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Celebrating emerging Latinx music

As we embark on the second half of Latinx Heritage Month, here’s a list of artists to add to your playlists.  Bad Bunny A crowd favorite,...

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The Maze of Motherhood : Books on Being a Mother & More

We are done and dusted with the notion that motherhood brings joy - joy that is unchallenged, undeviating, unconditional, and unadulterated. Of course, there...

Finding Our Way Through the Upcoming Uncertain School Year

This new school year is now perhaps even scarier than last year because kids are getting affected by the Delta virus variant of COVID.  Yet,...

The Lack of Body Positive Conversations Among Kids

“Why am I not taller today?”  my daughter asked at the end of her sixth birthday. It was heartbreaking to see her cry tears...

Talking to Kids about Skin Color and Colorism

In a world where fair is beautiful and dark is exotic. Where fairness creams sell like hot cakes all over the world, it is...

Do Her Parents Know You’re Black?

It is a question I have asked my sons many times, usually before initial encounters with the parents of their white friends. It remains...

A Letter to a Pregnant Person during COVID-19

I’ve been dreading writing this. I am a person who tries to be honest about my lived experiences, but this topic was hitting too...

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Celebrating emerging Latinx music

As we embark on the second half of Latinx Heritage Month, here’s a list of artists to add to your playlists.  Bad Bunny A crowd favorite,...

Lost and found: a new action genre shows pets are more than best friends

"All this over a puppy?" the Director (played by Anjelica Huston) asked John Wick in Parabellum, after assessing his kill count of assassins that spanned...

#EmmysSoWhite and the persistent ignoring of Black entertainment

With #EmmysSoWhite trending at the end of the ceremony, it’s safe to say this year’s Emmys were a bit of a disappointment. Despite a...

TRAVEL + EVENTS

Como el español se expande hacia la inclusión

En Agosto de 2021, une estudiante en México se encontraba participando en una discusión en clase. En su ventana de Zoom, junto a su...

Being a Latinx Immigrant: A path to self-discovery

Most of the time, I find it hard to define myself. Personally, the Latino/a/x identity is pretty confusing to me. Whenever I have to...

The Hmong Connection

The 2020 Tokyo Olympics were historic for many communities and for the world, but especially so for Hmong Americans who not only made history...

Is “Hot Vax Summer” a reality or just another social media trend?

"Hot Vax Summer" is all over my social media. It seems 45% of the total U.S. population is fully vaccinated. With 319 million Americans...

How jackfruits helped me find new roots

Two years after breaking off contact with my family, I stood on the curb of a Chinatown street, weeping.  I had nearly passed the fruit...

COMMUNITY + CULTURE

La respuesta a la caída de Tenochtitlán

Nota del editor: Culturas quiere hacer nuestras historias más accesibles para nuestros lectores. Somos conscientes de que nuestro público está formado por personas de...

The Response to the Tenochtitlan Fall

In July 2021, Mexico City celebrated the establishment of Tenochtitlan, the capital of the Aztec Empire. Two weeks later, it commemorated the 500 year...

From Syria to San Diego: a refugee’s life away from home

Raghad Al Bawab spent her childhood summers playing basketball, swimming, and practicing gymnastics in Damascus, Syria. Then came the war. Today, she lives in San...

Health & Fitness

Not on Her Swatch: Ofunne Amaka and the Necessary Complexion Disruption

Google became Ofunne Amaka’s unwitting frenemy while purchasing makeup in-store. The search engine allowed her to crosscheck numerous swatches that matched her deep brown...

This Chemist Believes Effective Skincare Should Be Affordable

After suffering from bad acne throughout his teenage years, David Petrillo founded Perfect Image in 2007, with the goal of helping millions of teens...

Culturas Corner: Meet Susan Yara

Culturas Corner highlights individuals who make their community a better place through their work, business, volunteering, or activism. Today we have YouTuber Susan Yara,...

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