Our 100th Edition & A Look At Coronavirus For Communities Of Color – Issue 100

March 27-April 2, 2020
Edition 100 🎉

 NewPrensa’s 100th Edition!

This issue marks our 100th edition! We couldn’t have done it without the support of our Latinx community, readers, and beyond. Since we’re at home and still want to celebrate with you all, we are going to share a few of our favorite moments from issues past, from the authors, Queen B and Aya:

We Struck Gold With Dora – Queen B

When me (second from right) and my coworker Sandra (left) headed to the Mall of America to sit down with actors Isabela Moner (Dora) and Eugenio Derbez (Alejandro) from the Dora and the Lost City of Gold film for our 67th edition to discuss Latinx representation in Hollywood and their experience filming the hit summer flick.

The Curse of Llorona Giveaway – Aya

“Have you heard her cries? There’s no escaping her.” Well, we certainly did, but that didn’t stop Queen B and me from giving away 25 tickets to our subscribers to catch The Curse of La Llorona last summer in issue 52. Horrifying wails and spooky poltergeists…Ah, just another day at NewPublica. Oh yeah, the movie was okay too. Don’t fret if you missed this giveaway, we have plenty more where that came from for subscribers. Stay tuned!

R.I.P., Kobe – Queen B

When we covered Kobe Bryan’s tragic death in our 91st issue and shared how important the Latinx community was to him. “My Latino fans are very important to me because they were the first ones who embraced me the most when I first got here,” Kobe Bryant said in Spanish in 2016. Bryant added that his Spanish was “not that good,” but this appeared to have been a modest assessment, as he routinely conducted full-length interviews in Spanish, which endeared him even more to Latino fans.

iCocinando con Sandra! – Aya

Some say that she’s inspired some of the most famous contemporary cooks on how to do their thing, including Aarón Sánchez, Roberto Santibañez, and Gordon Ramsay. Others say she’s an angel sent to bring joy with her cooking. Regardless of where you stand, it’s unanimous at NewPublica that Sandra is the best cook around and her food sparks joy. That’s why we started a segment called iCocinando con Sandra!, where Sandra shares some of her family recipes and stories with the rest of the world to learn. Get an appetizer of iCocinando con Sandra! in issue 54, where she shares her scrumptious sorullitos de maíz (deep-fried corn sticks) recipe.

Foodies Fo’ Lyfe – Queen B

In our 50th edition, titled A Taste of Minnesota, we covered some of the hottest Latinx restaurants to check out in the Twin Cities! And let’s face it – who doesn’t love food?!

Coronavirus Special Coverage – Aya

Coronavirus news is always changing which is why we’re here to help curate your weekly news coverage. Check out our last edition that came out Tuesday, March 31, and keep your eyes peeled for next week’s issue.

 A Look at Coronavirus for Communities of Color

Inequality is magnified in times of national hardship. Perhaps nowhere is this clearer than in communities of color, which have long endured inequalities across American economic, social, and civic systems. Persistent segregation has restricted tens of millions of people of color to some of the most densely populated urban areas in the country; structural and environmental racism has produced extraordinarily high rates of serious chronic health conditions among people of color; and entrenched barriers in the health system continue to prevent people of color from obtaining the care they need. Now, these same factors threaten to exacerbate the current national hardship: a potentially deadly coronavirus, which causes the disease COVID-19, that has infected tens of thousands of Americans and could affect millions more.

Speaking of racial and ethnic inequality, it strikes once again as Latinos and Blacks can’t say “we are working from home too,” a study shows. In spite of the sudden demand for the use of the acronym WFH (Working From Home), according to the Job Flexibilities and Work Schedules Survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor in 2018, less than 30 percent of the entire workforce can actually telework. And only 16 percent of Hispanic workers have jobs that allow that kind of flexibility. African Americans follow closely, with a 20 percent margin. When compared to White, Asian, Non-Hispanic or Latino the race and ethnicity gap widens, Asians being capable of working from home the most by almost 40 percent.

Spanish Entertainment If You’re at Home

Still looking for ways to help pass the time if you’re at home with little ones? Here’s a list of the 20+ best Spanish movies for kids that can be watched over and over again. The list includes movies for kids of all ages like El Rey Leon (The Lion King), El Libro de la Selva (The Jungle Book) and more. See the description and watch the trailers!

Or if your kids are older, or if you want some good recommendations for yourself, check out these 11 Spanish-fiction series on Netflix. Spanish fiction is gaining popularity all over the world. If you want to find out why, check out this list of 11 Spanish shows available on Netflix in the United States. Enjoy and immerse yourself in Spanish culture!

Café Libre

Don’t miss the second special Cafe Libre program on Coronavirus COVID-19 that was broadcast Saturday 28th on Univision Minnesota in collaboration with New Prensa: Melisa Franzen speaks with Dr. Maria Verónica Svetaz, Medical Director for Hennepin Health, about important COVID-19 information. Oscar Rodriguez speaks with Camila Mercado from CLUES, who answers questions about how to complete the Census 2020 survey form. Melisa Lopez Franzen, Oscar Rodriguez and Alberto Monserrate share Executive Actions announced by Governor Tim Walz, including Stay-at-home.

Café Libre, is a weekly program in Spanish featuring NewPublica’s very own: Alberto Monserrate and Melisa Franzen. In this 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, in collaboration with your online media source New Prensa. Pour a cup and join the conversation. Check out one of the latest episodes covering coronavirus here. For all the latest episodes, visit our YouTube channel. Don’t forget to subscribe!

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We’re Queen B and Aya. Communications Specialists at NewPublica by day, and spreading positive vibes all the time. Have articles you would like to share or general suggestions? Feel free to shoot us an email at info@newpublica.com. Or subscribe below to keep up with all the latest news.

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