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Ashley Velez

Job Interviews, Diversity and the Feminist Woman of Color

Ashley Velez | April 28, 2015 | Women
I have to acknowledge that my mixed Afro-Latina heritage has given me both a lighter complexion and a looser curl pattern than most Black women. These factors alone grant me privileges in the workplace, privileges that must be acknowledged in order to have an honest conversation.
Rebekah Rodriguez-Lynn

How America's Immigration Laws Tore My Family Apart For Good

Rebekah Rodriguez-Lynn | April 28, 2015 | World
I felt as though my limbs had been torn from my body.
Ellen Riordan

Libraries Are Paving The Way For Cultural Unity

Ellen Riordan | April 28, 2015 | Arts
The lack of diverse children's books published annually does not reflect the rich cultural tapestry that surrounds us.
Kevin Powell

Why Baltimore Is Burning

Kevin Powell | April 28, 2015 | Politics
Any people with nothing to lose will destroy anything in their way. Like anything. Any people who feel as if their lives are not valued, like they are second-class citizens at best, will not be stopped until they've made their point.
Isabel Garcia

McCain's Efforts to Criminally Prosecute Migrants Make No Sense

Isabel Garcia | April 27, 2015 | Latino Voices
Senate Resolution 104 ignores the tremendous multiple costs of Operation Streamline and other programs that prosecute immigrants as criminals. Our country is better served by rededicating our energies to accomplish comprehensive immigration reform.
Arturo Lopez Levy

What Are the Consequences of Taking Cuba Off the State Sponsors of Terrorism List?

Arturo Lopez Levy | April 27, 2015 | Latino Voices
The April 14th decision to remove Cuba off the State Department's State Sponsors of Terrorism list is the most important, concrete step towards normalization of diplomatic relations with Havana taken by the U.S. government since the Carter Administration.
Julio Pabon

The Latino MVP Winners Are...

Julio Pabon | April 27, 2015 | Latino Voices
The results are finally out for the prestigious Latino MVP awards, now celebrating their 25th year in existence. The award is considered the most prestigious award given to Latino Baseball Players and voted on by members of the Latino Sports Writers and Broadcasters Association (LSWBA).
Henry A. J. Ramos

Mr. President: We Commit Ourselves to an Inclusive Competitiveness Movement

Henry A. J. Ramos | April 27, 2015 | Politics
For most of the last century, women, Blacks and Latinos were not able to contribute their full potential to the national economy. In those days, America could economically lead the globe with proverbially one hand tied behind its back.
Gabriel Sanchez Zinny

The Magic of Thinking Big

Gabriel Sanchez Zinny | April 27, 2015 | Latino Voices
"Technology has the power to drive equity, but it can also widen the lead of those who have an advantage. If the technology revolution only happens for families who have money - I don't think it's a revolution."
Fernando Espuelas

Scott Walker Is 2016's Mitt Romney

Fernando Espuelas | April 25, 2015 | Politics
Enter Scott Walker's politics of fear. For the party that rhetorically champions self-reliance, the emphasis on creating fear and despair in the electorate is ironic, but effective. Why blame yourself for economic insecurity when you can blame a faceless immigrant plotting to take away your job?
Rev. Ryan M. Eller

Would You Call Jesus 'illegal?'

Rev. Ryan M. Eller | April 24, 2015 | Religion
As Christians, we are called to love our neighbors. The Bible tells us to welcome strangers in our land and to love them as we love ourselves. That's why the media and all Americans should immediately stop referring to our undocumented brothers and sisters as "illegal."
American Heart Association

More Latinos Needed in STEAM Fields

American Heart Association | April 24, 2015 | Latino Voices
More and more, we are discovering that increasing Hispanic diversity in the healthcare workforce might help reduce health disparities among Latinos. Education in the STEAM fields (science, technology, engineering, arts, math) creates opportunities in health care -- and so much more.
Ana Davila

When Drug Cartels Steal From the State

Ana Davila | April 24, 2015 | Latino Voices
Mexican drug cartels have outdone the State. Not only have these organizations become the greatest threat to the country's security and stability but they have also managed to steal its weapons, its intelligence, and its human capital.
National Council of La Raza

Living the American DREAM: Joel Sati

National Council of La Raza | April 23, 2015 | Latino Voices
If there is something more impressive than Joel's academic résumé, it's his story. Rewind a few years and we'd be meeting a different Joel: a high-school student reeling from the discovery of his undocumented status just a few weeks shy of graduation. Facing a new set of financial roadblocks, he would no longer be a college-bound senior but one facing a life of uncertainty.
Rev. Dr. Ambrose F. Carroll

Black Churches Are Going Green

Rev. Dr. Ambrose F. Carroll | April 27, 2015 | Green
While climate change threatens people everywhere, communities of color are on the front lines. When disasters strike, it's people with the fewest resources who have a harder time preparing, escaping and recovering. Hurricane Katrina and Superstorm Sandy drove that point home.
Andrew Lam

Top Environmental Agencies Release Diversity Data

Andrew Lam | April 23, 2015 | Green
On April 22, 2015, which marked the 45th anniversary of Earth Day, Green 2.0, an initiative dedicated to increasing racial diversity across mainstream environmental agencies, released the names of over 25 of America's leading environmental advocacy organizations that voluntarily submitted their diversity data to GuideStar.
Tefere Gebre

Fighting for Racial Justice and Immigrant Rights on the Frontlines

Tefere Gebre | April 23, 2015 | Latino Voices
This week marks the five year anniversary of Arizona's notorious SB-1070 law, which codified a set of anti-immigrant regulations designed to promote self-deportation of local residents or "attrition through enforcement" in the explicit language of the bill.
David R. K. Adler

'Mexico Is Doing the Dirty Work': Mexican Government Cracks Down on Immigration on US Behalf

David R. K. Adler | April 24, 2015 | Latino Voices
On Tuesday, 24 members of the Viacrucis were arrested in Queretaro, a city just outside of Mexico City. It appears that the injunction -- far from guaranteeing their safety -- was little more than a brief reprieve from the aggressive tactics of the Frontera Sur regime.
Monika Langarica

(Not Quite) Ready for Hillary

Monika Langarica | April 22, 2015 | Politics
My feminism will not result in memory loss about Clinton's inhumane stance on children at our border or her failure to stand up against mass deportations. Nor will it prevent me from asking the right questions. We must not stop reimagining what is possible beyond stale rhetoric and two-party politics.
Daniel Cubias

Why Aren't More Latino Authors Being Published?

Daniel Cubias | April 21, 2015 | Latino Voices
Basically, there are only so many tales of brave and adventurous white people that Hispanic kids can read. At some point, they disconnect.
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