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Ana Guerrero

Latinos' Political Future Depends on Self-Empowerment

Ana Guerrero | October 6, 2015 | Latino Voices
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.
National Council of La Raza

And Justice for All: An NCLR Blog Series on Latinos and Policing Practices

National Council of La Raza | October 5, 2015 | Latino Voices
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.
Gabriel Sanchez Zinny

Is Better Information Improving Students' Return on Investment? Lessons From Chile

Gabriel Sanchez Zinny | October 5, 2015 | Latino Voices
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.
Yoani Sanchez

Cuba and Mick Jagger's Kiss

Yoani Sanchez | October 5, 2015 | World
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.
Heraldo Muñoz

The Ocean: A Priority for Chile and the World

Heraldo Muñoz | October 5, 2015 | Green
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Chile seeks to encourage voluntary governmental and institutional commitments that we believe will generate a virtuous circle -- leading to further progress at future conferences.
Camila Mendoza

An Open Letter to Donald Trump

Camila Mendoza | October 5, 2015 | Latino Voices
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. 
Latino Decisions

Can the GOP Win Over Asian Americans?

Latino Decisions | October 5, 2015 | Politics
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.
Angel Rodriguez

What Is The Best Part Of Being Latino?

Angel Rodriguez | October 5, 2015 | Latino Voices
Here we are right smack in the middle of Hispanic Heritage Month. This is a period of about 30 days which the U.S. sets aside to recognize the contributions Latinos have made to the country. It is a small window where our culture and heritage are celebrated. I believe that...
Laura Krasovitzky

New York Stands with Ayotzinapa and Demands an End to the Drug War

Laura Krasovitzky | October 2, 2015 | Politics
"¡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.
Betty Ming Liu

Why Immigrants Matter: 50th Anniversary of 1965 Immigration Act

Betty Ming Liu | October 5, 2015 | Politics
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.
American Heart Association

Honoring Hispanic Roots

American Heart Association | October 4, 2015 | Latino Voices
For many Hispanics, part of our cultural identity is connected to the music we heard in our family homes and the dances our families danced. Dancing is a way to be physically active and to be socially and culturally connected.
Eric Ulloa

The American Dream is Alive and Well and Living on Broadway

Eric Ulloa | October 2, 2015 | Latino Voices
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.
Jose Lara

What is a Chicano Educator?

Jose Lara | October 1, 2015 | Latino Voices
A Chicano Educator has pride in himself and his community. He stands a little taller than some of his peers because he knows his heritage, history, and is politicized. He is not afraid to call out injustice and teaches critical consciousness with his students. He cares deeply about all his students and works tirelessly to help them succeed.
Common Sense Media

10 Kids' Media Picks That Celebrate and Explore Latino Culture

Common Sense Media | October 1, 2015 | Latino Voices
Interested in learning more about the Mayan empire? Or maybe the Aztecs? Want to increase your vocabulary in Spanish? Explore the language, culture and history of Latino people and places with these top-rated picks and programs for every age.
National Council of La Raza

Helping Immigrants in Chicago Reach Financial Freedom

National Council of La Raza | October 1, 2015 | Latino Voices
One critical skill to help new citizens to fulfill their American Dream is the financial know-how of the U.S. banking system. Financial capability -- financial knowledge, counseling, and access -- is critically important for immigrants who are in the process of changing their legal status.
Michelle Tang

Defunding Planned Parenthood Wouldn't Affect Me -- And That Should Matter to Everyone

Michelle Tang | October 1, 2015 | Politics
While defunding Planned Parenthood won't make the slightest difference in my everyday life, it could dramatically impact already-marginalized women and negatively affect our economy. Here's why.
Daniel William McKnight

How I Made $1,000 a Week Delivering Weed and Why I Quit the Business

Daniel William McKnight | October 1, 2015 | New York
In late 2014, I was working as a hotel manager at a popular Manhattan property. It was a job highly regarded by many. But I hated it. I hated what I had given up in order to have that secure salary. So I did what any self-respecting person in my position would do: I quit and became a drug dealer.
A. B. Wilkinson

U.S. Multiculturalism or Cultural Assimilation?

A. B. Wilkinson | October 1, 2015 | Politics
In 2015 multiculturalism should be openly embraced in the United States, a country where many pride themselves on having the freedom to be who they are without persecution. Instead, there are many who still advocate intolerance, including several presidential candidates.
Maurice Jourdane

UFW -- Women Heroes in the Shadow

Maurice Jourdane | September 30, 2015 | Latino Voices
The name Cesar Chavez has become known around the world as the farm-workers' leader, but few are aware that the union's effort would have been fruitless had it not been for a group of women heroes who not only were among the first strikers, facing arrest and jail, but also conducted the behind the scenes work necessary to create a union.
Yoani Sanchez

Are We Cubans More Unruly Than Other Peoples?

Yoani Sanchez | September 30, 2015 | World
Cubans are no more unruly than other human beings and yet, right now, a park filled with children's play structures needs to be guarded like a bank, so that the swing seats, the iron from the carousels or the ropes from the climbing nets aren't stolen.
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