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How To Tell If You're Latino, In One Easy Chart

The Huffington Post | Ana Benedetti | Posted 04.10.2014 | Latino Voices

All Latinos are tamale-eating, chancla-wearing loud-talkers who always, always, always call their grandmother "abuelita." At least that's what eve...

Autism Awareness and Advocacy in Our Community

Kevin Beckford | Posted 04.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Kevin Beckford

While autism is a condition affecting people in all sectors of society, socioeconomic disparities influence its diagnosis and treatment among African-Americans. Given this unique impact, it is important for us to galvanize and increase awareness about autism in our community.

Governor Cuomo, It's Time to Raise the Age

Letitia James | Posted 03.09.2014 | Politics
Letitia James

Governor Cuomo should continue to make strides in criminal justice reform by putting an end to an injustice that sets us apart from nearly every other state in the nation.

Hispanics Will Change the Business of Healthcare

Glenn Llopis | Posted 02.16.2014 | Latino Voices
Glenn Llopis

We need to move away from seeing Hispanics as a deficit model, to understanding that Hispanics are a benefit, not only in healthcare, but across all industries.

Lost: Univision Building Demolished in San Antonio

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 01.25.2014 | Latino Voices
National Trust for Historic Preservation

Demolition of the Univision building continued last week to make way for a $55 million, 350-unit housing development. Residents of San Antonio watch...

New Report Uncovers Housing Discrimination Against the Latino Community

National Council of La Raza | Posted 10.07.2013 | Latino Voices
National Council of La Raza

The federal government's failure to pass any kind of meaningful immigration reform has encouraged states and municipalities to act as immigration regulators and craft their own misguided anti-immigrant policies.

Beyond the Hispanic Mindset -- A Contemporary Approach to American Latino Consumers

Tatiana Pagés | Posted 09.29.2013 | Latino Voices
Tatiana Pagés

For years, there has been an ongoing dispute surrounding the use of the term "Hispanic" or "Latino." What's the big deal, some might say? After all, these are just names used to identify certain ethnicities, and what's really in a name anyway?

How Prop 187 Became the Pivot for the Immigration Issue and Future of Democratic Politics

William Bradley | Posted 09.17.2013 | Politics
William Bradley

Kathleen Brown was on her third campaign manager, and things weren't going well. She had begun as the toast of the East Coast-based national media, with a big lead in the polls over incumbent California Republican Governor Pete Wilson.

No More Drinko De Mayo

VOXXI | Carlos Harrison | Posted 05.05.2013 | Latino Voices

Drinko de Mayo, no más! That’s the hope, anyway, for a growing group of Latino activists trying to separate the distinctly Hispanic holiday from...

11 Million Reasons to Reform Our Broken Immigration System

Javier Sierra | Posted 07.01.2013 | Green
Javier Sierra

During an interview with a Florida radio station about the dangerous working conditions for undocumented Latino workers, the story of one of the listeners who called in got us all on the edge of our seats.

When It Comes to Social Media, Latinos Can't Be Ignored

Jose Aristimuno | Posted 05.09.2013 | Latino Voices
Jose Aristimuno

Latinos carry an immense amount of power when it comes to using social media as a tool to advance issues that are important to us. And we are social creatures by nature, which makes social media the perfect tool to engage us and drive us to contribute towards a greater cause.

Latinas Join Campaign Urging to Pass Common Sense Gun Laws, Protect Families

Mary Olivella | Posted 05.07.2013 | Latino Voices
Mary Olivella

Women and the Latino community are both leading the calls for the passage of effective gun control legislation that would put families' safety at the forefront of the debate.

A Clear-Eyed Assessment Of Climate Disruption

Molly Rauch | Posted 04.13.2013 | Green
Molly Rauch

With dozens of states recovering from Sandy, Nemo, tornadoes, and other extreme weather, a new report out last month provides a clear-eyed assessment of what our nation has in store if it doesn't address climate disruption now.

Census Shows It's Time To Invest In Latino Children, Experts Say

NBC Latino | Sandra Lilley | Posted 12.13.2012 | Latino Voices

By 2060 Latinos will be nearly one of every three Americans, according to the latest Census report released today. As the immigration and globalizat...

Negotiating Identity, Diversity and Recognition

Eduardo Diaz | Posted 01.14.2013 | Arts
Eduardo Diaz

The Smithsonian's Under Secretary for History, Art, and Culture and Latino Center, in collaboration with units around the Institution, is engaged in several initiatives by, for and about the diverse resident Latino population.

Arizona Scorecard:

Juan Cartagena | Posted 08.31.2012 | Latino Voices
Juan Cartagena

Arizona's "show me your papers" provision represents the wrong approach to the challenges America faces at present. It diverts us from our real priorities and sends a message that targeting Latino residents, immigrants and citizens is fair game.

The Guilt and Shame of Mental Illness in The Latino Community

Erika L. Sánchez | Posted 07.07.2012 | Latino Voices
Erika L. Sánchez

Thinking about my deteriorating mental health in the context of my parents' hardships made me feel like a real asshole. How could I feel such despair when my father had glue burns on his arms from the machines at the factory? What kind of brat was I?

The "Whitening" of Occupy Wall Street

Axel W. Caballero | Posted 01.04.2012 | Latino Voices
Axel W. Caballero

Occupiers are diverse, savvy and motivated enough to democratize media in itself.

Chambers & Businesses... A New York Perspective

Juan Guillen | Posted 12.11.2011 | Latino Voices
Juan Guillen

I happen to be a fan of constructive criticism; it's how one grows. As a community, we need to stop being so critical of each other. Let's show a little bit more love for one another -- there is enough room for all of us to love each other, and still be in business for ourselves.

Finding Your Latino Roots In College

Cristina Ruiz | Posted 10.10.2011 | College
Cristina Ruiz

Once at Yale, I realized that I was missing, or rather subduing, something that was vital to my being: my culture.

A Step Towards Addressing Health Disparities In The Latino Community

Michael Rugnetta | Posted 08.30.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael Rugnetta

The Latino community is both genetically and culturally diverse; and as gene-based medicine advances, Latinos will need to make sure that new medical technologies serve that diversity.

Heart of Stone

Javier Sierra | Posted 06.08.2011 | Green
Javier Sierra

The bill, or rather this legislative outrage, would keep the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from adopting guidelines to keep pesticide discharges out of our waterways. And to make matters worse, they called it "The Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act."

Ignite Your Passion and Change the World

Michael J. McCarthy | Posted 06.07.2011 | Denver
Michael J. McCarthy

Last summer, Latinos were in the streets protesting what they seen as unfair immigration laws. They played a proactive role in rectifying an injustice. Why aren't the rest of us?

Thanksgiving in Five Points: Poverty and Plenty

Weston Gentry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Weston Gentry

Poverty is the biggest problem in my neighborhood. In fact, it's a problem in all of Denver. This reality really hit home when I happened upon two Latino mothers foraging in the dumpsters behind my house.

Solutions To The Latino Child Nutrition Crisis In The U.S.

Janet Murguía | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Janet Murguía

Latino children are in the midst of a nutrition crisis. New food data released by the USDA show that for the third year in a row, Hispanic children make up the largest share of children living in hunger nationwide.