You’ll Fall In Love With This Mariachi Version Of ‘Tale As Old As Time’

The Los Angeles ensemble performed a timely Mariachi-style rendition of “A Tale As Old As Time” from “Beauty and the Beast.” The remake, which comes just days before the live action film is set to premiere, replaces the film’s iconic dance scene with a version choreographed by Los Angeles’ Ballet Folklorico Company. Continue reading You’ll Fall In Love With This Mariachi Version Of ‘Tale As Old As Time’

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CODeLLA Aims to Teach Latina Girls Another Vital Language: Coding

Multilingual people have better opportunities in the workforce, giving Latino children who are fluent in Spanish as well as English a leg up as they compete for future employment. But the language of dashes, brackets and equal signs — in other words, coding —is one of the best weapons in a young person’s educational arsenal. Continue reading CODeLLA Aims to Teach Latina Girls Another Vital Language: Coding

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John Leguizamo’s ‘Latin History for Morons’ is an Urgent Call to Re-Learn Our Collective Past

The playbill for John Leguizamo’s latest, Latin History for Morons, includes a dedication that doubles as its inspiration. “To all the immigrants who made this country,” it reads, “and its original people whose spirit still run our lives unbeknownst to us.” Leguizamo’s newest solo show is an urgent call to re-learn our history, while embracing the messiness of the term “Latin.” The Ghetto Klown star, who was born in Colombia and raised in New York City, has long been a vocal critic of the erasure of Latino contributions to the making of the United States. “Without a past to glorify and uplift you, how do you propel yourself into an unknown, tenuous future?,” he recently asked in an October 2016 Op-Ed penned for the New York Times. Continue reading John Leguizamo’s ‘Latin History for Morons’ is an Urgent Call to Re-Learn Our Collective Past

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Latina Conferences: #WeAllGrow 2017 Unites Latina Entrepreneurs

Latinas are rapidly occupying a growing space in the digital world. They are entrepreneurs, content creators, bloggers, photographers, YouTubers, influencers. For the third year in a row, #WeAllGrow Summit, held in Long Beach, California, early this month gathered over 400 women who sought to either learn, teach, empower or simply connect with one another. Continue reading Latina Conferences: #WeAllGrow 2017 Unites Latina Entrepreneurs

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24 Years Ago Ellen Ochoa Was the First Latina In Space, Now She’s Heading to Astronaut Hall of Fame

Twenty-four years ago, the trailblazing Ellen Ochoa became the first Latina in space. The NASA astronaut made history back in 1993, and continues to do so today. On May 19, she’ll be inducted into the US Astronaut Hall of Fame. “I’m honored to be recognized among generations of astronauts who were at the forefront of exploring our universe for the benefit of humankind,” Ochoa said, according to KCET. “I hope to continue to inspire our nation’s youth to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and math, so they, too, may reach for the stars.” Continue reading 24 Years Ago Ellen Ochoa Was the First Latina In Space, Now She’s Heading to Astronaut Hall of Fame

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Meet Five Latinos Making a Mark in College Basketball

For many years, Latinos were few and far between in basketball. That began to change at the NBA level in the early 2000’s, and it didn’t take long for college basketball to follow suit. Today, Hispanic’s have fully entrenched themselves on the college hardwood, especially at the Division-I level. And now that it’s tournament time on the college schedule, here are the Latino players who have been making headlines this season. Continue reading Meet Five Latinos Making a Mark in College Basketball

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From Inmate to X-Men: Elizabeth Rodriguez Talks ‘Orange Is the New Black’ & ‘Logan’

Elizabeth Rodriguez is about to have a great 2017. And it’s already off to a great start. As part of the ensemble of Orange is the New Black, she picked up another Screen Actors Guild Award. It’s the third year in a row the Netflix prison show has picked up this award. And while her roles as tough-loving mom Aleida in Orange, feathered detective Agent Chavez in Grimm, and caring nurse Liza in Fear the Walking Dead have given her plenty of fun action sequences, nothing compares to the type of work she gets to do in the latest Wolverine flick, Logan. Continue reading From Inmate to X-Men: Elizabeth Rodriguez Talks ‘Orange Is the New Black’ & ‘Logan’

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