My favorite thing about modern life is the strange mix and match of things. Like hearing a traditional Colombian cumbia rhythm and realizing a Jamaican reggae dub bass line can lock on top, and feel and sound fresh. These are the moments where cultures, time and place collide.
Every week, readers submit their questions about Mexicans to Gustavo Arellano-- including their customs, labor issues, and illegal immigration.
The LA City Council proclaimed August as Immigrant Pride Month, celebrating with diverse events including a commemoration at Dodger stadium with a Dodgers-Rockies game this Sunday, August 28th.
Acculturation is not a one way street. America must stop confusing Hispanics with Spanish, Hispanics are not a language; they are people, our people. You cannot put a wall up between cultures; you can only build a bridge
The 'New Generation Latino" of bilingual, bicultural Latinos want something different from their non-Latino counterparts.
We remain in a sort of limbo of extremes when we portray ourselves in our own media. We are either super-stars or immigrant criminals - and what's worse, no one seems to mind.
Chiles are a great addition to any dish because they add spice, depth of flavor, and many health benefits. While jalapeños an...
An interview with Grammy Nominee and Guggenheim and MacArthur Fellow Miguel Zenón.
Culture and arts are more than wine and cheese. As Ambassador Yzaguirre suggests, they are more like meat and potatoes, or if you're a Dominican, like pollo guisado y mangú.
It seems that the mainstream U.S. population doesn't understand the value of speaking another language.
If your children are still young and they are starting to show an increasing interest in the Web, then it's time to put your digital parenting plan into action and connect with la abuela y las tías so everyone gets on the program!
Several terms refer to the same ethnic group and have produced what I call "happy talk," which contains economic and demographic truths but not proportional political or social clout.
While Luis Olmo's accomplishments did not change the world in one big bang, they contributed to changing America for the better. And this is what the American Latino experience is all about; what it has always been about.
The current ranks of Latino filmmakers are thin, and that influences what kinds of stories get told in American cinema. More important, it has an impact on how Hispanic culture is portrayed -- if it is portrayed at all.
There's no doubt that writing 'ja ja ja' instead of 'ha ha ha' significantly boosts your Latino Index score. It might even make up for the fact you can't play soccer.
Latinos are funny. Or at least American audiences seem to think so. From the sequences of major motion pictures, to the stand-up routines of alternati...