We’re seen as a Spanish-language broadcaster that mostly competes with Telemundo. But in my view, we should be competing with the English-language networks because increasingly we will have an audience that will surpass them.
I usually refer to myself as Hispanic. - Andres Serrano
September 15 to October 15
Hispanic Heritage Month in case you didn’t know :)
Thanks for the reminder!
Does anyone know any good books in Spanish I can get for my mom
Si! La Poemas de Pablo Neruda
On Being Black and Latino...
- Jessy Terrero: When I moved to the West Coast, the Mexicans I saw were a little more fair skinned, they looked a little more different. So, people thought I was Black there. Or mixed. I'm Dominican. And most people look at me like, 'Oh where's that?'
- Tayana Ali: People usually identify me with being Mexican. I even remembered when we first moved here, my mom would speak in her native language, Spanish, to other Spanish speakers and people are just kind of like looking at her funny like, 'Why is that coming out of your mouth?'
- Laz Alonso: I've either been treated fairly or treated unfairly by the color of my skin. They don't look at me and say, 'Oh you're Latin. We're gonna treat you better.' No. You're Black, that's it.
- Sabi: Growing up I felt I had to pick a side. Either I was Black or I was Latina but I didn't really fit in with the full Latina's or the girls who were all Black...
- Maluca: When I did move out of the Dominican neighborhood, a lot of people at that time didn't know what the Dominican Republic is. I was seen as Puerto Rican or Black or Mixed and I would scream, 'I'm Dominican!!!'
- Kat DeLuna: I went through this in high school, they would ask me, 'Are you Black or Latina?' And I would say, 'You don't understand, I'm a little bit of both!'
- Christina Milian: I would see so many discussions on the blogs, people would say,'Oh she's Black' or 'No she's this, she's that'.
- Javier Colon: I've definitely had folks who said, 'I was wondering why you had a name like Javier, we thought you were African American.'
- Mimi Valdes: I've definitely been identified as African American before and it's not necessarily a wrong assumption because I do have African blood but I think what's more appropriate to describe me is as a 'Black woman who is of Puerto Rican and Cuban descent.'
Calle 13-La Vuelta al Mundo
Can a speak Spanish? not really. Can I still tell this is a very good song? yes.
In case your wondering why the gringa posted this, my red-headed Scottish mother was adopted into a Hispanic family…so I be a ginga on the outside, but I am a chica in mi corazon.
Por la blanda arena que lame el mar
su pequeña huella no vuelve más,
un sendero solo de pena y silencio llegó
hasta el agua profunda.
Un sendero solo de penas mudas llegó
hasta la espuma.
Sabe Dios qué angustia te acompañó
qué dolores viejos calló tu voz
para recostarte arrullada en el canto
de las caracolas marinas.
La canción que canta en el fondo oscuro del mar
Te vas Alfonsina con tu soledad,
¿qué poemas nuevos fuiste a buscar?
Una voz antigua de viento y de sal
te requiebra el alma y la está llevando.
Y te vas hacia allá como en sueños,
dormida, Alfonsina, vestida de mar.
Cinco sirenitas te llevarán
por caminos de algas y de coral,
y fosforescentes caballos marinos harán
una ronda a tu lado.
Y los habitantes del agua van a jugar
pronto a tu lado.
Bájame la lámpara un poco más,
déjame que duerma, nodriza, en paz.
Y si llama él no le digas que estoy,
dile que que Alfonsina no vuelve.
Y si llama él no le digas nunca que estoy,
di que me he ido.
— Félix Luna (poema), Ariel Ramírez (música), Mercedes Sosa (interpretación)
Hispanics are 17% more-likely than non-Hispanics to access the web through their phone than through their computer.
“I’ve lived in DC for 25 years. I miss the Spanish festivals. I miss the food. So many people used to come here, close to 20,000 people. They would be all over Columbia Road, 14th Street all the way to Kalorama Park. It was the end of the summer festival, DC hispanic festival. The event kept getting bigger and bigger, so they moved it to downtown. Then, people didn’t go down there, so it eventually despaired.”