Interesting News Articles on Being Hispanic and Speaking Spanglish

6 Oct

It’s always so cool to see a friend of yours featured on the front of the LA TIMES Sunday Calendar section. (This does not happen muy seguido asi que ya se imaginarán el gusto que nos da.) Especially when she’s a great friend like Yarel, who hosts her own TV show, Reventón on Mun2, plus DJ’s at KSSE Super Estrella, plus currently makes time to get her Master’s degree at USC. Yes she is beautiful and smart, thank you very much!

I have a hard copy from the Sunday LA Times (10/4) to keep at home, but she also sent a link so I’ll add it here. You should really take a look at it. It’s called “Latino personalities juggle a bilingual stage” and features Yarel and the Chicas Project: Yasmin and Crash.

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/la-ca-bilingual-tv4-2009oct04,0,6084675.story

Here it is as it arrived on my doorstep! Caption reads: "New Generation: Yasmin Deliz, left. Yarel Ramos and Melissa "Crash" Barrera dish out programming that bridges a cultural gap."

Here it is as it arrived on my doorstep! Main Photo Caption reads: "New Generation: Yasmin Deliz, left,Yarel Ramos and Melissa "Crash" Barrera dish out programming that bridges a cultural gap."

Yarel also sent a link to a CNN feature by Tomas R. Jimenez, a top scholar from Stanford University, who researches what it means to be Hispanic in the US today. Su pieza editorial te hace pensar en lo “unique” que es nuestra comunidad y en todo lo valioso que somos para  este pais. Immigration debates notwithstanding, todos tenemos algo que aportar.

http://www.cnn.com/2009/LIVING/10/06/jimenez.mexican.americans/index.html

Just in time for Hispanic Heritage Month, all of these media outlets are again fascinated with our lingo and our domain of Spanglish, it kind of makes you proud to speak it. Thank God we are moving past the “pocho” stereotype…poquito a poco, pero ahi la llevamos.

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