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¿Sabías que? Did You Know Poetess Gertrudis de Avellaneda?

Gertrudis Gomez de Avellaneda, better known as “La Pelegrina (pilgrim),” was a prominent Cuban poetess of Spanish origin. Her poems dominated the romance genre of the 19th century. She was born March 23, 1814 , Puerto Príncipe, Cuba and died Feb. 1, 1873 , in Madrid, Spain. depositphotos.com Gomez de Avellaneda voiced her discontent over slavery in Cuba in her book “Sab“. She […]

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The Influence of Arabic Words in the Spanish language

by Efrain Nieves Last week on my way to work, a man stopped me to ask for the time. Upon answering him in Spanish, and as we got on the bus and started on our way to our destination, he respectfully remarked about my broken Spanish. A few minutes into our conversation regarding the Spanish […]

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Gálvez’s Contribution to The American Revolutionary War

Written and Edited by Efrain Nieves & Victoria Cepeda Putting together a piece based on historical facts, about the contributions of Hispanics/Latinos to U.S. History is intricate, time consuming and requires the patience of a monk. Our contributions are often buried in layers of links, manuscripts and, often purposely, obliterated from historical accounts. In other words, we […]

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