Remembering One of the Original Modern Latinas: Selena Quintanilla-Perez

Today marks the 20th anniversary of the death of Tejano music queen Selena Quintanilla-Perez.  She was one of the first modern Latinas of my generation and one of my favorite singers and idols. She was a role model to many Latinas throughout the world, not just in Texas and Mexico. I can remember dancing and singing ...

A Must Read Book For All Modern Latinas – “From This Wicked Patch of Dust”

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Today is World Book Day! Eighteen years ago, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) created World Book Day as a worldwide celebration of authors, illustrators, books, and reading.  To celebrate this occasion, I decided to read a book written by a Latino author to support Latino literature. At the strong recommendation of ...

The Rise of the Power Latina

It's no secret the Hispanic population has grown rapidly within the past two decades.  By 2060, it is estimated that almost one-third of the entire U.S. population will be Latino. So why does this matter to us? Here's why: The Hispanic buying power is expected to jump to $1.5 trillion dollars this year.  Corporations, marketers, advertisers, and ...