Alejandro Fernández recently dropped the video for his sensual Spanish ballad, "Hoy Tengo Ganas De Ti", and it features Christina Aguilera delivering smooth-as-buttah vocals in black lingerie. We love it when Christina embraces her
heritage and shows love to the Spanish-speaking community. Here's how you can, too:
+ Watch "Hoy Tengo Ganas De Ti".
+ Learn About MALDEF
Founded in 1968, the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund has been described as the "law firm of the Latino community." MALDEF attorneys and staff challenge court rulings and government legislation that discriminate against the Mexican-American community. Eva Longoria is a spokesperson for the org, which also works to teach immigrants their rights, and to mobilize them to create better lives for themselves and their families. Peep MALDEF's website to read up on current events and court cases that impact the Latino community.
+ Support The Homeless World Cup
The Homeless World Cup is the partnership of 70 nonprofit organizations that use soccer to change the lives of homeless people around the world. Their mission statement reads: "When a homeless person gets involved in football they communicate and build relationships with others; they become teammates, learning to trust and share; they have a responsibility to attend training sessions and games, to be on time and prepared to participate. They feel part of something." Homeless World Cup participants learn teamwork and communication skills that they can use to move forward, not only on the soccer field, but also in life. Last year's annual tournament was held in Mexico City, where street fútbol is a popular pastime. Donate to the Homeless World Cup to support underprivileged young athletes' soccer dreams.
The National Council of La Raza is the "largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States," which works to create better opportunities for Hispanic Americans. The organization spans 41 states and runs initiatives in health, housing, education and youth leadership. NCLR also conducts numerous polls to find out how the government can better acknowledge and serve the Latin-American community.
+ Wear A #Fairdora
We Belong Together's Fedoras For Fairness campaign uses fedoras — "an iconic unisex American fashion accessory" — as a symbol of support for immigration legislation that treats women and LGBTQ families fairly. Many female immigrants make huge sacrifices to better the lives of their families, while many LGBTQ couples are forced to live in different countries due to immigration laws that require legal marriage for citizenship. To join the movement, take a selfie while wearing your favorite hipster headgear and post it to social media with the hashtag #fairdora.