Culture

Book Bans Create Fear in Schools

With school book banning policies and legislation that effectively promotes classroom censorship coming into place across the United States, few days go by where these stories don’t seem to permeate our newsfeeds. In response to...

China Criticized for “Cultural Genocide”

On 30 August, the United Nations Day for the Victims of Enforced Disappearance, activists from Tibet, East Turkistan, and South Mongolia called for the world community and the UN to “take urgent steps to...

Spanish-Speaking Star Voted Artist of the Year

Spanish-speaking Puerto Rican reggaeton star Bad Bunny made history at the Video Music Awards by becoming the first non-English-language performer to win the prize for artist of the year. Bad Bunny beat out Drake, Ed...

Huge Spanish Streaming Service Launches Vix

On the last day of March, TelevisaUnivision launched Vix and Vix Plus—a two-tier, macro-scale Spanish-language streaming service with more than 50,000 hours of content across all genres for users in the US, Mexico, and...

What Increased Teen Media Use Means for Literacy Rates

Could increased media use be affecting literacy rates? A new research report from Common Sense Media reveals that media use by eight- to 18-year-olds has grown faster during...

The Power of Cultural and Linguistic Connections

For Haitian Heritage Month this year, my heart swells with pride and joy that my American-born son will be participating in the Haitian Day Parade. His father and I registered him for the Mattahunt/Toussaint...

Free Access to Japanese Materials

JAPAN HOUSE Los Angeles, a Japanese cultural destination in the heart of Hollywood, has expanded its resources to include an extensive digital library with more than 900 titles. Readers can now explore their passions...

Dreaming of Words

Dreaming of Words had its world premiere at the International Mother Language Day celebrations organized by the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts and the Ministry of Education (India) in partnership with UNESCO.This...

Spanish Media Denied Comment in Wake of School Massacre

Texas law enforcement ended a long press conference on the Robb Elementary School massacre without taking a single question from Spanish-language media. Speakers of Spanish make up around 30% of Texas’s population, and in...

Puerto Rican Writer Braschi Wins Spanish Award

The North American Academy of the Spanish Language (ANLE) has bestowed its 2022 Enrique Anderson Imbert Award upon the renowned Puerto Rican writer Giannina Braschi. This national award recognizes those who have made sustained...
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