Legacy, Hispanic Heritage



25 Quotes on Immigration: Now & Then

UPDATED May 4th, 2018 Mamiverse is thrilled to present 25 insightful quotes on immigration. From world leaders to comedians, from Founding Fathers to journalists, immigration has been an issue for the ages. But perhaps never before—certainly…

El Día de Los Muertos: 14 Facts To Know About the Day of the Dead

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UPDATED April 19th, 2018 For many Latinos, the Day of the Dead, or El Día de Los Muertos, is celebrated as religiously as the Catholic holidays of All Saints Day and All Souls Day. Festivities begin at midnight on October 31. November 1…

Mexican Segregation in the U.S. Still a Struggle: A Photo Essay

UPDATED February 27th, 2018 In the early part of the 20th century, Mexican-American children were often segregated into “Mexican” schools. Usually in ramshackle rooms or barns, these kids were not allowed to be educated in the same…

Do Names Matter?

UPDATED November 16th, 2017 My son surprised me this week by telling me that he would like to change his name to something "not Spanish" in order to "avoid discrimination later in life."I had very mixed feelings about this proclamation from…

Mexi-Crazy: 20 Reasons to Fall in Love with Mexico Right Now

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UPDATED September 6th, 2017 You cannot deny there are numerous places to visit in Mexico where you can appreciate its rich and colorful culture, history and people. Artist Marc Vigil moved to Mexico and explained it well to the NY Times:…
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The Murder of the Mirabal Sisters: Flashback 1960

UPDATED June 17th, 2017 November 25 marks the 53rd anniversary of the murder of the Mirabal sisters, who are also known as Las Mariposas or The Butterflies. The four Mirabal sisters were civil rights activists in the Dominican Republic. Three…
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7 Easy Tips for Teaching Your Child Spanish

UPDATED June 17th, 2017 Perhaps you’re fluent in Spanish or know the basics, but your kids are not picking up the language as quickly as you’d hoped. You may think it’s because you live in the United States or that you don’t have…

10 Hispanic Wedding Traditions that We Should Never Lose

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UPDATED June 17th 2017 Young people want to fit in—it’s just how they’re hardwired. They quickly adopt the mainstream lifestyle, often at the cost of their cultural traditions. In a world that applauds conformity, embracing their Hispanic…
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Celebrating Flan: A History of the Beloved Latin Dessert (Plus 4 Great Flan Recipes)

UPDATED June 17th, 2017 While many consider flan the quintessential Latin-American dessert, the first recipes actually hail from Ancient Rome, nearly two thousand years ago. The Romans were the first to domesticate chickens, and needed ways…