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Thursday, July 13th, 2017

Why term ‘la raza’ has complicated roots in US

*Maybe NCLR changed its name becasue it was too hard to explain outside the Mexican-American community. They could have used this article years ago. VL By Russell Contreras, The Associated Press (4.5 minute read)  ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The National Council of La Raza announced this week that it was changing its name to UnidosUS,

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

Exploring Indigenous Legacies

By Eduardo Diaz, Director, Smithsonian Latino Center In 1662, William Sanderoft, the Archbishop of Canterbury, approved the Jamaican coat of arms, depicting an “Arawak” couple: she holding a food basket, he holding a bow. Below the couple,...

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

Latinopia Word: “A Caribbean Journey from A to Y”

By Tia Tenopia Mario Picayo is the editor and publisher of the Editorial Campana literary publishing company based in New York.  He is also the author of children’s books published through Campanita Books. His children’s alphabet book ...

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

Mexican Immigration Is Slowing While Asian Immigration Grows

Data recently released by the Pew Hispanic Center allows us to draw two conclusions about Latinos in the U.S.. First, the myth that Mexicans are “flooding America” is proven to be that — there is no Mexican “enjambre,” despite...

Friday, January 13th, 2012

What’s It Like To “Choose” Between Being Black Or Latino?

Mun2 TV created a very compelling video filled with interviews from afro-Latinos discussing their trials and tribulations with living in a world that tries to force them to “choose” between being Latino or black. The 10-minute video...