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Fuerza: Stay Strong Lara Logan

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Medieval Instruments of Tortura?

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Like our African-American, African, Mediterranean, and Middle Eastern sisters, curly-topped Latinas follow the humidity index like entry-level CIA analysts are monitoring the revolutions in the Middle East. Mami has light brown, fine, straight hair, and struggled with not one unruly  Read More...

La Cucaracha is Forever

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Me quito el sombrero–hats off–to the Bronx Zoo, for the clever and hysterical Valentine’s Day gift of naming a Madagascar hissing roach after your amor. And in this age of recession, it will only set him or her back $10  Read More...

J-LO: Gillette Gams of Gold

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Jennifer Lopez is likely the first chica to get insurance on her headline-making bootay (which is something Latinas, particularly Caribeñas never understood. J-LO’s tush is no fuss for us. It’s normál-sized). Now, she’s the first Hispana to be the face  Read More...

Globe Is Golden, Lovely Ladies are Latinas

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I would need hours of plastic surgery, power yoga, and makeup to look like JLO, Eva Longoria, Sofía Vergara, or Naya Rivera. But it sure is nice to see women who look more like me than most of the ladies  Read More...

The Wise Latina Club: The Manifesto

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Manifesto: A public declaration of principles and intentions. Could have political or religious connotations. A life stance. From the Latin “manifestare”: to make public. Related to the verb “manifest”: to display or show; appear; become apparent; prove. The Wise Latina  Read More...