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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.

Latina Entrepreneurs Deserve Strong Advocates, Not False Promises and Deceptive Opportunities

Amy Hinojosa | Posted 08.18.2015 | Business
Amy Hinojosa

I cannot stand by when a company like Herbalife has the audacity to publicly proclaim they provide opportunities for Latinas -- neglecting to mention that it is under investigation by the SEC, the FTC and multiple state Attorneys General for intentionally targeting and scamming Hispanic customers.

This Is What a Latino Looks Like, Kelly Osbourne

Olga Marina Segura | Posted 08.06.2015 | Latino Voices
Olga Marina Segura

You really believed that you were being much more open-minded, much more attuned to the Latino community than Trump could ever be. But see, that's the thing with microaggresions; you think you're being helpful, but in reality, you're not. At. All.

9 Ways You're Failing At Life, According to Old School Latino Parents

The Huffington Post | Tanisha Ramirez | Posted 08.06.2015 | Latino Voices

You know your parents love you, but do you ever get the feeling that they just don’t understand you? You’re not alone. For many ...

Behind the Issue: Sinister Wisdom 97: Out Latina Lesbians

Julie R. Enszer | Posted 07.16.2015 | Gay Voices
Julie R. Enszer

Today is the official release date of Sinister Wisdom 97: Out Latina Lesbians. There are many things that are unique about this issue of Sinister Wisdom.

Talking to Our Kids: The Conversation We Should Be Having

Jose Calderon | Posted 06.29.2015 | Latino Voices
Jose Calderon

Despite the importance of sexual health, many Latino parents, often weighed down by outdated notions of shame and propriety, are failing to provide their sons and daughters with the information to make smart decisions about their sexual lives. The consequences of this silence are crippling.

Trump Joins Narratives of Hate over Immigration Battles

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 06.18.2015 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

The gigantic cover banner headline, "CLOWN RUNS FOR PREZ," appeared on the New York Daily News the morning following real estate mogul Donald Trump's announced run for the office of the presidency.

Job Interviews, Diversity and the Feminist Woman of Color

Ashley Velez | Posted 06.28.2015 | Women
Ashley Velez

I have to acknowledge that my mixed Afro-Latina heritage has given me both a lighter complexion and a looser curl pattern than most Black women. These factors alone grant me privileges in the workplace, privileges that must be acknowledged in order to have an honest conversation.

As We Celebrate National Minority Health Month, Let's Challenge Stigma and Shame

Aimee Thorne-Thomsen | Posted 06.19.2015 | Latino Voices
Aimee Thorne-Thomsen

Latinos in the U.S. have important health care needs that we must make visible, and in April we have the perfect opportunity. This month, let's look together at the advancements as well as the ongoing reproductive health care needs of Latinos in the U.S.

When Latinas Succeed, America Succeeds

Rep. Linda Sanchez | Posted 06.13.2015 | Latino Voices
Rep. Linda Sanchez

Latinas are the lowest paid workers in the country. In general, women earn 78 cents for every dollar paid to their male counterparts. For Latinas, the wage gap is even more severe: we're paid 56 cents for every dollar paid to white, non-Hispanic men.

Mujeres Líderes: Building Latina Political Power

Cristóbal Joshua Alex | Posted 05.27.2015 | Latino Voices
Cristóbal Joshua Alex

As we celebrate Women's History Month, we must acknowledge the great strides that women have achieved in politics. But if we are ever going to build Latina political power, Latina leaders need the same political encouragement and support that men oftentimes take for granted.

The Case of the Missing Latina/o Shark

Angélica Pérez-Litwin, PhD | Posted 05.17.2015 | Latino Voices
Angélica Pérez-Litwin, PhD

My disappointment with Shark Tank? Latina entrepreneurs are seriously underrepresented. In fact, I have yet to watch an episode where a Latina entrepreneur is pitching. This is a problem.

Paving the Way for Latinas in the 21st Century

Karina Gutierrez | Posted 04.28.2015 | Latino Voices
Karina Gutierrez

As we move further into the 21st century, we will see more Latinas emulate the example set by Diaz-Oliver. Her story is a true representation of the American dream: A young female immigrant who was able to overcome great adversity and achieve success.

I am a 'Latinalogist' -- What I Know Today, For Sure

Angélica Pérez-Litwin, PhD | Posted 04.26.2015 | Latino Voices
Angélica Pérez-Litwin, PhD

Over the past 20 years, Latinas have achieved unparalleled progress, and are significantly contributing to this country's economic, social and cultural well-being. Yet, compared to their non-Hispanic counterpart, there is an undeniable gap in economic prosperity and leadership.

Why Gina Rodriguez Is the Golden Globes' Biggest Winner

Lee Hernandez | Posted 03.14.2015 | Latino Voices
Lee Hernandez

Rodriguez, 30 -- an actress of Puerto Rican descent from Chicago -- was the only Latina nominated at the Golden Globes this year, which isn't at all unusual --it's still extremely rare for Latina actresses to be nominated at the Globes.

What Glass Ceiling?!

Damary Bonilla-Rodriguez | Posted 03.09.2015 | Women
Damary Bonilla-Rodriguez

Women can face barriers to achieving success in any sector of work and at any level of society. Therefore, we must ground ourselves in our values, potential to be change agents and being able to carry out a purpose in life.

Providing an Opportunity to Learn English and Excel at Work

Sarah Lucero | Posted 01.05.2015 | Latino Voices
Sarah Lucero

Maria Hilda Garcia immigrated to the United States from Mexico, in the late 60's. She was seventeen years old with a sixth grade education. Maria is my mother.

Latina Candidates Run In Key States

AP | LAURA WIDES-MUNOZ | Posted 10.26.2014 | Latino Voices

MIAMI (AP) — After years of running few Latinos for statewide posts, Democrats are building a bench that better reflects the support they have in th...

U.S. Politicians' 'Hispandering' Cannot Make Up for Countless Failures to Latinos

Juliana Schwartz | Posted 12.17.2014 | Latino Voices
Juliana Schwartz

Watching politicians make speeches honoring Latinos' contributions to our economy and history feels ever more hollow when their policies barely recognize the humanity of so many other Latinos living without papers or seeking asylum in the United States.

Family Travel Planning for Outdoor Adventures- Los Tweens

Cristy Clavijo-Kish | Posted 10.21.2014 | Travel
Cristy Clavijo-Kish

Our family absolutely loves the National Parks. We planned and waited until our twin girls turned eight so we could head out on our first real adventure including hiking in Yellowstone National Park.

Rewriting the Innovation Code for Latinas in Technology

Angélica Pérez-Litwin, PhD | Posted 09.19.2014 | Latino Voices
Angélica Pérez-Litwin, PhD

I have been on a quest to identify Latinas around the country who are innovating in technology and across STEM fields. I admit I stepped into this search with some trepidation.

The Other A-Lister: Where's the Oscar Love for Cameron Diaz?

Lee Hernandez | Posted 07.22.2014 | Latino Voices
Lee Hernandez

She's golden at the box office, so why does Hollywood's little golden guy continue to elude Cameron Diaz?

The Women of Texas: Part 1 of a Series

Arcelia Hurtado | Posted 07.08.2014 | Latino Voices
Arcelia Hurtado

Texan Latinas are tough. They can and do handle so much without complaint. But the State of Texas, waving the 'pro-life' flag, is threatening these women's lives and denying them basic human rights by cutting funding to the clinics that once served them.

When I Chose to Stop Feeling Small: The Story of a Latina Amazon Woman

Laura Elizabeth Hernandez | Posted 06.22.2014 | Latino Voices
Laura Elizabeth Hernandez

No woman in my family had ever been this tall, and I wasn't prepared to live life as a tall Latina. My mother told me to stand out in life and avoid just being one more in the crowd. So I did what she said, and I put on my new size 11 shoes for the first time with a smile.

LOOK: 10 Hottest Latinas In Hollywood

VOXXI | Paloma Corredor | Posted 02.28.2014 | Latino Voices

This is Voxxi’s list of the hottest, sexiest Latina celebrities (and their celebrated bodies, of course). All these Latina beauties are examples of ...