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Two Latinas At Forefront Of Historic Science Discovery

NBC Latino | Tanisha Ramirez | Posted 02.12.2016 | Latino Voices

One of the biggest discoveries in science was announced Thursday: the detection of gravitational waves from the collision of two black holes, a discov...

'No Más Bebés' and the Continued Pursuit to Control the Bodies of Poor Women of Color in the US

Elena Gutierrez | Posted 02.04.2016 | Latino Voices
Elena Gutierrez

Population control laws like CalWorks adopt an underlying premise that poor women and women of color cannot be trusted to fully control their own reproductive health choices, and that government-sanctioned coercion is an acceptable policy framework.

Latinas Think Big is Revolutionizing Mentoring

Angélica Pérez-Litwin, PhD | Posted 01.18.2016 | Latino Voices
Angélica Pérez-Litwin, PhD

Mentoring continues to be a critical catalyst for the career advancement of Latinas. It offers the support, roadmaps and role modeling they need to successfully navigate their career journey.

Why Eva Longoria Once Felt ‘Shut Out’ By The Latino Community

The Huffington Post | Tanisha Ramirez | Posted 01.11.2016 | Latino Voices

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Growing Up As A Brown Girl: My Chonga Manifesto

prisca dorcas mojica rodriguez | Posted 01.07.2016 | Latino Voices
prisca dorcas mojica rodriguez

Chongas are everywhere. When a chonga is around, you know it. We will make ourselves known. We are hypervisible, so you will remember our names, what we wore, what we said, and how we said it. And in a land that tries to ignore our existence and push us into living as the least of these, our visibility is power because you cannot erase what you have no control over and you cannot control those who have never bowed down to your notions of a hegemonic America. We are loud, we are proud, and we do not back down. Ask anyone who has gone up against a chonga about their experience. They will teach you to see us as we are: DIVINAS.

10 Latinas Think Big Innovators to Watch in 2016

Angélica Pérez-Litwin, PhD | Posted 12.22.2015 | Latino Voices
Angélica Pérez-Litwin, PhD

Latinas Think Big is a community of progressive Latinas, created to advance the careers, businesses and economic prosperity of women through an online platform, entrepreneurial events and summits.

What Latinas Really Think Of The #Latina Hashtag

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 11.30.2015 | Latino Voices

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This Video Perfectly Captures Latinas' Holiday Nightmare Back Home

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 11.23.2015 | Latino Voices

It's the holiday season -- a time to relax and unwind with family and friends back home. But if you're Latina and single, you're already dreading a se...

Getting Real About Overcoming Fear

Denise Soler Cox | Posted 11.19.2015 | 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.

Watch These White Actors Attempt To Act Whiter In Fake Audition

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 11.18.2015 | Latino Voices

"Broad City" star Arturo Castro has experienced plenty of typecasting at auditions, and now he's turning the tables to prove how absurd it is ...

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...

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.

#LatinasAreNot Going To Stand For Stereotypes, This Hashtag Proves It

The Huffington Post | Tanisha Ramirez | Posted 11.06.2015 | Latino Voices

"Spicy, exotic, fetish or sassy" are all words often used when Latinas are described in film, television and mainstream media. To fight back against t...

Addressing the Reality of Latina Women and Other Vulnerable Workers

P. David Lopez | Posted 11.02.2015 | Latino Voices
P. David Lopez

It is imperative that companies are held accountable when such illegal and morally reprehensible conduct occurs in the workplace. That is why discrimination against immigrant and other vulnerable workers is a top enforcement priority for EEOC.

Gender Equality: How Film Is Contributing to the Next Level of Conversation

Lauren DeLisa | Posted 10.23.2015 | Women
Lauren DeLisa

One of the most prominent conversations in culture today is that of gender equality. The entertainment industry, specifically film, seems to be leadin...

Equal Pay Is a Reproductive Health Care Issue for Latinas

Vanessa Gonzalez-Plumhoff | Posted 10.16.2015 | Latino Voices
Vanessa Gonzalez-Plumhoff

Equal pay is an issue for all women in this country, but unlike the 79 cents to every dollar statistic that most of us are familiar with, Latinas only make 55 cents for every $1 dollar paid to white men. 55 cents.

Latinas: Achieving the American Dream of Retirement

Amy Hinojosa | Posted 10.15.2015 | Latino Voices
Amy Hinojosa

While Latinas have among the highest average life expectancy, the statistics seem grim for their retirement years. Latinas still only earn 54¢ for every $1 earned by a white male.

Hispanic Heritage Month: a Time to Celebrate--and to Break Down Barriers

Haydee Morales | Posted 10.14.2015 | Latino Voices
Haydee Morales

October 15th will mark the end of National Hispanic Heritage Month, but as we reflect on Latino communities' history of resilience in the face of injustice, we must also recognize the mounting challenges that still lay ahead.

My Vagina Saved Me

prisca dorcas mojica rodriguez | Posted 10.19.2015 | Latino Voices
prisca dorcas mojica rodriguez

I remember back in 2010, while watching "The Real Housewives of Atlanta," hearing Kandi refer to her vagina (labia) as "beef curtains" and in that moment my whole world began to make sense. Here I was, in my early twenties, exploring my sexuality and beginning to have a very real realization: my vagina did not look like any vagina that I saw. Porn surely had done me no service in providing me with any representation for vaginas that looked even remotely like mine - brown-vagina representation was lacking in the porn industry. For damn sure.

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.