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Joining a taboo’s undoing, Meghan Markle pens essay on miscarriage

Today the New York Times published “The Losses We Share,” an essay by Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, who opens up about her...

Sarah La Morena: Powered by music

On Instagram, Sarah Palafox recently posted a sentimental slideshow of photos that captured her relationship with her parents. There’s a standard graduation photo and...

The Piggy Box and the importance of teaching our kids about money

Earlier this week, on November 17, National Entrepreneur’s Day celebrated the brilliant minds who have changed the way we live and laid the foundation...

Navigating identity: My discovery of ‘Afro-Latinx’

I vaguely remember it— looking down at my complexion and noticing it wasn’t like my Barbies, the girls on TV or even my own...

Netflix gets festive with Jingle Jangle and more!

Halloween is over, which means it’s officially holiday season! (At least according to Mariah Carey.) As we settle into autumn, Netflix is ready to...

Down for Dance creates a safe space for dancers with disabilities

Smiles spread across the faces of the dancers as they pop and lock to today’s hits. Their pure joy and pride in the performance...

HOME + FOOD

SoCal persists in giving back for Thanksgiving, and so can you!

Despite complications imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, organizations across Southern California are finding a way to give back to the community.  With the pandemic still...

Investigation spotlights racist housing policies in California

A new investigation by the Los Angeles Times found crime-free housing programs disproportionately affect Black and Latino residents in California.  Such programs make it more...

Holiday streaming guide

Sugarplums, tinsel and hot chocolate, oh my! The holiday season is swiftly approaching and with that comes the need to snuggle up loved ones...

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How to navigate the biggest shopping event of the year

If your holiday traditions include presents, then 2020 is definitely the year to have a shopping plan. Holiday spending reportedly hovers around $1,000 for...

Apple to pay $113 million for iPhone ‘batterygate’

Remember when you swore your iPhone was working worse after the new model came out? Turns out you were right.  As a result of “batterygate,”...

Meghan Markle and Alexis Ohanian discuss the need for kindness on social media

In a recent Time100 Talks, Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, and Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian spoke about the entrepreneurial and humanitarian need to root...

Department of Justice files antitrust suit against Google

This morning, the Department of Justice, supported by 11 state attorneys general, sued Google for violating antitrust laws. https://twitter.com/TheJusticeDept/status/1318575015428825095 The complaint aims to stop Google from...

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United Nations and human rights defenders: a parasitic relationship

The United Nations recently commemorated its 75th anniversary with a high-level meeting to adopt a declaration to reaffirm its collective commitment to multilateralism. In...

Asia Jackson on colorism and the power of social media

Asia Jackson loves science fiction. Her middle name after all, Kaylar, is based off of a character from “Star Trek.” Her favorite TV series...

Meghan Markle and Alexis Ohanian discuss the need for kindness on social media

In a recent Time100 Talks, Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, and Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian spoke about the entrepreneurial and humanitarian need to root...

TRAVEL + EVENTS

How to have a pandemic-safe holiday season

Adapting to COVID-19 protocol has been ongoing for most of the year, but we are headed for arguably our biggest challenge yet: the holidays....

Top five summertime uses for coconut oil!

The coconut oil craze has lived and fazed out over time. While California and other places around the world prepare to hit our hottest...

Get to know history-making Oaxacan model Karen Vega and her hometown

With the July cover of Vogue México, model Karen Vega is bringing Oaxacan visibility to newsstands (and of course, online!). The 18-year-old is the...

This Twitter Thread Of Black Women Posing In Front Of The Mona Lisa Is A Work Of Art On Its Own

There are some things you don’t know you need until you get them.There are many reasons to love The Carters’...

Indiana woman reunites with birth parents in South Korea after 50 years

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- A Bloomington woman found her birth parents in South Korea after being apart for 50 years.Kim Gantt came to the US...

COMMUNITY + CULTURE

United Nations and human rights defenders: a parasitic relationship

The United Nations recently commemorated its 75th anniversary with a high-level meeting to adopt a declaration to reaffirm its collective commitment to multilateralism. In...

How you can support Armenia

Armenia is a country of 3 million people, but the diaspora community stretches to an estimated 10 million. Over 200,000 live in the Los...

News of the Day: Fees to apply for U.S. citizenship set to rise Friday

On October 2, the fee to apply to become a  United States citizen will increase just over 80 percent.  The current fee for the N-400,...

Fast Times at Nanterre: From living it up in France to being in lockdown California

Looming towers of Parisian architecture cast shadows over his head. He ducks into his normal bakery and snatches a baguette. After a good sniff...

Health & Fitness

How to navigate the biggest shopping event of the year

If your holiday traditions include presents, then 2020 is definitely the year to have a shopping plan. Holiday spending reportedly hovers around $1,000 for...

Blue Ivy Carter expands talent log with ‘Hair Love’

On Monday morning, Matthew A. Cherry announced his award-winning story “Hair Love” is now available as an audiobook. The beloved story that features a father...

Culturas Corner: Meet LushPins

Culturas Corner highlights individuals who make their community a better place through their work, business, volunteering or activism. Today we hear from Nurul Fatini...

Take a note from Alopecia Awareness Month and celebrate your uniqueness

Kaili Fendrick started her year by doing motivational speaking. Even at just 12 years old, she has the intention to make an impact on...

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