Aug 21, 2014

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Children of Immigrants Face Unique Challenges with Bullying at School

ADL’s anti-bias and anti-bullying programs

Photo credit:  Lee Hershfield Children of Immigrants & Bullying at School Lorella Praeli was an academic star in high school, was outgoing in her classes and brought home shining grades. Her mother had no idea that she was being cyber bullied. As a child, Praeli was injured in a car accident in her native Peru […]

Join us for a Twitter Party about AfroLatina Women!

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Add Your Voice to the Discussion! The month of March is all about empowering women and on New Latina, we’re taking it one step further to share empowering stories from Latina women. To kick off the Women’s History Month, we’re throwing a party Twitter Party where we’ll discuss some important topics and also share our […]

LISTEN: Angélica Pérez Discusses Bicultural Latinas on Hispanic MPR

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Angélica Discusses Bicultural Latinas on Hispanic MPR Recently, I had the opportunity to listen to Angélica, publisher of NewLatina.net, speak about bicultural Latinas on Hispanic MPR.  This is something we’ve talked about from time to time, but I have to admit, it was wonderful to hear her talk in length on this topic.  During the podcast on […]

5 Must-Read Articles About Latino Identity

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One of the realities of being Latino in the U.S. is juggling dual identities.  Bicultural Latinos in the U.S. face unique challenges while straddling borders between greater American culture and their personal Latino identity. At New Latina, we make it our mission to highlight the stories of bicultural and multicultural Latinas who are balancing their […]

My favorite NYC

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Beautiful light, fewer pedestrians, nannies with their charges sitting at a park, a mom with both baby and doggy sitting side by side in the two stroller’s compartments, street vendors setting up their wares, restaurants, food stalls and food trucks getting ready for the lunch crowd…It must be midmorning in New York City— my favorite […]

Flying to San Juan

Volando

On a plane from Boston to San Juan I see many happy yet tense-looking fellow Puerto Rican passengers. The Puerto Rican lady sitting next to me barely moved, did not take a snack (not even water) nor did she respond when I asked her a question. Stormy weather, very bumpy ride as we approach San […]

Dealing With a Difficult Suegra

"Monster In Law" Face Off

Image source Jennifer Lopez’s on-screen character, “Charlie” faces off with her mother-in-law, “Viola”, (played by Jane Fonda), in the movie “Monster in Law.” “Suegra” is Spanish for “mother-in-law” but the problems that can occur between a mother-in-law and daughter-in-law need no translating. The historically difficult relationship knows no borders when it comes to race, religion, […]

¡La vida te da sorpresas!

Jose

A hard-to-please reviewer on Yelp describes the tactic he employed to make sure that the Japanese restaurant he was about to visit was the “Real deal.” He called ahead, spoke Japanese, and was relieved to hear “moshi moshi” instead of “Hola” or “Hey, bro.” Upon visiting the restaurant, finding a menu with hard-to-find Japanese dishes […]

What barbecue grill?

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Summertime is barbecue time, but usually most regular grills are eyesores in most patios and fancy grills are often ostentatious. For these two reasons I did not own a grill until this year. My recently acquired charcoal grill is not an eyesore nor ostentatious. It actually beautifies my small courtyard in a very obvious yet […]

“What Are You?”: Confessions From a Multiracial Latina

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“What Are You?”: Confessions From a Multiracial Latina I can usually tell when it’s coming because the person squints with this perplexed look, shaking their head from side to side, and in slow motion the words roll off of their tongue…What are you? I’ve gotten the question from colleagues, audience members, old ladies on the bus, […]

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