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Carlos Andrés Gómez

Don't Vote Just Because I'm Telling You To

Carlos Andrés Gómez | September 26, 2016 | Latino Voices
In the climate of the times that we are in right now, I believe that this election will have implications for generations to come. This election is about much more than opportunity -- lives are literally at stake
Maritza Stanchich, Ph.D.

Dark Star: Puerto Rico Reels From 3-Day Blackout

Maritza Stanchich, Ph.D. | September 26, 2016 | Latino Voices
Sleep cooled by air conditioning or electric fans in tropical temps of 80-plus degrees Fahrenheit became a sudden luxury over the weekend in this Caribbean country, now known as much for its debt crisis as for its salsa music.
Ted Lewis

Mexico And The U.S. Presidential Debates

Ted Lewis | September 26, 2016 | Latino Voices
Clinton And Trump Debate On Bitter Ayotzinapa Anniversary Rights advocates will need to mobilize no matter who wins election. The first debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump is taking place on the anniversary of the September night, two years ago, when 43 Mexican students were violently...
The Establishment

Let’s Stop Helping Terrible Men Go Viral

The Establishment | September 22, 2016 | Women
This piece by Rosemary Donahue originally appeared on The Establishment, a new multimedia site funded and run by women. If you’re on Twitter, it seems you always find out the same way. You see a new hashtag trending, and a few friends...
Frank H. Wu

The Allure Of 'Color Blindness'

Frank H. Wu | September 22, 2016 | Politics
“Color blindness” is alluring. Race vexes us. It is volatile, potentially violent. All around us, whether here at home or abroad, blood ties and tribalism afflict us. Whatever our identity or our own opinions, we realize that these differences — skin color and other markers by which we divide...
Nancy Arroyo Ruffin

Public Service Announcement: For The Families Of Those Killed While Black

Nancy Arroyo Ruffin | September 26, 2016 | Latino Voices
In the event of an error our officers will be put on compensated leave pending a "full investigation". If you feel you've been treated unfairly, you can request a hearing. But understand that it is not our duty to listen to you. Proceed to the end of the line you will be seen in the order that we decide.
Gabriel Sanchez Zinny

What do students think of technical school?

Gabriel Sanchez Zinny | September 22, 2016 | Latino Voices
We rarely consult with students in the education sector. Generally, adults design the curriculum, regulations, and training environments, occasionally asking current or former students what should be improved or what impact programs have had on their professional lives. Although theory and investigation show that this impact is positive, at...
Sharda Sekaran

Terence Crutcher's Death Exposes Racism Of The Drug War

Sharda Sekaran | September 21, 2016 | Politics
Black and brown people are routinely targeted with gross impunity and cruelty by law enforcement and the drug war invariably plays a huge role in the problem.
Latino USA

From NPR's Latino USA: A Latino History Of Hip-Hop, Part II

Latino USA | September 21, 2016 | Latino Voices
In the second part of our two-part series (click here for Part 1), Latino USA producers Daisy Rosario and Marlon Bishop explore what happens when rap music becomes big business. We hear from Spanglish rap pioneer Mellow Man Ace, chat with radio personalities Bobbito Garcia and...
Douglas Anthony Cooper

The Era Of Trump And PETA: Not A Good Time To Be Hispanic

Douglas Anthony Cooper | September 21, 2016 | Politics
It's open season on Mexican-Americans, whether you're a bigot running for president, or an "animal rights" organization fighting for its right to kill pets.
Common Sense Media

8 Latino TV Characters Who Will Inspire Your Kids

Common Sense Media | September 22, 2016 | Latino Voices
By Maria O Alvarez, Common Sense Media “Diversity” is a lot more than the latest buzzword in Hollywood. When kids see positive portrayals of people who share their background and culture on TV, it can be truly life-changing. It plants the seed of possibility. It...
Mandy Jackson-Beverly

Why It's So Important To Remember The Human Element Come November

Mandy Jackson-Beverly | September 20, 2016 | Fifty
Too often we speak of human beings as statistics. We have forgotten the human element. We distance ourselves from that which makes us uncomfortable. We see compassion as writing a check, rather than the physical act of helping others.
Rebecca Damante

Emmy Awards: Spotlight On Diversity

Rebecca Damante | September 20, 2016 | Entertainment
This year's Emmy Awards distinguished itself from the Oscars in more ways than one. Eighteen actors of color were nominated between the lead and featured actor categories, which is eighteen more than the Oscars and seven more than last year's Emmy Awards.
Adriana Aristizábal

Citizens Unite

Adriana Aristizábal | September 19, 2016 | Latino Voices
All citizens must be vigilant as this example proves, always learning about what is happening around us. We must change this individualistic attitude sometimes we have, one that makes us think that anything that happens on the street doesn't concerns us because it doesn't affect us personally.
Adriana Aristizábal

¡Denúncielos!

Adriana Aristizábal | September 19, 2016 | Latino Voices
Foto Rafael Urrea Soto Ahmad Khan Rahami, de 28 años es el hombre de origen afgano señalado por el FBI de ser responsable de los tres actos de terrorismo ocurridos en New Jersey y New York en las últimas 48 horas....
Christiana Figueres

How to Save the UN

Christiana Figueres | September 19, 2016 | World
I urge the Security Council to avoid the path of least resistance, I urge them to push for transformation. Don't choose politics, choose the right person for the job.
Violeta Ayala

Protesta en París

Violeta Ayala | September 18, 2016 | Latino Voices
Un grupo de policías pateando a un manifestante , Paris, Francia. ©Violeta Ayala #manif15sept Llegamos alrededor de las 14:30 a la Bastilla, y justo cuando nos acercábamos a la protesta cientos de policías antidisturbios empezaron a...
Violeta Ayala

Liberté, égalité, fraternité?

Violeta Ayala | September 18, 2016 | Latino Voices
The police kicking a young protestor, Paris, France. ©Violeta Ayala #manif15sept We arrived at about 2:30 pm at Bastille and just as we got close to the protest, hundreds of anti-riot police were blocking the street....
Manuel Villacorta

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month With Arroz Con Pollo

Manuel Villacorta | September 21, 2016 | Taste
National Hispanic Heritage Month celebrates the contributions of Hispanic men and women in American society. What started off as a week-long celebration to honor countries like Mexico, Colombia, Venezuela, Costa Rica & Nicaragua, grew to a month long dedication to include other holidays such as Columbus...
Omar Epps

Stop Suspending Driver's Licenses For Unpaid Fees

Omar Epps | September 15, 2016 | Politics
Suspending driver's licenses takes people who are poor, and traps them in debt. It takes Americans hanging on by a thread, and robs them of their livelihoods.
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