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INK_BLAST | JOIN US IN WELCOMING COLUMNIST JULEYKA LANTIGUA TO THE REPUBLICA UPDATE FAMILY

INK_BLAST | JOIN US IN WELCOMING COLUMNIST JULEYKA LANTIGUA TO THE REPUBLICA UPDATE FAMILY

Juleyka Juleyka Lantigua, former managing editor of GIANT, XXL, Urban Latino and Honey magazines, is thrilled to be part of the República Update. She earned a Master of Science in Journalism from Boston University and a B.A. from Skidmore College in1996. While researching immigration policy as a Fulbright Scholar in Spain, she helped launch a monthly newspaper (Prensa del Caribe) and a quarterly magazine (En Dialógo). She has been a nationally syndicated columnist with The Progressive magazine’s Media Project for nine years. Her writing has appeared in U.S. papers including The Houston Chronicle, The Miami Herald, and The L.A. Times as well as in newspapers and magazines in Spain, the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico. In February 2001, the New York Daily News selected her as one of the "Ten Latinos Changing the Face of New York." A graduate of the Radcliffe Publishing Course (now the Columbia Publishing Course), she guest edited, and contributed an essay to, the summer 2001-and an abridged Spanish-edition of the Nieman Reports for Harvard University’s Nieman Foundation for Journalism. One of her essays, "Man of the House," is included in Colonize This! Young Women of Color on Today’s Feminism, an anthology published in August 2002 by Seal Press. "My Ciguapa," a short story, is included in the young adult anthology Once Upon a Cuento (Seal Press, 2003). "That Latino Show," an essay published in The Progressive magazine has been anthologized in The Simon and Schuster Short Prose Reader, 4th and 5th Editions (Simon & Schuster, 2005, 2008). Lantigua has served on the faculty of the Frederick Douglass Creative Arts Center, where she taught freelance writing for magazines and newspapers.

Lantigua’s "Ink Blast" column for the República Update will touch on current news, pop culture trends, political commentary, and things that generally make her go, "Huh?"

For more more info visit: www.juleykalantigua.com

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