Funny Locas Take Over La Manzana Grande
My compadre George Torres of Sofrito For Your Soul just sent me some cool links for all you NYC locas. He's got a great interview with la bien funny Alba Sanchez as well as info to see Latinas Don't PMS. http://www.sofritoforyoursoul.com/main.htm
Tego Just Says No to P. Diddy's Sweatshop Duds
Check this out from Marketing y Medios magazine:
Late last year, Puerto Rican reggaeton superstar Tego Calderón turned down an offer to appear in the spring collection ad campaign of Sean John Clothing, a men's wear line launched by hip-hop mogul Sean (P. Diddy) Combs.Not only was the offer objectionable ($2,000), but Calderón also accused Combs of having his garments made in Honduran sweatshops. "Me faltó el respeto (he disrespected me)," Calderón told reporters at the time.
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Cuerpo Magazine Hits the Newsstands!
If your local Barnes and Noble or Borders doesn't yet carry Cuerpo magazine, be sure to go to the magazine's website to check out the premiere issue. Better yet, subscribe and be a supporter.
Cuerpo is a very important new magazine, using a Latina flavor to reach readers of ALL cultures and ethnicities. Just as Oprah uses African American elements to reach a wider audience, Cuerpo's founder Lissette Calderon has found a way to bring Latina elements to unite women from all over. She celebrates her place on the cultural spectrum while making space for others to stand beside her. It's a wonderful example of connecting without losing who you are.