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My Mami's Greatest Joy, and Her Peor Pesadilla

prisca dorcas mojica rodriguez | Posted 09.30.2015 | Latino Voices
prisca dorcas mojica rodriguez

I am not quiet; in fact I am loud and erratic. She loves that I make myself seen and visible in a world that tried to silence her -- to make her less threatening. She stands beside me and demands that of herself in her adulthood -- because if I can, so can she.

New York Snapshot: "The White Knight of Fordham Road"

Andrew J. Lederer | Posted 09.29.2015 | New York
Andrew J. Lederer

I was running to Sunday yoga class in Isham Park, getting in some exercise ahead of exercise, if you know what I mean. And when I'm motivated to this extent, I'm generally not of a mind to stop until I'm done.

When Did My Personality and Personal Style Become Unprofessional, Bad, and Rude?

prisca dorcas mojica rodriguez | Posted 09.22.2015 | Latino Voices
prisca dorcas mojica rodriguez

I get worried when words like: manners and politeness, become code for policing my behavior. Especially when we know that our brown and black family members are policed, because of their perceived badness, at staggering rates.

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.

Growing up as a Brown Girl: Aesthetics

prisca dorcas mojica rodriguez | Posted 09.11.2015 | Latino Voices
prisca dorcas mojica rodriguez

I have hairy knuckles. I have a wider-set nose. My elbows are a darker shade of brown. All these things have been pointed out to me to remind me that European features are the epitome of beauty, and I have none of the features.

NHLA'S Latino Leaders Chart Bold Strategy to Advance Community Interests

Hector E. Sanchez | Posted 09.04.2015 | Latino Voices
Hector E. Sanchez

At this pivotal time in American politics, the work of the leading Latino coalition in the nation is more important than ever in order to achieve unity to advance the Latino agenda.

Has Tech Ushered in A New Era of Authenticity?

Heidi Mulligan Walker | Posted 09.01.2015 | Women
Heidi Mulligan Walker

Authenticity, paired with the awareness of the need for greater representation of women and under-represented minorities, gives me hope that diversity and inclusion will be achieved in tech long before it will be achieved in other industries. Let's hope those other industries take note.

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...