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Patricia Gualinga


Why I March: We Need to Leave The Oil in The Ground!

Patricia Gualinga | September 19, 2014 | Green
This isn't just the fight of indigenous peoples. It's the fight of everyone, because the air we all breathe doesn't have borders. Water doesn't have borders. While we humans place political borders, the Earth is a unified entity. And the consequences of pollution are affecting everyone.
Stephen Balkaran

Hispanic Heritage Month: How Hispanics Are Defining and Redefining America

Stephen Balkaran | September 19, 2014 | Latino Voices
What mainstream Americans have failed to realize is that Hispanics have played and will continue to play a crucial role in our nation. Hispanics have contributed to every avenue of American life since the inception of this country.
Mechele Dickerson


The Economic Recovery in Black, White, and Brown

Mechele Dickerson | September 18, 2014 | Politics
While some households and neighborhoods have recovered from the recession, most black and Latino households and neighborhoods are still waiting to recover.
Matt Kramer

It's Time to Rethink Native Mascots

Matt Kramer | September 18, 2014 | Education
When we use imagery that makes an entire community feel excluded and diminished, exactly what tradition are we celebrating?
Bino A. Realuyo


Dear Anti-Marcoses, Pro-Marcoses, and the Spirit of Philippine Martial Law

Bino A. Realuyo | September 19, 2014 | World
The success of the political landscape of the Philippines is contigent upon how we can move the populace out of poverty and bring them to the educated middle class with power and decision making.
National Council of La Raza


A DREAMer's Story

National Council of La Raza | September 18, 2014 | Latino Voices
Today, in our ongoing "Hanging in the Balance" series, we bring you the second part of Gaby Gomez's story.
Gabriel Sanchez Zinny


Balancing Efficiency and Quality in Education

Gabriel Sanchez Zinny | September 18, 2014 | Latino Voices
To some, making education more efficient is simply a matter of better budget management and improved allocation of resources. But to many others, speaking in these terms at all when talking about a child's right to learn seems inappropriate.
Yunuen Rodriguez

Humanitarian Crisis? Traveling Unaccompanied?: Reflections on Government Framing (Part 1)

Yunuen Rodriguez | September 18, 2014 | Latino Voices
Why such different regard from the government between these children and their parents when poverty, just like wealth, knows no age, but is rather inherited?
Jennifer Selvidge

Pushing Women and People of Color Out of Science Before We Go In

Jennifer Selvidge | September 18, 2014 | College
I am a senior MIT, a materials engineer, an honors student, and a woman. I also have been told hundreds of times that I don't deserve to be where I am. The idea that there was some sort of quota for women would be repeated to me over and over in the coming months, and it only got worse when I went to MIT.
Preeti Vissa


Riding the Back of the Digital Bus

Preeti Vissa | September 17, 2014 | Technology
Until now, consumers have been able to use any device and access any content on the Internet on an equal basis. Those protections could all go away, depending on what the FCC decides. What the companies want, it turns out, is no rules at all -- or at least rules so weak and vague that they can't be enforced in any meaningful way.
Ana Garcia-Ashley


#AfterFerguson: Faith-based Organizing's Approach

Ana Garcia-Ashley | September 17, 2014 | Impact
While what we at Gamaliel fight on are depressing issues, right now, at least, I'm kind of giddy. It's not often that a two-time Pulitzer-winning journalist basically endorses everything we are doing.
Valerie Tejeda


Young Adult Authors Honor Hispanic Heritage Month, Share Why 'We Need Diverse Books'

Valerie Tejeda | September 17, 2014 | Books
As a young girl, I used to pray in my bed every night that God would miraculously give me blonde hair, blue eyes, and creamy white skin. After that didn't work, I had another plan: hydrogen peroxide and lemon juice.
NCLR Action Fund

Whether in 2014 or 2016, Candidates Cannot Afford to Ignore Immigration

NCLR Action Fund | September 16, 2014 | Latino Voices
Polling shows that Latino voters vote on issues, not on personalities. Polling also shows that Latinos are paying close attention to the immigration issue, and that they consider immigration reform -- and executive action by the president on immigration -- to be extremely important and urgently needed.
National Council of La Raza


An Undocumented Military Spouse: The Story of Fanny Lopez

National Council of La Raza | September 16, 2014 | Latino Voices
"When Our Troops Serve, Their Families are Serving, Too." So says the slogan of Joining Forces, First Lady Michelle Obama's national initiative to bring attention to the needs of military families. But what happens if a family member is undocumented? Does this mean that they are serving their country any less?
Nikki Silvestri


Environmental Injustice is Personal

Nikki Silvestri | September 17, 2014 | Green
I used to be one of those people who didn't understand the threat of climate change. I wondered, "Why should global warming matter to me?" When I learned what a warmer world would look like -- especially for people of color and low-income communities -- I was terrified.
Tavis Smiley


My Conversation With Rita Moreno

Tavis Smiley | September 16, 2014 | Entertainment
She won her Oscar for playing Anita in West Side Story, which boasts some of the finest dancing ever put on film. But her Oscar didn't open doors to better movie roles. In fact, it took another seven years before she made another movie. She turned down roles which stereotyped her as -- in her words -- "Conchita/Lolitas."
Carola McGiffert

Building a Diverse Workforce: Minorities Studying in China

Carola McGiffert | September 16, 2014 | Impact
Minority students typically do not have the opportunity to study a language much less study abroad. They face financial barriers, to be sure, but also cultural ones. For a young person who has never left his or her zip code, much less flown on a plane, going overseas is a daunting consideration.
Wilborn Hampton


'My Mañana Comes': Trouble in the Kitchen

Wilborn Hampton | September 16, 2014 | Arts
The plight of the struggling class, bypassed entirely by the slow economic recovery, and the inequities of our immigration laws come into sharp focus in Elizabeth Irwin's timely and ultimately provocative new play My Mañana Comes at Playwrights Realm.
Valerie Tejeda


Debut Author Heather Marie Talks Diversity, Creativity, and More

Valerie Tejeda | September 16, 2014 | Books
Sure to appeal to fans of CW's "Supernatural," and Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz, the story follows seventeen-year-old Aiden Ortiz -- a Gateway through which the dead must pass to get to the other side.
Stephen Balkaran

The Political Consequences of Immigration Reform: Immigration Reform Bill

Stephen Balkaran | September 16, 2014 | Politics
Whatever the debates might be, both political parties cannot afford to play with the Hispanic vote. Immigration reform is a key tool to courting America's greatest political asset. How both political parties resolve the immigration debacle can be an important gauge on the future of American political process.
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