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This Miami Ice Cream Shop Is A Cuban Heaven On Earth

Y’all. If you’re ever in Miami and want a super Miami experience, you have to go to Azúcar Ice Cream Company. Like, where the hell else are you going to find avocado ice cream or guava and white chocolate chip cookies? Answer: nowhere.

Deep in Miami’s Little Havana, you’re going to find the best Cuban-themed ice cream shop: Azúcar Ice Cream Company.

Took a little trip to #azucar #miami #calleocho #azucaricecream #littlehavana

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Spoiler: Celia Cruz has a strong presence.

First, let’s get this out of the way:

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Speaking of Celia Cruz, you have to try the Celia cone.

What’s not to love about malta and leche condensada in ice cream?

Or spring for the Abuela Maria cookie sandwich.

No, your eyes are not deceiving you. Those are guava and white chocolate chip cookies.

They have just about every Cuban flavor you could imagine.

Flava in ya ear???#azucaricecream #miami #littlehavana

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There’s even guava syrup to throw on that bad boy because… why the hell not?

Love, love Abuela Maria ice cream from @azucaricecream, of course has to add an extra guava drizzle

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My heart, my taste buds… Come to poppa.

Or you can get guava ice cream if the drizzle isn’t enough.

Guava samples NOW @flavorishmarket ! Come and try it

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And for you avocado enthusiasts, there’s this to fulfill your wildest dreams:

As fresh as it gets….avocado ice cream today at Azucar!!!

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Why isn’t this be a nationwide chain operation?

And it gets better: You can customize the hell out of your ice cream like only Latinos do.

@brickbrick#azucaricecream#awesomedessert

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My body is ready!!

Sadly, you can only find it in Little Havana at the moment.

Every day, even a stranded day, is a gift. #littlehavana #wynwoodartdistrict #azucaricecream #stranded

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Though, tbh, where else would something so wonderful be born?

Don’t believe this is the best ice cream shop around? Just ask Fluffy…

Fluffy loves Azucar Ice Cream! We ❤️Fluffy!

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…or even Celia Cruz.


¡Azúcar!

BRB, going to Miami.

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Celia Cruz Was The Afro-Latina Queen Who Taught Young Black America The Importance Of Education And Hope

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Celia Cruz Was The Afro-Latina Queen Who Taught Young Black America The Importance Of Education And Hope

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If you’re a Latina from or living in the United States there’s no doubt that you have some memories of your days watching the longtime children’s program “Sesame Street.” For many Americans, the show has proven to be a  common ground. The show which was initially conceived as an educational intervention program directed at low-income, minority children gave kids of different colors and economic backgrounds a chance to learn numbers, the alphabet and speak rudimentary Spanish and English. Part of the show’s effort in this execution included featuring strong female characters that didn’t fall into regular female stereotypes.

Easily one of the greatest women to visit the show as Celia Cruz and video clips of her time on the show are resurfacing and stirring up comments commemorating her work as well as the show.

Fans of the Cuban-American Gurachara singer are commemorating her visit to Sesame Street on Twitter.

So far, the video which was posted on Twitter on July 22nd has received 11,618 retweets and 24,499 likes. Hundreds of Celia’s fans have commented

Many of the comments highlight how Celia’s music resonated with them as kids.

Literally every little Cuban girl knows La Madre de Azucar!

Many of the Cubana commentators have noted how the song takes them back to their time in Cuba

So many Cuban-Americans have commented on how they remember their abuelas playing Celia as kids.

And many remember seeing the episode when it first aired.

Ah to have seen this treasure back in the day would have been a true blessing.

Almost everyone is pointing out how cute the kids’ reactions are.

Literally, that girl is getting it and that boy is having an out of body experience.

And others are sharing her other visits to Sesame.

Cruz made multiple visits to the show, and by the comments, it’s clear that each one had a profound impact on little viewers.

Check out the full clip from Celia’s visit below!

And don’t forget to check out this moment Celia Cruz appeared to teach a song about numbers.

Or, this clip of her singing ‘Songo’s Song’

No doubt we could use more lessons and light from people like Celia Crus. Especially during these hard times.

J.Lo Speaks Up About The Super Bowl Halftime Show And How She Wants Girls To Raise Their Voices

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J.Lo Speaks Up About The Super Bowl Halftime Show And How She Wants Girls To Raise Their Voices

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The J.Lo and Shakira halftime show at Super Bowl LIV was electric, powerful, empowering, and contagious. The two Latina performers gave Super Bowl viewers and audience the show of a lifetime. Latin pride was at the forefront of this year’s halftime show and there was also a strong political message because Latinos live in terrifying times.

J.Lo and Shakira used part of their halftime show to give a voice to the voiceless in the Latino and immigrant communities.

During J.Lo’s performance, her daughter Emme started “Let’s Get Loud” and the imagery struck a nerve with some viewers. Litter in front of the stage were children in orbed cages. Many have speculated that the children are a nod at the Trump administration’s immigration policies that forced children into cages and separated families.

The mother and daughter duo then covered “Born In The USA” by Bruce Springsteen and J.Lo flashed a Puerto Rican flag.

The Puerto Rican people, who are Americans, have been let down by the current administration as they try to recover from Hurricane Maria. Now, the island is recovering from devastating earthquakes. The Trump administration has actively cut funding to Medicaid in Puerto Rico as more and more people are reliant on the assistance.

J.Lo shared a video on Instagram right before the performance and included a rallying call to all Latinas and young girls around the world.

The global pop star wanted to use her performance at Super Bowl LIV performance to give people a chance to raise their voices. In a time where children are in cages, women are losing healthcare rights, and vulnerable communities are under attack around the world, these moments matter.

The Super Bowl LIV halftime show’s message is resonating far and wide.

The image of Emme “locked” in a cage while singing “Let’s Get Loud” caught everyone’s attention. Her voice, accompanied by a choir of children behind her, gave viewers a striking visual of children in cages.

Some pointed to other elements of the performance that referenced the administration’s treatment of migrants.

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There were so many elements of the half time show that people pointed to as reminiscent of the policies devastating migrant families. The lights behind the performers interlocked in the pattern of a chainlink fence we have all seen along the border.

Some people were very much bothered by the strong Latino representation at the Super Bowl.

Pobercitos. Who knew that strong Latinas on stage showing their brown bodies and Latin dancing would trigger them?

Some people are showing the double standard that exists among performers at the Super Bowl.

Women, especially Black and brown women, are often treated to this double standard. Somehow, dancing as a brown or Black woman is overly sexual when white men are not subjected to the same scrutiny.

To top it off, let’s not forget that the Super Bowl was in Miami, a Latino enclave and the halftime performance was representative of that culture.

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