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10 Awesome Facts About Afro-Latino Culture

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Afro-Latino culture is a little complicated, often misunderstood and totally amazing. It's human nature to want to be able to put people into easily identifiable boxes and Afro-Latinos just don't fit into one category. The [email protected] Forum…
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10 Things About Cesar Chavez You Have to Know

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The son of Mexican immigrants, Cesar Chavez was born in Yuma, Arizona on March 31, 1927. This American hero went on to become arguably the most influential activist and advocate for immigrant rights in the U.S. In 2014, President Obama proclaimed…
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Is Chavez the Latino Lincoln? 20 Cesar Chavez Facts

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Cesar Chavez was a civil rights, Latino and farm labor leader who brought attention to the issues of farmworkers. With Dolores Huerta, he co-founded the National Farm Workers Association, which later became United Farm Workers. He used non-violent…
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Leprechauns and Chihuahuas: 10 Hispanic Stereotypes we Share with the Irish

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UPDATED August 1st, 2016 From our bedroom window in Brooklyn, we’re lucky enough to have a view of the Manhattan skyline, replete with the Empire State Building. The famous skyscraper changes the colors of its display according to the seasons…
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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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Brazil Carnival: A Brief History of Awesomeness

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This February, Brazil Carnival kicks off on Friday the 13th and goes through the 17th, also known as Fat Tuesday. This legendary celebration is said to have evolved from an ancient Greek spring festival that honored Dionysus, the god of wine.…

Hispanic Hollywood: 10 Latinos we Hope will be SAG Awards Winners

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Red carpet season is in full swing and on January 25, the 21st Annual SAG Awards winners will honored when the ceremony is simulcast on TNT and TBS at 8pm ET. They hold a special place in actors' hearts because, SAG Awards nominees and winners…
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Following the VIP Smiles at Colgate’s Bar de Belleza

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This past Wednesday, November 19, more than 40 celebrities, influencers, members of the media and bloggers joined Colgate Optic White for an afternoon of pampering and brilliant smiles at the Bar de Belleza. The event was held in the Presidential…
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We Are the Change that Will Stem the Latino Obesity Rate

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Latino obesity has become a legacy. Growing up in the South Bronx, my family and I lived in a food desert. We did not have access to fresh, quality fruits and vegetables. Our vegetables consisted of canned corn and beets. And, many common…