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Finding My Latinidad Meant Leaving Behind Everything I Knew To Be True

When I reflect on my childhood in Puerto Rico, I realize how the island can be like a bubble that isolates you from the rest of Latin America. It’s no secret that, contrary to our counterparts, Boricuas are deeply Americanized. On the island, both public and private schools teach English as a second language, you’re … Read more

NYC schools face stark drops in math proficiency in wake of COVID-19 pandemic

New York City schools faced stark drops in math in the first release of state test scores since the COVID-19 pandemic, while reading scores remained steady. Results from the city Education Department released on Wednesday showed a 1.6 percentage point rise in English language arts proficiency and a 7.6 point drop in math competency between … Read more

Biden Says He Spoke with DeSantis ‘4 or 5 Times’ on Hurricane Response

President Joe Biden claimed Thursday he spoke with Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) about the federal government response to Hurricane Ian “four or five times” after initially resisting calling the governor personally. The White House spent most of Tuesday defending the president for resisting making a personal phone call to DeSantis prior to the storm, … Read more

Hayden Panettiere Worries That Her Daughter Is Experiencing ‘Trauma’ Without A Mom

Actor Hayden Panettiere is expressing concern about how her absence is affecting her daughter emotionally. The “Heroes” star had relinquished custody of the child, named Kaya, when the girl was around 3 years old, Panettiere said Wednesday on the online show “Red Table Talk.” Kaya was left in the care of her father, Wladimir Klitschko. … Read more

Biden blasted for using Italian election as example of ‘democracy at stake,’ why Democrats must be elected

President Biden’s controversial political fundraiser on Wednesday included what appeared to be a critique of Giorgia Meloni’s election victory in Italy. During his speech at the Democratic Governors Association in Washington D.C., Biden warned that democracy could be at stake ahead of the upcoming midterm elections. As an example, he referenced the recent Italian election … Read more

Dominican Republic Building Over 100 Miles of Border Wall to Stop Illegal Immigration from Haiti

The Dominican Republic is building a 13-foot-high border wall — set to be the second-longest border wall in the Americas — in the hopes of ending waves of illegal immigration from Haiti. The government of the Dominican Republic began building the border wall in February to put a halt to illegal immigration from Haiti, which … Read more

Christina Aguilera Says Record Execs Repeatedly Told Her To Change Her Last Name

Christina Aguilera’s latest album is a celebration of her heritage ― in more ways than one. Unveiled this spring, “Aguilera” is the five-time Grammy winner’s second Spanish-language album following 2000’s “Mi Reflejo.” Though the 12-song set’s title seems almost like a no-brainer, the pop star said in an interview timed to Billboard Latin Music Week … Read more

Sarah Jessica Parker announces death of stepfather after ‘an unexpected and rapid illness’

Sarah Jessica Parker’s stepfather has died. Paul Giffin Forste was 76. “Our family is sad to announce that after an unexpected and rapid illness, Paul Giffin Forste passed away yesterday at age 76,” Parker’s family said in a statement to Fox News Digital. “In his last moments he was surrounded with the love and gratitude … Read more

Sen. Mark Kelly’s Voting Record Will Expose Him to Moderates

Trump-endorsed Arizona Senate candidate Blake Masters said Democrat Sen. Mark Kelly’s (D-AZ) voting record will expose him to independents. Kelly’s voting record is a radical one despite the candidate trying to appear moderate. He has backed President Joe Biden’s legislative initiatives 94 percent of the time. Regarding the open southern border, Kelly has voted in 2021 three times to … Read more

Katie Couric’s breast cancer: What other women can learn from her diagnosis

Longtime television journalist Katie Couric announced this week that she was diagnosed with breast cancer in June of this year and has now undergone successful surgery to remove a 2.5-centimeter tumor.  “Every two minutes, a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer in the United States. On June 21st, I became one of them,” Couric tweeted … Read more