Livin' Americana

Livin' Americana We're telling the story of Latino artists, leaders, and businesses that are making America great.

It’s time for America to hear the real story of how Latinos contribute in positive ways to the communities in which they live. Livin’ Americana will tell the story of artists, entrepreneurs and civic leaders that are making America Great. This digitally driven video production will highlighting the stories of young, engaging, adventurous Latinos and Latinas across the U.S. who are contributing to their communities’ social, economic, and artistic growth.

05/11/2019
#Repost @enamoratechoco @afrolatinofestivalnyc This photo is from a series by @enamoratechoco that is part of Jotaton, a...
05/03/2019

#Repost @enamoratechoco @afrolatinofestivalnyc

This photo is from a series by @enamoratechoco that is part of Jotaton, an event that brings together over 100 dance troupes from #Chocóand the rest of the Colombian Pacific Coast. A year ago we were invited to speak at @filbogota. One highlight was meeting @waosolo, graphic designer/ photographer behind the "Enamorate del Chocó" brand which celebrates the beauty of blackness on the Pacific Coast of Colombia. In celebration of this May 2019 which is Month of #AfroColombian Heritage (Mes de la Herencia #AfroColombiana) we encourage you to check out his work. Gracias @moisomedrano por la oportunidad. #orgullosamenteafrodescendiente
#afrolatinx
#afrolatina #negro #prieto #black. #solidaridad#Diaspora #identityandbeyond #reclaimingculture#repost

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JOTATON
Así se llama este evento que reune a mas de 100 agrupaciones de danza del #Chocó y el resto del Pacífico Colombiano en #Tadó
niños y jovenes que atravez de las Dazas Tradicinales fortalecen la cultura afrocolombiana

Dr. Ellen Ochoa, the first Latina to go to space.#Repost: @pattyrodriguez @lil_librosNothing brings me more joy than to ...
05/03/2019

Dr. Ellen Ochoa, the first Latina to go to space.
#Repost: @pattyrodriguez @lil_libros

Nothing brings me more joy than to elevate our stories and voices. At KIIS FM, I have been able to do that for so many years now. And every single time I am able to, I feel the same joy I felt the first time I was given the opportunity to do so. The truth is, if we don't see ourselves...if our children don't see themselves represented how are they going to believe they are capable of reaching their heart's desires? ⁣

At Lil’ Libros @lil_libros, though a different format and expression, the mission is exactly the same -- to elevate our stories and voices. And thanks to you we have been able to create beautiful books that celebrate who we are and our contributions. ⁣

A few months ago, we connected with Dr. Ellen Ochoa, the first Latina in the whole wide world to go to space. My voice was shaking and my heart beating so fast. Here we were, talking to an astronaut. A woman. A Latina from Los Angeles. "I am sorry Dr. Ochoa that my voice is shaking, but I am so excited to be talking to you," I explained to her. She laughed. ⁣

And here we are a few months later, showing the world the cover of one of our newest books, The Solar System with/ El sistema solar con Ellen, a bilingual book that will celebrate the journey of a trailblazer. A book in English and Spanish that I hope inspires all our children to know that no dream is too big. Proof that we can touch the stars. ⁣

This image of her brings me so much pride and joy. Dr. Ellen Ochoa, in her space suit and the American flag. Just wow! 🇺🇸 ⁣

#wepa #orale #migente #latinx #orgullo #space #nasa #usa

...and then headed to @Google to learn about #Googlenews and #googleamp but ran into a giant #unicorn. Maybe this is a s...
05/02/2019

...and then headed to @Google to learn about #Googlenews and #googleamp but ran into a giant #unicorn. Maybe this is a sign about our future. Scaling!

#networking #growthmindset #entrepreneurlife #studentlife #ej19
@newmarkjschool

Spent the day at #techday at the Javitz center. Met with great people from @outfrontmediausa @traiilo @nycedc and others...
05/02/2019

Spent the day at #techday at the Javitz center. Met with great people from @outfrontmediausa @traiilo @nycedc and others.

Highlighting Latinx contributions in animation! #wepa #migente#Repost @latinxinanimation Thank you @cartoonbrew for the ...
05/02/2019

Highlighting Latinx contributions in animation! #wepa #migente

#Repost @latinxinanimation

Thank you @cartoonbrew for the feature! And thanks again to all of our members for your support, and LFI, @laliff_ , and @youthcinemaproject_ and @mrrafaelagustin for believing in us as well!

Follow the link in @latinxinanimation bio to read more!

#cartoonbrew #animation #latinxinanimation #latinx#laliff #latinofilm

We visited Nashville recently and we made sure to check out @plazamariachi. Fascinating place, with an interesting back ...
05/02/2019

We visited Nashville recently and we made sure to check out @plazamariachi. Fascinating place, with an interesting back story. If you want to celebrate #cincodemayo in Nashville, this might be a fun option.

#repost

Huge Cinco de Mayo party this Sunday. 2 stages and 13 acts performing. This is a free event for the entire family #pm5dm #cincodemayo #nashvilleparty #nashville

#Repost: @uptowncollectiv Uptown Barbershop Trending Topic: InfidelityBy @led_blackBefore we get into this, it is a must...
04/20/2019

#Repost: @uptowncollectiv
Uptown Barbershop Trending Topic: Infidelity

By @led_black

Before we get into this, it is a must I provide a little context. My barbershop is the quintessential Dominican barbershop. Tons of people, music blaring, barbers dancing as they perform their duties. In short, a hive of activity; in many ways it is a place where a party is taking place and they just happen to cut hair. This is the kind of barbershop where you may find yourself being served little plastic cups of sweet espresso while you wait for your cut, as a whole host of street peddlers enter and exit the establishment to hawk bootleg DVD’s, clothes, sunglasses, watches. Maybe even furniture. Another thing that takes place at my barbershop and others like it is conversation. Straight up, loud, unfiltered, non-politically correct, sometimes anachronistic, man talk.

The topic on this particular outing was infidelity. For the most part, the general consensus among the barbers and the clientele was that women by nature will eventually cheat on their mates, so in order to mitigate the hurt from that inevitable occurrence, it was better to cheat before she does. In other words, pre-emptive cheating; cheat before getting cheated on. That way when the fateful day came, and everyone here was sure it would come; one could at least keep their head held high with the knowledge that they had their fair share of trysts, two-timing, affairs and adventures.

In my humble opinion, pre-emptive cheating like pre-emptive war is a recipe for a disaster but I was not going to voice my opinion and try to convert the convinced. Besides, it was much more fun to listen to the conversation, then to be shouted down for my ignorance. Anyway, there was an almost religious-like certainty to the whole thing. One dude even cited Eve as evidence that women were inherently deceitful and therefore untrustworthy. My man went back to Genesis to try to justify his argument. To me, it was quite comical the lengths that these men went to rationalize their philandering ways.

Read the rest @ http://bit.ly/UC_Infidelity

Sad, beautiful, heartbreaking, heartfelt...#Repost: @therapyforlatinxThank You for this insight @pattyrodriguez and @gus...
04/20/2019

Sad, beautiful, heartbreaking, heartfelt...
#Repost: @therapyforlatinx

Thank You for this insight @pattyrodriguez and @gustavo_arellano for sharing your story. It’s great to see more of our stories in @latimes ・・・
Earlier this morning I was texting with my mom, talking about our Easter weekend and the food we are looking to prepare. Tortas de camaron con nopales, tacos de papa con crema, and capirotada — the usual suspects. Shortly after, I came across @gustavo_arellano's LA Times piece about his madrecita. Maria de la Luz Arellano Miranda. I lost it, every line he wrote about her - beautiful yet heartbreaking. You see, this is the last Lent Gustavo will have with his mother. She was diagnosed with cancer and has a few weeks to live. He talks about something many of us relate, we selfishly believe our parents will live forever and take everything they have given us for granted. His words reflect on her love and on what she is leaving behind for them, her recipe for capirotada. He writes, "I wish I jotted down more of Mami’s recipes. I wish I could see her beam one more time as I scarfed down her food..." ⁣



And with tears streaming down my face, I was reminded of my mom's text. I texted her like I do every day, expecting her to be there. Expecting to her to make tortas de camaron like she does every year since I can remember. Not once thinking that one day...that one day we may not be able to taste HER tortas de camaron. ⁣

Gustavo my heart is with you. My heart is with your family. With your madrecita santa. Thank you for sharing this beautiful tribute to your mother. But most importantly, thank you for sharing her gift with the world. On Sunday, when I take a bite of my mami's capirotada I will be thinking of yours. And that is how she will live forever. 🙏🏼 ( link to the article on @Sad, beautiful, heartbreaking, heartfelt...
#Repost: @therapyforlatinx

Thank You for this insight @pattyrodriguez and @gustavo_arellano for sharing your story. It’s great to see more of our stories in @latimes ・・・
Earlier this morning I was texting with my mom, talking about our Easter weekend and the food we are looking to prepare. Tortas de camaron con nopales, tacos de papa con crema, and capirotada — the usual suspects. Shortly after, I came across @gustavo_arellano's LA Times piece about his madrecita. Maria de la Luz Arellano Miranda. I lost it, every line he wrote about her - beautiful yet heartbreaking. You see, this is the last Lent Gustavo will have with his mother. She was diagnosed with cancer and has a few weeks to live. He talks about something many of us relate, we selfishly believe our parents will live forever and take everything they have given us for granted. His words reflect on her love and on what she is leaving behind for them, her recipe for capirotada. He writes, "I wish I jotted down more of Mami’s recipes. I wish I could see her beam one more time as I scarfed down her food..." ⁣



And with tears streaming down my face, I was reminded of my mom's text. I texted her like I do every day, expecting her to be there. Expecting to her to make tortas de camaron like she does every year since I can remember. Not once thinking that one day...that one day we may not be able to taste HER tortas de camaron. ⁣

Gustavo my heart is with you. My heart is with your family. With your madrecita santa. Thank you for sharing this beautiful tribute to your mother. But most importantly, thank you for sharing her gift with the world. On Sunday, when I take a bite of my mami's capirotada I will be thinking of yours. And that is how she will live forever. 🙏🏼 ( link to the article on @pattyrodriguez profile page for you to read) profile page for you to read)

04/20/2019

We're big fans! So happy to hear that your tour was a success and that more humans are turning on to you music! 👍👍🙂🙂🍦⬛

#Repost: @heladonegro

This tour was ‼️❣️— thank you to Beirut for letting us share sounds w their audience. Here we are (and most nights) teaching and singing “Running” w 4000+ people!!! .
Tonight is our last night of tour in Europe — we are playing Motel Mozaique Festival! See u soon.

Video by @porfidou

Goin' into the weekend—and vacation—like...
04/19/2019

Goin' into the weekend—and vacation—like...

Keep your eyes on this company!#repost: @traiilo “Breakfast without orange juice is like a day without sunshine.” #l...
04/19/2019

Keep your eyes on this company!

#repost: @traiilo
“Breakfast without orange juice is like a day without sunshine.”

#latinosintech #dominicansintech #fooddelivery #bringit

04/19/2019

#repost: @uptowncollectiv

Spread Love: Gastor Almonte’s Immigrant Made

Gastor Almonte is an award-winning stand up comedian, storyteller, writer, host and he is funny as hell. Mr. Almonte’s debut comedy album, Immigrant Made, is a must listen. Mr. Almonte weaves uproariously hilarious tales of growing up Dominican in East New York, Brooklyn with present day anecdotes of being a parent in the same neighborhood he grew up in. You may have seen him on Comedy’s Central’s This Is Not Happening and he has been featured on a whole host of important comedy functions. Do yourself a favor and get familiar with Gastor Almonte.

Hit up www.UptownCollective.com.

#immigrantmade

04/19/2019

We're looking forward to this. Ready for the real story. That's what happens when we have a voice, the real deal is brought to the surface.

Can't wait. @netflix @johnleguizamo @ava

04/19/2019

When hilarious worlds collide. East meets West. LA Chicanos meet Dominican-York.

We're fans of all this!

#Repost: @wearelatinosoutloud @cholofitcreeper @frankiequinones

04/19/2019

#repost: @uptowncollectiv

Indiegogo Spotlight: Miss Rizos Salón New York City

The homie @Miss_Rizos is bringing her Black Girl Magic to Uptown, NYC. Spread that Uptown Love & show love to this important endeavor.
Hit up www.UptownCollective.com for more info.

Casting call for West Side Story!#castingcall #uptown #wahi #acting  #extras
04/19/2019

Casting call for West Side Story!

#castingcall #uptown #wahi #acting #extras

04/19/2019

Cypress Hill gets it's star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame! ...That's insane in the membrane.

03/31/2019

Beautiful video.

#work #immigration #immigrants #musica

Preach!!#entrepreneurship #entrepreneurlife  #latina #LatinxsCreate #ej19 @newmarkjschool
03/30/2019

Preach!!

#entrepreneurship #entrepreneurlife #latina #LatinxsCreate #ej19 @newmarkjschool

03/21/2019

We may have given this intern a bit too much work...

#wedonthaveinternsyet
#entrepreneurlife
#worklifebalance
#tobeornottobe
#hechoenmexico

03/21/2019

We may have given this intern a bit too much work...

#wedonthaveinternsyet
#entrepreneurlife
#worklifebalance
#tobeornottobe
#hechoenmexico

03/21/2019

I think we may be giving our new intern a bit too much work.

#entrepreneurship #worklifebalance
#daydreaming
#ineedavacation

03/15/2019

Long week? Here's a cute puppy to help send you into the weekend!

#cute #friendlyfridays #furryfriends #amigos #perros #dogs #officedogs

03/14/2019

Wishing all our cool geeky #amigos a great #pi day!

#migente #math #tech

03/12/2019

Livin’ Americana wants to play a leading role in fixing the narrative that too often depicts Latinx people as a drain on American society or, even worse, as a clear and present danger to our nation.

We aim to become the go-to source for smart Latinx content and a place to connect our people to key resources they need to create their American Dream, whatever that may look like. Stay tuned!

@lascafeteras

#workinprogress #latinx #migente #latinidad #positivity #goodnews#art #entrepreneurship #socialwork #communitybuilding @octavioblanco

03/12/2019

Livin’ Americana wants to play a leading role in fixing the narrative that too often depicts Latinx people as a drain on American society or, even worse, as a clear and present danger to our nation.

We aim to become the go-to source for smart Latinx content and a place to connect our people to key resources they need to create their American Dream, whatever that may look like. Stay tuned!

@lascafeteras

#workinprogress #latinx #migente #latinidad #positivity #goodnews#art #entrepreneurship #socialwork #communitybuilding @octavioblanco

Great talk @latinoswholunch!@octavioblanco #Representation
03/12/2019

Great talk @latinoswholunch!

@octavioblanco

#Representation

Looks like a full house to hear a live talk at @nyuniversity with. Oraleeee! @latinoswholunch  #favyfav #babelito#Latinx...
03/11/2019

Looks like a full house to hear a live talk at @nyuniversity with. Oraleeee! @latinoswholunch

#favyfav #babelito

#Latinx #podcasting #Representation

Happy Women's Day!!! Feliz dia de la mujer!!!
03/09/2019

Happy Women's Day!!! Feliz dia de la mujer!!!

A little good news!!! We have a long way to go!!! #keepfamiliestogether
03/06/2019
Immigration Equality

A little good news!!! We have a long way to go!!!
#keepfamiliestogether

Wonderful news! Thanks to our partners at Al Otro Lado, the ACLU, and Families Belong Together, 29 parents have been re-admitted into the U.S. The Trump administration had previously separated their families and deported the parents WITHOUT their children!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to MR. Octavio BlancoCo-FounderExecutive ProducerWriterCreatorActivistFatherSonBrotherFriend and my super...
03/03/2019

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to
MR. Octavio Blanco
Co-Founder
Executive Producer
Writer
Creator
Activist
Father
Son
Brother
Friend
and my superhero
my hubby! We love you and we are so blessed to have you in our lives!!! Que cumplas muchisimos mas!!!
#FelizCumpleaños #LivinAmericana #Youaremyinspiration

Hey everyone! If you haven't checked out the Highly Relevant podcast with our friend Jack Rico, get on that! His latest ...
03/01/2019
"Ep 106 - Robert Rodriguez, Rosa Salazar Talk 'Alita: Battle Angel' and Latino Representation" from Highly Relevant with Jack Rico by reVolver on Apple Podcasts

Hey everyone! If you haven't checked out the Highly Relevant podcast with our friend Jack Rico, get on that! His latest episode is with director Rober Rodriguez who answers the question of whether it's a Latino director's responsibility to cast Latinx actors. Robert's answer may surprise you. https://apple.co/2SCXiA1

We are unable to find iTunes on your computer. To download and subscribe to Highly Relevant with Jack Rico by reVolver, get iTunes now.

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