Afro-Latinos You Should Know About
Afro-Latinos You Should Know About
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 06/17/2011 - 16:30

In honor of Juneteenth—Sunday’s holiday commemorating Texas slaves being the last to find out that they’d been emancipated, thus sparking an annual holiday that celebrates African American heritage—we thought we’d add some Latino flavor to the mix. Here are just a few Afro-Latinos whose lives and accomplishments are worth celebrating.

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Selena, Celia Cruz and more Celebrated with Latin Music Legends Stamps
By anonymous | 03/16/2011 - 10:30

Selena, Carlos Gardel, Carmen Miranda, Tito Puente and Celia Cruz have been honored with special edition stamps from the United States postal office that go on sale today!

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Ricky Martin Isn’t the Only Musician with a Biography
By Grace Bastidas | 08/26/2010 - 12:00

Ricky Martin’s memoir, Me, doesn’t hit shelves till November 2, so if you’re anxious to know more about the former Menudo’s life as a dad or his decision to reveal his sexuality, you’ll just have to wait. In the meantime, there are a few tell-all books that should satiate your curiosity about life away from the recording studio for some of our favorite music makers. Get reading!

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Juanes Named One of the Top 20 Global Icons in Last 50 Years
By Jazmin Perez | 08/06/2010 - 09:30

We’ve known for a while that Juanes is a musical genius and humanitarian, so we’re very excited to see him be recognized for it!

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Salsa Princess India Finds Love
By Grace Bastidas | 06/23/2010 - 14:00

Christened the “Princess of Salsa” by the late great Celia Cruz in the 1990s, Puerto Rican songstress India has a new title, the “Queen of Latin Soul.” And if you’re wondering how she earned it, have a listen to her ninth album, Unica, a collection of bilingual tunes that hit all the right notes. She’s even remade (and salsa-fied) soulful classics like Teddy Pendergrass’ “Turn Off the Lights” for an equally steamy version. I had a chat with the 41-year-old singer about life, love and making music.

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The Most Tolerable Holiday Tunes
By Angie Romero | 12/16/2008 - 09:34

Extra! Extra! Christmas music doesn’t have to suck. We know it’s about that time when you’re sitting around with the family, hopefully not getting buzzed off Coquito solely to make your papi’s tired holiday playlist seem tolerable. So, we’ve compiled a list of the ten best , aka non-corny and actually good music around—from Jose Feliciano to Juanes— by some of our favorite Latin artists. It’s so much fun, you’ll even catch yourself having a good time.

“Soy Feliz En La Navidad (Jingle Bells)” by Celia Cruz

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MTV Tr3s Gives the Lowdown on Latin Style with 'Fashionista'
By Monica Herrera | 08/12/2008 - 19:35

Latinos and fashion go together like mojitos and the beach! J. Lo and Marc Anthony! Er...cholos and lowriders! You get the idea. Our contribution to the field goes way beyond zoot suits and moños (and the aforementioned cliches), and MTV Tr3s is about to show everyone exactly how we do.

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