Unique Challenges Faced By Afro-Latinas
Negra & Beautiful: The Unique Challenges Faced By Afro-Latinas
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 01/27/2012 - 14:55

The frustrating ironies of being Afro-Latina hit Yuly Marshall with stunning regularity: At work at a Miami hospital, Hispanic patients of the Cuban-born radiology technician usually assume she’s African American, asking her, “Where did you learn to speak Spanish like that?” and expressing shock—even skepticism—that she’s really Latina. Other times, fellow Latinos will disparage African Americans in front of her with phrases like, “What can you expect from negros?” and then turn around and tell her, as if paying her a compliment, “But you’re not like that. You’re one of us.”


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Megan Fox
WATCH: Is Megan Fox Latina?
By Adriana Rivera | 01/24/2012 - 10:42

In a new Brazilian commercial promoting ESL (English as a Second Language) Transformers actress Megan Fox speaks to two stranded Portuguese-speaking teenagers on “Megan Fox Island” and pleads with them to speak English with her and her many clones, as reported by Us Weekly.


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8 Latinos Headed to Broadway
7 Latino Stars on the Great White Way!
By Amaris Castillo | 01/13/2012 - 12:53

The time is rapidly approaching for us to finally see Ricky Martin do his thing on Broadway!

As we’ve been reporting for months now, our gorgeous February 2012 cover model will star in the highly anticipated musical Evita, which will begin its previews on March 12. 

We did a little more digging, then realized Martin isn’t alone on Broadway. There are other Latino stars who have pranced around stage and sang their hearts out recently and otherr who, like Martin, are ready to hit the stage this spring.


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Ricky Martin: The Hottest Man on the Newsstand!
Ricky Martin: The Hottest Man on the Newsstand!
By Lee Hernandez | 01/11/2012 - 15:20

The month of February is home to Valentine's Day, so naturally there are going to be some seriously hot guys on the cover of magazines! We know we're partial, but the hottest man on the newsstand this month is our very own RICKY!


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Ricky Martin
Go Behind the Scenes with Ricky Martin at Latina Magazine's Cover Shoot!
By Lee Hernandez | 01/06/2012 - 11:27

Latin music icon Ricky Martin graces the cover of Latina magazine’s February 2012 issue, and only we have your exclusive behind-the-scenes look at his sexy Miami photo shoot!


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10 Latinas On What They Hate Most About the Holidays
10 Latinas On What They Hate Most About the Holidays
By Amaris Castillo | 12/16/2011 - 18:18

We all have a bone to pick about the holiday season.

Whether it’s the overwhelming pressure to buy everyone in your family a gift – or the claustrophobic feeling that results from visits to the mall – it can be difficult sometimes to find a reason to smile around this time. By no means do we want to be pessimistic about the holidays – it is definitely a joyous time. We were just curious, so we brought this question to Latina’s readers on our Facebook page:


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Sheriff Joe Arpaio
U.S. Justice Department Takes Stand Against Sheriff Joe Arpaio
By Amaris Castillo | 12/16/2011 - 16:30

The self-proclaimed “toughest sheriff in America” is in trouble with the U.S. Department of Justice. According to America’s Voice Online, Maricopa County (AZ) Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s reign may end soon, as a result of a three-year investigation conducted by the department. Those familiar with Arpaio know of his controversial practices aimed at cracking down illegal immigration, and the fierce criticism he has received because of it.


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Sheila E
EXCLUSIVE: Sheila E. On The Lack Of Latina Drummers in the Music Industry
By Lee Hernandez | 11/30/2011 - 16:26

We recently asked half-Mexican drummer Sheila E., best known for her work with Prince, George Duke and Ringo Starr, why there aren’t many well-known Latina drummers in the music industry—and here’s what the Latina icon had to say:


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Sheila E/Nicole Richie
EXCLUSIVE: Sheila E. On Nicole Richie: “She’s Mexican—It’s In Her Blood”
By Lee Hernandez | 11/28/2011 - 15:10

Because Nicole Richie was raised by an adoptive father (soul singer Lionel Richie), and his then-wife Brenda Harvey—but her biological parents are musician named Peter Michael Escovedo and her Aunt Sheila Escovedo's then executive assistant named Karen—people always wonder if the socialite/reality star identifies as Latina.


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New Redistricting Plan Marks Victory for Latinos in Texas
New Redistricting Plan Marks Victory for Latinos in Texas
By Amaris Castillo | 11/28/2011 - 14:00

After an arduous battle surrounding a controversy over the state’s congressional redistricting, the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) released a statement recently about a new court-proposed plan that promises Latinos increased electoral opportunity in Texas. According to MALDEF, a new redistricting plan was released by three federal judges in San Antonio that will improve the representation for Latinos in Texas.


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