"Wow, you are so articulate. You don't talk like you're Puerto Rican." That has got to be one of the most insulting, pseudo-compliments that I receive too often.
Their sound is different from anything in the Latino indie scene, as it contains elements of funk, soul and electric music in it. Their lyrics are all in Spanish, paying homage to their roots, as both Raquel and Luis grew up in the island.
This is the month when Latinos are officially celebrated for everything we have achieved and contributed to this country. Yet the celebration of Latino Heritage Month is bittersweet, because we remain the most underrepresented group in politics and government leadership.
Put yourself in that situation, the situation that the people you criticize are going through, and tell me that you wouldn't do everything in your power to get your family out of that living hell and somewhere safe.
As more people speak up, more will take note of the prevalence of these issues. This is why NCLR is launching "And Justice for All," a blog series profiling Latino relations with local police. By lifting Latino experiences to the national level, otherwise untold stories can contribute to these long-overdue conversations.
Much has been said about the need for better information on college outcomes. Especially in an era of spiraling college costs and rising debt, it is more important than ever for students to be able to understand their return on investment - and thus, the theory goes, make better decisions.
This country is not going to change itself into a new nation because John Kerry visited, nor because of the third visit by a pope. But Cuba is changing when people like this British rocker, icon of good music and of the greatest possible irreverence, touch down in Havana.
Chile seeks to encourage voluntary governmental and institutional commitments that we believe will generate a virtuous circle -- leading to further progress at future conferences.
Asian Americans are the fastest growing immigrant group in the country and will comprise the largest immigrant population in the nation in several decades. You wouldn't know these facts if listening to the Republican candidates on the campaign trail.
"¡Vivos se los llevaron! ¡Vivos los queremos!" These words echoed around the globe this past weekend, as September 26 marked one year since 43 students were forcefully disappeared by government authorities in Guerrero, Mexico.
It's time to claim our birthright as second gens, and to acknowledge our parents as first-generation pioneers. Anything less makes us perpetual outsiders, the "other" who never belongs.
Immigrants want to work and create proper homes for their families. They want to see their children grow up and achieve even higher goals. They want to sit in a Broadway theatre and watch their child live their dream on a stage, knowing the struggles they went through were all worth it.