Latino or Hispanic Heritage Month began September 15th and it will continue until October 15. This time of year is full of independence celebrations in Latin America; Mexico’s was September 16 and Chile’s September 18. Which bloggers provide authentic information about Latino heritage? These are my go-to websites to learn more about Latin American culture, politics, history and current events.
1. Repeating Islands: Ivette Romero keeps her followers up to date on the most recent art, literature, and culture events concerning the Caribbean. Always spot on, finger on the pulse of the modern Caribbean world; which extends from the islands to New York and London.
2. My Slice of Mexico: Irene is an amazing chef, and she shares her tasty Mexican recipes with great hospitality. She’s very knowledgeable, educating readers about Mexican culture and history.
3. #iamenough: This website is dedicated to supporting Afro-Latinas and affirming people can be Black and Latino/a! “A digital storytelling platform, devoted to amplifying the narratives of Afro-Latinas, one day at a time.”
4. Mi Blog es tu Blog: This is a humorous look at how Latino culture is perceived from the outside and from the inside. A new conscious-raising favorite. Very funny articles on the ridiculous commercialization of Latino Heritage month; NFL with an Ñ?
5. She’s dominican, she’s a thinker (bilingual): Forthright articles about race, culture and womanhood. This week there’s an excellent post interviewing an Afro-Latina math teacher.
6. Hip Latina: News about Latino actors and musicians. Great book recommendations on history, culture and literature.
7. Voz de mujer y de poesía: For Spanish speakers; Memorable poetry by a talented puertorriqueña writer.
These are sites that inspire and enlighten. Let us know in the comments which from the list you visit!