Instagram’s Newest Style Cutie: Dominicana Haileigh!
By Samantha Leal | 11/04/2013 - 13:50

We’ll admit it: we squealed a bit when we came across this little Latina beauty’s Instagram. At just four years old, Haileigh has the style of a little lady. Her mom, Zulay, admits it isn’t just in front of the cameras: “Haileigh is very, very girly. She loves dressing up,” she told us.


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Commentary: Today I’m Embarrassed to Be Dominican
By Alicia Anabel Santos | 10/04/2013 - 14:13

This week marks the 76th anniversary of the Dominican Republic’s Parsley Massacre. It was October 1937 when dictator Rafael Trujillo ordered the killing of an estimated 30,000 Haitians living in the country. Many who were black or suspected of being from the neighboring country, and those who were unable to pronounce the word “perejil” (parsley in Spanish) without an accent, were executed. Many of the murdered had been born in the Dominican Republic. This was Trujillo’s attempt at mass ethnic cleansing.


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Dascha Polanco
EXCLUSIVE: Dascha Polanco Talks About Her Role on Netflix’s ‘Orange is the New Black’
By Samantha Leal | 08/01/2013 - 12:36

It’s official: Orange is the New Black is a hit. The Netflix original series, from Weeds creator Jenji Kohan, centers on a women’s prison, where engaged Brooklynite Piper Chapman (Taylor Schilling) finds herself after a brief, early 20s stint (and lesbian relationship) with a drug-runner. The dark comedy features a colorful cast of characters, including Dascha Polanco who plays Dayanara Diaz, known as “Daya.”


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Frankie from Washington Heights
Get to Know Frankie from MTV's 'Washington Heights'
By Amaris Castillo | 01/30/2013 - 18:22

Since its premiere earlier this month, it seems as though the cast of MTV’s Washington Heights have collected a loyal army of fans – and some insurgents as well.

The docu-series (which airs on Wednesdays at 10/9c) follows nine friends from NYC’s Washington Heights hood who fight like all hell in pursuance of their dreams. And, as expected with a reality show, viewers are also served with a healthy dose of drama (and some hair-pulling – see: first episode).


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Dominican Dictionary: Our 8 Favorite Slang Words in Honor of MTV’s ‘Washington Heights!'
By Amaris Castillo | 01/09/2013 - 15:32

By now, you’ve heard the growing buzz around MTV’s new docu-series Washington Heights.


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Dominican Nanny Pleads Not Guilty to Murder of 2 Children
By Samantha Leal | 11/29/2012 - 16:03

The Dominican New York City nanny accused of murder of two children she was caring for has entered a plea of not guilty. She entered her plea through her defense attorney from inside the hospital room where she's been treated for self-inflicted stab wounds, reports Fox News Latino


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Yoselyn Ortega
Dominican Nanny Charged With Murder of Two Children
By Samantha Leal | 11/05/2012 - 14:14

A New York City nanny accused of murder of two children she was caring for has been officially charged with murder. 


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Junot Díaz On The Challenges of Growing Up Afro-Latino
By Fox News Latino | 10/13/2011 - 14:24

Dominican American writer Junot Díaz didn’t always feel accepted as a child. In an interview with Fox News Latino, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author spoke about growing up in the 80s as an immigrant and feeling rejected by both his Latino and black peers.


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Will & Jada Pinkett Smith Want Romeo in Their Comedy
Will & Jada Pinkett Smith Sell New Sitcom Starring Romeo Santos!
By Amaris Castillo | 10/06/2011 - 12:30

Romeo Santos career continues to explode! Aside from his highly anticipated solo album due out next month, news broke yesterday that the former Aventura front man was tapped for a new ABC comedy spearheaded by Will and Jada Pinkett Smith. the   


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'Quiero Mi Boda' Anny
EXCLUSIVE: 'Quiero Mi Boda' Star On Having Two Wedding Ceremonies
By Amaris Castillo | 08/15/2011 - 18:00

Tonight on the MTV Tr3s’ reality series, Quiero Mi Boda, we meet 26-year-old Anny and 28-year-old Danny, a New York couple whose stark religious differences caused them to have a serious issues. Anny, who is a Catholic Dominican, struggled with planning her wedding with her fiancé Danny, who is Guyanese and of Hindu faith.  After much back-and-forth the couple decided to hold two wedding ceremonies!


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