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These Photos Capture Over 5 Decades Of Pride At The Puerto Rican Day Parade

The Huffington Post | Tanisha Ramirez | Posted 06.11.2016 | Latino Voices

New York City’s Fifth Avenue will be decked out in red, white and blue Sunday in honor of the 59th Annual National Puerto Rican Day Parade. ¡Wepa! ...

Rita Moreno Raps Through 'Hamilton'-Inspired Speech Like A Boss

The Huffington Post | Tanisha Ramirez | Posted 05.10.2016 | Latino Voices

Rita Moreno dropped knowledge and dope "Hamilton"-inspired rhymes while delivering the commencement address at the Berklee College of Music Saturday. ...

Lucha Underground Star Ivelisse Vélez: Treating Women Equal to Men Will Expand Pro Wrestling's Fanbase

Pollo Del Mar | Posted 02.11.2017 | Sports
Pollo Del Mar

During tenures in World Wrestling Entertainment and Total Nonstop Action, Ivelisse Vélez faced the top women in the squared circle. However, it is in...

Hispanic Heritage Month? Who Cares?

Julia Torres Barden | Posted 09.02.2016 | Latino Voices
Julia Torres Barden

Hispanic Heritage Month? Who cares? I do, and you should too! Every year, as HHM rolls around on September 15th, I brace myself for the underwhelming reaction many people, organizations and educational institutions have. Compared to the deluge of support for Black History Month every February, what do we Latinos get every September? Nada.

Being Puerto Rican Outside of the Island

Tatiana K. Tenreyro | Posted 09.01.2016 | Latino Voices
Tatiana K. Tenreyro

I wish people would educate themselves about the damages of stereotyping Latinos. We are not the same. We each have our own interests, goals, talents, and stories. We do not look the same, nor do we act the same. We deserve to be represented and treated in a better way than we are.

RIGHT NEXT DOOR: Jose Ferrer, Jockey

Ian Spanier | Posted 03.22.2015 | Los Angeles
Ian Spanier

Far too small at age 19 for baseball, his favorite sport, Ferrer decided to try horse racing. His long and successful career -- he's 50 now -- has for...

17 Rules for Police Dealing With People of Color

Nicole Breedlove | Posted 10.15.2014 | Black Voices
Nicole Breedlove

No more blaming the victim. Here I have a list of Do's and Don'ts to assist police officers in dealing with African Americans and people of color.

Kids in the Middle: Media's Unique Roles for Children of Immigrants

David Kleeman | Posted 09.17.2014 | Media
David Kleeman

Months ago, PlayCollective and the Children's Media Association produced an exchange between industry executives and academics on "bridging the gap" between these fields, toward incorporating research insights into media content for kids.

What Makes Puerto Rico the Most Special Place in the U.S.A.

Manuel R. De Juan | Posted 08.09.2014 | Travel
Manuel R. De Juan

I'd like to share my viewpoint on why Puerto Rico truly deserves to have been chosen by USA Today readers as "The Best U.S. Island"; explained with the top ten reasons of what I think makes Puerto Rico the most special place in the U.S.A. Puerto Rico should be on any bucket list, and any must-repeat list as well.

Hola, Mad Men! Where Are The Latinos In Your Manhattan?

Michele Carlo | Posted 05.09.2014 | Latino Voices
Michele Carlo

Can't we please at least get to see one Puerto Rican (or any other Latino character for that matter) portrayed as an actual New York City human being?

On Questions of Status: Puerto Rico's Relation to the U.S. and Oscar López Rivera's Fate

Luis A. Marentes | Posted 09.23.2013 | Latino Voices
Luis A. Marentes

Today I'd like to address an aspect of the passions surrounding the relationship between the United States and Puerto Rico that has been steadily gaining the attention not only of Puerto Ricans, but of the international community as a whole: the fate of Oscar López Rivera.

Let's Reclaim the Puerto Rican Day Parade

Miguel Guadalupe | Posted 08.05.2013 | Latino Voices
Miguel Guadalupe

For years, the image of the parade has been in steady decline. It has changed from a family event to celebrate history and culture, to something parents don't want their kids going to.

Defining Who I Am as a Latina

Marjoriet T. Matute | Posted 06.24.2013 | Latino Voices
Marjoriet T. Matute

Being born in the Bronx, raised by a first generation Newyorican mother and Guatemalan father has left no question of who I am. Obviously, yo soy Latina.

Saki Knafo

Mexican Moms More Nurturing Than White Ones, Study Finds | Saki Knafo | Posted 09.11.2012 | Latino Voices

According to a new study published Tuesday, Mexican immigrant mothers performed better on some measures of parenting than white mothers did. The st...

Film Briefs for Latino Studies

Virginia Sanchez-Korrol | Posted 10.17.2012 | Education
Virginia Sanchez-Korrol

At lectures, I'm often asked by teachers to recommend course materials in Latino Studies. One strategy that worked for me was to use films. Here are ten titles that worked for me.

Cindy Y. Rodriguez

Victor Cruz Memoir Hopes To Inspire Teens | Cindy Y. Rodriguez | Posted 08.04.2012 | Latino Voices

Famous for his post-touchdown salsa moves, New York Giant Victor Cruz took a few minutes out of his busy schedule to talk to us about why he wrote his...

In Florida, Romney Finds the "Lucky Corner"

Maribel Hastings | Posted 04.01.2012 | Latino Voices
Maribel Hastings

Hispanic voters constitute 11% of all registered Republicans throughout the state of Florida, but here in Miami-Dade County in the southern part of the state, where the Cuban and Cuban-American vote reigns supreme, they constitute 72% of Republican votes. Spanish-language television and radio ads are the order of the day.

WATCH: Sh*t Abuelas Say vs Sh*t Spanish Girls Say (NSFW)

Posted 01.18.2012 | Latino Voices

The inevitable has happened. Joining the series of viral videos "Sh*t (insert race, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity) People Say", are the La...

WATCH: Learn How To Make Middle Eastern Shrimp Recipe, Puerto Rican Style

Posted 01.06.2012 | Latino Voices

In honor of my quarter Lebanese roots (I’m still 100% boricua), an Egyptian friend sent me a family recipe for shrimp. As soon as I read the recipe,...

Rita Moreno: On Her One Woman Show, Life, And J-Lo

Posted 10.24.2011 | Latino Voices Rita Moreno has done it all. She's won an Oscar, an Emmy, a Grammy and a Tony, and she's already played the role of her dreams—the par...

How Race and Class May Affect Asthma

Philip N. Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Philip N. Cohen

Childhood asthma is more common among Blacks and Puerto Ricans than among Whites.

Puerto Rican Americans Have Highest Asthma Rate In Nation

HuffPost Citizen Reporting | Wanda Hellmund | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Produced by HuffPost Eyes&Ears Citizen Journalism Unit in collaboration with The Bronx Ink at the Columbia Journalism School. Eighteen percent of Pue...

Latinos in America

John Riofrio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
John Riofrio

CNN's commitment to balance in the form of equal representation of both sides with little context or social theory was troubling instead of enlightening, and pedantic rather than productive.

New Muslim Cool Forges Path for New America

Bakari Kitwana | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Bakari Kitwana

Fighting against being defined by America's bygone eras, New Muslim Cool points us toward a more complicated future.