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Bleaching Bookshelves: An Analysis of Recent Book Bans in America

By Alyssa Lizarraga  In March 2022, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed Florida House Bill 1467, which, among other conditions, requires all schoolbooks to be reviewed by a district-appointed “media specialist” to ensure they are appropriate for children. Soon after, videos started appearing of empty bookshelves in Florida classrooms and school libraries.…

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LATINOS LIKE JOHN LEGUIZAMO DEMAND MORE REPRESENTATION VIA SXSW PANELS

By Sarah M. Vasquez L to R: Tom Llamas, Carolina Saavedra, John Leguizamo, and Ben DeJesus At South by Southwest (SXSW) this year, Latino creatives from John Leguizamo to Julio Torres to Cheech Marin sounded off on the importance of our community creating our own stuff – we can’t wait…

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HOW NUYORICAN ACTRESS LIZA COLÓN-ZAYAS BROUGHT HER LOVE OF FOOD TO “THE BEAR”

By Becca Beberaggi Last month I binged my new favorite show The Bear, now streaming on Hulu. The story follows the plight of a young, renowned chef named Carmy (played by Jeremy Allen White) who returns to his hometown of Chicago after the death of a family member. Upon returning,…

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IT’S COMPLICATED: LATINX STEREOTYPES AND THE STARS WHO PLAY THEM

written by V. Alexandra de F. Szoenyi Latinxs have long had a difficult relationship with Hollywood. We are constantly fighting to get representation on the silver screen, despite being 62.1 million strong in the U.S. When we are in films, our roles often perpetuate long-held Latinx stereotypes, such as women…

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JEWISH LATINES DESERVE REPRESENTATION, TOO

written by Ces Heredia Like many Latines out there, I grew up watching telenovelas with my mom and my grandma. I loved the rags-to-riches romances. You know the type – the kind of stories that made me believe that one day I, too, would find the person who would wait for me as…

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