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Governor Cooper Proclaims September 15 – October 15, 2022 as Hispanic Heritage Month

RALEIGH: Governor Cooper has proclaimed September 15 – October 15 as Hispanic Heritage Month to honor and celebrate the history, culture and achievements of the Hispanic, Latino and Latinx communities across North Carolina. This year’s theme is Unidos: Inclusivity...

Sin Negro No Hay Guaguancó/Without Black There’s No Guaguancó

Sin Negro No Hay Guaguancó / Without Black There’s No Guaguancó (Title inspired by the song Sin Negro No Hay Guaguancó, by Lebrón Brothers) Many things can draw someone to participate in the Afro-Latin dance scene: seeing a dancer’s talent and wanting to emulate it yourself, the desire to move more fluidly to the intoxicating rhythms, the mental and physical health benefits of a fun exercise.

Picoteando Por Ahí

We will never forget the year 2020. The arrival of the coronavirus to all corners of the globe highlighted a series of issues that needed confrontation. Here in the United States, one of the most resource-rich countries in the world, large health and economic disparities that already existed were grossly magnified. Although the coronavirus itself did not discriminate by race or socio-economic status, its effects disproportionately ravaged socioeconomically disadvantaged communities of color. We were once more reminded of the immense need to confront the powers that drive systemic racism and bring so much suffering to our communities of color.

Vámonos Pa’l Monte

Recognizing the power of music, dance, and community as a representation of our culture, our monthly column seeks to investigate the Afro-diasporic roots of the rhythms and dances many of us grew up with, underscoring the experiences of the Black members and participants of the culture. We seek to build an understanding about how Afro-descendant people largely created and sustained these rhythms and dances that have exploded and have been commercialized over time. We aim to highlight the Blackness in the music and dance we love.

Three different newspapers

When we are interested in a way of telling, in this case the private diary, it is very exciting to take a look at literary pieces that have transcended the world. The diary of the girl Anne Frank, for example, even taken to theater and cinema, is moving in itself and heartbreaking in its context. Knowing the tragic, cruel, premature and unjust end of Ana's life, reading the naivety of her diaries is shocking, because the sharpness of her intelligence already shines, and one wishes she had had the opportunity to flourish...

How secret is the private diary?

To tell our own story we cannot avoid a first step: to take ownership of our being, which seems simple and obvious but it is not. The private diary can be a way to achieve this because in its purest and simplest version it is about putting into words what we have in our heads. Dear Diary...

No one owns my story more than me.

In this adventure of telling my story I start with all the advantages: nobody knows the material better than me. Others will have some data, a point of view, some memories, some anecdotes, but the heart of the story is mine. Only I know what it feels like to be inside of me. I know how I see the world. And the most important thing: it is my interpretation of the data of my existence, it is the way in which I have organized my memories, it is what was learned from the anecdotes lived that my reader is interested in knowing.

El Centro Hispano Inc – 30 years old – Pilar Rocha-Goldberg

"We grew as the community grew!" Pilar Rocha-Goldberg. Through this video, learn a little about our leader's passion and dedication to serving the community.

El Centro Hispano 30 years

Much has changed during these thirty years at El Centro; however, our mission to strengthen community, build bridges, and advocate for equity and inclusion remains constant. Thank you for being part of our history.

Renzo Ortega in an interview with Revista Latina.

Currently I am a visiting professor of Painting at the University of Chapel Hill, I dedicate myself to painting because I think it is the mission of my life, I believe that painting is very important for me not only as a means of expression but also as a historical document, That is why I believe that painting must have a space and tradition must also be respected and above all painters, it is necessary to open space for painters.
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Mexican Independence Celebration in Louisburg North Carolina

With the aim of helping to preserve and expand our traditions and culture, the first celebration of the national holidays and commemoration of the Independence of Mexico was held in Louisburg, North Carolina. This civic cultural community event also had as an emphasis the dissemination of the traditional dance groups of the peoples of Mexico that exist in this area of North Carolina since, as is known, Mexico is one of the countries with the most cultural richness in the world. and Mexican migrants keep their deep-rooted roots crossing borders.
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