Friday, October 21st, 2016

When These Latinos Tell Immigration Stories, They Push Beyond Fairy Tales

*This is good stuff to read. Real stories told with real, raw truth. VL By Leah Donnella, NPR Code Switch (7 minute read) It’s easy to believe in a definitive American immigration story. So much of this country’s mythos is built on that idea. (“Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to

Thursday, October 20th, 2016

The Latino Workers Who Really ‘Run’ Washington

*OK, I’m a fan of Patricia Guadalupe’s reporting and writing. That said, impartially, this is a really good read. VL By Patricia Guadalupe, NBC News (4 minute read) WASHINGTON, D.C. — The nation’s capital prides itself on...

Thursday, October 13th, 2016

An Ode To The Latino Grocery Store.

*This is awesome! I can relate. VL By Alex Alvarez, MiTu (2.5 minute read)  Chances are, you have shopped at both large, chain grocery stores and smaller, Latino grocery stores, where the foods you grew up with and often...

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

U.S. Latinos Feel They Can’t Be Themselves at Work

*Do you ever get a weird, uncomfortable feeling when you’re in a work meeting and you realize you’re the only Latin@ in the room? And that because of it you have to act differently in order to...

Monday, October 10th, 2016

Crossing Over

*This is a great lunch break read, only 16 minutes. It’s about how the U.S.-Mexico border is nothing but an inconvenience for the people of a small Texas border town. There were parts of this piece that...

Friday, October 7th, 2016

16 Hispanic heritage spots on public lands

*Only one-in-ten visitors to national parks is Latino. Yet many national parks preserve U.S. Latino heritage. VL By The Wildreness Society (12 minute read) For National Hispanic Heritage Month, we recognize significant cultural sites on American public...

Tuesday, October 4th, 2016

Justice Sonia Sotomayor, supreme honoree of this year’s Hispanic Heritage Awards

*Along with Jusitce Sotomayor, according to Fox News Latino, the awrdees included “Pulitzer Prize winning author Junot Diaz, iconic Mexican actress-singer Angélica Maria, legendary salsa band the Fania All-Stars, fitness and nutrition guru Massy Arias, business mogul...

Tuesday, October 4th, 2016

The silliness that is Hispanic Heritage Month cannot end soon enough

*I agree, alot. VL By Esther Cepeda, Washington Post Writers Group (4 minute read) Thank goodness Hispanic Heritage Month is almost over. I’m not a fan, because who wants to be paid lip service for 30 days?...

Friday, February 19th, 2016

Is speaking Spanish necessary to be Latino? Most Latinos say no

*Here’s what’s cool and annoying about this, at the same time. It’s annoying that Latinos have been bickering about Spanish being required to be Latino thing for generations, and it’s cool that someone bothered to study it...

Monday, July 14th, 2014

Faustino Diaz: Trombone master from Oaxaca in L.A.

*What a wonderful interview! What a wonderful opportunity to listen and learn from a Latino master – from Oaxaca to the Rotterdam conservatory. The podcast is in Spanish,well worth the listen. VL By Sam Quiñones, A Reporter’s...

Thursday, June 19th, 2014

Don’t Call Me ‘Mamacita.’ I Am Not Your Mommy.

By Laura Martinez, NPR Code Switch One of the very few things I don’t miss about my native Mexico City is fending off sleazy guys calling you sabrosa (tasty) or rica (delicious) or some other insult disguised as a compliment. It’s...

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

A Recipe for Dia de la Candelaria: Tamales de Mango

By Brenda Storch, La Vitamina T *translated by NewsTaco Dia de la Candelaria, or  Candlemas Day, is approaching, and to give the tamal tradition an original touch  we bring you this recipe by Chef Paco , owner...

Thursday, September 19th, 2013

Latino Or Hispanic? How The Federal Government Decided

By Grace Flores-Hughes, Voxxi It’s that time of the year when celebrations are held throughout the country to herald the accomplishments of Hispanic Americans. But, it’s also the time of the year when persons of Hispanic origin revisit...

Thursday, September 19th, 2013

Junot Diaz Still Feels Like an Immigrant

By Sigal Ratner-Arias, Associated Press/ABC News “He has won a Pulitzer, teaches Americans how to write at MIT and his Spanish-sprinkled stories have been acclaimed in the United States. But Junot Diaz, who arrived from the Dominican...

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