The culture of Mexico is not alone in its remembrance of death, but it is unique in how, more often than not, these commemorations are more festive than somber.
If you have some kind of identity crisis, you are not alone. Welcome to the ever changing, flowing, rich, mixed, crazy, and not at all homogeneous group of Latinos, Afro-Latinos, Spanish-Latinos, Hispanics and so on.
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.
The numbers speak for themselves: despite recent advances in HIV treatment and prevention, the Latino community as a whole is suffering a spike in HIV infections.
A reminder that as Hispanic Heritage Month ends: cultural relevance and inclusion are imperative to our nation's youth 365 days a year.
I started the second grade late for my age. We first arrived in the United States. in March and I attended summer school and started the new school year in September. For years that was part of my explanation for why I was older than other kids in my classes.
One way to do so is through the Global Diaspora Week which perfectly coincides with Hispanic Heritage Month, thus creating a great opportunity to highlight diverse innovators from one of the nation's largest groups, the Hispanic Diaspora.
There is value to accent-reduction classes for immigrants, because it allows them to better communicate in the U.S. But for those of us who are understood, American-born and still have an accent, accent-reduction classes shouldn't be something we need in order to gain better employment.
It's time for executives in the healthcare and biomedical fields to define a strategy for change around this minority workforce development gap (burning platform) so that we can finally begin to solve for it - the right way.
These public school experiences helped mold my self-perception and worldview. I'd be a liar to say the story ended here for there are more tales to tell. Life worsened as I struggled to retain my sanity and self-esteem amidst institutionalized racism.
I wish someone would've told me that I didn't have to lose my essence to make my mark. I would've told my 14-year-old self during that time that the sound of my voice was beautiful and needed! And that I would be asked time and time again in my professional acting career to use a Spanish accent at every audition.
For Latino communities, Lopez highlights the need to disentangle local law enforcement with immigration enforcement. While this is not the sole cause of friction between police and Latinos, it would certainly go a long way to rebuilding the trust and confidence Latinos have in law enforcement.
Diversity committees, rather than giving people a seat at the table and promoting dialogue put folks at a separate one. To champion diversity it needs to be a strategic priority for those at the top.
I don't mean to be Captain Obvious over here, but Republicans and Democrats continue to butt heads on the topic of immigration. This post isn't so much about the politicians and their lies, and make no mistake; they all lie. However, they have to be acknowledged as they are major players in this debate. Nevertheless, this post is for us to discuss the word "illegal," and what it means to latinos. Illegal, a word that I decided to stop using even while I was a registered Republican. Note that the GOP's views on immigration, is among one of the many reasons I could no longer be affiliated with this party. What was I thinking?
The two Enriquetas finally met two weeks ago in Tepito, the notorious Mexico City barrio. For those who haven't been following the development of the ...
As more people speak up, more will take note of the prevalence of these issues. This is why NCLR is launching "And Justice for All," a blog series profiling Latino relations with local police. By lifting Latino experiences to the national level, otherwise untold stories can contribute to these long-overdue conversations.