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11 Latina Actresses Who Would've Been Fantastic In 'Ocean's 8' Reboot

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 01.31.2017 | Latino Voices

Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures released a first look image of the “Ocean’s 8” all-female reboot on Monday, showing the film...

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...

17 Gifts For The Fearless Latinas In Your Life

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 12.07.2016 | Latino Voices

For the unapologetically proud Latina, the right gear can go a long way. Fearless mujeres not only want to shut down the patriarchy, they also hold t...

Transgender Latinas Team Up Against Discrimination

Latin America News Dispatch | Tanisha Ramirez | Posted 11.29.2016 | Latino Voices

Joselyn Mendoza, hair tied up in a neat bun, looked completely at ease as she combed a customer’s hair at the Parisien Beauty School in Queens, New ...

Latina Equal Pay Day: Women's Campaigns For Economic Justice Go On After Election Day

Hector E. Sanchez | Posted 11.08.2016 | Latino Voices
Hector E. Sanchez

Latina Equal Pay Day 2016 is Tuesday, November 1. This Day of Action commemorates the fact that Latinas are paid 54 cents on the dollar to while, male...

Latin@s Facing Ongoing Health Disparities; It's Time to Do Something About It

Elizabeth G. Taylor | Posted 11.03.2016 | Politics
Elizabeth G. Taylor

(Note: Latin@ is a gender-neutral way to refer to people with Latin American roots.) We know that we are a nation of great inequality. The question ...

Latinas Face A 232-Year Wait For Equal Pay With White Men, Unless We Buck Current Trends

The Huffington Post | Lydia Oconnor | Posted 11.01.2016 | Latino Voices

Latinas will have to wait more than two centuries for the appalling wage gap they face to close, if current trends continue. They’re on course to ev...

Hillary Clinton Addresses Young Latinas: 'You're The Daughters Of Trailblazers'

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 10.07.2016 | Latino Voices

Hillary Clinton set her sights on Latina millennials and their vote in a new op-ed written for PopSugar Latina’s Hispanic Heritage Month series. In ...

“Miss Housekeeping” Should Inspire All Latinas To Vote

Amy Hinojosa | Posted 10.02.2016 | Latino Voices
Amy Hinojosa

Some 84 million viewers watched the first Presidential Debate of the 2016 election season, where it was revealed that one candidate not only used “M...

From Seneca Falls to Hillary: Women's Equality Day

Liz Rebecca Alarcon | Posted 08.26.2016 | Women
Liz Rebecca Alarcon

On a day like today in 1920, the 19th Amendment to the Constitution was enacted and American women gained the right to vote. This was the culmination of a civil rights movement that had its formal beginnings in 1848 at the world's first women's rights convention in Seneca Falls, New York.

New Survey Sheds Light On What It's Like To Be A Latina At Work

The Huffington Post | Tanisha Ramirez | Posted 08.19.2016 | Latino Voices

The struggle to fit in is real for many bicultural Latinas, according to Latina@Work, a workplace survey released Monday by People en Español and Lie...

SELF MADE Latina Entrepreneur Nely Galán And The Era Of Women

Maritere Rodríguez Bellas | Posted 08.15.2016 | Latino Voices
Maritere Rodríguez Bellas

Nely Galán is probably best known for her skillful entrepreneurial talent and for her quest to empower women, especially Latinas. As the founder of ...

All-Female Skate Crew Challenges Patriarchy, Gentrification In NYC

The Huffington Post | Tanisha Ramirez | Posted 08.04.2016 | Latino Voices

Meet the Brujas, the Bronx’s all-female skate crew and the subject of the New York Time’s aptly named mini-doc, “Brujas of the Bronx.” The vid...

Surviving Institutions That Weren't Created For You

Yareliz Elena Mendez-Zamora | Posted 08.01.2016 | Latino Voices
Yareliz Elena Mendez-Zamora

No one tells you how to survive in institutions that weren't created for you. No one tells you how to navigate through buildings that are named after men that would have spat in your face when they were administrators. Your choices are limited: assimilate, drop out or fight like hell.

An Eye-Opening Look At How The Wage Gap Impacts Latinas

The Huffington Post | Tanisha Ramirez | Posted 07.27.2016 | Latino Voices

It’s no secret that, on average, an American woman makes approximately 79 cents for every dollar paid to a white man. However, the wage gap is even ...

Stop Bashing Black Women to Feel Better About Yourself

Tyler Payton | Posted 07.05.2016 | Black Voices
Tyler Payton

As a black woman, it is annoying and frustrating to have white women constantly degrading us in order to make themselves look "better" in comparison. ...

America Ferrera On The One Thing White Male Actors Never Have To Worry About

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 07.01.2016 | Latino Voices

America Ferrera knows first hand how limiting it is to work in an industry that offers so little representation for people of color and women, and she...

23 Tweets About Hilarious But True #LatinaProblems

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 06.30.2016 | Latino Voices

Latinas have it tough. We're meme-fied as "spicy" by the internet, constantly hyper-sexualized by Hollywood and make only 56 cents for every dollar ea...

LGBTQ Latinxs And Allies Share Heartfelt Messages In Honor Of Orlando Shooting Victims

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 06.16.2016 | Latino Voices

Edward Sotomayor Jr., Oscar A. Aracena-Montero, Simon Adrian Carrillo Fernandez, Juan Ramon Guerrero, Eric Ivan Ortiz-Rivera, Peter O. Gonzalez-Cruz.....

Why I Wish Latinas Had a #BlackGirlMagic Movement

Emmelie De La Cruz | Posted 06.03.2016 | Latino Voices
Emmelie De La Cruz

Black Girl Magic is everywhere. It's on magazine covers, all over the web and an on-going conversation on Twitter. It's a movement. Truth is black gir...

The Meme-fication Of The 'Spicy Latina'

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 05.20.2016 | Latino Voices

We're all familiar with the "spicy Latina" trope, the generalization that all Latinas are mysterious, hyper-sexual, exotic or a little crazy. It's a s...

What Does It Mean to Be a Good Latina Mom?

Denise Soler Cox | Posted 05.10.2016 | Latino Voices
Denise Soler Cox

What is the litmus test for good Latina mom anyway? Do we get a better grade based on how much we cook for our family on any given week? How clean our house is? How well our kids speak Spanish? How neat and clean we can keep a home?

'Lemonade' Is Not a Latina Narrative

Maria Rodriguez-Morales | Posted 04.28.2016 | Latino Voices
Maria Rodriguez-Morales

Even with Lemonade's cameos of of Afro-Cubana sisters Ibeyi -- which I took to symbolize the interconnectedness of Afro-Latinidad within the diaspora -- it still wasn't about us. It's okay that it isn't about us.

Pornhub Reduces Latinas To A Taco Emoji, Because Stereotypes

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 04.25.2016 | Latino Voices

As if it wasn't enough that Latinas are consistently fetishized in the porn industry, usually readily available in a separate category for viewers, no...

The Critical Role Of Entrepreneurial Communities On Latina Professionals And Entrepreneurs

Angélica Pérez-Litwin, PhD | Posted 04.20.2016 | Latino Voices
Angélica Pérez-Litwin, PhD

Entrepreneurial communities are especially important for Latinas. They create a special place where Latinas can connect with other Latina entrepreneurs, share entrepreneurial stories and strategies, and meet potential advisors, mentors and investors.