Culture

Cinco de Mayo: Celebrating Mexico or Another Excuse to “Darty?”

Mexican dancers. Courtesy: Fox News Latino/Kevork Djansezian

“So, what are we doing for Cinco de Mayo?” I’m not Mexican, and neither are my college roommates, but no sooner had the question been asked that we made plans to throw back some margaritas at that great little Mexican place on Wisconsin  Read More...

Next Gen Feminista Friday: Dartmouth (and everyone else), Listen to the Protesters

Students at Dickinson College in PA protest against sexual assault on campus. Courtesy: The Patriot News

“Dude, if we don’t get out of here soon we’re totally gonna get raped.” The two guys behind me were scrambling, along with everyone else who was underage, to get out of the house when they heard the sirens of police  Read More...

Feminista Friday: Confessions of a Next Gen Feminista

Women's Liberation March from Farragut Square to Lafayette Park, Washington D.C. (1970)

“Wow, you don’t look like a feminist.” I immediately look up from sipping my drink: “What do you mean?” I was barely tolerating the conversation and now found myself a bit intrigued. He did a nervous, quick scan of my  Read More...

POSTPONED! Latinas for Latino Literature Proudly Present: Pulitzer Prize Winner Junot Díaz’s First Twitter Party

Latinas for Latino Literature Proudly Presents: Pulitzer Prize Winner Junot Díaz's First Twitter Party

Update: in light of the Boston Marathon explosions, Latinas for Latino Literature and Junot Díaz have postponed tonight’s Twitter Party, until further notice. In the meantime, the victims, survivors, and their loved ones remain in our hearts and prayers. PULITZER PRIZE WINNING AUTHOR, MACARTHUR “GENIUS,”  Read More...

#L4LL “Día” Blog Hop: Guest Author and Award-Winning Writer Margarita Engle, “Why I Write”

L4LL 1st blog hop features 20 Latino authors for 20 days on 20 different Latina blogs.

“Why I Write” By: Margarita Engle I write because I love to read. While I was still a small child, I listened to my Cuban mother as she read to me in English—a language that was still new to her—or  Read More...

SLIDESHOW: Faces of the Great Immigration Debate

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Miami‘s annual Calle Ocho Music Festival, held in the Little Havana barrioevery March, inspired us to spotlight the contributions of popular musicians born outside of the United States. Whether mixing musical genres, adding a fresh interpretation to a classic, or singing in different languages,  Read More...

SLIDESHOW: The Faces of the Great Immigration Debate

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Great women come from every corner of the world. Fortunately for us, many brilliant ones have brought their talents to the United States. In honor of the beginning of Women’s History Month we collected photographs of female immigrants who became important figures in  Read More...

Bless Me, Última Brings Chicano Literature and History to Film

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Rudolfo Anaya‘s Bless Me, Última is now a film. Click here to watch the movie trailer. The big screen version of this celebrated coming of age novel received a big endorsement from film critic Roger Ebert who gave Bless Me, Última four out of five stars. For us to appreciate the film  Read More...