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Clinton Homes in on Latinas, a Growing Part of the Electorate

NBC News | Tanisha Ramirez | Posted 11.25.2015 | Latino Voices

When it comes to getting out to the polls, Latinas are ahead of their male counterparts, something Hillary Clinton wants to capitalize on to get to th...

12 Typical Reasons People Are Told They're Not 'Latino Enough'

The Huffington Post | Tanisha Ramirez | Posted 11.19.2015 | Latino Voices

Have you ever been told you're not “Latino enough”? Unfortunately, you're not alone.  Celebrities like Gina Rodriguez, Chri...

Latinas Think Big Summit: Helping Women Take Careers to Next Level

NBC News | Tanisha Ramirez | Posted 11.17.2015 | Latino Voices

NEW YORK, NY -- More women are making strides in their careers, but a group of influential Latina women want to help others get to that next level thr...

Growing up Brown: Staying

prisca dorcas mojica rodriguez | Posted 11.16.2015 | Latino Voices
prisca dorcas mojica rodriguez

I come from a lineage of women who have kept secret bank accounts, crushed sleeping pills on homemade dinners, JUST to imagine themselves happy - elsewhere. I come from women who, si pudieran regresar al dia que se casaron, THEY WOULD NOT marry, at all.

I Was Raised to Be a Strong, Independent Latina

Robb Moreira | Posted 11.11.2015 | Latino Voices
Robb Moreira

My mother taught me how to be like her. Strong. Independent. Someone who doesn't need anyone for anything. I was taught these things. As a man. My mother took the "traditional" Latin culture and turned it on its head.

An Economy Worthy of our Veterans

Ryan Johnson | Posted 11.10.2015 | Impact
Ryan Johnson

A pervasive myth regarding low-wage workers is that they are just school kids or uneducated and lack ambition. This false narrative is worse than untrue -- it stigmatizes many good American workers and families.

A Passion for Telling True Stories: An Interview With Journalist Fernanda Santos of The New York Times

Daniel A. Olivas | Posted 11.10.2015 | Latino Voices
Daniel A. Olivas

Santos has reported in three languages, in Latin America and the United States. She began her career in journalism in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, her home country. Santos says that this is where she "bore witness to violence, inequality and immeasurable hope."

Freezing Your Eggs at Fortysomething

Francesca Maxime | Posted 11.06.2015 | Women
Francesca Maxime

I want women to know to just freeze their eggs if they want to. And for younger women, take a minute when you're in your 20's or 30's and just freeze them if you think having kids later in life is important to you. Because life happens - and sometimes things you think will line up, don't.

My Strict Mami

prisca dorcas mojica rodriguez | Posted 11.02.2015 | Latino Voices
prisca dorcas mojica rodriguez

I write for my mami. She may not read my work all the time, and she may also not fully understand why I have chosen to prioritize my body and sexuality and my choices over any man, but I do this because of her.

Rep. Sanchez: Factory Shows Immigration Success

Sara Warner | Posted 10.28.2015 | Politics
Sara Warner

When asked about her position on Judicial Detention Centers and Border Kids, Rep. Sanchez was clear: She supports the closure of family detention centers that have come under fire by a variety of immigration support groups.

Meet YA Author Rebecca Villarreal

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 10.20.2015 | Books
Brandi Megan Granett

Rebecca Villarreal is the author of The Amazing Adventures of Selma Calderón, a magical young adult mystery novel about globetrotting, magic, courage and friendship. We spoke about sharing magic with young readers, honoring grandmothers, and what it takes to start your own press.

Proof Latinos Don't All Share The Same Experience

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 10.16.2015 | Latino Voices

As demographics in the United States shift and the Latino population continues to grow, the conversation about Latinos also grows loude...

Not Just a 'Black' Girl

Kris M. Bell | Posted 10.16.2015 | Black Voices
Kris M. Bell

Relatives and random strangers have attempted to use those innocuous features to define me. To those relatives I am just a Black girl, not multiethnic. To everyone else, I am everything but. In my eyes, though, I am more than a mere racial label.

U.S. Lawmakers Call On El Salvador To Free Women 'Wrongfully' Jailed For Illegal Abortions

Fusion | Tanisha Ramirez | Posted 10.06.2015 | Latino Voices

Members of congress are asking Secretary of State John Kerry to lean on El Salvador’s president to “re-examine” his government&rsquo...

English Is (Not) My Second Language

Ivonne Pereira | Posted 10.13.2015 | Latino Voices
Ivonne Pereira

I have never felt that my ethnic background was a hindrance to my education. Speaking languages other than English should be seen as an asset in this country, not a threat, an insult, a hindrance or something to be made shameful. It should be celebrated.

40 Under 40: Latinos in American Politics

Josue Lopez Calderon | Posted 09.22.2015 | Latino Voices
Josue Lopez Calderon

Hispanic Heritage Month is a time to celebrate our ever-so important growing demographic in the United States for our worldwide achievements and contributions to American culture.

8 Badass Latinas Every American Should Thank

The Huffington Post | Tanisha Ramirez | Posted 09.21.2015 | Latino Voices

Save for International Women’s Day, it's rare to hear or read anything about the ways in which Latinas have impacted women’s lives bo...

How The Planned Parenthood Funding Debate Impacts Latinas

NBC News | Tanisha Ramirez | Posted 09.11.2015 | Latino Voices

While the Republican Congressional push to cut all federal funding for Planned Parenthood is mired in a political debate, the economics of women's he...

Justice Sotomayor's Empowering Message to Our Youth

Marisel Moreno | Posted 09.04.2015 | Latino Voices
Marisel Moreno

Justice Sotomayor's example as a Latina woman who has succeeded in immeasurable ways despite her difficult childhood should be an inspiration to all, especially our youth.

How to Reignite Your Personal Power and Branding

Ellevate | Posted 09.04.2015 | Women

Have you thought about reinventing yourself and about reigniting your personal branding? If so, what are the challenges that keep you from acting upon your dreams? How can you break through and achieve success?

Latina Says Napa Valley Wine Train Threatened Her Group Too, Suggests 'A Pattern'

Fox News Latino | Tanisha Ramirez | Posted 08.27.2015 | Latino Voices

The mostly black women from a book club who were kicked out of the Napa Valley Wine Train over the weekend were not the first ones to run into troubl...

Confessions of a Latina Arrepentida

Lourdes Duarte | Posted 08.26.2015 | Latino Voices
Lourdes Duarte

After suffering through too many inauthentic portrayals of both Latinas and the Magic City on screen, I decided to do something about it. Because I'll be DAMNED if another feisty Cuban girl in the 305 is growing up resenting her heritage, too.


prisca dorcas mojica rodriguez | Posted 08.21.2015 | Latino Voices
prisca dorcas mojica rodriguez

When I hear you call me aggressive, bold, angry, spicy, I think: yes, I might be. But do not reduce this contextual reaction to my lived-realities because of how different it is from yours.

Latina Abuelas Will Go Crazy For This Sale On Mislabeled Food Containers

The Huffington Post | Tanisha Ramirez | Posted 08.18.2015 | Latino Voices

Are you tired of coworkers always taking your food out of the office refrigerator? Then perhaps you could use a set of gently used mislabele...

How #LoveWins for All

Maritza Martinez | Posted 08.11.2015 | Latino Voices
Maritza Martinez

If there was one thing you could do that would ensure that your family members would have a reduced chance of suicide, substance abuse, unsafe sex, and homelessness, would you do it? That one thing we can all do is accept and support our LGBTQ family members. That is how #LoveWins.