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A Latina By Any Other Name

Sandra Ramos O’Briant | Posted 12.21.2016 | Latino Voices
Sandra Ramos O’Briant

A Latina by any other name would still be a Latina. That means a Latina with the last name O'Briant which sure sounds Irish can still be a Latina. Con...

Migrantes Latinoamericanos en España: Las Innovaciones Fintech no son Suficientes

FOMIN | Posted 10.17.2016 | Business
FOMIN

Por Fermín Vivancoy Lukas Keller Fermín Vivanco posee más de 20 años de experiencia en finanzas inclusivas. En el FOMIN lidera proyectos que s...

Providing Hispanic/Latina Educational Resources For Optimal Breast Health: Honoring My Hispanic Heritage

Nancy M. Cappello, Ph.D. | Posted 09.14.2016 | Impact
Nancy M. Cappello, Ph.D.

Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in Hispanic/Latina women as they are more likely to be diagnosed with advanced stage breast cancer compared to the white non-hispanic population.

Dancing To Her Own Beat: Q & A with Actress/Musician/Humanitarian Maria Conchita Alonso

Xaque Gruber | Posted 08.19.2016 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

Just two years after immigrating to the United States, Cuban born, and Venezuelan raised, Maria Conchita Alonso, made her Hollywood film debut in 1984...

Jenna Ortega Talks Being A Latina Disney Princess In 'Elena Of Avalor'

Juliet Schroder | Posted 08.11.2016 | Latino Voices
Juliet Schroder

Disney broke boundaries this summer by introducing their first Latina princess on their new animated show Elena of Avalor. Elena of Avalor tells a st...

Brides March Against Domestic Violence

Nana Karlsson-Ofori | Posted 05.17.2016 | Women
Nana Karlsson-Ofori

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.

Where Are All The Brown Faces?

Denise Soler Cox | Posted 03.18.2016 | Latino Voices
Denise Soler Cox

I'm the first to say that it's impossible to identify us all by sight since we all come in different shades and styles, but that Latino vibe was missing - especially considering it was hosted in a city that has a vibrant Latino population, accounting for nearly 40 percent.

Los 62

Andrés Hernández Alende | Posted 02.13.2017 | Latino Voices
Andrés Hernández Alende

Los 62 individuos más ricos del planeta tienen tanto dinero como 3.500 millones de personas, la mitad de la población mundial. Lo reveló Oxfam, una...

An Open Letter to My Younger Brother With Cerebral Palsy

Karina Ortiz | Posted 01.12.2017 | Latino Voices
Karina Ortiz

You may not know the impact you've had on my life. I have endless memories of ​our childhood together ​and ​I could probably write about them forever. But there are specific moments​​ looking back​ that I realize just in how many ways, I am who I am because of you.

Actress Jacqueline Piñol of Seth MacFarlane's New Comedy Series Bordertown Talks About Her First Pregnancy -- Part I

Ilana Rapp | Posted 01.11.2017 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

Jacqueline Piñol plays Pepito in Fox's new animated series Bordertown Jacqueline's Twitter , Jacqueline's Website Photo by Elisabeth Caren. I love ...

Venezuelan Election Will Be Close, But Clean

George Ciccariello-Maher | Posted 12.04.2016 | Politics
George Ciccariello-Maher

Venezuela's Bolivarian Revolution will face its toughest challenge yet this Sunday, when voters go to the polls to elect a new National Assembly. Amid an economic crisis marked by currency instability and inflation, many Venezuelans are understandably going to be thinking hard before re-electing incumbent, Nicolás Maduro.

A New Day in Colombia

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 12.01.2016 | World
Otaviano Canuto

Colombia has paired the economic momentum with institution building. The country's democracy has rapidly matured. Yet, there is no guarantee that this momentum will continue. Any future success would greatly benefit from Colombia successfully implementing a peace agreement with domestic guerillas.

Pasteles: A Puerto Rican Christmas Tale

Denise Soler Cox | Posted 12.02.2016 | Latino Voices
Denise Soler Cox

In my house, a Christmas without pasteles was like Thanksgiving without turkey. They were that important. Even though they were such a cherished part of my childhood, I admit, I have yet to make them in my house.

Jasmine Villegas Is Singing the Right Tune When It Comes to Supporting Young Parents

Brenda Vaden | Posted 11.20.2016 | Latino Voices
Brenda Vaden

Villegas's fame will help her with many of these basic necessities, but she is sure to experience some of the judgment I experienced for her decision to become a young parent. I hope she knows how important it is that she push back on this stigma.

Getting Real About Overcoming Fear

Denise Soler Cox | Posted 11.19.2016 | Latino Voices
Denise Soler Cox

As a natural-born goal-setter, I look forward to this time of the year. I go into reflecting mode, brainstorming and identifying what I want to shape, influence and impact next year. I love the act of declaration and believe it is a great way to unleash personal power and foster growth.

Nicaragua: Una historia de éxito en ciernes

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 11.10.2016 | Latino Voices
Otaviano Canuto

Otaviano Canuto y Manuel Coronel Nicaragua es bastante más que un exuberante destino del turista internacional. Es un país que se está convirtiend...

Journey of a (White) Woman of Color

Pat Fenner | Posted 10.19.2016 | Latino Voices
Pat Fenner

I can recognize how this un-tapped heritage can add richness to the life I already have. I can make this a fun and fulfilling experiment in my own personal cultural education, and encourage my children, and their children, to live expansive lives that explore possibilities.

The Moment I Understood What My Mother Meant By 'La Sangre Llama'

Gina Torres | Posted 10.14.2016 | Latino Voices
Gina Torres

When I was 12, I visited Cuba for the first time. This mysterious place that was so close and yet so far. I was going to meet my family for the first time. And it was the first experience that opened the door to truly understanding what my mother had been saying all those years.

How I Learned To Love My Latina Roots

Selenis Leyva | Posted 10.08.2016 | Latino Voices
Selenis Leyva

I wish someone would've told me that I didn't have to lose my essence to make my mark. I would've told my 14-year-old self during that time that the sound of my voice was beautiful and needed! And that I would be asked time and time again in my professional acting career to use a Spanish accent at every audition.

Latinos' Political Future Depends on Self-Empowerment

Ana Guerrero | Posted 10.06.2016 | Latino Voices
Ana Guerrero

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.

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

Natalie Vie | Posted 09.22.2016 | 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 09.15.2016 | 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 09.15.2016 | 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 09.01.2016 | 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 07.17.2016 | 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.