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Marco Antonio Regil | Posted 07.28.2015 | Politics
Marco Antonio Regil

When I was a kid I thought that one day someone will come and save the world. Today as an adult I understand that the responsibility for making the world a better place is mine and yours. It's time to wake up and be the change and for this change to happen, we have to get out there and vote.

Trump Is The Tip of the Iceberg

Jose Calderon | Posted 07.14.2015 | Latino Voices
Jose Calderon

As Donald Trump announced his decision to run for President of the United States by railing against Mexican immigrants, many of us working on the front lines of advancing Latino empowerment understood immediately that this was an important moment for our community.

Pasco Police To Get Community Policing Training After Fatally Shooting Farmworker

Reuters | Eric M. Johnson | Posted 05.27.2015 | Latino Voices

SEATTLE, May 27 (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department will provide training to police in a Washington city where officers shot dead a Mexican farmwo...

Inside The Mental Health Stigma In The Latino Community

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 04.27.2015 | Healthy Living

While discussions of mental health have grown in prominence in popular culture, the issue still carries stigma in many communities, including the Lat...

Eva Longoria: ‘Latinos Have Not Historically Been A Culture That Unites Easily'

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 03.17.2015 | Latino Voices

Eva Longoria has focused on helping Latinas reach their potential through her eponymous foundation, but the actress and philanthropist thinks the Lati...

While Jerry Brown Focuses On Term 4 Challenges, a Senate Race Starts to Shape Up

William Bradley | Posted 02.07.2015 | Politics
William Bradley

For the first time since the first George Bush was president, California Democrats are having a competition for a seat in the U.S. Senate. And the early leader is the only candidate on the 2010 statewide Democratic ticket who nearly didn't win.

A New Shade of Green; The Anthropocene, Climate Change and Latinos

Eduardo Diaz | Posted 12.01.2014 | Arts
Eduardo Diaz

As the Smithsonian unveils its new programming around theme of Anthropocene; Earth in the Age of Humans program, it is important to not only underscore that Latinos are actively involved in this issue, but to also understand why too many in our community are negatively impacted by the effects of climate change.

Let's Have an Honest Discussion About Latino Equality

Robert Caruso | Posted 11.11.2014 | Latino Voices
Robert Caruso

True equality is a fleeting concept in today's media environment. As a Puerto Rican, I am reminded of this daily. We're quick to preach about diversity, but do little to actually live it. As a culture, we can do without othering from within.

Sofia Vergara Haters -- Just Shut Up!

Tammy Bleck | Posted 10.28.2014 | Fifty
Tammy Bleck

Would we be having this discussion if Hugh Jackman had been displayed shirtless on that rotating pedestal? I think not. This was tongue and cheek, people. A parody. A lark. And a creative way to present a boring part of the show. Geesh!

California Climate Law to Save Lives, and Billions in Health Costs

Lisa Bennett | Posted 07.22.2014 | Green
Lisa Bennett

Living in California, after all, I don't have much of a choice about driving places, unless I had many more hours in the day than I do. But what are those impacts? And how might the environment, the economy, and my family's health benefit as a result of new, cleaner choices?

How To Tell If You're Latino, In One Easy Chart

The Huffington Post | Ana Benedetti | Posted 04.10.2014 | Latino Voices

All Latinos are tamale-eating, chancla-wearing loud-talkers who always, always, always call their grandmother "abuelita." At least that's what eve...

Autism Awareness and Advocacy in Our Community

Kevin Beckford | Posted 06.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Kevin Beckford

While autism is a condition affecting people in all sectors of society, socioeconomic disparities influence its diagnosis and treatment among African-Americans. Given this unique impact, it is important for us to galvanize and increase awareness about autism in our community.

Governor Cuomo, It's Time to Raise the Age

Letitia James | Posted 03.09.2014 | Politics
Letitia James

Governor Cuomo should continue to make strides in criminal justice reform by putting an end to an injustice that sets us apart from nearly every other state in the nation.

Hispanics Will Change the Business of Healthcare

Glenn Llopis | Posted 02.16.2014 | Latino Voices
Glenn Llopis

We need to move away from seeing Hispanics as a deficit model, to understanding that Hispanics are a benefit, not only in healthcare, but across all industries.

Lost: Univision Building Demolished in San Antonio

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 01.25.2014 | Latino Voices
National Trust for Historic Preservation

Demolition of the Univision building continued last week to make way for a $55 million, 350-unit housing development. Residents of San Antonio watch...

New Report Uncovers Housing Discrimination Against the Latino Community

National Council of La Raza | Posted 10.07.2013 | Latino Voices
National Council of La Raza

The federal government's failure to pass any kind of meaningful immigration reform has encouraged states and municipalities to act as immigration regulators and craft their own misguided anti-immigrant policies.

Beyond the Hispanic Mindset -- A Contemporary Approach to American Latino Consumers

Tatiana Pagés | Posted 09.29.2013 | Latino Voices
Tatiana Pagés

For years, there has been an ongoing dispute surrounding the use of the term "Hispanic" or "Latino." What's the big deal, some might say? After all, these are just names used to identify certain ethnicities, and what's really in a name anyway?

How Prop 187 Became the Pivot for the Immigration Issue and Future of Democratic Politics

William Bradley | Posted 09.17.2013 | Politics
William Bradley

Kathleen Brown was on her third campaign manager, and things weren't going well. She had begun as the toast of the East Coast-based national media, with a big lead in the polls over incumbent California Republican Governor Pete Wilson.

No More Drinko De Mayo

VOXXI | Carlos Harrison | Posted 05.05.2013 | Latino Voices

Drinko de Mayo, no más! That’s the hope, anyway, for a growing group of Latino activists trying to separate the distinctly Hispanic holiday from...

11 Million Reasons to Reform Our Broken Immigration System

Javier Sierra | Posted 07.01.2013 | Green
Javier Sierra

During an interview with a Florida radio station about the dangerous working conditions for undocumented Latino workers, the story of one of the listeners who called in got us all on the edge of our seats.

When It Comes to Social Media, Latinos Can't Be Ignored

Jose Aristimuno | Posted 05.09.2013 | Latino Voices
Jose Aristimuno

Latinos carry an immense amount of power when it comes to using social media as a tool to advance issues that are important to us. And we are social creatures by nature, which makes social media the perfect tool to engage us and drive us to contribute towards a greater cause.

Latinas Join Campaign Urging to Pass Common Sense Gun Laws, Protect Families

Mary Olivella | Posted 05.07.2013 | Latino Voices
Mary Olivella

Women and the Latino community are both leading the calls for the passage of effective gun control legislation that would put families' safety at the forefront of the debate.

A Clear-Eyed Assessment Of Climate Disruption

Molly Rauch | Posted 04.13.2013 | Green
Molly Rauch

With dozens of states recovering from Sandy, Nemo, tornadoes, and other extreme weather, a new report out last month provides a clear-eyed assessment of what our nation has in store if it doesn't address climate disruption now.

Census Shows It's Time To Invest In Latino Children, Experts Say

NBC Latino | Sandra Lilley | Posted 12.13.2012 | Latino Voices

By 2060 Latinos will be nearly one of every three Americans, according to the latest Census report released today. As the immigration and globalizat...

Negotiating Identity, Diversity and Recognition

Eduardo Diaz | Posted 01.14.2013 | Arts
Eduardo Diaz

The Smithsonian's Under Secretary for History, Art, and Culture and Latino Center, in collaboration with units around the Institution, is engaged in several initiatives by, for and about the diverse resident Latino population.