J Balvin and Nicky Jam on Conquering the Music World

J Balvin and Nicky Jam have single handily changed reggaeton music, from what was once dismissed as a fad to the biggest music on the globe. Nicky Jam’s rise to fame was not easy, he struggled with alcohol and drug abuse in his early life and a difficult childhood in Puerto Rico. But his early struggles is what keeps him motivated and on the right track to a clean and sober life. He is now one of the biggest names in reggaeton music and has paved the way for other artist to continue in his footsteps.

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Latino Urbanism During the Civil Rights Movement

During the time of the African-American Civil Rights Movement, Chicano culture was going through their own struggle for cultural identity. Originally it started in politics through protesting, but eventually evolved into public art.

Latino urbanism goes beyond creating great public spaces. It also includes cultural identity, which is shaped by needs, desires, and imagination.

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Racial Diversity in the Armed Forces

As we celebrate, thank and remember all the men and women who served in the armed forces today, it is important for us to recognize the increase of racial diversity of those who protect and fight for our country.  Latinos make up about 6 percent of U.S. military veterans, according to a September 2014 report by the National Center for Veterans Analysis and Statistics. Although this number may seem low, it is rapidly changing and the population of Hispanic veterans is expected to double in the next ten years, according to Barbara Ward, Director of the Department of Veterans Affairs Center for Minority Veterans. Click here to read more.

Desiring More Growth, Miller Lite Starts Search for New Hispanic Agency

As the Hispanic/Latino demographic grows and grows many brands are trying to find out how to capitalize on that market. Well it looks like Miller Lite isn’t comfortable with their growth in the market and has decided to change things up by discontinuing their relationship with Lopez Negrete Communications. With the Latino communities Read More

Chicano Studies: A Brief Personal Reflection via Latino LA

We have made various posts talking about the rise of the Latino and Chicano communities in the United States. Not just in powerful positions and representation but the sheer amount of growth in numbers. As this continues, more issues of immigration, equal rights and education come to the forefront. But on the topic of education, is what’s been taught previously not finding a connection moving into the future. Hit the jump for a reflective piece on Chicano Studies and its relevancy in today’s world. Read More