Susie Plascencia

Susie is a journalist, entrepreneur and traveler. Born and raised in Los Angeles, her passion for creative storytelling has fueled her professional career and she pursues stories that highlight innovative and inspiring people from diverse backgrounds and industries.

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Supporting Small Business During the Coronavirus Pandemic: 10 of our Favorite U.S. Indie Bookstores

The impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the American economy is unprecedented and the businesses being hit the hardest are unfortunately also the smallest. Results for a recent poll taken by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and MetLife reveal that nearly one fourth of small businesses say they’re two months or less away from permanently …

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Uniting Latinx Communities Through Art: T-Mobile and Artist David Flores Celebrate Hispanic Heritage with A Case Drop Collaboration

With a paintbrush in hand and his toddler on his hip, California-based artist and muralist David Flores put the finishing touches on his latest painting, an eight-by-six-foot portrait of a Mexican calendar girl. “It’s all steeped in tradition,” says Flores. “Everything just kind of represents Hispanic culture.” The piece features his signature stained glass-style patterns …

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Nonprofits That Are Making a Difference in Our Latinx Community

Nonprofit organizations play a critical role in the development of our local latinx community and our population as a whole. When government agencies fall short, nonprofits leverage corporate, philanthropic and public support to provide a wide range of services and funds to communities in need. With the California latinx community growing at a rapid rate, …

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Artists of Color Who Remind Us About the ALEGRÍA of Being Latinx

  Every once in a while, we come across a piece of art that touches our soul and makes us feel proud to be part of the vibrant, diverse and ever-evolving latinx community. No matter the medium, art is a form of expression that provokes thought and emotion, and those who are gifted enough to …

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Go Where Latin America’s Happiest People Live

Latin America’s 33 countries are rich in both history and culture, but they’re also home to some of the happiest people in the world.  According to the seventh World Happiness Report– which measures happiness in 156 countries– Costa Rica, Mexico, Chile, and Guatemala are the ranked highest among Latin America.  Thinking about planning a trip …

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