Monday, October 31st, 2016

This Short Film Explains the Essence of Dia de Muertos In Three Minutes

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco It’s a simple premise: the dead are not dead as long as we remember them. In Dia de los Muertos, an award-winning student animated film, a young girl is transported to another world where the dead celebrate with music, food and dance. It’s a three-minute short that oozes cuteness and goes

Wednesday, December 26th, 2012

Our Holiday Tradiciones

By Joe Ray, Latinovations Growing up near the Mexican border and having spent a few of my first few Holiday seasons in Sonora as well as Arizona, provided me the opportunity to observe and take part in...

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

Latino Cupid Valentine’s Day Cards For Tough Times

That little love scamp Latino Cupid presents his special Valentine’s Day cards for tough times. As they say around here, Happy Valentimes Day! Catch more of Latino Cupid’s escapades around this time every year at La Cucaracha, the nationally-syndicated comic strip by Pocho’s...

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

An Awkward Romantic’s Valentine’s Day Dilemma

Everyone’s favorite holiday is approaching, that’s the “Show me you still care with a public display of I still matter to you” Day. Some people still refer to it as Valentine’s Day. The day where the women...

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

The Case For Arizona’s White Appreciation Day

Arizona State Representative Cecil Ash proposed that Arizona create a White Appreciation Day when whites are no longer the majority in the state. Many are in awe that Ash only asked for one day; he has since...

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

Pablo Neruda Is The Food Of Nerdy Latino Love

By Eres Nerd The approach of St. Valentine’s signifies the annual season where Latino nerds across los Estados Unidos discover Pablo Neruda. Like Christian using Cyrano De Bergerac, Neruda becomes a proxy for many Latino nerds in expressing...

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

Celebrating Black History Month By The Numbers

By The U.S. Census Bureau To commemorate and celebrate the contributions to our nation made by people of African descent, American historian Carter G. Woodson established Black History Week. The first celebration occurred on Feb. 12, 1926. For many years,...

Monday, January 16th, 2012

Latinos, Honor Martin Luther King Jr By Registering To Vote

By Rebecca Lynn Guerra The commemoration of Dr. King’s birthday forces us to reflect on the civil rights movement, its past, and our future.  The movement conjures up images and stories of activists putting themselves in harm’s...

Friday, January 6th, 2012

My Memories Of El Día De Los Tres Reyes Magos

When I was a little girl, the arrival of the Tres Reyes Magos meant something very special to me — a second chance at getting more gifts after Christmas. The Biblical meaning for me was a short...

Thursday, January 5th, 2012

I Love To Eat, But This Year I’m Cutting Down For My Health

I am the kind of girl who can proudly out-eat anyone. “Hey, look at me eat this burrito the size of a toddler!” “Fried pig skins? Bring it!” “Chicago style pizza? Put it in my belly!” Etcetera....

Saturday, December 31st, 2011

The New Year’s Grapes Of Hope

By La Cosmopolatina One of the most widely spread traditions in Latin America is that of eating 12 grapes at the stroke of midnight on New Year’s Eve. We’ve all done it – stuffing the grapes down...

Friday, December 30th, 2011

In Panama, New Year’s Is All About The Fireworks

By Silvio Sirias And on that dark,  bitter Christmas night, as yet another round of fireworks shattered the still, tropical sky with bright, thunderous explosions . . .  So begins the closing sentence of my novel “Meet Me...

Friday, December 30th, 2011

What Will Your New Year’s Resolutions Be In 2012?

Most people have already started making their list of resolutions and changes that will be their best intentions for the New Year. The beginning of a year motivates many to improve their lifestyle on a physical, social,...

Wednesday, December 28th, 2011

The Top 5 Cures For La Cruda

We all know it’s coming, New Year’s is on the weekend this year, and it’s bound to be a doozy. But, we can help. Here are the most common cures for that cruda (that means hangover). 1.)...

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