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La Casa Azul Bookstore: Culture and Community

Going for an event that happened before my cameras went on, that was my biggest problem. La Casa Azul Bookstore owned and founded by Aurora Anaya Cerda offers a variety of stories, however, it was its participation as donation host for the Harlem-explosion victims that originally caught my attention. 314 more words

Brown Girl in Brownsville

Brown Girl In Brownsville

Stepping out of the airplane after spending hours en route to Harlingen, Texas was nothing short of glorious relief. The warmth of the Texas sun reintroduced me to the beauty of green grass, blue skies and trees not encased in snow. 327 more words

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What's in a name?

In certain cultures, names are pretty important.

In ancient Hebrew culture, names carried a lot of weight – they defined your life and identity. Many Bible names have been absorbed into English without their original significance counting for much – we just tend to pick names that sound nice. 612 more words

Culture

Brown Girl in Brownsville

Stepping out of the airplane after spending hours en route to Harlingen, Texas was nothing short of glorious relief. The warmth of the Texas sun reintroduced me to the beauty of green grass, blue skies and trees not encased in snow. 287 more words

Brownsville

Views From The Street - S.F Mission District

One of the great joys of living in a major metropolitan city are the varieties and flavors that can be sampled just from hanging out in different neighborhoods. 343 more words

Review: Once Upon a Quinceanara: Coming of Age in the USA

“What KIND of book is that?” asks my son, and I ponder. Is Once Upon a Quinceanara: Coming of Age in the USA a memoir? Sort of. 869 more words

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What I found out about Julia Alvarez

I looked Julia Alvarez up on a couple of sites: the Encyclopedia of World Biography, and on http://www.biography.com, and I found the basics of her life: 257 more words

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