Learning to accept differences



Great Innovators & Inventors of Black History

The first time I heard of Black History Month, I was in high school. There was a display set up in a trophy case, highlighting some books that had been set aside in the library to mark the month. That was it. But it was just enough to pique…

Mixing Traditions for a Merry Bicultural Christmas

Fifteen years ago I married Carlos, a Salvadoran immigrant who spoke little English. Because we were young, pregnant, and poor at the time—instead of moving to our own place—I moved Carlos into my parents’ house where I was still living.…
Univision’s Generación América Celebrates Hispanics in the U.S.

Univision’s Generación América Celebrates Hispanics in the U.S.

At the XIII Annual Latin Grammy Awards held last week in Las Vegas, Latino singers and musicians weren’t the only ones being honored. Univision used the internationally-televised event to launch Generación América, a new multi-media…

Marketing to U.S. Latinos: Those Aren’t Our Parents’ Commercials Anymore!

When it comes to marketing to U.S. Latinos, there’s doing it, and then there’s doing it right. Everyone wants a piece of that reported $1.3 trillion pie—the annual buying power that Latinos in this country represent. Who can blame them,…

Are Telenovelas Really the Wave of the Future?

There’s never a dull moment in a telenovela! From the long and often theatrical pauses, the vicious tongue lashings, and the inevitable cachetadas, one after another, we can’t help but keep our eyes glued to the screen when we’re watching…

Latin Power 2.0: The Latino List Volume Two

Growing up as a first-generation Colombiana in the United States during the 1980s, the references in popular culture that depicted what it meant to be Latino in this country were limited. It was mostly a two-dimensional Que Pasa U.S.A representation…

The Challenges of Gay Parenting

UPDATED: August 1st, 2016 Although gay parenting is becoming more common in American society, same-sex parents and children still face many challenges when it comes to raising their children. According to the 2000 U.S. Census, 33% of…
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My Daughter’s Two Gay Dads

On Father’s Day our daughter's papa was at the beach. Not just any beach but that New York mecca for wealthy, sun-tanned gay party boys called Fire Island. Luna, our daughter, was home with her two Mommies adoringly decorating a ceramic…

How to Address Homosexuality with Your Children

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Latina Mom TV host Tania Luviano was reading a book to her 5-year-old son when she found herself in a peculiar situation: The boy in the book turned out to have two mommies, which her son inquired about. Tania froze and then changed the subject.…