Archive for October 28th, 2010

October 28, 2010

Men: You are the weakest link, goodbye!

by Keyla Cedano

While reading through Hill Harper’s book, “The Conversation,” I couldn’t help but dwell on one particular observation. He points out that nowadays females are taught a different sort of independence, one that’s slowly making men obsolete. Although this hardback is labeled a “relationship book” geared specifically towards the African-American audience, his words are beyond mere romantic guidance and ring true for society as a whole.

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October 28, 2010

Cachao, the original Mambo King

by Rosie G.

Music is the very air I breathe and cannot live without. This is very true of musicians who not only dream in music but can hear it in their everyday lives. Some of the greatest legends of our Latin music felt the same; music was their life and couldn’t live without it. For my first in a series of legendary pioneers that shaped our Latin music; I was inspiredby the life story of Cachao.

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October 28, 2010

myspace gets totally NEW makeover (Video)

This morning has announced that they officially have their NEW look.   Many feel that this ‘makeover’ is a desperate attempt to gain back a large audience that has been lost to

Personally, I’m not sure if this is going to get me to switch over to myspace instead of Facebook, but I must admit, the new layout is definitely more user friendly than it was before.

They’ve gone LIVE this morning in hopes that their promo video (below) will insight some curiosity among potential users.

What do YOU think? Would you be willing to give them a second chance?

October 28, 2010

The right to cast your ballot

by Cristina Villarreal

Last week a Republican supported group, Latinos for Reform, caused outrage with their “Don’t Vote” ad telling Latinos to not vote in the November elections.  Considering the history of voting rights in this country, voting is more than a right.  It is an obligation.

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October 28, 2010

Mariah Carey makes BIG Announcement

Half Venezuelan singer, Mariah Carey, stated on the Today Show this morning that she will be having her first child soon.

The baby is expected sometime in the early Spring.

Congrats to Mariah and husband Nick Cannon on their latest creation.

October 28, 2010

On being Latina

by Angelica Perez

Recently, I had an encounter with a police officer that reminder me that, regardless of how I see myself as a person, this society continues to see me first and foremost as “Latina” or “Hispanic.”

I was driving under a lot of traffic and, somehow, ended on the wrong lane (almost missing the entrance to a tunnel I needed to take).  Traffic was slow, at a stand still, so I managed to squeeze into the lane I needed to be in.  A police officer, directing traffic on the other side, took notice of my violation.

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