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Hispanic Heritage Month: How Hispanics Are Defining and Redefining America

Stephen Balkaran | Posted 09.21.2014 | Latino Voices
Stephen Balkaran

What mainstream Americans have failed to realize is that Hispanics have played and will continue to play a crucial role in our nation. Hispanics have contributed to every avenue of American life since the inception of this country.

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12 Stereotypes About The Spanish That Are Totally NOT True

HuffingtonPost.com | Margarita Lázaro | Posted 09.18.2014 | World

What do you REALLY know about Spanish people? If you were to ask a foreigner, his response would probably consist of one accurate statement and many,...

Vibrant Tech Savvy Hispanic Market: Underserved for Kindle and Audio Books

Janet Tavakoli | Posted 08.20.2014 | Books
Janet Tavakoli

A couple of months ago I asked indie mystery authors how they are getting their books translated to Spanish. To my surprise, only a handful of authors were translating their books.

On the Fence

Jerry Zezima | Posted 08.05.2014 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

I have never believed the old saying that good fences make good neighbors because, really, who wants to live next door to a guy who deals in stolen merchandise?

Watch This Twist On A Spanish Classic

Ali Rosen | Posted 09.20.2014 | Taste
Ali Rosen

It is as ubiquitous in Spain as burgers are in the U.S.

10 Reasons Why Santo Domingo is AMAZING!!!

Sonia Gil | Posted 09.14.2014 | Travel
Sonia Gil

1. Colors, colors, colors! 2. It's full of history. Home of the first university, castle, cathedral and monastery in the new world! 3. The foo...

The Future of Yoga Is in... Spanish

Yoga Journal | Posted 08.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Yoga Journal

By Yoga Journal People of Hispanic origin comprise the second largest ethnic group in the United States, making up 17.1 percent of the total popula...

The Implications Of Using 'Señora' Versus 'Señorita'

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 06.19.2014 | Latino Voices

Thinking twice about using "señora" or "señorita"? That's probably a good thing, because the implications behind the two can be quite suggestive. ...

Side Effects, in Spanish: The Books of Almudena Solana

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 08.09.2014 | Books
Nina Sankovitch

I am a huge fan of the Spanish writer Almudena Solana. Great news for me: I am finally meeting her this week after years of reading and re-reading he...

How to Learn a Language Without Burnout

Sonia Gil | Posted 07.28.2014 | Education
Sonia Gil

Ever since I founded the language-learning company, Fluenz, I have gotten countless questions about learning Spanish, French, Chinese and other langua...

10 Spanish Words That Have No English Translation

The Huffington Post | Ana Benedetti | Posted 09.19.2014 | Latino Voices

Ever get that annoying feeling that you can't find the exact word to describe something? You may not be thinking in the right language. Here are 10 v...

Of Telexes, Typewriters and Old-Fashioned Journalism

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 04.17.2014 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

While I thoroughly enjoy blogging, tweeting and using all manner of light digital mobile devices, there was something endearing about the bulky equipment we had for turning out hard-hitting, solid journalism.

The Xmas Songs of Ximena Borges

Marcel Hidalgo | Posted 02.11.2014 | Arts
Marcel Hidalgo

It is mind-boggling how Ximena gets so many sounds from her own body, but she does magnificently enchant by snapping her fingers, clapping her hands, pounding her chest, whistling, rolling her tongue just to name a few sound maneuvers.

'Miguel Bloombito' Has Some Words For His Haters

The Huffington Post | Jane Janeczko | Posted 12.06.2013 | New York

Habla español? Like, sort of. Mayor Michael Bloomberg's Spanish is far from perfect; it's really no secret considering a parody Twitter account d...

Principal Put On Leave After Trying To Forbid Spanish In Classroom

AP | Posted 12.05.2013 | Latino Voices

HEMPSTEAD, Texas (AP) — A Texas middle school principal has been placed on paid leave after she banned the speaking of Spanish by students while in ...

Language Barriers: The New Segregation?

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 01.24.2014 | Latino Voices
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

The practice of placing students in talented and gifted programs is viewed by some as being inherently unfair. After all, who determines what is consi...

Budget Vacation? Try Language School

Susan Kraus | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Susan Kraus

I discovered that my menopausal brain can still learn to conjugate. I immersed myself in village life. Families gather in the jardin in the evenings to stroll or sit, listen to mariachi, maybe dance.

Why I Have 'Un Problema' With Your Dog's Name

Ashley Underwood | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy
Ashley Underwood

What did that decision-making process look like? "Hmmm, well my dog is a FEMALE and I think she is so PRETTY so I'm going to name her either 'she' or 'beautiful' in another language and I will love it until the Apocalypse.

Only the Best for Our Family

Elisa Villanueva Beard | Posted 01.23.2014 | Latino Voices
Elisa Villanueva Beard

Ethnicity neither limits nor defines our work to ensure every child has access to an excellent education. It does, however, inform my perspective. I enter this fight thinking about childhood friends who didn't graduate.

Folk-Fishing & Spanish Soul: The Legacy of Graciano Tarragó

Camille Zamora | Posted 12.01.2013 | Arts
Camille Zamora

My own journey with Tarragó began several years ago on a hot afternoon in Madrid when, taking refuge from the midday sun in a dusty music shop, I stumbled across some out-of-print folios.

Do You Speak A Second Language? HuffPost Wants To Hear From You

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 09.26.2013 | College

HuffPost readers: Do you speak a second language? If so, we'd love to hear from you. We're currently looking to hear from college students, graduat...

The Spanish Speakers Of The Future Might Not Be Latino

CNN | Cindy Rodriguez | Posted 09.23.2013 | Latino Voices

It's no secret that more and more people are speaking español in the United States, but what you probably didn't know is that in the future more of t...

What to Eat in San Sebastian

Phoebe Lapine | Posted 11.04.2013 | Taste
Phoebe Lapine

Pintxos bars -- the Basque equivalent of tapas -- are the cornerstone of San Sebastian's thriving foodie culture.

Carnival Crew Melting Pots: Mexicans, South Africans not "us"

Michael Sean Comerford | Posted 10.10.2013 | Travel
Michael Sean Comerford

Carnivals are melting pots of ethnicity, with Mexicans and South Africans leading the way. The globalization of world's labor force hasn't left out carnivals.

Americans Think It's 'Essential' That Immigrants Do This

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.09.2013 | Latino Voices

Most Americans continue to think immigrants living in the U.S. should learn English. A recent poll by Gallup asked Americans how important it is t...