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Day Of The Dead Dulces | Posted 01.01.2012 | Latino Voices

TOLUCA, MEXICO - Death and sugar naturally intertwine for Norma Lara Hernández. Her mother made candy for the Day of the Dead, Mexico's holiday for...

'Day Of The Dead' Crosses Borders

Posted 12.31.2011 | Latino Voices

Once a little-known and misunderstood tradition celebrated in Southern Mexico and Latin America, the Day of the Dead is crossing over into mainstream ...

Lima Peru Voted Top Food And Drink Destination

Posted 07.27.2012 | Latino Voices

Peru is most famous for Machu Picchu but slowly the pride of all Peruvians is being recognized -- their food. Slowly, Peruvian food is becoming pop...

Mexican Journalist Wins Lifetime Achievement Award

AP | MARIA SANMINIATELLI | Posted 12.28.2011 | Latino Voices

NEW YORK — A single mother who was harassed and beaten for reporting on the 2009 Iranian uprising, a Mexican journalist whose work means daily d...

U.S. Court Rules In Favor Of Colombia In Shipwrecks Case | Posted 12.25.2011 | Latino Voices

A U.S. court ruled in favor of Colombia in a decades-long legal dispute over the ownership of pieces of a sunken galleon found in Colombian territoria...

Rita Moreno And John Leguizamo On Life In Hollywood | Posted 12.25.2011 | Latino Voices

Rita Moreno — the only Latino performer to win an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony — is reprising some of her most memorable characters in a so...

From Homeless Immigrant To Celebrated Houston Chef | Posted 12.24.2011 | Latino Voices

When chef Hugo Ortega prepares mole poblano, he uses his grandmother's recipe, which he first began learning decades ago in Mexico. "Not in the sen...

From Migrant Farm Worker To Top Brain Surgeon | Posted 12.20.2011 | Latino Voices

The man in charge of the Brain Tumor Surgery Program at Johns Hopkins University is known as Dr. Q, and the lab he runs, one where 23 researchers from...

10 Things You Didn't Know About Josh Groban's Family Tree

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 12.18.2011 | Celebrity
Megan Smolenyak

If you were to Google your way around the Internet, you'd probably be left with the impression that Josh is half-Jewish (from Russia and Poland) and half-Norwegian, and you wouldn't be too far off. He's actually 5/8 Jewish and 1/8 Norwegian.

Middle Eastern Students Learn That History Can Unite

Ruth Eglash | Posted 11.16.2011 | Impact
Ruth Eglash

While historical narratives often serve to deepen conflicts, history in a general sense also has the ability to unite people.

What Does It Mean to Be a Latina?

Mona Lisa Faris | Posted 10.18.2011 | Latino Voices
Mona Lisa Faris

Latina's are making strides; you see their growth in education, politics, government, and the workforce. They have become a growing influence breaking barriers.

An Ancestral Revolution

Cheryl Wills | Posted 10.17.2011 | Black Voices
Cheryl Wills

Genealogy may seem like an innocuous hobby, but in this age of smartphones and e-Readers, more and more families are anxious to download two very basic and sometimes profound answers: Who am I and where did I come from?

6 Degrees of Separation: Kyra Sedgwick and Kevin Bacon Are Cousins

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 09.17.2011 | Entertainment
Megan Smolenyak

Kyra Sedgwick describes the discovery that she and her husband Kevin Bacon are 10th cousins once-removed as "a little upsetting," but it shouldn't be. Here's why.

PHOTOS: 10 Icons Of Modern Architecture

Tom Mallory | Posted 09.05.2011 | Arts
Tom Mallory

A few weeks ago ICOMOS' recommendation against the registering of 19 buildings designed by Le Corbusier in the World Heritage List provoked heated dis...


Emmie Twombly | Posted 09.01.2011 | Style
Emmie Twombly

As the youngest in my family, who grew up surrounded by strong independent women, I was able to build my future with insight and perseverance. My first role model was my grandmother, who my older sister and I called "Mimi."

What Kind of Name Is Boreanaz?

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 07.16.2011 | Entertainment
Megan Smolenyak

What of Boreanaz? Well, you'd be hard-pressed to find anyone of Italian heritage who tracks to more extreme edges of the country.

Sneak Peek: Obama to Visit His Irish Ancestral Hometown of Moneygall

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Megan Smolenyak

It was just last week on St. Patrick's Day while hosting Taoiseach (Prime Minister) Enda Kenny at the White House that President Obama announced his u...

There's No One as Irish as Barack Obama 2012

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Megan Smolenyak

Today is the beginning of Irish-American Heritage Month and rumors are buzzing that President Obama will visit Ireland in May, one hopes with a trip to his ancestral hometown of Moneygall where he can raise a pint in Ollie Hayes's pub.

Home Belongs to the Traveler

Leah Mayor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Leah Mayor

It is in community gatherings and traditions that I look to understand how we might be better at bringing communities together -- not just as part of a distant past, but in order to forge a new kind of future.

License Plates, Heritage and Fellow Mississippians

Burns Strider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Burns Strider

Some of my fellow Mississippian want to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War with license plates honoring Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest. Forrest was one of the initial leaders of the Ku Klux Klan.

Emmitt Smith: Who Do You Think You Are?

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Megan Smolenyak

Emmitt James Smith grew up wanting to be a Dallas Cowboy, but he far exceeded that aspiration. And now, after retiring, Emmitt has welcomed the opportunity to explore his roots.

A Politically-Polarized Sesquicentennial

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

While we are indeed currently politically divided and somewhat polarized, this is actually our normal state as a nation -- and on the polarization scale, we're nowhere near the "most divided" we've ever been. Far from it.

Discovering What Unites Us All

Steven Crandell | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Steven Crandell

We are all sons and daughters. This truth unites all people from all parts of the world. Many of us don't think about it, but our identity as a son or a daughter is a gateway.

Karen White's Falling Home Is All About Small Town Living and Loving

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

Novelist Karen White's Falling Hoome is a re-tooled, expanded story that shows her at her storytelling best.

Celebrate Old Town's 100-Year-Old Urinals

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

New Yorkers love to celebrate their city and its rich history. The Old Town Bar at 45 East 18th Street, is hosting an impressive 100th anniversary pa...