Why Non-Black Latinx People Should Embrace the Holiday

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It was on this day, 155 years ago, that enslaved people living in Galveston, Texas, finally received the news of their newfound freedom. The Emancipation Proclamation, established in the aftermath of the Civil War by President Abraham Lincoln, took 2 and a half years to reach them and was the…

Years after he passed, dating an alcoholic made me sober in a way I never knew I needed

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I met my partner on Instagram in the summer of 2018, after stumbling onto her profile through a friend I made via #CentralAmericanTwitter. A single comment led to a slide into the DMs, and for nearly eight months we chatted back and forth while living on opposite coasts. We seemed…

#CentralAmericanTwitter unified a world, banding us together as we fought for our lives

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My family and I left El Salvador for America in 1987 — after the massive earthquake, in the middle of the civil war. The 5.7-magnitude quake toppled buildings and cracked open the streets of San Salvador, leaving them uneven and jagged. Records of the 1986 event show that over 1,500…

‘Dear Abuelo’ writer Grecia Huesca Dominguez talks about immigration, motherhood, and making art in an era of uncertainty

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Poet and children’s book author Grecia Huesca Dominguez never expected Dear Abuelo to find a wide audience. Since preorders launched in October 2019, the book has been placed on back order numerous times. It’s also slated to be included in the curriculum of elementary schools nationwide. In the white dominated…

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Nawat descendant writer from El Salvador living in SOHO | words & photos in PAPER, GEN Mag, & LEVEL | https://msha.ke/pursuingarete

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