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Graphic design featuring portraits of Selena Quintanilla, the iconic Queen of Tejano music, and Yolanda Saldívar.

Selena Quintanilla is known in the Latino community not only as the “Queen of Tejano Music” and a symbol of Latina empowerment but also as someone whose life was taken far too soon. Her tragic death at the hands of someone she trusted left an indelible mark on Latino culture. To this day, Latinos keep Selena alive through her music, but the singer’s memory has arguably not been left to rest.

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9 of the Best Telenovelas of All Time

Many of us might fondly remember growing up with novelas playing after la cena, curled up on the couch watching the overly dramatic and rarely believable drama unfold (wait, so the not-murdered switched-at-birth twin’s suegra’s cousin is the ACTUAL heir to the family fortune??). Into adulthood novelas remain that escape from reality that we love to dive into.

Check out the Luz list of the best telenovelas to revisit and reminisce about.

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A collage featuring Latine TEDTalk speakers:  Miriam Zoila Perez, Rayma Suprani, Raquel Perez, Melissa Villaseñor and Isabel Allende

In a world where change is rapid, and ideas evolve daily, these five Latine speakers bring forward compelling stories that range from daring political critiques to comedic brilliance, all delivered with fervor and authenticity.

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