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Latino Pride

'You're Not Latina!'

Hayley Orrantia | Posted 09.15.2015 | Latino Voices
Hayley Orrantia

As proud as I am to discuss my heritage, I was constantly put down in school for claiming to be "something I'm not." My light olive-colored skin is all that people needed to know to slap a label on me and call me white. I wanted so badly to represent the culture I held so close to my heart in a physical way, but I couldn't.

Speak English!

Monica Trasandes | Posted 04.06.2015 | Latino Voices
Monica Trasandes

We should speak English in this country--of course. And well. And we should also speak Spanish. We should know about American history and Latino history and about the history of racism. Because we have a multicultural society.

116th St Puerto Rican Street Festival and Parade: Mixed Emotions

Julio Pabon | Posted 08.09.2014 | Latino Voices
Julio Pabon

As proud as we can be to buy a $1 dollar flag and wave it for hours, we should also be proud to work to get Oscar Lopez Rivera out of jail and to get Roberto Clemente's #21 retired from all of baseball. Until then we will only be a community that knows how to wave flags for our pride.

Ask 'El Boricuazo': 16 Things You Didn't Know About Puerto Rico

The Huffington Post | Zuania Ramos | Posted 12.02.2012 | Latino Voices

An investigator of Puerto Rican history, a national motivator -- that’s how Jesús Omar Rivera, best known as "El Boricuazo" describes himself. A fi...

The Muppets Have Latino Pride! | Posted 11.29.2011 | Latino Voices

The Muppets give a shout-out to National Hispanic Heritage Month!!! The month is Sept 15 - Oct 15, by the way so we're well in it! Way to go, Mu...