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Why This Poet Is Tired Of Trying To Prove He's Both Mexican And American

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 11.23.2016 | Latino Voices

In the 1997 film “Selena,” actor Edward James Olmos recited a monologue that resonated with many bicultural Latinos living in the United States. A...

Watch The Emotional Reunion Of Parents And Their Kids After 22 Years

The Huffington Post | Nina Golgowski | Posted 09.14.2016 | Latino Voices

It was the family reunion many people only dream of. Two Mexican immigrants who had been separated from their parents for two decades had a once-in-a-...

Eva Longoria Schools Donald Trump In Powerfully Personal DNC Speech

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 07.26.2016 | Latino Voices

Since the moment he launched his campaign, Donald Trump has taken aim at Mexican immigrants, infamously calling them “rapists” and “criminals....

A Textbook That Paints Mexican-Americans As Lazy Could Be Coming To A School Near You

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 07.20.2016 | Latino Voices

A proposed Mexican-American studies textbook has drawn harsh criticism for what Latino educators and scholars in Texas are calling a lack of scholarly...

Mexican-American Slam Poet Schools Donald Trump On U.S. History

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 06.22.2016 | Latino Voices

Donald Trump may want to bust open a U.S. history book because he's about to get schooled. Chicana slam poet Mercedez Holtry gave the GOP presidentia...

Artist Pays Latino Day Workers Hourly Wage To Sit For A Portrait

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 02.11.2016 | Arts

When John Sonsini began painting Latino day laborers in Los Angeles, California, around 2001, his intentions weren't quite political. They were practi...

6 Decades Of Mexican And Mexican-American Style Evolution

The Huffington Post | Nadya Agrawal | Posted 10.28.2015 | Latino Voices

Mexican and Mexican-American fashion, while sharing the same roots, were uniquely shaped by different trends in the last century. This week BuzzFeed p...

No Thanks, America Ferrera -- A Chicana Response to 'Thank you, Donald Trump!'

Adriana Maestas | Posted 07.06.2016 | Latino Voices
Adriana Maestas

Ferrera's letter sanitizes some of the challenges facing our community. There are "good Latinos" and "problem Latinos." Mexicans have always been considered problem Latinos, as well as a disposable work force.

Stereotyping? We Can Do Better, With Common Values

Molly Alexander Darden | Posted 05.14.2016 | Impact
Molly Alexander Darden

Recently in Georgia at a high school graduation ceremony, the school's founder-director made comments that drove people, black and white, to get up and leave before the event ended.

The People Who Weren't Kidding

Eduardo Diaz | Posted 06.02.2015 | Latino Voices
Eduardo Diaz

One finds few details about the Chicano movement in most history texts, and only a handful of documentaries have been produced. As for museums, there have been a precious few exhibitions on the subject, which is why I was thrilled to see History Colorado, a Smithsonian affiliate, recently open El Movimiento: The Chicano Movement in Colorado at its flagship venue in Denver.

A Marriage of Two Languages: My Journey on Embracing Both English and Spanish

Vanessa Lopez | Posted 05.02.2015 | Latino Voices
Vanessa Lopez

I am Mexican, and I am also American. I am a hybrid. It has taken me a long time to accept that this is ok. I do not have to fall under the pressure of having to choose one over the other, nor do I have to fall under the negative stigmatization that to claim both is wrong.

Mexican-American Course in Texas Matter of Debate

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 06.11.2014 | Education
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

Texas State Board of Education members are debating whether or not a Mexican-American elective social studies course has a place on the state's offici...

Diversity in Action: Minneapolis Elects Its First Hmong, Somali and Hispanic City Council Members

William O. Beeman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
William O. Beeman

It is hard not to feel good about these elections. Though they are local, they demonstrate how important the American democratic process is to communities recently arrived in the United States.

Roque Planas

How Do You Define 'Latino'? | Roque Planas | Posted 09.23.2013 | Latino Voices

It’s an exciting time to be a Latino. The community's numbers are growing rapidly. Latinos already outnumber non-Hispanic whites in New Mexico and C...

Blue Grass Librotraficantes Use Border Crossing Art to Spread the Chican@ Renaissance to Louisville, Kentucky. Yes, Kentucky!

Tony_Diaz | Posted 08.18.2013 | Latino Voices

You don't have to be Mexican American to enjoy this Renaissance. And you don't have to be a book either. You can also be a quilt.

What Chicanos (Mexican-Americans) Can Learn From the Revolutionary Steve Jobs in a New Era

DeeDee Garcia Blase | Posted 02.20.2013 | Latino Voices
DeeDee Garcia Blase

I think it's time to snap out of this crusty old thinking, and it might be a healthy idea for us to evaluate whether or not we are becoming blind sheep. Life-giving blood is constantly on the move in our veins, but do we act like it? Should we not be more alive, passionate and become a positive source of energy?

Changing Hearts and Minds During Hispanic Heritage Month

Virginia Sanchez-Korrol | Posted 11.20.2012 | Latino Voices
Virginia Sanchez-Korrol

Ruiz de Burton's work is a game changer. The Squatter and the Don and Who Would Have Thought It? helped shift the paradigm of American literature. Thanks to the Arte Publico Recovery project, Ruiz de Burton's books are available and included in college courses.

HB 56: How the People of Alabama Fought Back Against the Worst Anti-Immigrant Law in the Country

Victor Palafox | Posted 07.10.2012 | Latino Voices
Victor Palafox

Alabama has an opportunity to right a wrong and ridding ourselves of HB 56 is our only solution.

HB 56: How Alabama Won the Anti-immigrant Race by Beating Arizona at Its Own Game

Victor Palafox | Posted 05.03.2012 | Latino Voices
Victor Palafox

I remember having to sit down with my brother and mother, looking up apartment prices, schools, universities, and humorously sitting aghast when I noticed the lack of Southern restaurants. My family was not the only one.

What Is A Chicano?

Cheech Marin | Posted 07.03.2012 | Home
Cheech Marin

To me, you have to declare yourself a Chicano in order to be a Chicano. That makes a Chicano a Mexican-American with a defiant political attitude that centers on his or her right to self-definition. I'm a Chicano because I say I am.

Mexican-American UFC Champion Inspired By Immigrant Father

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.07.2012 | Latino Voices

By Omar Porcayo It takes guts to enter the ring and fight an opponent several pounds heavier than you. But it takes even more courage to cross the ...

Am I A Latina?

Laura Hibbard | Posted 12.06.2011 | Latino Voices
Laura Hibbard

My cheeks seared red-hot, as I retreated...too embarrassed to say "my mother's maiden name is Barraza" in defense. I did not have my mother's name. Did that mean that I didn't have her culture?

Arizona's Witch Hunt of Mexican/Ethnic Studies Begins This Week?

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Biggers

Only days after the Arizona state legislature voted for punishing budget cuts in education, the now infamous audit of Tucson Unified School District's Mexican American/Ethnic Studies program is readying to commence.

Spotlight on the Annabella Gonzalez Dance Theater

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jim Luce

Annabella is known for having an eye for movement that conveys the essence of emotional situations. This shines through in "Primavera."