Articles that are Latino-centric



10 Things You Might Not Know About Daddy Yankee

UPDATED May 16th, 2018 So, you say you’re a Daddy Yankee fan? Test your knowledge of the Reggaeton king’s life and music with our list of the 10 things you might not know about Daddy Yankee: 1. His real name is Ramón Luis Ayala…

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…
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On Thanksgiving—An Attitude of Gratitude

UPDATED November 14th, 2017 Gracias a la vida, que me ha dado tanto, goes the first line of the world famous Mercedes Sosa song that tells the story of the singer/writer’s gratitude for the many blessings that life has given to her.…

Immigration News: 10 Reasons Why Latinos Must Rise Up to Support All

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Between the Syrian refugee crisis and Donald Trump's anti-Muslim rhetoric, immigration news has been front and center lately — stirring up controversy among the 2016 presidential candidates. While all U.S. citizens should support immigrants…

For Thanksgiving: 5 Lessons on Gratitude from My Mexican Parents

When it came to gratitude, my siblings and I learned from an early age that there was nothing worse than being ungrateful. We might not have understood exactly why, but my parents always told us that being malagradecidos was shameful. And…
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10 Ways to Educate Kids About Hispanic Heritage Month

[Mamiverse's Bilingual Plus is an online channel devoted to bringing parents and educators the bilingual learning tools they need in the form of digital picture books, sing-alongs, and free curriculum-based family activities.] Hispanic…

20 Things to Go Wild About Colombian Culture

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If you’re Colombian, or love someone who is, you’re probably already fully aware of all the great things this South American gem has to offer. It not only has the finest offerings of coffee and emeralds in the world, but also some of the…

10 Lessons to Learn from Cesar Chavez Day

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Every March 31 (his birthday) we celebrate César Chávez Day in honor of this inspirational activist and tireless fighter for worker's rights. California signed first official César Chávez Day into law in 2000, adding yet another contribution…