LOVE: Introducing Miss World 2016, Puerto Rico’s Stephanie Del Valle

Puerto Rico’s Stephanie Del Valle, 19, is crowned Miss World 2016. She is a musician and model. Stephanie attends Pace University in New York where she’s majoring in Communication Studies/Pre-Law. She speaks three languages: Spanish, English and French.  Continue Reading

LOVE: Jeison Aristizábal from Colombia is CNN’s Hero of the Year

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Image property of CNN

Jeison Aristizábal has been named CNN’s hero of the year. Aristizábal, 33, is from Cali, Colombia and he’s changing the world for the better one day at a time. He has cerebral palsy. And although doctors gave his parents very little hope about his future, that didn’t stop Aristizábal from pursuing his goals.  He is the founder of ASODISVALLE (Association of Disabled People of the Valley), a nonprofit that helps persons with disabilities. His foundation provides education, therapy, meals, job training, and has a medical clinic.

Aristizábal is going to law school as he plans on shaping policies to better assist people with disabilities. CNN has named him hero of the year, deservingly so, as he is most certainly— un orgullo Latino!

LOVE: Black Lives Matter & Counterprotesters Come Together

This is a video that is a few months old, but it is very moving and I wanted to share it here on TLLOH. Black Lives Matter and White Protesters come together realizing that unity is the answer. Law enforcement was very supportive at this event and this needs to be highlighted as well. This is a Latino website, and frankly, Latinos are not “one” thing. Many of us are mixed, some of us have biracial children, and we all come from different religious backgrounds. There will be posts on this blog that incorporates many different things that makes us who we are.

In this video, the media showed how two opposing views managed to see eye to eye with frankness and humility. There’s lots of misinformation. And I strongly hold fake news sites accountable for misinformation that has led to the brutal killings of many innocent people. There are also networks that spew lies, stir hatred and refuse to state facts. It’s truly saddening what we’re doing to our country. We are our country. And if we destroy each other then we’re destroying America.  #UnitedWeStand