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Meet the 8 Latinos of Netflix’s ‘Orange is the New Black’

If you haven’t heard by now, Orange is the New Black is Netflix’s newest hit. A prison show with a kick-ass female cast, it’s no wonder we’re hooked! As we follow Piper Chapman (Taylor Schilling) during her 15-month sentence in Litchfield Federal Prison, we get to meet quite a few interesting characters that also happen to be Latin. Here are the 8 Latinos of the show and the reasons why OITNB will become your newest addiction:


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The Truth Behind Your Favorite Songs
The Truth Behind Your Favorite Songs

Whether old or new, there are some songs that we can’t get out of our heads. Sometimes we’re singing it non-stop, while other times, we’re producing full-blown music videos with ourselves as the stars. And if you’re anything like us, you can’t stop wondering what inspired these canciones. Since we can’t just text artists and ask them how a certain song came about, we’ve done the dirty work to find out just how a song came to be. Get up to speed:


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Eva Longoria and her parents at the Over Her Dead Body premiere
9 Latinos Whose Families Arrived Before July 4, 1776

Listening to the immigration debate, you could easily get the idea that all Latinos are newcomers to this country. Nothing could be further from the truth. Latinos have had a presence in this land for 500 years, and the proof is not just in Spanish place names like Nevada and Colorado or in the fact that the oldest city in America (St. Augustine, Florida) was founded by the Spanish, but in the stories of Latino families nationwide.


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