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Maritza Perez

Why Latinos Should Invest in Sentencing Reform

Maritza Perez | May 25, 2016 | Latino Voices
Once incarcerated, Latinxs face limited economic opportunity, family trauma, turmoil, and deportation -- consequences that do not in any way reflect reasonable punishment for the often minor infractions that occur.
Joseph Anthony

Partying in Havana, Chanel's Fashion Show Faux Pas

Joseph Anthony | May 24, 2016 | Latino Voices
Chanel landed in Havana, their first show in Latin America. From the moment their boat docked, loaded with aforementioned celebrities and models, Chanel put out all the stops for its "Cruise 2017" collection.
Marielena Hincapié

Texas Federal Judge Tries to Terrorize Immigrants Under the Cloak of His Black Robe

Marielena Hincapié | May 25, 2016 | Politics
Experts on both sides of the aisle agree that this order is likely to be appealed, and it's highly unlikely to ever take effect in its current form. Even so, this opinion should be exposed for what it -- and for what this entire case -- is: yet another politically-motivated attack on immigrant communities and those who stand with us.
Courtney M. Soliday

Los defensores y sobrevivientes de Ninos que son Victimas de Abuso Sexual se estan preparandos para Caminando Para Una Ventana

Courtney M. Soliday | May 23, 2016 | Latino Voices
Los defensores y sobrevivientes de Ninos que son Victimas de Abuso Sexual se estan preparandos para Caminando Para Una Ventana, el Domingo 5 de Junio. El tri-estatal se unira para WALK FOR A WINDOW (Caminando Para Una Ventana) y caminaran para apoyar a sobrevivientes de el abuso sexual de ninos...
Dennis M. Kelleher

The SEC Is AWOL on Puerto Rico

Dennis M. Kelleher | May 23, 2016 | Politics
There have been numerous high-profile allegations of misconduct regarding the structuring, sales and trading of some of Puerto Rico's bonds. The SEC is supposed to be in the investor and issuer protection business. It's time for them to get to work.
Eduardo Diaz

Intersectionality: The Evolution of Hapa

Eduardo Diaz | May 23, 2016 | Arts
Hapa is a term that emerges from Hawaiian vernacular to describe a person of mixed Asian or Pacific Islander descent. Photographer Kip Fulbeck provides a startling and compelling examination of this mixed identity construct in his seminal Hapa Project.
Anna Kegler

Autopsy of My Attempt to Explain Workplace Diversity

Anna Kegler | May 23, 2016 | Business
When it comes to diversity, the hiring conversation is just the tip of the iceberg. Candidates evaluate workplace environments before they decide to apply, and they're free to swipe left if they don't like what they see. It's time for companies that are struggling with diversity to take a hard look at themselves.
Latino USA

From NPR's Latino USA: LOL

Latino USA | May 24, 2016 | Latino Voices
This week we take a look at comedy: who tells the jokes, who writes the shows, how to use comedy to fix problems like the pothole on your street, and activists trying to take racial caricatures out of comedy. We hear from Cris Abrego, the creator of one of the largest reality TV empires in the country on the rise of reality TV and what makes watching it funny. And we talk with comedians of color about trying to make it in stand-up comedy clubs, a realm ruled mostly by white men.
Melinda Parrish

Just Say 'No' to the Beach Body Craze

Melinda Parrish | May 24, 2016 | Women
Your body is perfect, just as it is. You don't need to lose weight, or tighten up your tummy, or pop out your butt in order to have a perfect beach body. You already have the perfect beach body. You are divine, feminine perfection.
Nancy Arroyo Ruffin

Orgullosa: How I Learned to Love My Heritage

Nancy Arroyo Ruffin | May 22, 2016 | Latino Voices
While the island is now suffering the greatest financial crisis in its history, we must remember Puerto Ricans come from a long line of hardworking individuals. Many who have made indelible contributions to the world, be it on the island or here in the States.
Julio Pabon

Puerto Rico's Female Volleyball Team: Just What the Island Needs

Julio Pabon | May 23, 2016 | Latino Voices
Puerto Rico's national female volleyball team has been preparing itself for the Brazil 2016 Olympics. This weekend the team will face off against other international teams in San Juan's Roberto Clemente Coliseum in preparation for a berth in this year's Olympics. Friday they will play Algeria at 8:00 p.m. Saturday,...
National Council of La Raza

NCLR High School Democracy Curriculum Inspires Youth to Become Voters

National Council of La Raza | May 20, 2016 | Latino Voices
By Janet Hernandez, Senior Civic Engagement Project Manager and David Castillo, Digital Content Manager With nearly one million Latino citizen youth turning 18 every year, the Latino voting population continues to grow and become active in our democracy, but there is more work to do. In the...
Peter Dreier

Real Estate Mogul Greg Geiser Sues Working Class Couple for Protesting Unfair Eviction

Peter Dreier | May 19, 2016 | Politics
On March 30, Greg Geiser, the CEO of Wedgewood Inc., kicked Mercedes and Pablo Caamal out of their modest home in Rialto, a working class suburb of Los Angeles. So that night the couple, joined by supporters from the Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment.
Rafael Salazar

Culture Clashes in California Classrooms

Rafael Salazar | May 19, 2016 | Latino Voices
In putting together a new framework for the state's history and social sciences curriculum, the Instructional Quality Commission of California's Department of Education has received nearly 500 pages of comments and suggestions on how to best write textbooks for K-12 students.
Robert E. Slavin

Brown v. Board of Education at 62

Robert E. Slavin | May 19, 2016 | Education
The problem is not new, but it has gone underground. After the wars over bussing in the 1970s and '80s, concern for school desegregation has been replaced with vague commitments to improve the schools attended by minority students.
Yoani Sanchez

Nicolas Maduro and the Country That Is Disintegrating in His Hands

Yoani Sanchez | May 19, 2016 | World
His stubbornness has led a nation rich in resources to misery and his incendiary oratory is now pushing it towards a violent explosion.
Jo-Marie Burt

In Guatemala, Victims Commemorate the Third Anniversary of the Genocide Verdict

Jo-Marie Burt | May 19, 2016 | World
The revered Latin American writer Eduardo Galeano wrote these words a few months after the events he alludes to: On May 10, 2013, 30 years after the crimes were committed, former dictator General Efraín Ríos Montt was convicted of genocide and crimes against humanity against the Maya Ixil population and sentenced to 80 years is prison.
Issac Thomas

I Was Bullied in College for Being 'Dark.' Here's How I Dealt With It

Issac Thomas | May 18, 2016 | College
You must never, ever bear the insults of people just because they call you your friends. You are unique in your own way. Never let people define you.
Allan Golston

What's Working: Listening to Parents of Color

Allan Golston | May 18, 2016 | Education
In conversations about education in the United States, the word "equity" seems to be everywhere. And the central question around which equity revolves -- whether every student is receiving what they need to succeed in the classroom and beyond -- is nearly as old as the country itself.
Nana Karlsson-Ofori

Brides March Against Domestic Violence

Nana Karlsson-Ofori | May 17, 2016 | Women
The 15th annual Gladys Ricart and Victims of Domestic Violence Memorial Walk kicked off at Monroe College in the Bronx on Saturday, September 26, 2015. The march is named after Gladys Ricart, who was murdered on her wedding day by her abusive ex-boyfriend on September 26, 1999.
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