a disservice and masks…
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12 Ways to Rethink How You do Housework

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April 7 is No Housework Day. Finally, a holiday we can really embrace! Housework is one of those necessary evils one faces in life, like 6 month dental checkups. To have an official day to celebrate the absence of housework is truly a reason…
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How Latina Women Lean In

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Just as Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg launched her campaign to ban the word “bossy” in the name of female empowerment, a new study was released by the Pew Research Center that highlights the incredible strides made by Latina women, America’s…
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Pope Francis and His Abuelo Charm

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Almost exactly a year ago, I wrote an article about what it felt like to see the election of the world’s first Latin American Pope. I wrote about the surge of pride that we felt in our culture and traditions, which could produce so learned…