The Latinx community has long dealt with harmful and stereotypical “representation” in media, film and television. We’ve played the sicario, the maid, the gang member and other harmful roles that have affected how those outside of our multidimensional communities see us. Netflix’s family-friendly film, “Yes Day,” is fighting against these stereotypes by showcasing a multiethnic […]
Pescado Frito is one of Cisely Saldana’s favorite dishes to eat whenever she’s in the Dominican Republic. Watch as the film and television producer attempts to prepare the perfect fried fish in this meditative ASMR cooking lesson.
Actress and musician Idalia Valles always feels at home when eating her mother’s Mexican spaghetti recipe. Watch and listen as the “Queen of the South” actress guides you through a soothing and meditative cooking lesson on how to make pasta poblano, otherwise known as espagueti verde.
Watch as Raven-Symoné and her wife, Miranda, guide us through an ASMR cooking lesson. Listen as the newlyweds chat about ASMR and how it has helped them ease their anxieties during quarantine—all while crafting a delicious, deep-fried peanut butter and jelly sandwich.
In our latest episode of “Flavor of Sound,” watch as Cameron Diaz guides us through a meditative ASMR cooking lesson. Listen as Diaz explains how to prepare a bistec de palomilla with a side of avocado salad and an Avaline white wine mojito to accompany the Cuban dish.
In this episode of #NextNormal, Lyzeth Garcia shares the story of how she and her family are overcoming financial difficulties to fund Garcia’s studies through their ice cream business—all in the middle of a global pandemic. This story of perseverance is one that you won’t want to miss.
In this episode of #NextNormal, Bronx-native Ashley Sabino tells us about the importance of caring for our surrounding communities—especially during the current pandemic. Sabino is caring for those around her through a community fridge, where anyone can leave food or groceries for the rest of the neighborhood to access for free. Take what you need, leave what you don’t.
Our Founder, Zoe Saldana, sat down with the inaugural class, Generation 2020, of the adidas S.E.E.D. program in NYC to discuss heritage, design, and the importance of diversity in today’s culture. S.E.E.D. is two-year hands on design program strategically created to welcome new talent into the design pipeline. Their mission is to change the way […]
Lizbeth Mateo is an undocumented lawyer who is fighting against the deportation of people just like her. One of her biggest battles is on behalf of her client, Edith Espinal—a mother of three who came to the U.S. after facing persecution in Mexico, and who has been in sanctuary for months. Mateo’s work and Edith’s story are the subject of “The Undocumented Lawyer,” a film featured at this year’s virtual Tribeca Film Festival.
According to the Associated Press, more than 30 percent of homeless individuals have tested positive for COVID-19. Yet cities have done little to help them. In Los Angeles, the homeless population was promised temporary housing, resources, and working washing stations. But many of these resources are limited and not available to the entire homeless community.
So Shirley Raines decided to do something about it. Raines is the founder of Beauty2theStreetz—a non-profit that provides Los Angeles’s unhoused population with food, clothing, and beauty services. After Shirley saw the city broke many of its promises, she and her team sprung into action. They provided unhoused individuals with hand sanitizers, masks, food, and education on how to stay safe from the coronavirus. Check out our latest video to learn more about Shirley and her team.
The first versions of empanadas came to the Americas by way of Spanish conquistadors. But they quickly shrank and became the grab-n-go versions we all know and love today. From savory to sweet, this tasty dish has become a Latin staple. Watch our latest episode of Food 4 Thought to learn how to make Argentina’s most common empanada—beef!
Actor Tommy Dorfman shows us how to make their favorite Southern dessert, banana pudding, in our latest episode of The Flavor of Sound. The “13 Reasons Why” star guides us through an ASMR version of the quick and refreshing recipe—check it out!
Flan is one of the most popular desserts in Latin America, but did you know its roots are European? That’s right! In fact it was a big hit in ancient Rome. Watch our latest Food 4 Thought episode to learn how to make this yummy custard!
“Plantains are the lifeblood of any good Dominican dish,” says our next Food for Thought host, Eli. Join us in the BESE kitchen this week—where Eli teaches us to make his favorite platano snack, mofongo.