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What The Terms 'Hispanic' And 'Latino' Mean To Me"

Natalie Vie | Posted 09.22.2015 | Latino Voices
Natalie Vie

Growing up in Arizona, it was hard for me to relate to the term "Hispanic" where I often heard the word being used in a demeaning way. People are so much more complex than their racial or ethnic identities, and we will always encounter issues when using terms that are supposed to neatly fit humans into groups.

Too Latina To Be Black, Too Black To Be Latina

Aleichia Williams | Posted 09.15.2015 | Latino Voices
Aleichia Williams

I'm learning to embrace every aspect of my identity and not let small minds put me in a box that just doesn't fit. I'm Latina. I'm black. Also, I'm human. No one can take that from me.

'You're Not Latina!'

Hayley Orrantia | Posted 09.15.2015 | Latino Voices
Hayley Orrantia

As proud as I am to discuss my heritage, I was constantly put down in school for claiming to be "something I'm not." My light olive-colored skin is all that people needed to know to slap a label on me and call me white. I wanted so badly to represent the culture I held so close to my heart in a physical way, but I couldn't.

Being Puerto Rican Outside of the Island

Tatiana K. Tenreyro | Posted 09.01.2015 | Latino Voices
Tatiana K. Tenreyro

I wish people would educate themselves about the damages of stereotyping Latinos. We are not the same. We each have our own interests, goals, talents, and stories. We do not look the same, nor do we act the same. We deserve to be represented and treated in a better way than we are.

Creating Learning Societies From Colorado's Biennial

Gabriel Sanchez Zinny | Posted 07.20.2015 | Latino Voices
Gabriel Sanchez Zinny

When we look at cities connected to Latin America we usually think of Miami, which many call the regional "capital," or New York, or perhaps the less frequently thought of Houston and Dallas, but Denver usually doesn't come to mind. The Biennial of the Americas is changing that.

Female Entrepreneur : Karen Quinones

Eddie Parsons | Posted 07.11.2015 | Style
Eddie Parsons

I don't feel I have had any advantages being a Latin female in this business in fact the opposite, it's challenging to get respect in this business. I've been in business for nearly 25 years now and I still face obstacles.

How Not to Pitch Your Book at a Book Festival

Sandra Ramos O’Briant | Posted 06.22.2015 | Arts
Sandra Ramos O’Briant

There were years when I attended the Los Angeles Festival of Books with the eager anticipation of an avid reader who likes nothing better than to stroll outdoors and wander into open-air bookstores.

Dear White People, Taylor Swift and Me

Isa Adney | Posted 01.04.2015 | College
Isa Adney

No matter how you identify yourself or where you happen to find yourself on the spectrum of power and privilege, think about one thing you can do or say or ask today that can make someone feel a little bit less alone, and a little bit more at home.

Kicked Into Purpose!

Allison Valderia | Posted 09.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Allison Valderia

In the midst of the chaos, I was sure that I was going to lose faith in everything -- God, humanity and myself. I'm now thankful, because the stress and strain forced me to wake up.

How Professors Help Community College Students Transfer

Isa Adney | Posted 09.14.2014 | College
Isa Adney

Around 75 percent of community college students who enroll in a community college report that their primary goal is to transfer and ultimately earn a bachelor's degree. Unfortunately, according to the Community College Survey of Student Engagement fewer than half of those students currently reach that goal.

Determination Defined: The Carmen Rodriguez Story

Ola Ojewumi | Posted 09.11.2014 | Impact
Ola Ojewumi

The lesson to learn from the "Carmen Rodriguez Story" is that through hard work and dedication you can achieve your personal goals. Though life may hand you obstacles, you can turn them into opportunities.

FIFA Fervor in Colombia

Deborah Schoeberlein David | Posted 08.31.2014 | Sports
Deborah Schoeberlein David

These are precious days precious in Colombia, where hope and glory at the FIFA World Cup are transforming national identity. You can't help but notice the combination of passion, patriotism and "team spirit" that bonds people to each other.

Do Latin@s Have Better Sex? Are We Even Allowed to Ask That?

Samantha Eyler | Posted 08.03.2014 | Latino Voices
Samantha Eyler

We have to stop being scared to talk to each other frankly about how our cultures do sex differently and why. And if we're not prepared to get our feelings hurt or our intentions misunderstood in the process, I fear we'll miss out on each other's insights.

US Myths of Latin America Often Ignorant, Inaccurate

Laura Weiss | Posted 04.22.2014 | Latino Voices
Laura Weiss

Many objected when Secretary of State John Kerry referred to Latin America as "the backyard" of the United States last April. While his statement may have been intended as an innocuous comment on geography, the implications of his words represent an all too common attitude about our Southerly neighbors.

Notes From the Road: Phoenix

Don Bacigalupi | Posted 04.14.2014 | Arts
Don Bacigalupi

Her large, richly detailed and colorful paintings begin with the anatomical structure of the human body, but manage to fold in the artist's love of the maps collected by her grandfather.

Latinas and Modern Marianismo

Damary Bonilla-Rodriguez | Posted 12.25.2013 | Latino Voices
Damary Bonilla-Rodriguez

While Marianismo may have been an obstacle to the success of Latinas, this Latino value no longer has to be viewed as negative because Latinas are changing statistics and breaking boundaries every day.

Digital Latin America, Hungry for a Bigger Slice of Apple's Pie

Blanca Treviño | Posted 01.23.2014 | Latino Voices
Blanca Treviño

The time for widespread digital innovation in Latin America is now. This paradigm shift -- fueled by an increase in economic growth, accessibility to technology and round-the-clock information -- is changing the game for Latin America.

Latinas Think Big Event at Google: Top 10 Twitter Moments (and What they Mean for the USA)

Graciela Tiscareno-Sato | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Graciela Tiscareno-Sato

We trust each other. It's a comadrething. We trust our hermanas more than we trust advertisers who clearly do not understand that we are not stereotypes, and that we'll simply ignore the dancing taco.

The Renaissance Woman Redefined -- Victoria Flores

Myrdith Leon Mccormack | Posted 11.27.2013 | Black Voices
Myrdith Leon Mccormack

I'm not sure why I allow this to bother me so much. It is not my problem they feel this way, nor can I do anything to change it.

Gen Y Latin Americans Searching for Our Pasts in Film

Michelle Arevalo-Carpenter | Posted 10.14.2013 | Impact
Michelle Arevalo-Carpenter

The older generation of activists would also do well to realize that they no longer struggle just for their own healing.

7 Reasons You Should Be Watching Devious Maids

Mark Brennan Rosenberg | Posted 09.22.2013 | TV
Mark Brennan Rosenberg

Five of the sexiest housekeepers you've ever seen have been steaming up televisions all over the country this summer in Lifetime's new hit series Devious Maids.

Spanish, In Plain English

Katherine Davey | Posted 07.07.2013 | Latino Voices
Katherine Davey

I am a proud Dominican woman; I just don't look the part and that's something that has haunted me, my entire life.

Where Have All My Friends Gone?

Katherine Davey | Posted 06.16.2013 | Latino Voices
Katherine Davey

I've found that my friends have come and gone throughout my life, especially at the milestones. All of these can't-believe-it's-really-happening grand moments came with a realization of who my friends were. What does this say about me?

Hugo Chavez Is No Hero

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 05.05.2013 | World
Fernando Espuelas

Hugo Chavez is dead -- but he is no hero. Even as his supporters pour into the streets to mourn their fallen idol, the damage he caused to Venezuela is incalculable.

Woman Arrested, Handcuffed For 'Banking While Hispanic'

Deadline Detroit | Allan Lengel | Posted 07.20.2012 | Detroit

Her attorney calls it a case of “banking while Hispanic.” Erandy Pacheco, a Mexican American, calls it one of the great humiliations of her lif...