Brownlisted: What I Saw This Week in Quarantine
This week’s wrap-up comes to you from the cozy confines of quarantine, as senior editor Hector Luis Alamo has managed to catch COVID for only the second time this year.
The Little Black Dress: A Hidden History (A Latino USA Podcast)
Producer Monica Morales-Garcia began to research the origins of the L.B.D. to answer: How had so much changed, yet so much had stayed the same? Listen as Monica walks us through the decline of an industry and the rise of a garment.
Absolute World Domination, Jillian Mercado Style
Diagnosed with Muscular Dystrophy as a child, the native New Yorker is one of only a few professional models in the fashion industry with a disability.
Nike Pulls Puerto Rico Themed Air Force 1 Following Controversy of Panamanian Design Plagiarism
The company announced that they were pulling the design following claims of cultural appropriation and plagiarism of the indigenous “Mola” design from Panama.
Finding a Place Within Unrealistic Beauty Standards
Mainstream notions of beauty are more than skin deep.
The Diamond Ring: Sexist Advertising Scam #WomensHistoryMonth
How sinister advertising has gotten everyone to believe that a diamond means love.
You’re TOM-ando My Heritage: On How TOMS Appropriated My Culture
Many in the Latino social media community have been intensely focused on Donald Trump’s and Colin Cowherd’s cultural racism and nativist attacks on our Latino identities. But even the well-intentioned can sometimes be equally harmful. In fact, we as a community need to evaluate the subtle ways that our communities are being undermined everyday. A […]
Día de la Lencería? Day of The Dead Gets Intimate
Earlier this month we received the following pitch from community member Wendy Gonzalez in response to one of our Facebook comments. Leg Avenue, a company that is currently mocking our culture and tradition. They have two different Day of Dead costumes for those who want to celebrate our traditions in a sexy “darling” way! We […]
¡Happy Guayabera Güensday!
Happy Wednesday, or as we like to say around Latino Rebels HQ: ¡Happy #GuayaberaGüensday! Pitched to us by Original Rebelde Rodrigo Sanchez-Chavarria, Guayabera Güensday is a stylish cultural twist on the average American nod to the middle day of the workweek. Guayabera Güensday encourages everyone to get over the weekly hump in style by rocking […]
Want to Smell Like a Tamal? There’s a Perfume for That
Here’s something you don’t see every day. A perfume that smells like a tamal. Yup, that is what one Latina is trying to capture as a way to “capture the culture” of Chicago’s famed Pilsen neighborhood. Here is what DNAInfo.com Chicago had to say about Zorayda “Z” Ortiz and her latest tamal-inspired scent: Part of […]
Legends of the Darkroom
Spending a day with Latino visionary James “Koe” Rodriguez is like hanging out with your older primo. He’s always dressed fresh-to-death and you’re immediately submerged into the feeling that even though he’s only a few years older, he’s already lived two lifetimes ahead and is in the midst of conquering yet a third. Koe has […]