LOVE: Alejandro González Iñárritu Addresses Racism in Hollywood at the Oscars

Alejandro González Iñárritu

Photograph: Xinhua / Barcroft Media

The Oscars this year was full of surprises and controversy. Chris Rock talked about the lack of diversity in the entertainment industry and clearly said what people of color want is “opportunity.” Stacey Dash wished all a Happy Black History Month, after she argued against it (the sarcasm left everyone as dry as her humor), and Mexican-American film director, Alejandro González Iñárritu after winning an Oscar for Best Director for The Revenant addressed racism in Hollywood. He said, “What a great opportunity to our generation, to really liberate yourself from all prejudice and this tribal thinking and make sure for once and forever that the color of skin becomes as irrelevant as the length of our hair.”

LOVE: Dominican Cake

cherry-cakeLatinos LOVE Dominican cake. DR takes the cake on this one. Uh, you know what I mean. Dominican cake may be one of the best cakes I’ve ever tried. And I’m a huge tres leches fan. Tres Leches is another cake we bake, and make, but the spotlight is now on Dominican Cake because it’s sweet, moist, and good. Trust me my wonderful TLLOH readers, (yes, that would be YOU), this cake is delicious! We like it so much we may go to extremes to find a Dominican bakery. Even if they are located more than 50 miles away. Damn our sweet tooth!

PS: Relax, I’ll be on the hunt soon for a Dominican Cake pic, just to make you drool.

LOVE: Brenda K. Starr

brenda k starrBrenda K. Starr (born as Brenda Kaplan on October 15, 1966) is an American singer and songwriter. She is half Puerto Rican and half Jewish American. She began making a name for herself in the 80s and after we heard her sing, we never stopped loving this wonderful Starr. Mariah Carey was one of Starr’s background singers and is said she helped launch Mariah’s career. Starr is known for her musical talent and I’m sure one of everyone’s favorite song— “I Still Believe” that debuted in 1988 and it’s still a hit today!

LOVE: Boyz II Men

BOYZ II MENBoyz II Men is an American R&B group who sing their hearts out, usually, in a cappella, to make you swoon. They were a huge hit in the 90s and still are! When one of their songs play on the radio it takes you down memory lane and reminds you of that day when you… ahem. Their songs will make you cry, fall in love, and even think about your Mama. These men are really smooth like that. They sold millions of records and have their very own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Well deserved!

Now, the tough question is… if you had to pick one favorite song from this group, which one would it be and why?

LOVE: New Edition

new editionNew Edition was an American R&B boy band that became well known in the 80’s. The group members were Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins, Bobby Brown, Ronnie DeVoe, Ralph Tresvant and later Johnny Gill. Which one you had a crush on? Mine was Ralph! 😆 I loved all of their songs, especially Candy Girl, Cool It Now and Mr. Telephone Manthere’s something wrong with my line!