Workplace Tips, Super Bowl 54 and More – Issue 90

January 17-23, 2020
Edition 90

Minnesota Latinx Insights

This Weekly Newsletter shares local and national trends and events of interest to the Latinx community and those who feel Latinx.

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This Week’s Highlights

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Dozens of demonstrators gathered Monday in front of the governor’s mansion in Puerto Rico’s capital to demand the resignation of the U.S. territory’s governor and protest the recent discovery of apparently forgotten disaster supplies amid ongoing earthquakes. “We have to get rid of all the corrupt officials,” said Mari Rivera, 33, a government employee, who said that the Gov. Wanda Vazquez “needs to stop blaming others and show her face.”

Let’s take a look at the workplace. Generating new ideas on your own is energizing and exciting. Fresh ideas foster career advancement and help grow the organization. Intuitively you know this, which is why you can easily promote your own ideas with enthusiasm. What may be more challenging is expressing the same level of excitement for the ideas of others. Even more so, to promote the ideas of colleagues as the ideators of their ideas. Getting excited about an idea that someone else came up with may not be natural for everyone. It requires empathy. It requires the capacity to praise the ideas of others. It requires the self-confidence to celebrate someone else’s victory. These are all skills worthy of practice. Here are three reasons why you should get behind the ideas from other people too, written by NewPublica’s own Senior Marketing Manager, Luis Moreno.

iMas Fuerza! – January 28

Culture Matters

In a recent study conducted by IHS Markit Technology, they found that Latinx and Hispanic audiences are more likely to dip in and out of streaming services – meaning subscribe and unsubscribe. The firm took a look at how Netflix has changed its tactics recently in the battle to keep more Latinx and Hispanic subscribers. How has Netflix won back more Hispanic and Latinx subscribers than any other streaming service? By leading the game in Spanish language content and distribution worldwide. ¡Fantástico!

Let’s take a look at fashion. Every day we put on clothes without really thinking about where these individual pieces come from historically. After decades, sometimes centuries, certain garments and accessories get absorbed into mainstream/American culture and their roots often go with them. There are so many pieces of clothing that millions buy and wear that come from Latinx or Hispanic origins. And this isn’t known or celebrated nearly as much as it should. So here are 25 fashion pieces with Hispanic or Latinx origins you should know and share with your community.

Café Libre

Welcome to Café Libre, a weekly program in Spanish featuring NewPublica’s very own owners: Alberto Monserrate and Melisa Franzen. In this brand new talk show you can keep up with the latest things that are happening in Minnesota including politics, health, immigration and more. Tune in every Saturday at 10am for the latest events at Univision Minnesota, also in collaboration with your online media source New Prensa. Pour a cup and join the conversation!

Network Night with the Twin Cities Business Peer Network

Making Connections and Exploring Empathy in Opera
Tuesday, January 28 at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts

Have you ever sat in an airport and thought about the person sitting across from you? If you struck up a conversation, would you find you had something in common? Or what if through a simple, empathetic connection, you create a lasting impact on one or both of your lives.
Empathy can help build more effective personal and professional relationships and is a core theme of MN Opera’s new production of Flight. In this touching and deeply human comedy, eight complete strangers find they have more in common than they think when they are stranded overnight at an airport and soon realize they need each other to get to their destinations.

Tickets for this event are $30 and include a private pre-show networking reception with light dinner and insights by the show’s director and admission to the show right after the reception. RSVP below or call MN Opera Patron Services at 612-333-6669 (M-Th: 10:00am-5:00pm). Space is limited. RSVP NOW.

Music to Our Ears

We’re filled with pride to see two incredible Latina women represent the Latinx community at the 2020 Super Bowl Halftime Show. To add to the lineup, Demi Lovato, who also has Latinx and Hispanic heritage, will be singing the national anthem at the beginning of the Super Bowl. There are big strides this year in including more Latinx in the Super Bowl, since each year, more US Hispanics and Latinx tune in to watch the big game, but we’d love to see even more. As the face of America changes and becomes more multicultural — almost 20 percent of the US population is of Hispanic or Latinx descent — we’d like to see that represented in the events that bring the country together. For now, we’re excited to see what Shakira and J Lo will do for the Super Bowl halftime show, which is sure to be historic.

Did someone say music? As Fat Joe importantly reminded the world recently, Latinxs have been an integral part of hip-hop pretty much since its inception during the late 1970s and early 80s. Since then, we have been holding our own, with so many different artists releasing albums, creating hits, and infusing our cultures into rap. So, here are 30 hip-hop songs that you should know.



We’re Queen B and Aya. Communications Specialists at NewPublica by day, and gearing up for Super Bowl 54 by night. Have articles you would like to share or general suggestions? Feel free to shoot us an email at Or subscribe below to keep up with all the latest news.


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