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  • Entertainment
    Living the Dream: OITNB star Dascha Polanco to receive The Lupe Award

    Dascha Polanco’s rise to stardom seems to be unstoppable, and for the Orange Is the New Black star it must be a dream as she draws in recognition for her bright career. Starring as Dayanara Diaz on OITNB for two seasons, Polanco has been added to the main cast is just the...

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    Hips & Body Don’t Lie: Shakira’s Goes to Instagram to post Post-Baby Pics!

      Shakira’s hips may not lie, but her body is scandalous! Just four months after giving birth to her second son with Gerard Piqué, Spanish soccer star and centre back for FC Barcelona and the Spanish national team, the 38-year-old Colombian took to her Instagram at “@shakira” and shared three photos of her post-pregnancy...

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    Oh Iggy, Iggy: Aussie Rapper’s Racist & Homophobic Tweets come back to Haunt her

    Iggy Azalea continues travel upon the get-no-love train as her past tweets on the social media platform, Twitter continue to come from her past to haunt her. Before the “Fancy” star from Australia hit it big her she was, and still is to an extent, a heavy twitter user. However, the 25-year-old...

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    Minnie Mouse vs. Hello Kitty in Times Square!

    It’s a known fact that cats and mice do not get along, and the fact holds true even for two very fictional characters like Minnie Mouse & Hello Kitty so it isn’t at all a surprise that a fight broke out in the middle of Times Square between the two. Last Thursday,...

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    Young Latino Dancer to Appear on America’s Got Talent

    Celebrity judges Heidi Klum, Melanie Brown, Howie Mandel, and Howard Stern, with host Nick Cannon, come together once again to celebrate NBC’s tenth season of America’s Got Talent!. And partaking in the tenth anniversary of the show, a young Latino boy will try to show how much talent he has. During tonight’s...

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    Female MMA Fighter Punching her Way into Hollywood

    Ronda Rousey, the undefeated MMA Fighter steps outside of the octagon cage and is continuing to make her Hollywood debut a knockout as she appears on the silver screen in the soon-to-be released movie Entourage. Debuting back in 2010, Rousey has become known as the toughest woman on the planet, and the...

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    Joke or Idiocracy? Latino BBQ Restaurant Owners messy Advertisement backfires

    Whether it really was a joke or simply bad marketing in an attempt to garner in publicity, the owner of the Colorado restaurant Rubbin’ Buttz BBQ & Country Cafe has decided to rescind the establishment’s White Appreciation Day drawing in a mass of criticism, anger, and outrage on restaurant’s Facebook page—as well...

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    Growing Acceptance: Cuba embraces Gay Community, and could soon legalize Gay Marriage

    This weekend marked a momentous moment in Cuba when during its gay pride parade more than 1,000 lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Cubans marched through the streets of Havana to show an unity against discrimination. While not accepting of gays in the past, Cuba has been on a steady rise when it...

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    The Need for Protest: And Why Black Lives should Matter for Latinos too

    What has sadly become a trend in the United States, on a young man by the name of Freddie Gray—aged 25—has met an end similar to Michael Brown and Eric Garner when coming into contact with Law Enforcement and happening to be Black Americans. But why should Black Live Matters be an...

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    Can he or Can’t he? Sen. Marco Rubio announces intention to run for President, but could he face hurdles

    The United States Senator Marco Rubio of Florida announced on Monday that he will be trying to snag the Republican Party’s nomination to become the 45th President of the United States of America in the 2016 Elections. And while he is the lesser of two…candidates…compared to Ted Cruz, Rubio stands to have...

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    How About No: Ted Cruz as First Latino President, an American Nightmare

    While it is always inspiring and encouraging when you hear about the accomplishment or success of other Latinos whether it be in education, entertainment, and/or politics, however this sentiment came to a somewhat halt on March 23, 2015 when learning of what one Latino in particular was looking to achieve. What should...

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    What is funny and what is not? The possible racism on Latino television

    Last Wednesday, Rodner Figueroa fell under the spotlight after his comments regarding First Lady Michelle Obama were considered racist and earned him a swift firing from Univision’s popular television program El Gordo y La Flaca. However, aside from Figueroa earning sometime in the spotlight the incident has shown an ongoing, overlooked culture...

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    Meaning of Friendship or Meaning of Corruption: NJ Sen. Bob Menendez faces Corruption Charges

    He says he is not going anywhere, but if charges due prove he is just another corrupt senator a New Jersey senator may not be able to stand by his words. On Friday, controversy hit the garden state when it was revealed that the Department of Justice is planning on filing criminal...

  • Entertainment
    Superhero Thievery: Michelle Rodriguez tells Actors of Color to stop stealing white characters

    Over the past year the issue of race has become an even hotter topic than it truly has been within the United States. After the tragic deaths of Michael Brown & Eric Garner, whose deaths are connected to racial discrimination, there’s been an ongoing debate on how the country should begin to...

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    Immigration Reform on Halt: Judge Blocks President Obama’s Executive Order on Immigration

    Three months ago, President Barack Obama announced his executive order regarding immigration reform in this country and while it appeared as a victory for millions of immigrants—who were also worried it wouldn’t go through—it seemed that the plans proposed by the president would eventually go through. Going so far as to tell...

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    The Latino Enrollment: Where are Latinos the most Insured?

    Last week, LatinTRENDS began a three-part series on how the Affordable Care Act has impacted the Latino community within the United States of America. In the first part it was discussed how Latinos impacted ACA by enrolling and becoming insured through President Barack Obama’s healthcare initiative. When it comes to politics, particularly...

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    The Latino Enrollment: How did the Affordable Care Act benefit from Latino enrollment?

    Around this time last year, the Affordable Care Act (ACA)—or what has become widely known as Obamacare due to it being President Barack Obama’s healthcare law—was nearly at the precipice of becoming non-existent in the U.S. due to the enrollment rate not meeting the requirement to become law. But at its final...

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    SOTU 2015: The Latino Outcome from the 2015 State of the Union

    Last week, President Barack Obama addressed the nation in the 2015 State of the Union in-which he covered several important topics that has had the country talking about the last few months. While he didn’t into great detail about them, the president did talk about his executive action regarding immigration, the recent...

  • Entertainment
    SOTU 2015: The Days after the President’s State of the Union address

    Yesterday and Tuesday evening, Twitter, Facebook, and any other form of social media was abuzz with chatter. No, there wasn’t a celebrity arrest, marriage, or pregnancy but talk was on the 2015 State of the Union address. And this SOTU address is sure to be one of President Barack Obama most memorable...

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    What is IDNYC? And what could be behind New York City’s new municipal card?

    Over the summer, a plan was proposed to introduce into New York City a municipal identification card program which is a form of identification card that is not issued by the state or federal government but offered by the city itself. Municipality identification cards enable people who are immigrants or who have...

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    PATH, YAY; GOVS & PORT AUTHORITY, NAY: Plans to cut PATH Train overnight services stirs community outcry

    At the very start of the New Year, a proposal was announced that would address a growing issue regarding the operational services of the PATH and would save the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey an estimated $10 million a year. However, this plan it is being met with great...

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    Más Latinos en College: President Obama’s new plan for free College offered to Americans & how Latinos benefit

    It seems 2015 will possible be President Barack Obama year if the plans he are proposing are enacted upon. From his executive plans on immigration announced late last year earning him a favorable response among Latinos, the president has made another announcement that will possibly do him some good after earning himself...

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    Poverty Then & Now: Remembering Governor Cuomo’s words on poverty in America

    Sadly, New York lost one of its most influential people when former-New York Governor Mario Cuomo passed away on the first day of the New Year. Passing away on the day his son, the 54th Governor of New York Andrew Cuomo, the 52nd governor of New York from Queens, New York City...

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    Mayor de Blasio vs. the NYPD Pt.II: The tension continues

    Yesterday, mourning continued in the city as Police Officer Wenjian Liu was laid to rest. During the service, hundreds of police officers were in attendance to honor their fallen brother-in-blue along with Mayor Bill de Blasio. Unfortunately, the mayor’s appearance was not welcomed. With tension still present between the New York City...

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