Janie Flores

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AMBAR Pre-Valentines Fiesta!

In About on February 24, 2014 at 1:04 pm

Disfrutando una fiesta Pre-Valentines con nuestra querida AMBAR

Disfrutando una fiesta Pre-Valentines con nuestra querida AMBAR

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One of Abuela de Miami’s favorite people is Ambar, singer, television personality, business woman, motivational speaker and someone who serves as an inspiration and role model for many women. Recently on a beautiful Miami evening before Valentine’s Day, a number of bloggers, media personalities and influencers were invited to celebrate this special day with Ambar and her great team. A big shout out to Bohemian Babushka, Miami Fashion Trends, Webcity Girls, LatinBlah and the ever present #305Chicas!

Ambar is a fascinating and multifaceted woman, a successful entrepreneur with a heart capable of embracing the whole world, and blessed with the grace to create, design, compose beautiful music and an exclusive line of luxury watches. In January she launched the weekly “Mujer No Pares de Bailar” motivational capsules on her YouTube channel: AmbarMusical, where she shares words of encouragement, wisdom and grace with her followers.

She was most recently nominated in the Female Artist of the Year Tropical category at Premios Lo Nuestro (Univision) for her recent album “Libre” produced by some of the best known personalities in the music industry such as Don Omar among others. She was also recognized as one of the best dressed on the magenta carpet!

Ambar spoiled us with a sumptuous Mediterranean spread, exquisite chocolates, champagne and capped off the evening by giving each one of us a signed watch from her luxury watch collection. Ambar’s motto is “Mujer: No Pares de Bailar,” translated, “Woman: Don’t Stop Dancing,” which she embodies and lives everyday of her life.

Thank you Ambar for being such a great friend to your followers and a Latina we can be proud of! Orgullo latino!


Casa dulce casa

In About on July 30, 2013 at 6:50 pm
Fourth generation Mexican American, little Damien, my great grand nephew

Fourth generation Mexican American, little Damien, my great grand nephew

Much has been written of late regarding the furor that erupted when the young Sebastian de la Cruz and more recently the iconic salsa singer Marc Anthony sang the national anthem at sporting events. Some Anglos and African Americans were offended that these two Hispanic Americans would be invited to sing songs that honor and pay tribute to America because they are “Mexican.” The irony lies in that both of these men were born here, feel more comfortable communicating in English and aren’t able to “go back to” any other country because this is their country.

As a Hispanic I was proud to see how both Sebastian and Marc showed grace under fire and didn’t resort to the same mudslinging, name calling or racial slurs that were hurled at them by people who are clearly ignorant, resentful and afraid of the changing face of America. The “educación” Hispana learned at home was clearly evident in their response to the anger directed towards them. What instills even more pride is the rush to their defense by the Hispanic community en masse. Mi gente we have risen to the occasion as never before. From “sea to shining sea”, from the mountains to the prairies, to the oceans white with foam, the voices of Hispanic Americans have made known that they will not remain quiet, will not be intimidated and will use their voice individually and collectively to express their displeasure and disapproval at racially motivated attacks on other Hispanics.

Social media in particular has been a crucial vehicle to express our outrage, to connect and to continue organizing for a change in the tone of the debate taking place in this country where Hispanics are concerned. Social media sites such as Latino Rebels and Being Latino are quick to raise the alarm, and the traditional Hispanic media such as Univision, Telemundo, CNN en Español, MundoFox, MegaTV are every vigilant. And it is not over, most recently Bebe Lanugo, a company in Miami is calling for Hispanics to show our children that they can be proud of being Hispanic American by making a video of you and your children singing the national anthem and sending it to them from which they will create a video which will be seen around the US. You can send it to cantaconorgullo@gmail.com as soon as possible if you would like to participate.

We are all different, with different world views even within the Hispanic community, but that does not justify the disrespectful, abusive or racist vitriol that so easily seems to pour forth from some Anglo and African American citizens and leaders alike when referring to Hispanics, especially when it comes to Mexicans. Hispanics are now the largest minority group in this country and by all statistical indications our numbers are projected to continue growing exponentially over the next decades, especially Mexicans. This is also our “home sweet home,” our “casa dulce casa,” and we are productive, enterprising and a BLESSING to this great country.

Abuela de Miami