Latino Oriented Accounts You Should Be Following on Social Media
There are a variety of social media accounts that have made their marks on pop culture, but few are about, made by, or made for Latinos. Latin Post has compiled a list of social media accounts, on everything from fashion to food to photography, that should be on your radar.
This new Buzzfeed-owned social media outlet is solely dedicated to providing the young Latino generation with trending content that parodies, discusses and shares Latino culture. Latino Buzzfeed staff members film videos for their official YouTube channel.
Latino Comedy Project
This YouTube channel is good at blending serious issues affecting Latinos with humor and creating dark comedy that will have anyone laughing.
— Voto Latino (@votolatino) March 11, 2016
The media organization, co-founded by actress Rosario Dawson, works to encourage and support Latino participation and involvement in politics. The organization's Twitter feed includes details about events, news and links to Latino-oriented stories.
If I weren't on TV tonight I'd likely be engaged in a drinking game based on candidates' use of Spanish words #basta #DemDebate — Alicia Menendez (@AliciaMenendez) March 10, 2016
The "This is Fusion" news anchor's Twitter feed is filled with informative links and news bits, as well as hilarious and opinionated tweets.
A photo posted by Marie (@mariesaba) on Mar 3, 2016 at 11:03am PST
Part-Mexican cook and blogger Maria Saba is the voice behind "Cocina Marie." The name of her food blog is an homage to her Mexican heritage. Saba shares Latino recipes on her blog, as well as her Instagram account.
A Cozy Kitchen
A photo posted by Adrianna Adarme (@acozykitchen) on Feb 5, 2016 at 11:55am PST
Adrianna Adarme does two things well with her food Instagram account: photography and cooking. The stunning account features hundreds of gorgeous photos of Adarme's culinary creations and foods that the blogger enjoys.
The Latin Kitchen
You probably won't find a Pinterest account better organized than The Latin Kitchen. Filled with stunning food photography and recipe ideas, the account offers foodies plenty of material to browse, giving them ideas for holiday meals, easy weeknight dinners and traditional Latino dishes.
Parody and Humor
A video posted by LeJuan James (@lejuanjames) on Jan 1, 2016 at 9:39am PST
There several social media stars who parody Latino culture, but one of the most popular has to be Lejuan James. The Puerto Rican and Dominican 26-year-old uploads videos that imitate the habits, behavior and traditions of Latinos, particularly Latinos of Puerto Rican and Dominican descent. The social media star's popularity won him a spot on the upcoming People En Espanol "50 Most Beautiful" issue.
A photo posted by Being Latino (@beinglatino) on Feb 27, 2016 at 12:10pm PST
The Instagram account is all about memes that depict Latin culture in a humorous manner. The account features original and popular memes that poke fun at Latino habits, traditions and behavior.
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Like Being Latino, Latina Things also focuses on hilarious memes, except the focus is on the struggles and rewards of being a Latina. The topics range from beauty and style to family, food and culture. Memes posted by Being Latino about Latinas can also be found on this account.
Fashion & Beauty
A photo posted by JULIE SARIÑANA (@sincerelyjules) on Mar 2, 2016 at 9:06am PST
This fashion account is run by Mexican-born stylist Julie Sariñana. The fashionista travels the fashion capitals during fashion weeks to provide fans with looks at designer collections. She also shares images of her street style looks to inspire followers.
Many beauty lovers know about Dulce Candy or Naomi Giannopoulos (aka Vega Nay), but Blanca Benavides is a beauty vlogger who deserves attention too. The Latina discusses beauty in both English and Spanish, therefore opening up her material to a diverse fan base. She discusses her product choices and shares style and makeup ideas with fans.
Mal de Mar
A photo posted by Mal de Mar (@maldemar) on Jan 24, 2015 at 10:52am PST
Photographer Mauricio de la Garza travels the world to capture the most beautiful locations. His Instagram feed features everything from structural shots to nature photos and objects.
A photo posted by Instagram en Español (@instagrames) on Jan 31, 2016 at 8:02am PST
The most basic account all Latinos should be following for a newsfeed filled with stunning photography, Latino inspiration, and Instagram news is Instagram en Español. The photos are great and the captions are all in Spanish.