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Hispanic Culture

A Monumental Symphony and 3 Sour Notes Crying Wolf

Javier Sierra | Posted 07.18.2014 | Green
Javier Sierra

When President Obama signed the proclamation to designate the Organ Mountains/Desert Peaks National Monument in May, it was the last stitch of a tapestry to weave together several natural sites of extraordinary beauty and cultural significance.

The Weight of My Father

Emillio Mesa | Posted 11.24.2013 | Gay Voices
Emillio Mesa

The words he said to my mother, during their divorce, echoed through my head, "A son who grows up with only a mother is doomed to become a faggot." I understood from that moment on that I could never truly have my father's love and acceptance. In our Hispanic culture, being gay was as a mortal disease that led to social shame.

How To Make Your Children Proud Of Their Latino Roots

The Huffington Post | Zuania Ramos | Posted 08.25.2013 | Latino Voices

When we move from our native countries to America, we do it in order to achieve a better future and to have better life opportunities for us and our c...

Eva And Inauguration Group Donate Funds To Latino Arts

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 06.10.2013 | Latino Voices

WASHINGTON -- Organizers of a gala concert and series of events celebrating Latino culture during President Barack Obama's second inauguration are don...

Note to Republican Party: It's Not Immigration

Stephen Palacios | Posted 01.13.2013 | Latino Voices
Stephen Palacios

The Republican brand, deserving or not, comes with an "us vs. them" perception regarding Hispanics. Commentators who focus on immigration and not this mindset are getting it wrong.

I Grew Up Speaking Spanish, But Sometimes It Gets Rusty

Erika L. Sánchez | Posted 08.05.2012 | Latino Voices
Erika L. Sánchez

I didn't learn to speak English until I was about four. Sometimes I get nervous when I speak Spanish, but like many second generation Chicanas and Latinas, Spanish remains my language of strong emotion.

Hispanics Must Shift Their Focus from Being Valuable to Being Responsible

Glenn Llopis | Posted 12.07.2011 | Latino Voices
Glenn Llopis

Unlike other communities that continually seek to cultivate influence, Hispanics don't lift one another. Why? We have trouble trusting others let alone ourselves; thus fueling our own identity crisis.

Am I A Latina?

Laura Hibbard | Posted 12.06.2011 | Latino Voices
Laura Hibbard

My cheeks seared red-hot, as I retreated...too embarrassed to say "my mother's maiden name is Barraza" in defense. I did not have my mother's name. Did that mean that I didn't have her culture?

PHOTOS: Latino Festivals Spread and Thrive

The Huffington Post | Gabriel Lerner | Posted 10.03.2011 | Latino Voices

It can happen everywhere, even in those cities and towns without a massive Hispanic presence. But in each of them, as the Latino population grows, t...

Ballet Hispanico's New Executive Director; Continuing a Tradition of Inclusive Integration

Jennifer Edwards | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Jennifer Edwards

When I think of the term "Hispanic" I am conscious of the fact that I'm referring to a widely diverse group of cultures. In viewing the repertory of B...