Bicultural Latinas, Leadership & Success Event with Angélica Pérez, PhD {May 15 in NYC}

Bicultural Latinas, Leadership & Success with Angélica Pérez, PhD In March, the Latina Leadership Presentation featured NYCLP member Dr. Damary Bonilla-Rodriguez.  The presentation was based on Dr. Damary Bonilla-Rodriguez’s dissertation, “A Profile of Latina Leadership in the United States: Characteristics, Positive Influences, and Barriers,” in which she identified five categories of the essential characteristics to being an effective […]

Chingona Fest: A Women Empowerment Festival in South Texas {April 21}

What is Chingona Fest? While posting jewelry photos on my Facebook page, a good friend of mine and fellow writer suggested I sign up for the “Chingona Fest”  because they were accepting vendors. I was intrigued for one by the word Chingona in the title of the festival. Chingona can mean lots of things. It has […]

8 Useful Tips for Keeping Your Heritage Alive

Keeping Your Heritage Alive As an immigrant living in the United States it is very difficult to maintain one’s culture and identity intact, since it’s only natural to be influenced by our new lifestyle and the predominant culture. However, for all of us who immigrated as adults, this influence cannot erase what we have deep-rooted […]

Familia Eats: Homemade Flour Tortillas

flour tortillas de harina

  Homemade Flour Tortillas (Mexican style) A classic staple in many Latino households, tortillas are a more than a tasty side, they’re also a great utensil for scooping mouthfuls of your favorite foods!  Whether you’re snacking on chorizo, waking up to a steaming plate of papa con huevo or making a taco with some left […]

Join Us for A Twitter Party about AfroLatina Women! {Tuesday March, 13}

    A Twitter Party about AfroLatina Women! We’re co-hosting a Twitter Party with Angélica of NEW LATINA about AfroLatina women! Join us Tuesday, March 13th at 9PM EST on Twitter at hashtag #NLAfroLatina for a discussion about AfroLatina culture, heritage, self-image, identity, natural hair and more. Several other influential bloggers will be there, including natural […]

Wire Your Baby Bilingual: The Benefits of Bilingualism

Great News for Parents Raising Bilingual Children Raising my children to be bilingual is of great importance to me since we all know how essential language is for understanding and embracing culture. Therefore, I am convinced that if my children learn Spanish they’ll get what being Dominican is, where they come from and assume their […]

Why You Should Protest the Arizona Book Ban

Why You Should Protest the Arizona Book Ban As I was on Facebook, I noticed a friend of mine had posted a link to a site called Censored News talking about Tucson, AZ and book banning. I figured it was still over the Mexican American cultural studies debacle since the state found that the schools […]

Three Kings Day {Día de Los Reyes Magos} Round-up!

Image credit: Flickr / alihf | Juárez   We wanted to showcase some of the great stories and features about Three Kings Day (el Día de los Reyes Magos), so here are a few go-to articles!  There are crafts, recipes, stories and more!  Wishing you a great Three Kings Day! NickJr.com  Dora’s Three Kings Day Party […]

Three Kings Day Brings Magical Memories

This article is part of our Multicultural Holidays series.  You can submit your own story for publishing on Multicultural Familia via our submissions page here. Image: Flickr / cliff1066™ Fond Memories of Three Kings Day Thinking about my childhood and revisiting the home where I grew up always reminds me of how important is for a child to […]

The Beats of Social Justice: Our Story of Resistance Chronicled Through Music

Image credit: Flickr / alterna2   The soundtrack of my life is tinged with music that means something spiritually, lyrically or rhythmically. The Latino melodies and stanzas of these beats often resound with the pain, awareness, and resistance to injustice and oppression. From Merengue to Salsa, Banda to Cumbia, Vallenato to Reggaeton, and Conjunto to […]