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

Nathan Manske | Posted 03.14.2014 | 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 04.07.2014 | 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.

Latinas Think Big Event at Google: Top 10 Twitter Moments (and What they Mean for the USA)

Graciela Tiscareno-Sato | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Graciela Tiscareno-Sato

We trust each other. It's a comadrething. We trust our hermanas more than we trust advertisers who clearly do not understand that we are not stereotypes, and that we'll simply ignore the dancing taco.

Top Ranked Female Straw-Weight Fighter Opens Up About Her Sexuality

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.20.2013 | Gay Voices

Each month Athlete Ally and Huffington Post will feature a new Voice to Voice segment featuring LGBT and ally people of color leading the movement to ...

The Renaissance Woman Redefined -- Victoria Flores

Myrdith Leon Mccormack | Posted 11.27.2013 | Black Voices
Myrdith Leon Mccormack

I'm not sure why I allow this to bother me so much. It is not my problem they feel this way, nor can I do anything to change it.

VH1's Somaya Reece Revamps La Jefa's Sultry Image and Signature Sound

Marjoriet T. Matute | Posted 11.12.2013 | Latino Voices
Marjoriet T. Matute

Exceptionally fierce and driven, Somaya Reece has proven herself as a celebrity to watch. Since her appearance on VH1's Love & Hip Hop, Reece has been reinventing her image, sound and attitude to fit her new audience.

After the New Disney Planes Movie, Keep Kids Excited with Books about Flying Mommies and Girls

Graciela Tiscareno-Sato | Posted 10.06.2013 | Parents
Graciela Tiscareno-Sato

Let's take this opportunity Disney has created to excite our children with planes, with the magic and fun that is aviation and let's really plant the seeds of curiosity about airplanes with books after the movie ends.

What Makes a Latina?

Woz Flint | Posted 09.21.2013 | Latino Voices
Woz Flint

I can be educated and be Latina. I can be in love with a white man and be Latina. I can drink Malbec and be Latina. I can also dance a mean cumbia, bake up a capirotada, and call my son "mijo" as a term of love and endearment and be me, too.

Who the Supreme Court Protects with the Voting Rights Decisions

Viviana Hurtado | Posted 08.19.2013 | Politics
Viviana Hurtado

It is true that elections are tight and every vote counts. But does finding a few bad ballots trump the constitutionally protected right of the 30,000 Arizonans who were denied theirs or the millions of others living in the states and counties covered by the Voting Rights Act?

This Latina Took Lean In to Another Level -- Learn How to Have It All in Your Business(es)!

Ebong Eka | Posted 08.04.2013 | Latino Voices
Ebong Eka

Entrepreneur's aren't born but made through their experiences. Those experiences often serve as the foundation and catalyst for success. Struggle, for example, can be an ingredient for entrepreneurial greatness.

Spanish, In Plain English

Katherine Davey | Posted 07.07.2013 | Latino Voices
Katherine Davey

I am a proud Dominican woman; I just don't look the part and that's something that has haunted me, my entire life.

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.

Immigration Bill: How to Make the Bad, Good

Viviana Hurtado | Posted 06.19.2013 | Politics
Viviana Hurtado

The immigrant community must step up even more and prove that through hard work and sacrifice, they earned the right to not just be here lawfully, but citizenship itself. This shouldn't be that hard.

Natalie Franco Discusses the Rise of the Latina Photog

Ramon Nuez | Posted 06.05.2013 | Latino Voices
Ramon Nuez

Natalie goes on to explain that there are a number of misconceptions we have about the Arabic culture. So in order to change these misconceptions, Franco is documenting how beautiful both the people and culture are.

Latinos Behind the Lens: A Photographic Viaje and a Story of Images

Ramon Nuez | Posted 05.27.2013 | Latino Voices
Ramon Nuez

Images were an intimate artifact throughout prehistory and they continue to be very present in our recorded history. And I make this inclusion to prov...

Sofia Vergara Loves Playing Stereotypes

Tanisha L. Ramirez | Posted 05.05.2013 | Latino Voices
Tanisha L. Ramirez

I'm not 100 percent sure as to when Sofia was voted the ambassador for all things Latina, but I'm not comfortable with her making broad, sweeping generalizations about Latinas, even if she intends them to be compliments.

Karen Miranda Speaks About the Need for Latina Photographers

Ramon Nuez | Posted 04.08.2013 | Latino Voices
Ramon Nuez

There is a reflective characterization about Karen Miranda-Randa, a multifaceted, multi-layered disposition, which allows Miranda to paint these exceedingly emotive stories.

Latina Food Bloggers: The New Storytellers

Monique Frausto | Posted 03.09.2013 | Latino Voices
Monique Frausto

Not only are these women sharing recipes, but they're passing on fond childhood memories to their readers and creating new ones with their families. They're inviting each and every person into their Latino culture.

52 Reasons to Vote for Obama: #24, Supreme Court Appointments

Bernard Whitman | Posted 12.25.2012 | Politics
Bernard Whitman

Electing Romney would be devastating to the future of the Supreme Court and the country. If Romney is elected and Ginsburg retires, over the next four years a real shift in power would occur.

They Are Us: Why the Nation's Future Is Riding on Latino Students' Success

Jamie Merisotis | Posted 12.05.2012 | Latino Voices
Jamie Merisotis

It's past time to see Latino educational success as a novel issue that must be addressed. Our collective economic and social well-being will be shaped and driven by the educational success of Latinos. That means it's an issue we must all address, with conviction and cooperation.