In a video aimed at Latinas and the Spanish-speaking population, Jada Pinkett Smith sings in our native language and bares her body in order to fight human trafficking and sex slavery.
This week the world will celebrate Juneteenth, a holiday in the US that honors African American heritage by commemorating the abolition of slavery. Celebrated on June 19 (hence the name), people of all races and religions in cities across the country celebrate the day by reflecting on a tumultous period of history that has influenced society even today.
And since Latinos are such a diverse population, we decided to honor the occasion too by paying homage to 5 of the world's most renowned Afro-Latinas. These ladies not only have succesful careers, but are also able to fully embrace both sides of their heritage with style.Continue Reading >
Yesterday, the world got their first glimpse at George Zimmerman's wife, Shellie, when was she was arrested and her mug shot was released. Now, Zimmerman is saying that all of the publicity is making him afraid for his wife's safety.
Shellie was taken into a local jail and charged with one count of perjury after she withheld the truth about her and her husband's financial state under oath. After she posted bail and was released, her husband's lawyer told ABC News that the new public attention on her is making Zimmerman very nervous.Continue Reading >
Latino athletes are totally killing it in baseball these days. Recently, Puerto Rican Carlos Correa became the first ever number one MLB draft pick from his country and now, superstar Yankees player Alex Rodriguez is also breaking records! During Tuesday night's game, the Dominican third baseman hit his 23rd career grand slam, matching Hall of Famer Lou Gehrig's record.
George Zimmerman, the shooter in the case of Trayvon Martin, was put back behind bars earlier this month after a judge accused him of not being truthful about how much money he had access to. Today, his wife, Shellie, paid $1,000 bond after being booked into jail and charged with one count of perjury, for allegedly lying under oath about her and her husband's financial state.Continue Reading >
Tardamos cientos de años, pero desde anoche Estados Unidos tiene un rey, bueno un KING latino. Se trata de Alec Martínez uno de los defensores del equipo de los LA Kings, quienes contra todo pronóstico se alzaron anoche con la Stanley Cup, el máximo trofeo del hockey sobre hielo.
Martínez de ascendencia española y mexicana es apenas el tercer latino en levantar la famosa copa en el hielo. El primero fue Bill Guerín, de papá nicaragüense y mamá irlandesa. Le siguió Scott Gómez, quien nació en Alaska, de una madre colombiana-americana y un padre mexico-americano.Continue Reading >
I have no qualms with unfaithful people serving in office. I do have a problem with my husband (who's not a public figure) being unfaithful to me, but Enrique Peña Nieto can do whatever he wants--except become the next Mexican President.
Not because of his publicized unfaithfulness, but because he's just not smart and capable of running our country.
And today I read that AshleyMadison.com--the social network for people looking to have affairs--has our infamous presidential front-runner, Enrique Pena Nieto, as their poster-boy. The billboard is mounted above a busy avenue in Mexico City and it shows the 45-year-old with bright red lipstick on his collar. Next to him are the words: "Unfaithful to his family. Faithful and committed to his country."
Looks like Texas is going to have wait nine more weeks to find out who will represent the Republican party in the state's Senate race. Cuban tea party candidate, Ted Cruz, forced the establishment favorite, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, into a runoff yesterday.
Though Dewhurst outnumbered Cruz in percentage of votes, he fell short of breaking the 50 percent majority required to avoid the late July runoff. Cruz secured his runoff spot by placing second with 32 percent. Now Cruz's backers hope to build on a new momentum to try and topple Dewhurst as the favored candidate.Continue Reading >
Dejé Nueva York hace poco más de un año, y nunca la he extrañado tanto como hoy, el día en que comienza la llamada Semana de la Flota (Fleet Week) en la que algunos de los navíos más potentes de la armada estadounidense y los buques más hermosos del mundo anclan en el puerto de la ciudad.
La década que pasé en la Gran Manzana siempre eran los grandes barcos los que capturaban mi imaginación, pero este año quisiera estar allí sólo por mero orgullo: Angela Zamora, una inmigrante ecuatoriana de 31 años, ha sido seleccionada como marinera del año de la Armada estadounidense.
Today was the kind of day I'll never forget. You know, the type of day that you experience something so incredible that you just can't even believe it's real. I was chosen by Latism (Latinos in Social Media) to attend a special top blogueras retreat in Washington D.C., including a policy briefing at the White House.
Although there was a slim possibility that we would get to meet First Lady Michelle Obama, that didn't pan out. Still, the event was absolutely magnificent, highly informative and in many ways historic--first time that such a large group of Latina bloggers are invited to something like this. Either way, the most inspiring part was that the briefing was in charge of five pretty powerful Latinas within the Obama administration. The energy in the room was so strong that I felt compelled to ask the panel a question about the state of bilingual education--as you can see from the image above--even though public speaking is not my thing at all!Continue Reading >