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Tanisha is a freelance lifestyle and pop culture blogger. A self-confessed news junkie, Tanisha enjoys utilizing pop culture as a catalyst for discourse, new ideas, change, and of course, entertainment. Tanisha’s work has been featured on,,, and You can follow her on Twitter, Facebook or at

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Panamanian Rappers Los Rakas Use Music and Fashion To Bridge Culture Gap

(0) Comments | Posted July 20, 2015 | 12:18 PM

You can't rush greatness. Just ask Los Rakas. The bilingual rap group's members, Panamanian primos Ricardo Gilliam (alias Raka Rich) and Abdul Dominguez (alias Raka Dun), started producing their own unique style of music--a blend of Spanish hip-hop, reggae, and Panamanian dembow--in 2005, however it wasn't until 2010...

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How to Vacay Like a Rock Star at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Punta Cana

(0) Comments | Posted July 18, 2015 | 12:00 AM

Before visiting the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, I assumed all all-inclusive resorts were cookie cutter. Not so at the Hard Rock. The HRHC in Punta Cana blends music, local culture, and luxurious one of...

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Yandel's HBO Latino Concert Special 'Camino al Concierto' Is History in the Making

(1) Comments | Posted April 9, 2015 | 2:40 PM


Whoever said it's lonely at the top has obviously never met reggaeton artist Yandel. The Puerto Rico native was in great company Tuesday night as he celebrated his induction into the elite group of HBO Latino Concert special subjects, which include the likes...

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Badass Latina Visual Artist Celebrates Pussy Power in Philly

(1) Comments | Posted June 11, 2014 | 12:13 PM

It's not every day that you see the f-bomb prominently displayed in an art gallery, but if you're walking into the Iconography of Meaning exhibit at the Taller Puertorriqueño in Philadelphia, you'd better prepared to see the f-word and then some.

"I'm a slut. I vote. So...

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Don't Sleep on Sleeping With the Fishes

(4) Comments | Posted June 17, 2013 | 5:06 PM

Confession time: I'm not a rich woman. I'm not a vampire. I am not an undercover cop. However, I am often willing to watch movies, television shows and web series that feature all of the above. Why? Well, because I'm a multifaceted human being with interests outside of my sex,...

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In Support of Dirty Girls Over Devious Maids

(5) Comments | Posted June 5, 2013 | 6:20 PM

I never thought that my HuffPost blog, "Eva Longoria's Devious Maids is a Wasted Opportunity," would ever create the buzz that it did. But I'm extremely glad that it did. Whether you agree with me or not, the post helped to facilitate the conversation regarding the representation of...

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Lessons From a Queen: Erykah Badu Shares Life Lessons

(1) Comments | Posted May 22, 2013 | 5:17 PM

It might have seemed crazy that Erykah Badu offered to pay for a fan's doula certification during "A Conversation With Erykah Badu" -- an event presented by the Red Bull Music Academy. But if you really know Erykah, you'd know that it's not crazy at all.

Erykah Badu,...

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Eva Longoria's Devious Maids Is a Wasted Opportunity

(37) Comments | Posted May 3, 2013 | 9:27 PM

Holy stereotypes, Batman! Have you seen the teaser trailer for Eva Longoria's new Lifetime series, Devious Maids?

The minute-long trailer manages to efficiently portray Latinas as hypersexual, nosy, scheming and, at times, totally invisible domestic servants, one set of pushed-up breasts, devilishly squinted eyes and sassy hair flip...

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East WillyB Gives New Generation of Latinos a Voice

(0) Comments | Posted April 19, 2013 | 1:19 PM

Last month, Eva Mendes shared that Exit Wounds director Andrzej Bartkowiak dubbed over her voice -- in ENGLISH! -- because he felt that she didn't sound "intelligent enough." Though absolutely cringe-worthy, Mendes' experience is nothing new. A recent study released by the Writers Guild of America, West reveals that of...

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Sofia Vergara Loves Playing Stereotypes

(82) Comments | Posted March 5, 2013 | 2:13 PM

That laugh, that smile, that accent and that body! You'd be hard-pressed to find anyone in this world who doesn't think that Sofia Vergara is simply amazing! Noted by Forbes as television's highest paid actress of 2011, Sofia Vergara has found her niche and made a killing in it! The...

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