Blog Posts by Maria Murriel, Shine Latina Editor

  • VIDEO: Have you taken the Ñ Train?

    Several NYC subway signs have been changed from an 'N' to an 'Ñ' as a temporary nod to Hispanics and their contributions to the Big Apple.

    The change has not been approved by the MTA, New York city's public-transit authority, but seems to be getting approval from others.

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  • Teen Orphan Tugs at Churchgoers' Heartstrings to Find a Family

    uDavion Navar (photo by: MELISSA LYTTLE/ZUMApress)A 15-year-old Florida boy who's been in foster care his entire life is so desperate for a family to call his own, that he recently took matters into his own hands.

    Davion Navar Henry Only gathered his courage and stepped up to the pulpit at St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church in St. Petersburg, Florida, asking, directly, if anyone there might want to adopt him. He told the parishioners, "I know God hasn't given up on me. So I'm not giving up, either."

    After learning that his biological mother, who gave birth to him while she was in prison, had passed away, he asked his caseworker, Connie Going, to take him to church so that he could make his request. She agreed.

    Arriving in a donated black suit too large for him, wearing a zip-on tie that he wouldn't have known how to tie himself, he followed intently along with the sermon before declaring, "I'll take anyone. Old or young, dad or mom, black, white, purple. I don't care. And I would be really appreciative. The best I could be."

    Davion Navar and Connie Going, his Eckerd case worker (photo by: MELISSA LYTTLE/ZUMApress)

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