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These Are 12 Ethnic Studies Books Arizona Doesn't Want You to Read

1<p>'Loverboys' by Ana Castillo<p><i>Loverboys</i> – a book originally published in 1996 – is a collection of stories about romances between men and women, women …

El Caribe gris: alegato por una escritura caribe

<i>a César Salgado</i><p>“non”<br>–Bartolomé de las Casas, nota marginal en el<br>manuscrito de su edición del <i>Diario del Primer Viaje a las Indias</i>.<p>En la “Relación del …

Why Authoritarians Attack the Arts

In 1937, ascending leaders of the Third Reich hosted two art exhibitions in Munich. One, the “Great German Art Exhibition,” featured art Adolf Hitler deemed acceptable and reflective of an ideal Aryan society: representational, featuring blond people in heroic poses and pastoral landscapes of the …

Contactos

How Oscar Favorite 'Moonlight' Subtly Illuminates the Erasure of Miami's Black Cubans

Barry Jenkins’ beautifully understated film <i>Moonlight</i> has been hailed almost unanimously by film critics as one of the best movies of 2016. Nominated …

'The Avengers' Meets Orishas: This Brazilian Artist Is Crafting a Comic Book Inspired by Yoruba Gods

After re-emerging from a block of ice, Captain America made his triumphant return on an action-packed 1964 comic book. The Jack Kirby-illustrated <i>The</i> …

Ivanka Trump Once Touted This Formerly Undocumented Woman's Story

Julissa Arce said her experience is quintessentially an "American" one.<p>Back in 2015, Julissa Arce’s incredible story of becoming a Wall Street executive while undocumented piqued the interest of Ivanka Trump, who tweeted about it. Now with her father in the thick of a tight presidential race and …

Donald Trump

The Flama

In praise of Latin Night at the Queer Club

Buildings in cities across the globe displayed the colors of the rainbow.<p>Buildings in cities across the globe displayed the colors of the rainbow.<p>By Justin Torres<p><i>Justin Torres is the author of the novel “We the Animals.”</i><p>If you’re lucky, they’ll play some Latin cheese, that Aventura song from 15 …

Voto Latino CEO On Why Police Violence Against Latinos Isn't In The News

"The media does a great job of wanting to silo who we are as Americans."<p>The country was once again forced to grapple with issues of race and police brutality this week. But as conversations on the future of race relations continue, Voto Latino president and CEO Maria Teresa Kumar recently advised …

Here's How Queer Latinx People Are Reacting To The Orlando Shooting

"We as queer and trans Latinx people need to see what happened in Orlando as a reminder that our human dignity, our lives, are connected."<p>Even as details still emerge after the horrific shooting on June 12 at Orlando's Pulse nightclub, there are a few things that, by now, we know for sure. We know …

Race & Ethnicity

Here's Why HuffPost Gay Voices Just Changed Its Name To HuffPost Queer Voices

We believe it's the most inclusive and empowering word to speak to and about the community.<p>Today, for the very first time, we're thrilled to welcome you to HuffPost Queer Voices.<p>Our name change comes four-and-a-half years after we originally debuted as HuffPost Gay Voices -- and after countless …

LGBTQI

Latinx: The Ungendering of the Spanish Language

In chat rooms and Tumblrs across the Internet, new words have started to sprout up. Latin@, Latinx, Chicanx and amig@ have sparked a lot of debate …

The Slave Poet of Cuba: A Biography of Juan Francisco Manzano by Margarita Engle, illustrated by Sean Qualls | BookDragon

Awarded the 2008 Pura Belpré Medal, “presented to a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino …

“El sueño americano es quijotesco”

El escritor mexicano Ilan Stavans aborda la influencia de la obra de Cervantes en el mundo contemporáneo<p>llan Stavans (Ciudad de México, 1961) es …

Taino Names of the Caribbean Islands

Unesco

El papa Francisco oficia su primera misa en Cuba ante miles de fieles

LA HABANA, 20 de septiembre.- El <b>papa Francisco</b> ofició su <b>primera misa</b> en <b>Cuba</b>, en la <b>Plaza de la Revolución</b> de <b>La Habana</b>, ante <b>miles de personas</b> que se han congregado en el que se considera uno de los <b>lugares más emblemáticos del país</b>.<p>En la <b>homilía</b>, <b>Francisco</b> instó a los cubanos a <b>servir "a las personas" y</b> …

Primera misa del Papa en Cuba

El papa Francisco ya se encuentra en la Plaza de la Revolución de La Habana para oficiar su primera misa en Cuba

Havana to New Haven

Our 2015 class of World Fellows is chock full of brilliant, solution-seeking, creative people. Amongst them, the Cuban performance artist Tania …

Fall 2015's best Latin American books

The names behind fall’s predicted bestsellers are instantly recognisable: Franzen (Purity), Atwood (The Heart Goes Last), Rushdie (Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights), and Oates (The Lost Landscape), to name only a few. In the fanfare surrounding the new releases by these familiar …

10 facts for National Hispanic Heritage Month

National Hispanic Heritage Month, which begins Sept. 15, celebrates U.S. Latinos, their culture and their history. Started in 1968 by Congress as …

I’m Latino. I’m Hispanic. And they’re different, so I drew a comic to explain. - Vox

Terry Blas is a writer/cartoonist and creator of the web series <i>Briar Hollow</i>. He is a member of Portland, Oregon's <b>Periscope Studio</b>, a powerhouse collective of more than two dozen award-winning creatives. Follow him on Twitter @terryblas and on Tumblr at terryblas.tumblr.com.<p>First Person is Vox's …

5 Ways to Address Puerto Rico's Debt Crisis

<i>Co-authored by Brent McKee, New Deal Historian</i><p>Last week, Puerto Rico defaulted on a $58 million payment, the largest municipal default in U.S. history. Additional defaults are expected, as San Juan struggles to address a $72 billion dollar debt the island's governor declared "unpayable." Yet …

Caribbean

The Puerto Rico Debt Crisis, Explained

Puerto Rico is on its way to one of the largest debt defaults in history, right up there with Greece and Argentina. If you want to know what's happening in Puerto Rico, Anne Krueger is where you must start.<p>At 81, the former chief economist for the IMF has written, with two co-authors, a brief but …

Economics

YOUNG LORDS: GUNS? – Pablo Guzmán – Medium

YOUNG LORDS: GUNS?<p>On Thursday, 23 July, Holland Cotter published a piece in the Times about three museum exhibitions on the Young Lords Party. Props …

“On or Off This Island” by Robert Arellano

<i>Akashic Books is proud to introduce a new flash fiction series, Duppy Thursday. Though we’re based in Brooklyn, our location envy of the Caribbean is</i> …

Fear of Deportation in the Dominican Republic

On both the eastern and western sides of the island of Hispaniola, many have feared this day, when an estimated two hundred and ten thousand Dominicans of Haitian descent will become stateless. Even though they were born and raised in the Dominican Republic and often speak no language other than …