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Living in Spanglish Radio: Afro-Latino Edition

This edition of Living in Spanglish Radio features an interview with Amilcar Priestly, co-director of New York’s Afro-Latino Festival. In our conversation we talk about the growing need for and efficacy of expressing an Afro-Latino identity and even talk a little about its connection with Black Lives Matter. I also play music featured at the […]

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Urban/Global Politics

The New Majority

The new majority has spoken again President Obama won re-election in large part due to overwhelming support from women, African-American and Latino voters. Obama’s victory in the general election was not by a huge margin – despite winning by almost 100 electoral votes, he squeaked by in the popular vote – but his victory spoke […]

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Urban/Global Politics

Latinos in the News (For All the Wrong Reasons)

We’re all a little weary of Latinos popping up in news reports all around the country as perpetrators of petty crimes and tacky behavior, you know, the kind of low-rent antics that if they were white would be referred to as “trailer-trash” stuff. (The latter of course not a laughing matter I guess because for […]

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Urban/Global Politics

Ex-Murdoch Tabloid and Phone-Hack Scandal Hack Axes Latin@s

SPECIAL TO THE DAILY NEWS: (NEW YORK) The minions of Colin Myler, a cold-blooded fiend posing as a Good Samaritan announced this Saturday that the Daily News’s weekly Spanish-language publication Hora Hispana will cease publication, and that the editor of the Viva section, which focuses on Latino/as and has been edited by veteran journalist Maite […]

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