Celebrating Los Tres Reyes Magos in the U.S.A.

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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. Celebrating Los Tres Reyes Magos in the U.S.A. This story first appeared on Discovering the World Through My Son’s Eyes. When our baby was six months old he visited Puerto Rico for the […]

Is Disney’s First Latina Princess ‘Latina Enough’?

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Syndicated from Bicultural Mom Today I was wandering around on Facebook as usual and I came across a post about Disney’s first Latina princess.  If you haven’t heard yet, here’s a quick video preview of the show, Sofia the First: Once Upon a Princess: Disney’s First Latina Princess – Is She ‘Latina Enough’? So the big […]

Why You Should Protest the Arizona Book Ban

Arizona Book Ban This story was originally published in January 2012 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 […]

Julián Castro – Is He ‘Latino Enough’ Even Though He Isn’t Fluent in Spanish?

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Syndicated from BiculturalMom.com Julián Castro – Is He ‘Latino Enough’ Even Though He Isn’t Fluent in Spanish? The last couple of days there has been a buzz surrounding Julián Castro.  The young mayor from San Antonio, Texas spoke on behalf of our President and U.S. DREAMers during this week’s Democratic National Convention and the chatter since […]

U.S. Census Proposes More Changes to Race Categories {Huff Post}

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U.S. Census Proposes More Changes to Race Categories WASHINGTON — To keep pace with rapidly changing notions of race, the Census Bureau wants to make broad changes to its surveys that would treat “Hispanic” as a distinct category regardless of race, end use of the term “Negro” and offer new ways to identify Middle Easterners. […]

Dual Pride at the Olympics: Should Leo Manzano Have Carried Two Flags?

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Dual Pride at the Olympics? With all the ridiculous obsessions about “unfair advantages,” “light-skinned, exotic beauties” and “disgraceful hair-dos” flooding around the Olympic athletes these days, it’s hard to avoid the negative hype.  It seems there is a never-ending supply of insults flying around and a whole lot of not-so-wholesome Olympic finger pointing going on. Earlier today, CNN published […]

10 Things Mainstream Television Networks Should Know About Bicultural Latino Viewers

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10 Things Mainstream Television Networks Should Know About Bicultural Latino Viewers A few days ago, there was an article in the NYTimes that discussed Network TV’s struggle to appeal to Hispanics. It cited failed shows such as “Rob” which critics say was too heavy on the stereotypes. It pointed to “minor successes” such as the George Lopez […]

Success Academy Controversy & ‘Mission Possible’ Book Review {Giveaway}

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Controversy Surrounding Success Academies & Charters Recently, I was asked to review a book called Mission Possible, about the Success Academies in Harlem and surrounding neighborhoods.  Honestly, I didn’t know much about Success Academies, but I had heard quite a bit about the charter vs. public school debate in the news in recent years.  Quite […]

Lupe Ontiveros, Actress Who Played A Maid Over 150 Times, Dies {HuffPost}

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Lupe Ontiveros, Actress Who Played A Maid Over 150 Times, Dies Lupe Ontiveros has died. She was 69. The iconic Mexican-American actress, who is perhaps best known for playing the convicted murderer Yolanda Saldivar in “Selena,” passed away yesterday, TMZ is reporting. She was reportedly suffering from liver cancer. Ontiveros, who built her career on playing immigrant […]