Aranza Torres

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Teaching Our Kids the Value of Silence

© eleonora_os – Fotolia.com<p>The word “stress” appears approximately 72 times in the special report <i>The Shriver Report: A Woman’s Nation Pushes Back</i> …

Meditation

How One Pastor Is Fighting For The Lives Of Juarez's Drug Addicts And Mentally Ill

Pastor Jose Antonio Galvan opened a shelter in the Mexican border town 18 years ago, providing a home for those who have nowhere else to go.<p>CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico — "When I came, I was ready to die," said Josue, waving at a collection of squat buildings with a twisted hand that is left with one …

Homelessness

Lupita Nyong’o’s ‘Acceptable Blackness’ and the Myth of a Post-Racial Hollywood

As Nyong’o’s star rises, the charming Ivy League graduate with an America-approved cultural pedigree is being used as proof of the mythical …

Watch William S. Burroughs’ Ah Pook is Here as an Animated Film, with Music By John Cale

The work of William S. Burroughs can be by turns hilarious, opaque and profane – filled with images of drugs, insects and other oddities. Though it …

Helen Mirren on Not Having Kids: 'I Never Felt the Need for a Child'

Oscar winner Helen Mirren may play mothering characters on camera, but the iconic actress has no regrets whatsoever about not having a family of her …

Transgender 'OITNB' star Laverne Cox lands Time mag cover

Laverne Cox, the transgender star of<p>Netflix's"Orange Is the New Black,"has landed the cover of Time magazine's June 9 issue.<p>The LGBT rights advocate, who plays hairstylist Sophia Burset in the critically acclaimed series, is featured in the magazine's cover story "The Trans Gender Tipping Point" …

LGBTQI

13 of Maya Angelou's best quotes

Prolific American author, poet and civil rights activist Maya Angelou has died at 86.<p>She was known for her inspiring words that shed light onto the beauty and injustices of the world. USA TODAY Network lists 13 of her best quotes:<p>1. "I believe that each of us comes from the creator trailing wisps …

Isabel Allende on Gabriel García Márquez: 'His Work Is Immortal'

<i>Chilean writer Isabel Allende, whose novels incorporate the magical realist style perfected by fellow Latin American writer Gabriel García Márquez,</i> …

Literature

The Miraculous Life of Gabriel García Márquez

When Gabriel García Márquez was born, in 1927, in the sleepy little town of Aracataca, not far from Colombia’s Caribbean coast, there were certain …

Literature

20 Common Reactions To The Broken U.S. Immigration System

Our broken immigration system is a serious and important issue. With a little humor, these are some of the most common reactions to a system that badly needs reform.<p>FWD.us Community Brand Publisher<p>This post has not been vetted or endorsed by BuzzFeed's editorial staff. BuzzFeed Community is a place …

Immigration

Author Teju Cole Talks His New Essay On Immigration, Twitter, And Censorship

Teju Cole has a history of innovative story telling on Twitter and has now released a lengthy, straight-to-Twitter essay. BuzzFeed spoke with Cole about his new essay, the benefits of Twitter as a platform, and the injustices of the current immigration system.<p>Cole is no stranger to writing on …

Writing

This Is What It Would Look Like If Your Favorite Celebrities Were Covered In Badass Tattoos

Cheyenne Randall's Shopped Tattoos Tumblr turns classic celebrity photos into inked masterpieces.

Inked

25 Famous First Sentences From Your Favorite Stories, Reimagined In A Work Of Art

Call me Literary Decor.

Literature

15 Lessons Every Father Can Learn From Phil Dunphy

Watch the sun rise at least once a day.

ABC

Daniel Radcliffe Has Morphed Into Sirius Black

You will not be able to unsee this. Siriusly.

Harry Potter

Amazing British Teen Singer MNEK Will Restore Your Faith In Pop Music

He's kind of a prodigy.<p>MNEK (that's: <i>em-en-ee-kay</i>) has been writing songs since he was 9 and producing hits since he was 14. "Us black musicians can deliver something different than your ordinary take your shirt off and dance like Michael Jackson affairs," he said at that age, when Geri was his …

Music

14 Must-Read Works Of Chicano Literature

Unputdownable books that speak to Chicano politics, identity, and culture.<p>As U.S. policymakers continue the back-and-forth debate on immigration reform and, yet again, only the ills of the U.S.–Mexico border dominate the popular media, it becomes essential to read the words of Chicano writers who …

Books

7 Charts That Show Why Real Immigration Reform Might Finally Be Possible

Lower border crime and an improving Mexican economy have radically changed the backdrop against which the immigration debate is playing out.<p>A fascinating presentation by Simon Rosenberg, president of the center-left think tank NDN, argues compellingly that the massive influx of Mexican citizens …

39 Absolutely Perfect Comic Sans Valentine's Day Cards

Who needs Hallmark when there's Tumblr?

Tumblr

These Behind The Scenes Photos From "Orange Is The New Black" Will Make You Anxious For Its Return

Orange Is The New Black has an instagram account and this weekend they blessed up by sharing photos from the set. Only problem is now we still have to wait for new episodes.

This Parody Twitter Account Uses Dark Humor To Mock Rural India's Regressive Justice System

"Is it better to have loved and lost your legs than never to have loved at all?" —@KhapPanchayat<p>Indian village councils, known as "salisha sabha" in West Bengal and as "khap panchayats" in other parts of India, comprise of unelected male members from the same "gotra" or subsect of a caste.<p>For …

Numb

14 Reasons You Should Visit Your Local Sex Shop

What are you waiting for?

Twentieth Century-Fox

21 Sundance Movies You Need To Know About

We saw a looooot of movies at this year's Sundance Film Festival, and these are the ones that you'll be hearing about this year. In no particular order!

Sundance

50 Highly Anticipated Films At The 2014 Sundance Film Festival

From a drama starring two recent SNL favorites to a documentary about Mitt Romney to plenty of zombies, there are all kinds of movies for all kinds of people at this year's premier Park City-set independent film fest. In no particular order!<p><b>Correction:</b> <i>It turns out, director Sophie Hyde did shoot</i> …

Star Trek

13 Rad Ideas For A Tattoo-Inspired Wedding

Two things are (mostly) forever: marriage, and ink.

Body Art

Reframing The Immigration Conversation For 2014

As Congress returns from winter break, Speaker of the House John Boehner has called comprehensive immigration reform a priority. Host Michel Martin talks with immigration policy advocates Mark Krikorian and Ali Noorani about the political prospects for reform this year.<p><b>Listen · 8:25</b><p><b>Toggle more</b> …

Chris Christie Just Made The Decision To Own Immigration Reform For 2016

Chris Christie has given his conservative detractors another "hug" moment.<p>About two hours after holding a ceremonial signing New Jersey's version of the "Dream Act," Gov. Chris Christie tweeted a photo with one of the "Dreamers" the law will benefit, a New Jersey high school student who immigrated …

Maryland Immigrant Advocacy Groups Consider State Legislation Following Rally

Immigrant advocacy groups are considering putting forward legislation that would make it illegal for local law enforcement to detain undocumented …

Immigration

12 Quotes From The Late Amiri Baraka

The controversial activist and writer died at the age of 79 today.

Literature