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Taking Back My Culture

New Harbinger | Posted 03.07.2012 | Latino Voices
New Harbinger

The power of our culture can be turned inward and used against us or it can be used to build strong families and communities.

Translate the Web While Learning a New Language

Joe Kutchera | Posted 03.07.2012 | Latino Voices
Joe Kutchera

With Duolingo, he hopes to solve two enormous problems for the developing world: bring down the incredibly high-price of computer language learning to nothing and improve the quality and quantity of online content in languages other than English.

Pledge Of Allegiance In Spanish Sparks Controversy

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 12.12.2011 | Education

For elementary schoolers in California's Lamont School District, reciting the Pledge of Allegiance everyday is a bilingual task, KGET-TV reports. ...

Astoria Characters: The Well-Engineered Family

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 01.28.2012 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Jarda Nehybka never thought he'd have a wife and two tow-headed toddlers, not at this age, 69.

Tropical Exuberance Meets Colonial Grace In Nicaragua | Posted 01.17.2012 | Travel

The ancient adobes are newly dressed in bright tropical colors and filled with fine restaurants, small boutiques. Horse-drawn carriages still roll along the photogenic streets.

Why the Spanish in Guatemala Didn't Prepare Me for the Spanish in Chile

Oneika Raymond | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices
Oneika Raymond

Chilean Spanish is hard (for me). Guatemalan Spanish is slow, deliberate. Guatemalans pronounce all their letters. I got over-confident with my Spanish level.

Telemundo Speaking Spanglish? | Posted 12.27.2011 | Latino Voices

Telemundo has long trailed its rival Univision in their competition for Hispanic television viewers in the United States. But as the number of second-...

To Speak Or Not To Speak.. Spanish

Posted 12.26.2011 | Latino Voices

Does speaking English and Spanish fluently make you less American? Is bilingualism a hindrance to the American dream? As the nation’s Latino pop...

Confession of a Judgmental Latina

Voto Latino | Posted 12.25.2011 | Latino Voices
Voto Latino

It was quite a shock to meet three Latinas who weren't fluent, and I let them know many times how weird it seemed to me. I'm embarrassed about it now, but I questioned their Latina identity. Like who made me the arbiter of who is and isn't Latino?

Latin Americans Separated By The Same Language

AP | By STEPHEN WADE | Posted 12.21.2011 | Latino Voices

GUADALAJARA, Mexico -- The United States and England are often described as two countries separated by a common language. So imagine the potential for...

Aurelia Fierros

Latino Teens Write Stories Telling Full Tale Of Their 'Hood | Aurelia Fierros | Posted 12.14.2011 | Latino Voices

In the Latino neighborhood of Boyle Heights in Los Angeles, a group of high school students write and produce a newspaper looking at their own communi...

Netflix Expands To New Countries

The Huffington Post | Jason O. Gilbert | Posted 11.06.2011 | Technology

¡Hola, Netflix! The movie-streaming service, which to date has been available only in the U.S. and Canada, has launched in Brazil and will be launchi...

How Will Personal-Feedback Loops Affect the Hispanic Population?

Daniel Cubias | Posted 10.20.2011 | Latino Voices
Daniel Cubias

Could a personal-feedback loop help recent immigrants learn English more quickly? Might the idea be applied to concepts like voter registration or proper prenatal care, both of which are issues within the Latino population?

Movies in Black, Brown and White

Viviana Pendrill | Posted 10.18.2011 | Latino Voices
Viviana Pendrill

After working in selling movies to the Latino audience for nearly 10 years, I am no wiser. Latinos straddle two cultures and love going to the movies, much more than any other ethnic group.

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.

Latinos Must Help Unify America - by Voting in 2012

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 10.16.2011 | Latino Voices
Fernando Espuelas

Latino-Americans can no longer afford to let other people vote for them. We cannot sit back and watch things happen to America, when we have the votes to achieve a better outcome for the nation.

Why I Love Being Latino in the United States

Lance Rios | Posted 10.15.2011 | Latino Voices
Lance Rios

We are no longer a group that can be ignored, dismissed, or continually misunderstood. Our culture will tie into the thread of what it means to be an American, and to that I say "salud."

How Hispanics Are Messing Everything Up

Stephen Palacios | Posted 10.10.2011 | Latino Voices
Stephen Palacios

If Hispanics could be of any color, then how do we classify them? Worst yet, Hispanics can be rich or poor, speak Spanish or English, be conservative or liberal. They are not even sure if they want to be called "Hispanic" or "Latino."

Start of the Season

Kathy Kelly | Posted 09.06.2011 | World
Kathy Kelly

I'm here as an activist passenger on the United States flotilla boat, blocked by the Greek government's decision. Our guiding question asks to what extent we can focus world attention on the plight of Palestinians in Gaza.

What the !#$@%*?: Will the Rise of Spanish Redefine Indecency?

Daniel Cubias | Posted 08.26.2011 | Media
Daniel Cubias

It stands to reason that as America grows more multilingual, we'll hear more Spanish on the airwaves. And some of that Spanish will be of the naughty variety.

Princeton Lecturer Was Suspended Before His Suicide | LISA W. FODERARO | Posted 07.02.2011 | College

Now, documents obtained by The New York Times, including a letter to Dr. Calvo from Princeton and an entry in his notebook, indicate that Princeton Un...

Tortilla Española: Trial & Error

Big Girls, Small Kitchen | Posted 06.21.2011 | Home
Big Girls, Small Kitchen

Last summer, my friend Josh asked me to help him throw a dinner party for twelve or so of his friends. We were doing a lot of catering at that point, ...

Amanda M. Fairbanks

More Questions Than Answers Surround Antonio Calvo’s Suicide and Abrupt Removal From Princeton | Amanda M. Fairbanks | Posted 06.20.2011 | College

NEW YORK -- The mystery surrounding Antonio Calvo’s abrupt removal from Princeton University and subsequent suicide continues. Calvo, 45, a senio...

GEN Launched To Foster Mutualization and Cooperation Among World's Editors

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 06.18.2011 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

A new worldwide organization is bringing together editors from different platforms, engineers and developers in news media in a bid to foster more sustainable professional journalism.

Do You Call Them Latinos or Hispanics?

Alicia Morga | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Alicia Morga

The Pew center asked U.S. Hispanics who they considered the "most important Latino leader in the country today." Two-thirds of respondents said they did not know. Why is that?