What it is like being Latina and not speaking Spanish fluently

Hispanic Heritage Month is observed from September 15 through October 15. It celebrates the history and culture of people with ancestry in Spain, Mexico and the Spanish-speaking countries of the Americas. The observance started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week. September 15 is an important day for many Latin American countries. Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua — celebrate their independence on the 15th. It is a month of celebration, culture and love. It is also a time I realize one of my biggest flaws.

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Ting Wit Da Glo: Listen to Lulu Be.’s New Track ‘Rude Tings’

“I be da queen of da pack, I be da ting wit da glo.” Back with a new banger and a new name, Lulu Be. (formerly known as Leah Be.) finally released her first solo track titled  “Rude Tings” produced by Lanre. The song brings a fresh new sound for Chicago, combining all the elements to create the perfect dance track, but with enough bars to even have the hip-hop fiends boppin their heads. Continue reading

Chicago Eats: Kanela Breakfast Club

We’re big on brunch over here. If you’re looking for a cute spot with bomb food made with locally grown ingredients and even better mimosa deals, then Kanela [Kuh-nel-uh] is where it’s at. The restaurant has five locations: Wicker Park, Lakeview, Old Town, Streeterville, and Andersonville being the newest one. The Andersonville location opened up about 4 months ago and already is serving up its reputation as a go-to brunch hangout. Continue reading