The power of a party: The American (Anglo) Quinceañera

The power of a party: The American (Anglo) Quinceañera

August 1, 2013

By The Econoimist The teenagers of San Antonio give a foretaste of America’s Hispanic future THE ghosts of Texas past, present and future will swirl around Madison Metroka, a teenager […]

Latinos, Blacks More Optimistic Than Whites

By Jennifer Agiesta, Associated Press/NPR WASHINGTON (AP) — Growing up as a black teen, John Harris III says he wasn’t always sure about what he wanted to do with his life. But […]

Young Mother Fights Deportation, Hopes for Immigration Reform

By Melissa del Bosque, The Texas Observer On Tuesday morning, Veronica Ayala, 33, stood next to her three-year old son Damian in a parking lot across the street from the J.J. […]

Is there any science behind our abuela’s natural remedies?

July 31, 2013

By Silvia Casabianca, Saludify While the botica de la abuela would have offered boiling sweet potatoes and then wrapping them on a damp cloth to be applied to your neck as a natural […]

Breaking the Teen Mom Tradition

July 30, 2013

By Karla Martinez, Coachella Unincorporated/New America Media While there are many family traditions I hope to pass down to my children one day, there is one tradition I hope ends with […]

‘La Fortaleza’ Means ‘Family’ At This Tortilla Factory

July 12, 2013

By Gloria Angelina Castillo, New America Media/Eastern Group Publications The Ortiz family doesn’t remember the exact date it first went up, but matriarch Hermila Esparza Ortiz recalls her son didn’t […]

Are Latinos waiting longer to get married, or do we just love living with mami?

July 5, 2013

By Lissette Díaz, Being Latino Most unmarried Latinas over the age of 25 have heard that fateful question from their abuelitas at some point:  “Mijita, y cuando tu te piensas casar?”  (“Sweetie, when do you […]