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Video: Dance competitors make a ‘sport’ out of the samba

Video: Dance competitors make a ‘sport’ out of the samba

LatinaLista — There’s samba and then there’s SAMBA! According to Wikipedia: Samba is a Brazilian dance and musical genre originating in Bahia, Brazil, and with its roots in Rio de Janeiro and Africa via the West African slave trade and African religious traditions. It is recognized around the world as a symbol of Brazil and

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Intrn’l Video: Following the search for ‘family, identity and justice’ in El Salvador

LatinaLista — Like many Central and South American countries, El Salvador endured a civil war. The 12-year war, a fight between “the US-backed military-led government and the Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front (FMLN), a coalition or ‘umbrella organization’ of five left-wing guerrilla groups,” claimed not only a part of El Salvador’s history but 75,000 of

New study finds Latino and Black homebuyers pay more for their homes but researchers can’t explain why

LatinaLista — It’s sometimes said, to paraphrase a popular saying, that racism is in the eye of the beholder. That’s certainly the case over the last few years where lawsuits have been filed against universities and businesses implementing diversity initiatives. One of the reasons the ones lodging the complaint may not see it as racism

Earth Day 2013 should serve as the beginning of an environmental panic attack

LatinaLista — Earth Day 2013 should have been more than just a “celebration” of the planet or even a further raising of awareness of the consequences of climate change. Earth Day 2013 should have served as the beginning of a panic attack among global communities that the future of the planet is not just extremely

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Video: Speaking out for greater diversity in teen theater productions

LatinaLista — For too long, Hollywood and the greater film/theater industry have been besieged with complaints over their reluctance to feature diversity that is representative of today’s national reality. While some progress has been made, it’s still not enough. It might be because film and theater executives think diversity only means that more characters written

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