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10 Things You Should Know About Santeria
10 Things You Really Need to Know About Santería
By Geraldine Estevez | 05/04/2016 - 16:32

Santeria is often criticized, misunderstood and even mistaken for brujería, but the faith, which translates to "Way of the Saints," is actually an Afro-Caribbean religion.  Here are 10


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7 Short Videos Celebrating Mexico's Indigenous Languages
7 Short Videos Celebrating Mexico's Indigenous Languages
By Raquel Reichard | 05/04/2016 - 11:18

While Donald Trump might associate Spanish-speaking with Mexico, the Latin American country actually boasts as many as 68 indigenous languages and 364 dialects.


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This Graphic Compares African Enslavement in Latin America to the U.S.
This Graphic Compares African Enslavement in Latin America and the U.S.
By Raquel Reichard | 05/04/2016 - 10:23

Conversations on American slavery almost always center on the U.S., but a new interactive graphic is illustrating that an overwhelming majority of enslaved Africans forcefully brought to the Americas were actual


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TK Ways Latina & Italian Moms Are Exactly the Same
5 Ways Latina & Italian Moms Are Exactly the Same
By Nichole Fratangelo | 05/02/2016 - 16:00

Chances are, where there is a Latino, there is an Italian right by his or her side.


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How These Latinas Reconcile Their Religion with Their Feminism
How These Latinas Reconcile Their Religion with Their Feminism
By Raquel Reichard | 04/28/2016 - 16:18

As a puertorriqueña, it’s not a surprise to people that I grew up in a Pentecostal church.


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Spanish is an Official Language in This African Country
Spanish is an Official Language in This African Country
By Raquel Reichard | 04/27/2016 - 14:24

Spanish, one of the most widely spoken languages, can be heard across the globe, and Africa is no exception.


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Over 2,000 Tejanos Fought For the Confederate Army in the Civil War
Thousands of Mexican-Americans Fought for the Confederate Army in the Civil War
By Cindy Casares | 04/27/2016 - 14:23

A recent letter-to-the-editor in the Brownsville Herald raises


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This Latina Shows What It Means to Be a Good Mom to a Transgender Daughter
This Latina Mom is Creating a Supportive Home for her Transgender Daughter
By Raquel Reichard | 04/27/2016 - 09:37

As many as 40 percent of homeless youth identify as LGBTQ. Some of these young people were kicked out of their homes by unaccepting parents, while others fled violent households for unsafe streets. This isn’t the reality that Ofelia Luna wants for her transgender daughter, Zoey.


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Ted Cruz & John Kasich Team Up to Take Down Donald Trump
Ted Cruz & John Kasich Team Up to Take Down Donald Trump
By Raquel Reichard | 04/26/2016 - 10:47

Republican rivals Ted Cruz and John Kasich have joined forces in an attempt to stop frontrunner Donald T


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