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10 Lessons the U.S. Will Learn From CUBA

Alexia Parks | Posted 12.19.2014 | Impact
Alexia Parks

There was a time when I ran a 10K race with the Mayor of Yelapa, Cuba. As we headed uphill on the only asphalt road going into and out of town, we were passed by a group of teenage girls running barefoot.

In Conversation With Pili Montilla

Adriana Teresa Letorney | Posted 12.02.2014 | Entertainment
Adriana Teresa Letorney

"My dad has always been a great inspiration to me. He actually celebrates when I don't book a job. He says: "Pili, every 'no' is getting you closer to a 'yes'." It's a mindset that has really helped me push through those rough times."

Being a White Latina: A Reflection on Racial And Ethnic Identities

Nicholle Lamartina Palacios | Posted 12.01.2014 | Latino Voices
Nicholle Lamartina Palacios

We live in a country where race is a dichotomy and people are literally separated into categories of black and white -- but human identities are not that simple. When speaking about my own racial identity, it is impossible not to also talk about my ethnic identity.

5 Facts to Know About President Obama's Immigration Announcement

Vanessa Cardenas | Posted 11.21.2014 | Politics
Vanessa Cardenas

This is undoubtedly a tremendous win for the immigrant community and immigration reform advocates, and most importantly, it paves the way for a broader immigration reform when Congress decides to act. Here are five facts to keep in mind when assessing the potential impact.

Soy Latina, También

Bianca Betancourt | Posted 12.17.2014 | Latino Voices
Bianca Betancourt

"[They think] Sofia Vergara. They think Eva Mendes. They think JLo. They think, you know, all these girls that are very, very light, basically look white and have an accent. And a lot of times [others] and I get dismissed as Latina because we're not immediately identifiable."

Golfing Your Way to Success: The Power of Connections Through Sport

Dannia Guzman | Posted 12.13.2014 | Business
Dannia Guzman

Have you ever wondered what golf has to do with success? If, like for many of us, it has never crossed your mind, allow me to share the new insights I have gained about golf through the online Global Latino Summit.

Hellfire of the Vanities: Confessions of a Latina Redneck

Sandra Ramos O’Briant | Posted 11.22.2014 | Latino Voices
Sandra Ramos O’Briant

"My daddy got tired of hearing me bawl and told me to beat her good first chance I got."

Sofia Vergara Haters -- Just Shut Up!

Tammy Bleck | Posted 10.28.2014 | Fifty
Tammy Bleck

Would we be having this discussion if Hugh Jackman had been displayed shirtless on that rotating pedestal? I think not. This was tongue and cheek, people. A parody. A lark. And a creative way to present a boring part of the show. Geesh!

This MIT Grad Plans To Change The Lives Of Thousands Of Latina Girls

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 08.28.2014 | Latino Voices

Luz Rivas graduated from MIT as one of the very few women of Hispanic descent, but now she’s taking the reins to provide other Latinas with experien...

An Aligned Life: Prince, Queerness and Softcore Porn (VIDEO)

Nathan Manske | Posted 10.22.2014 | Gay Voices
Nathan Manske

2014-08-23-20140821EliciaGonzalessmall.jpgIn her youth Elicia Gonzalez from Broomfield, Colorado, experienced a shocking exposure to Prince that would become "very much so representative of what would happen with my sexuality later in life."

A Q&A With Latina Journalist and Multimedia Dynamo, Nina Terrero

Marcus T. Wright | Posted 10.06.2014 | Entertainment
Marcus T. Wright

Once on the fast track toward a career in law, Nina changed course and pursued an opportunity in her true dream and calling -- sharing the stories of the world, to the world itself through news reporting.

An Unexpected Heirloom

Michele Serros | Posted 09.24.2014 | Women
Michele Serros

An hour? To choose a wedding dress for the biggest day of your life? Unheard of. After all, one's wedding dress symbolizes a milestone, having great potential in becoming a family heirloom.

Modern Mujer: Covergirl Flor de Maria Rivera Inspires a Bilingual Nation With Her Passion for Fashion

Marjoriet T. Matute | Posted 07.16.2014 | Latino Voices
Marjoriet T. Matute

Sending social media feeds in a fashionable frenzy; Flor de Maria Rivera continues to deliver her trendy spin on modern attire. Mixing affordable apparel with high end fashion, she inspires her fans to mix and match existing pieces with bold, colorful accessories.

Racism Over Rice and Beans

Viviana Leo | Posted 07.07.2014 | Latino Voices
Viviana Leo

We all know about rich white people, suburban middle-class white people, trailer-park white people, but we've been shown -- almost without exception -- only ghetto Latin people.

Paving the Way for Girls to Reconsider Beauty

Steve Mariotti | Posted 07.02.2014 | Impact
Steve Mariotti

And while toy production is a multi-billion-dollar business, there are still questions all around about how much this industry is meeting demand. That's where Dr. Lisa and her company Positively Perfect, comes in.

Lupita Nyong'o and America's Complicated Relationship With Beauty

Nia Hamm | Posted 06.24.2014 | Black Voices
Nia Hamm

She has admitted publicly that it took her years to equate herself with beauty. One need not look much further than her character "Patsy" to understand why.

2014 Outstanding Women of New York

Adriana Aristizábal | Posted 06.24.2014 | Latino Voices
Adriana Aristizábal

Today, I want to introduce you to a group of Latina women who are doing extraordinary work on behalf of the Hispanic community -- a community that represents 18.2 percent of the total population of the state of New York.

When I Chose to Stop Feeling Small: The Story of a Latina Amazon Woman

Laura Elizabeth Hernandez | Posted 06.22.2014 | Latino Voices
Laura Elizabeth Hernandez

No woman in my family had ever been this tall, and I wasn't prepared to live life as a tall Latina. My mother told me to stand out in life and avoid just being one more in the crowd. So I did what she said, and I put on my new size 11 shoes for the first time with a smile.

Gay Man Abandoned Wife and Two Kids -- See How the Wife Responded (VIDEO)

Nathan Manske | Posted 05.13.2014 | Gay Voices
Nathan Manske

2014-03-14-20140312RosaManriquezIFD.jpgImagine you have a husband, two infant girls, a house, and a marriage. Then your husband abandons you because he's gay. That's what happened to Rosa Manriquez.

Does Being Latina Exclude Me From Being Black?

Icess Fernandez Rojas | Posted 11.12.2014 | Latino Voices
Icess Fernandez Rojas

Why, in this modern age, do I have to prove myself? Why do I have to prove my Blackness or my Latina heritage while denying the other exists? Being Afro-Latina doesn't exclude me from being everything else I am -- Black, Southerner, writer.

Ted Cruz Shut Down the Government, But We Won't Let the Tea Party Shut Down Mexican American Studies

Tony_Diaz | Posted 03.31.2014 | Latino Voices
Tony_Diaz

The far right can't erase our history. It can only push us to read our banned books in our underground libraries. We know our cause is fair and just. We know we are right, and we will win.

Janet Yellen Breaks Glass Ceiling and Proves 'Girls Run This Mother'

Julissa Bonfante | Posted 03.09.2014 | Women
Julissa Bonfante

lass ceiling-breaking Yellen gives all women a sense of hope -- a sense we can do anything. Why now? Because the financial industry is one of the most, if not the most, male-dominated sectors.

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."

Celebrity Friends Give Best Holiday Gift Ideas for Under $50

Tanya Young Williams | Posted 02.02.2014 | Entertainment
Tanya Young Williams

To relieve your stress and assist in selecting the perfect gift, I enlisted a few of my fabulous girlfriends including; Star Jones, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Kym Gold, LaTanya Richardson Jackson, Sunny Hostin, Dr. Margena Christian and Peggy VanDeweghe.

Modern Mujer: Milly Almodovar of Cosmopolitan For Latinas Dishes Essential Beauty and Career Advice

Marjoriet T. Matute | Posted 01.24.2014 | Latino Voices
Marjoriet T. Matute

Considering herself a third generation beauty enthusiast, Milly Almodovar was destined to perfect the art courtesy of cosmetics. I had the ultimate pleasure of interviewing this inspiring Latina and picked apart her journey as the beauty editor of Cosmopolitan for Latinas and how she balances her role as mom.