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Labels Don't Matter as Much as You Think They Do

Neidin Hernandez | Posted 08.07.2014 | Latino Voices
Neidin Hernandez

My parents both call themselves Mexican-American, but as someone who was born in the United States and has spent a grand total of two weeks in Mexico, I never felt comfortable having a hyphenated identity.

How This 'Chicana' Writer Is Breaking The Mold When It Comes To Strong Women

Patricia Crisafulli | Posted 09.03.2014 | Fifty
Patricia Crisafulli

In college, Ana Castillo's plan had been to teach art in high school, but she veered from that more conventional path to become a self-taught poet and then a self-taught everything else literary, now with two New York Times Notable Books of the Year to her credit. Today, she is called one of the most powerful voices in contemporary Chicana literature.

Top 10 Chicano Films for M.A.S.

Tony_Diaz | Posted 08.17.2014 | Latino Voices
Tony_Diaz

We're fine-tuning the MAS Texas Took Kit to help any K-12 teacher to incorporate Mexican American Studies. This can range from implementing an entire curriculum to using one lesson plan for a particular unit or obvious time of year such as Hispanic Heritage Month.

Nuestra Palabra: Latino Writers Having Their Say

Tony_Diaz | Posted 07.29.2014 | Latino Voices
Tony_Diaz

Gaspir Mir III, Dr. Dorthy Caram, Alex Lopez Negrete, Gracie Saenz, Esq, Edward James Olmos, Dr. Tatcho Mindiola, and Tony Diaz kicking off the 2004 ...

The Jury's in: Texas Wants MAS, Mexican American Studies is Act II of the Civil Rights Act

Tony_Diaz | Posted 06.04.2014 | Latino Voices
Tony_Diaz

Only institutionalized racism can explain how 50 years after The Civil Rights act was signed, Texas Hispanic youth do not have equal access to culturally relevant courses.

A Queer Xicana's Journey: Performance Art as a Source of Healing

Jorge Amaro | Posted 02.27.2014 | Gay Voices
Jorge Amaro

Today, Adelina speaks of the reason why, as a young child in elementary school, she was able to "cry on cue" so easily: "It was because I could access it from memoria."

Galveston: The Home of Texas Mexican Literature

Tony_Diaz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Latino Voices
Tony_Diaz

We register on the American imagination in three phases. First we are ignored. Then we are vilified. Finally, we are accepted -- but only as a consumer group. We are hardly ever thought of as intellectuals. That has to change.

Aurora Guerrero on Making Mosquita y Mari & Challenging Hollywood's Lack of Diverse Stories

Vanessa Erazo | Posted 07.08.2013 | Latino Voices
Vanessa Erazo

As they spend more and more time together their friendship subtly transforms, evoking that butterflies-in-the-stomach feeling that only a first crush can. It's a beautifully told almost-love story set to the music of local ska bands, the melancholy vocals of Carla Morrison, and other genre-remixing Latino artists.

(R)evolution in San Francisco: Ana Castillo Seizes the Reigns of Feminist Spirituality for 2012

Lisa Paul Streitfeld | Posted 05.17.2012 | Arts
Lisa Paul Streitfeld

It was clear to many in the room that she was providing the missing feminine voice capable of renewing the Goddess Movement on a global level after it disappeared underground following the backlash of its New Age commercialization in the '80s.

How a Chicana Finally Learned to Cook

Erika L. Sánchez | Posted 07.10.2012 | Latino Voices
Erika L. Sánchez

I remember I once tried helping my aunts and mom make tamales for Christmas, and when they all complained that I was making the tamales "muy gordos," I threw my spoon on the table and left in a huff.

Frida Kahlo, My Chicana Heart Belongs To Another (Cue ABBA!)

Fox News Latino | Posted 10.26.2011 | Latino Voices

Without fail, around July 6th (Frida Kahlo's birthday) or near August 26th (Frida and Diego Rivera's wedding anniversary), I'm invited to at least one...

Free Speech. Hate Speech.

Shira Tarrant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shira Tarrant

Hate-speech, hate-motivated violence, and gender-based crime can incite widespread fear, frustration, isolation, and anger, even among those who are not directly victimized.