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Four Notable Latinas Trending a Difference Before Women’s History Month Was Official in the USA



March is Women’s History Month, but this you know that officially it only dates back to 1987 in the United States—thanks to a campaign by the National Women’s History Project. In honor of this Month, we would love to share some amazing Latinas that were making #herstory before it became an official celebratory month in the US.

Rigoberta Menchú

At a young age, Menchú became involved in the women’s rights movement. Later, this indiginious Guatemalan woman found herself advocating on behalf of her people, combatting abuses by the Guatemalan government. In 1983, she gained international attention with her book, I, Rigoberta Menchú, which highlighted her poor upbringing and the struggles of many during Guatemala’s 36-year civil war. She received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1992 for her outstanding work toward social justice.

Minerva Mirabal

The Mirabal sisters and their work as activists against the dictatorial regime of Trujillo held many untold stories of the Dominican Republic. Perhaps the most politically active of the sisters was Minerva, especially after she was denied a law license because she refused Trujillo’s sexual advances. She didn’t hold back in speaking out against his regime and was relentless until she and her sisters were brutally assassinated. She’s known to have borrowed the words of Fidel Castro: “Condemn me, it does not matter history will absolve me.” And the UN did just that! They designated November 25, the date the Mirabal sisters were murdered, as the Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.

Soledad Chacón

Chacón was the first Latina elected to a statewide office in the United States as Secretary of State for New Mexico in 1922. The vote reflected New Mexico’s largely Latino population and heritage—having belonged to Mexico until 1848 and only officially becoming a state in 1912. She was also the first woman to serve as a state’s acting governor.

Alicia Dickinson Montemayor

Montemayor was the first woman elected to a U.S. national office not specifically designated for women, as the Vice President of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) in 1936. The organization championed equal rights for Latinos in the United States long before the 1960s civil rights movement. Montemayor also brought equal rights for women into the spotlight as associate editor for the LULAC newspaper. While we consider all of the mujeres in this post to be Women’s History Month Honorees, she was one of the first women to be named an official honoree by the National Women’s History Project.



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Eva Longoria, J.Lo, America Ferrera Join Over 200 Artists in a GOTV Call To Action To Latinx Communities



The 2020 elections have stimulated all social platforms to mobilize American participation in the November elections.

The power of the Latinx Vote, in particular, has been a topic of many conversations across many polling sites and major news networks.

For the Global Citizen movement, the goal has been to raise voter awareness of the importance of defeating Donald Trump in the elections and celebrate democracy through participation.

At a special event last Thursday, the movement invited Latinx celebrities to share important issues and their pride in voting.

Under the title, Every Vote Counts: A Celebration of Democracy, actors Jennifer Lopez, Eva Longoria, Wilmer Valderrama, and Salma Hayek joined other Latinx to share a message about the importance of the vote.

The digital event was conceived as a tribute and celebration of voting through cultural manifestations such as music, dance, art, and dialogue. It invited artists, musicians, performers, and community leaders to raise the power of civic action and “celebrate the value of every single citizen’s right to vote.”

Knowing that in this election Latinos in the United States are expected to represent the nation’s largest demographic minority in a presidential election for the first time — some 32 million Latinos are eligible to vote — the event directed its attention to these voters.

Salma Hayek, a Mexican-American, expressed her excitement at being part of these numbers.

“I voted because I believe in democracy,” she said. “I voted because I care for the future of our children. I voted because I am proud, and I support my community.”

Maria Hinojosa, the host of NPR Latino USA, highlighted the impact these 32 million voters can have on the election and told viewers that “democracy is not a noun; it’s a verb.”

For her part, Jennifer Lopez, who is Puerto Rican American, agreed on the importance of participation.

“I especially want the Latino community to understand their power, and to make their voices heard, to get loud,” she said.

With information from Global Citizen.

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Orange Is The New Black Season 6 Release Date – Pero…Will Daya Return!?



When can we expect it?

New episodes will officially be available on Netflix starting July 27, 2018!

Production seemingly wrapped on season six in mid-February, with the show’s stars sharing updates and behind-the-scenes photos on Twitter- We Peeped!


So, who’s coming back to the cast?

We certainly know of 10 inmates that have to be back and they are the ones left in the converted bunker in Litchfield at the end of season five. They are: Frieda (Dale Soules), Suzanne (Uzo Aduba), Cindy (Adrienne C Moore), Taystee (Danielle Brooks), Red (Kate Mulgrew), Piper (Taylor Schilling), Alex (Laura Prepon), Nicky, Gloria (Selenis Leyva) and Blanca (Laura Gomez)…but what about Daya plaued by Domincan-American actress Dascha Polanco?

Well, while season five may not have had a major inmate death like Poussey in season four, there were still the notable deaths of Piscatella (Brad William Henke) in the season finale, while fellow officer Humphrey (Michael Torpey) was also killed off, not from Daya shooting him in the leg, but from Kukudio (Emily Althaus) blowing oxygen bubbles into his IV.

The last we saw of Daya, she had turned herself in for shooting Humphreys, and the actress is certainly not telling if she’s in season six. “Daya’s on her own; she just committed a crime [and] obviously that will be punished. You might not see her ever again,” she told USA Today in a recent interview.

Aqui Les Va El Teaser Full of Suspense:


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Live Mas & Celebrate #NationalTacoDay en Taco Bell



Wednesday, October 4 is National Taco Day -sadly, this year it doesn’t fall on Taco Tuesday- but there’s still plenty of great reasons to enjoy the holiday by binging on tacos, and luckily Taco Bell is offering a delicious deal that will make it impossible not to celebrate!
Taco Bell will be selling specially packaged gift sets that come with every taco you need to celebrate right. These National Taco Day gift sets come with four beautiful tacos, which you can share with your friends or, if you’re a true taco fan, eat all on your own — seriously, no judgment. Among the four tacos inside the gift-box are all three Doritos Locos Taco flavors, Nacho Cheese, Cool Ranch, and Fiery. Last but certainly not least, is Taco Bell’s classic Crunchy Taco.
Perhaps the best news about the National Taco Day gift-set from Taco Bell is that each gift box set costs just $5- that’s right only cinco dolaritos!- which is a couple of bucks less than what it would normally cost to order these four tacos separately. Asi es que a comer tacos today!! #NationalTacoDay en #TacoBell
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