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Black-ish Star Marsai Martin Tackles Hollywood at Just 13 Years Old
Thirteen-year-old Marsai Martin, star of “Black-ish,” chatted with Mediaplanet about black excellence, executive producing her first film and long-term goals.
The Evolving Spirit of Lingerie
From lacy bras and panties to silky camisoles, undergarments can be incredibly seductive. But "slipping into something more comfortable" is about much more than being sexy.
Lilly Workneh Looks Ahead to the Future of Black Voices in Media & the Future of "Blavity"
Editor-in-chief of “Blavity,” Lilly Workneh, talks to Mediaplanet about the importance of black voices in media, and what the future holds.
Comedian Margaret Cho Emerges as a Champion for Body Positivity
She may crack jokes for a living, but she knows that struggling with self-esteem is no laughing matter. Read about her efforts to help young women love their bodies.
Iconic Marathoner Kathrine Switzer Inspires Women to Hit the Ground Running
Though one moment made her famous, she’s devoted a lifetime to championing equality in athletics.
Yara Shahidi Talks Diversity, Sexism & Pride
Yara Shahidi, star of the hit series ”Black-ish” and its Freeform spinoff “Grown-ish,” has a lot to say about diversity — especially in Hollywood.
The WNBA Celebrates the Lasting Impact of Title IX
Current members of the women’s basketball league honor those who walked the line paved the way for their professional success, on and off the court.
How Iskra Lawrence Defeated Body Shame
Model Iskra Lawrence struggled with never having “the right body,” but acceptance brought her huge success.
Sports: The Antidote to Girls' Low Self-Esteem?
While the media tells women they must be thin and perfect, picking new role models for girls might be the way to change direction.
Strengthening Hispanic Leadership in Corporate America
To include a growing Hispanic population, corporate America must work on fostering diverse environments.
3 Ways to Empower Girls as Athletes
Girls today join sports later than boys do and tend to drop out at faster rates. Fortunately, there’s a lot we can do to change that.
There Are More Opportunities Than Ever for Sustainable, Home-Grown Seafood
As demand continues to grow, America’s fishing industry is staying on top of the game with safe, healthy and sustainable seafood.
Latinas Emerge As Entrepreneurial Leaders
As the leaders of a movement responsible for $1.4 trillion in purchasing power, Latinas positively impact economic recovery.
How Deportation Divided Diane Guerrero’s Family
She survived her family’s deportation and separation. Now the “Orange Is the New Black” star is sharing her experience.
Getting Frank for National Hot Dog Month
July is National Hot Dog Month — take a moment to appreciate those stalwart cylindrical friends.
The Good Life According to Kevin VanDam
Professional bass fisherman Kevin VanDam shares insights on how and why to make fishing a part of your family’s life.
Knowledge Is Power: Debunking 3 Popular Pepper Spray Myths
With any self-defense tool, there are concerns about what could go wrong. When these worries turn into fear-based myths, they can keep us from protecting ourselves.
How to Help Students Not Be Bystanders to Bullying
For children, the hallway can be a scary place. But we can make bullying a thing of the past by empowering young people to take this mental health crisis into their own hands.
Discover the Kinds of Homes Americans Are Dreaming About in 2017
The National Association of Home Builders helps turn dream homes into real homes, and they’re sharing the top housing trends of the year.
Homeownership Builds a Solid Foundation on Which Families Can Thrive
The CEO of Habitat for Humanity International shares touching stories about families who succeeded after becoming homeowners.
Meet America’s Favorite Foodie Adam Richman
From embracing flavors to cooking meals, Adam Richman of “Man v. Food” talks about how important food and cuisine can be.
Addressing the Growing Need to House America’s Veterans
The president of Operation Homefront encourages all citizens to stay aware of the large veteran population and do all we can to serve those who’ve served our country.
Embracing the Return of the Great American Road Trip
As winter fades, Americans are preparing for an old-fashioned summer — loading up the family car and seeing the national sights.
How a Young Girl's Death Started a Mission to End Distracted Driving
Distracted driving is one of the single greatest threats to teenagers’ lives. Here’s what you can do to help keep our children safe.
Shakira on the Equalizing Power of Childhood Education
Though the “Hips Don’t Lie” singer is known worldwide for her music, she's also working towards a worldwide solution to poverty.
Tips from HGTV’s Scott McGillivray on Increasing Your Home’s Value
Thinking of remodeling? The host of “Income Property” offers tips on making sure your next project increases your house’s worth.
Does Your Phone Help, or Hurt Your Relationship, with Nature?
Though many Americans have a deep connection to nature, we all experience it in unique ways that may or may not include our cell phones.
Adam Richman Dishes on a Traveler's Favorite Food
Adam Richman travels the world in search of incredible meals, and he has great advice for cross-country road trippers, too.
Actress Ariel Winter Has a Message for Social Media Shamers
Teen life has never been easy. Actress Ariel Winter knows that fast-paced technology can amplify negativity, but it can help spread positivity too.
Carmelo Anthony on His Background and Paying It Forward
The New York Knicks forward’s Hispanic heritage taught him the importance of community, and now he’s giving back to the neighborhoods he grew up in.
Changing the Conversation About Body Shaming
In a society that holds too many opinions about women’s bodies, how can we break the control that body shaming has over so many innocent lives?
Secretary John King’s Lessons on Classroom Diversity
We spoke with the U.S. Secretary of Education on how to ensure that students of all backgrounds succeed in academia.
How Can Colleges Support Their Growing Latino Population?
Many college students in the steadily-growing Latino demographic will be the first in their families to go to college. How can we encourage their success in higher education?
The Cultural Impact of Hispanic Americans
Hispanic Americans don’t just comprise a large part of the population; they’ve been a hugely influential force in determining the modern vision of the American Dream.
Netflix’s Dascha Polanco Fights Red Carpet Expectations
Polanco is speaking out on body type and encouraging others to define beauty on their own terms.
Dascha Polanco on Why Being Latina Is a Complicated Role
The “Orange Is the New Black” actress discusses the nuances of Hispanic heritage and the representation of Latinos in film.
How STEM Careers Are Opening Doors for Latinos
Some groundbreaking new programs are increasing Latinos’ presence in the professional world by emphasizing new careers.
Why Diabetes Awareness Is a Vital Part of Hispanic Heritage Month
During Hispanic Heritage Month, it’s crucial to raise awareness of diabetes, a disease for which the Hispanic community is a particularly high-risk group.
3 Start-Up Tips for Hispanic Entrepreneurs
Hispanic business owners are responsible for a large part of America’s start-ups. What are the best ways to get off the ground?
The Political Stake of Young Latinos
As one of the largest populations in the United States, Latinos have not only a crucial interest, but a powerful voice in the future of America.
Actress Tiffani Thiessen on How DIY Projects Bring Families Together
Actress, model and lifestyle expert Tiffani Thiessen talks about how DIY projects create experiences her kids will never forget.
Carmelo Anthony’s Plan to Give His Community a Jump Start
The infamous New York Knicks star and his family started the Carmelo Anthony Foundation to initiate positive change in the Latino community and to inspire hope.
America Ferrera on the Importance of the Hispanic Vote
We asked the “Superstore” star about the power of the Latino community to affect change, and her efforts to mobilize every vote.
Before You Board: Create Your Cuba Itinerary With the Experts
Three specialists who make a living showing curious travelers a uniquely authentic experience of life in Cuba answer the questions at the tip of a tourist’s tongue.
Considering Cuba? Here's Your Essential Travel Guide
Between rolling mountains and breathtaking shores, fine cigars and vintage cars, here’s what you need to know before booking a trip to Cuba in 2016.
Eva Longoria on Fashion, Education and Emojis
The Latina businesswoman and actress talks about turning her childhood dream into her newest venture, and her other empowering enterprises.
Jeannie Mai: Beauty Begins with the Right Ingredients
The fashion stylist and talk show host shares what inspired her to switch to an organic lifestyle and why she never looked back.
The New Mainstream: Who Are Hispanic Millennials?
As the fastest growing segment of the population, both marketers are scrambling to earn the trust of the Hispanic millennial.
Hot for Havana? 5 Travel Hacks for Cuba in 2016
Managing any travel itinerary can be overwhelming, but TripAdvisor's tips for visiting Cuba can help minimize the stress so you can maximize your experience.
Chef Rodriguez’s Innovative Culinary Concept
For one chef, a trip to Cuba became more than a culinary turning point. He shared with Mediaplanet what keeps him coming back — with hungry food lovers in tow.
13 Curious Facts About Cuba
Its distinct cigars, lush beaches and bustling nightlife are world-famous, but there's plenty you most likely don't know about the Caribbean's largest island.
La La Anthony: ‘My Culture Is Who I Am’
Actress, author, mother and wife La La Anthony plays many roles, most recently in the Starz drama series “Power.”
What Can Latinos Do to Increase College Enrollment?
Nearly 3 million Latinos are enrolled in colleges and universities, making us the second largest group at the undergraduate level.
Puppy On Board: Vacationing With Your Furry Friend
That dream vacation only gets dreamier when our dogs are invited. With these must-have tips, you and your furry friend will be prepared for all of life’s travel adventures.
Confidence Counts: 5 Ways to Break Free of Negative Media Messages
Do you feel bombarded with media messages that say your body isn't good enough? You're not alone—and there is a solution.
The Smart Age: Protecting What’s Important to You (Q&A)
Three thought leaders shed light on how you can be certain your family is safe and sound this summer.
Zoe Saldana on Keeping Hispanic Customs Alive
To the “Guardians of the Galaxy” and “Avatar” star, Hispanic heritage is “everything”—and a tradition she has a responsibility to continue.
Safe and Sound: Securing Our Kids’ Relationship with the Internet
Online privacy and online safety go hand in hand, making Internet Safety Month is a great time for you to think about the best ways to manage your kids’ privacy and security.
Head Injuries: Caring for Visible and Invisible Wounds
Concussions in professional, college and youth sports have affected large numbers of American young athletes, causing wounds that we can only sometimes see.
Safety in Numbers: What Statistics Say About Home Security
Calculating the value of a home security system can be tricky, but the following burglary statistics and industry insights can help you make an informed decision.
Ohio State’s ‘Mr. Big Nut’ Takes Super-Fandom to New Heights
Jon Peters, one of Ohio State University’s biggest fans, proves a little school spirit can go a long way.
Mexico Preps for Pan-American Games, Touts Expanded TV Coverage
As Hispanic Heritage Month unfolds, Mexico will get a chance to engage in the tradition of the Pan American Games as the official torch, making its way more than 9,000 miles through the villages and cities of Mexico.
Comedian George Lopez Gives Back, Shows He's More Than Just Laughs
How does one latino comedian give back more than just laughs to the community? He calls on his own life experiences as inspiration, and fights to improve the depiction of latinos.
Measuring the Impact of Hispanic Businesses and Entrepreneurs
Multicultural contributions strengthen the fabric of our communities across all 50 states.
Mario Lopez Celebrates Heritage and Inspires Younger Generations
“Extra” TV host Mario Lopez is a son, a husband, a father and a proud Latino.
Why Diversity Matters in the Boardroom
The importance of diversity in the boardroom extends far beyond filling quotas or creating a lineup that looks good to the general public.
No Barriers in Her Way: Karla Martinez Lives Out Her Dreams
TV personality Karla Martinez weighs in on the importance of continuing education and celebrating heritage.
Cruising Into Success: Victor Cruz Scores as Hispanic Role Model
New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz shines light on the role education and family play in his victories on and off the field.
Ene-Be-A: Culture on the Court
Top Hispanic NBA players pay tribute to their heritage and inspire future Hispanic leaders.
The Road to Citizenship: Exploring Immigration Reform
After hearing from their constituents week after week during the August Congressional recess, the House of Representatives is expected to take up immigration reform this fall.
A Voice Entirely Your Own
Brandy Contreras, Director of International HR at Twitter, explains how social media is changing the way that Hispanics communicate.
Putting Family First
Many hopes and dreams involve family. While Hispanic Heritage Month is a perfect time to celebrate family traditions, it’s also a perfect time to plan for the future.
Culture, Confidence, Success
College student Ricardo Rocha currently studies biology and chemistry, and aims to attend medical school where he will study neuroscience. He looks to his heritage and family for inspiration along the way.
Can Cute Animal Videos Make Goodwill Go Viral?
From Boo the Pomeranian to Grumpy Cat, pets rule the internet. We chatted with two of the women responsible for the success of The Dodo to learn why.
Is Sports Coaching Rocket Science?
It’s time we start talking about who trained your kid’s coach. Why? Because some of your kids may spend more time with their coach than with many of their teachers in school.
3 Women Share Their Journeys to Body Empowerment
Experts provide crucial tips for gaining and promoting self-acceptance.
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