• Mexican Women Mobilize for Dignified Lives Free of Violence

    Mexican Women Mobilize for Dignified Lives Free of Violence

    HipLatina partnered with National Geographic in advance of its new show Trafficked featuring the trailblazing female journalist Mariana van Zeller who goes inside the world’s deadliest black markets. In this series on HipLatina, we take a deep dive into femicide and the dangers of being a woman in Latin America. 

    The Mexican State of Quintana Roo sits square on the Yucatan peninsula and is home to some of the most beautiful and famous beaches in the country like Tulum, Cancun, and Playa Del Carmen. A quick google search results in photos of miles and miles of white-sand beaches and turquoise ocean, night clubs, and lush jungles. What you won’t see are the bodies. 

  • Patty Rodriguez is Using Her Platforms to Empower The Latinx Community

    Patty Rodriguez is Using Her Platforms to Empower The Latinx Community

    Since we last checked in on Patty Rodriguez she’s become an executive producer and on-air talent for KIIS.FM opposite Ryan Seacrest. Her publishing company Lil’ Libros has moved into more stores and has expanded to include more stories. And she recently pitched a movie script she wrote to Eugenio Derbez — she’s waiting to hear back.

    You could say things are going pretty well, but the incredible thing about Rodriguez is her inability to play small. Sometimes it may take a little while for her to get there, but she always breaks through and uses fear to fuel her dreams....

  • 20 Chicana Writers Whose Names You Should Know

    20 Chicana Writers Whose Names You Should Know

    When we think of Chicana Literature there are a few big influential names that immediately come to mind. Amazing women like Gloria E. Anzaldúa, Cherrie Moraga, Ana Castillo, and Sandra Cisneros are the usual suspects on a class syllabus or even required reading in high school. But there are so many equally incredible Chicana writers, playwrights, poets, and essayists that we just might not know about if we didn’t major in Chicano studies or if we don’t know too much about Chicana literature and history. Here is a list of 20 incredible Chicana writers whose names you should know.

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  • These Femtech Companies Founded by WOC Are Innovating Women's Healthcare

    These Femtech Companies Founded by WOC Are Innovating Women's Healthcare

    In 2019 women in the U.S. and all over the world are still dangerously underserved by the medical community and the healthcare gap is compounded even further for women of color. For a long time, women’s bodies and health concerns have been ignored. It was only in the last few years that women have had things like uterine healthcare, sexual wellness, and postnatal care apps at their fingertips — and we want more!

    Femtech is a term coined in 2015 by Clue founder Ida Tin, to describe a sector of tech that focuses on women’s health. Although the term didn’t...

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  • Golden Dream Beauty Was Created By a Venezuelan With an American Dream

    Golden Dream Beauty Was Created By a Venezuelan With an American Dream

    Ydelays Rodriguez didn’t have a road map, she only knew her destination: a career as a TV host. After moving to Boston from Guatire, Venezuela to study English she realized that Los Angeles was where she needed to be and moved again. At 19 Rodriguez decided she just needed to figure it out and make her dreams happen.

    When she got to LA, Rodriguez recognized the need for connections. “I wanted to do everything I could do to get a job on TV. So I saw there was a casting to sing Jenni Rivera, and I was like ok if...

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  • How Can College be the Great Equalizer if the System is Rigged?

    How Can College be the Great Equalizer if the System is Rigged?

    On Monday ProPublica uncovered a new college admissions scandal involving forty suburban Chicago families who renounced legal guardianship of their college-bound teens so that they can declare themselves financially independent and get scholarships, grants, and aid meant for low-income students.

    Most of the teens are high achieving scholars, athletes, and musicians and their parents are doctors, lawyers, superintendents as well as insurance and real estate agents. Not exactly the picture of people in need. But they’re definitely people who are also feeling the sharp increase in the cost of college tuition and the cost of living. This highlights the fact...

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  • A Look Into Nancy Pelosi’s Attacks on the Congresswomen of Color ‘Squad’

    A Look Into Nancy Pelosi’s Attacks on the Congresswomen of Color ‘Squad’

    It appears as though we’ve reached another turning point in our national dialogue because just when you think it can’t get any worse, it actually does. Donald Trump’s heated tweets about “The Squad” in response to the disagreements between Nancy Pelosi and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez over U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) funding was a shot heard around the world.

    The President tweeted last week, “why don’t they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came. Then come back and show us how it is done. These places need your help badly, you...

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  • Kat Lazo's Career Has Been Anything But Ordinary

    Kat Lazo's Career Has Been Anything But Ordinary

    Something that we don’t realize when we’re wide-eyed kids is that success is not linear, our careers will take many twists, and sometimes finding our calling takes getting knocked down a few times. The idea that after college we’ll immediately get hired at our dream job is just not realistic. The implied notion that we’ll be treated fairly and paid equally is exactly that — implied. Now more than ever, Latinas are creating their own lane not because they want to, but because they often are giving another choice. No one knows this better than internet sensation and The Kat...

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  • 4 Female Rappers Cardi B Wants You to Listen to

    4 Female Rappers Cardi B Wants You to Listen to

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    When Jermaine Dupri said in an interview with People that he couldn’t think of his favorite female rapper because there are “strippers rapping,” who are all rapping about being in the club. The internet exploded and Cardi B had to weigh in. Because we totally didn’t realize that all these male rappers are out here not rapping about strippers or being in the club. Maybe they should rap about other things as Dupri suggests female rappers should. It’s interesting that someone like Dupri who has definitely rapped about partying and “hoes” has the nerve to fault female rappers...

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  • 6 Times My Mom Would Have Given the ‘Stranger Things’ Kids the Chancla

    6 Times My Mom Would Have Given the ‘Stranger Things’ Kids the Chancla

    Season 3 of Netflix’s was full of cheers and tears. I loved every minute of it but one thing that surprised me was how these little white kids were really out here in these streets being super disrespectful. As much as I love the entire cast, my jaw dropped at some of the things they would say. And I couldn’t help thinking about how my mother would have straight murdered me if I ever spoke to a grown-up like that. Real talk, there were a few moments when even I would have taken off my chancla. I don’t know about...

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  • Mariana Atencio is Humanizing the Immigrant Experience One Story at a Time

    Mariana Atencio is Humanizing the Immigrant Experience One Story at a Time

    As a journalist for MSNBC and NBC news, Mariana Atencio has dedicated herself to humanizing the faces behind the headlines and the lives beyond the debates. “I understood early on that I could play a role in helping bridge cultures and languages, and to help one side see the best the other side has to offer,” Atencio tells HipLatina.

    She’s done just that by covering everything from Hurricane Maria to family separation at the border, all while taking special care to make sure that the names and faces are not lost in the headlines.

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  • Why So Many Latino Men Join the Border Patrol that Dehumanizes Latinos

    Why So Many Latino Men Join the Border Patrol that Dehumanizes Latinos

    We wish we could say the news about the troubling Border Patrol Facebook group was shocking, but sadly, it really shouldn’t be. ProPublica recently exposed a Facebook group comprised of 9,500 Border Patrol agents that share sexist memes, xenophobic comments, and makes fun of migrant deaths. The group is called “I’m 10-15,” which is the Border Patrol code for “aliens in custody.”

    There is a photo of Óscar Alberto Martínez Ramírez and his daughter Valeria’s lifeless bodies with the original poster calling them “floaters” and wondering if their bodies were photoshopped by “liberals,” because they look “too clean.” But some...

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  • 5 Powerful Latina Poets from the #WeAllGrow Summit Helping Women Like Them Feel Seen

    5 Powerful Latina Poets from the #WeAllGrow Summit Helping Women Like Them Feel Seen

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    Poetry is an art form that is both highly regarded and regulated by Western- European standards. If you google “good poetry” the authors that come up are all unsurprisingly dead white men like William Shakespeare, Walt Whitman, William Wordsworth, and T.S. Eliot. Even the limited scope of white female poets that are widely read, represent an upper class that had the privilege, leisure, and education to write and seek publication. Historically women of color have been, of course, underrepresented and for the most part, their stories have been ignored. But today the tide is changing...

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  • Jenicette Gutiérrez is Fighting for the Trans Undocumented Community

    Jenicette Gutiérrez is Fighting for the Trans Undocumented Community

    “The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing.”

    — Albert Einstein

    It’s been four years since transgender activist, Jennicet Gutiérrez interrupted Obama’s presidential Pride month speech to bring attention to the trans undocumented experience at the border and under ICE detention. It was an act she was booed for and labeled a heckler by outlets like the Washington Post and The New York Times .

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  • Did 'Modern Family' Use Sofia Vergara’s Character to Prove Bribery Is Ok?

    Did 'Modern Family' Use Sofia Vergara’s Character to Prove Bribery Is Ok?

    When I just want to shut off my brain and watch affluent white people get into shenanigans, I automatically go to Modern Family. They often have funny references and I thought it was pretty cool that they chose to give a nod to the college bribery scandal — until I saw it. In the season finale entitled “Commencement,” the whole family is going through various stages of graduating. Everyone is getting ready for Alex’s Graduation from CalTech, Cam finds himself presiding over a High School graduation last minute, and Jay is actually speaking at the graduation. As per usual, nothing...

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  • La Zista Calls Out Bad Bunny for Lack of Diversity

    La Zista Calls Out Bad Bunny for Lack of Diversity

    Watching reggaeton must be a lot like what the original djs, b-boys, and MC’s experienced watching hip hop go mainstream. The genre has come a long long way. Bad Bunny recently released his video for “200 MPH” featuring Diplo, and quickly racked up a cool 6 million views. Still, a comment made by Puerto Rican reggaetonera La Zista really stood out, “Hacía falta una Negrita ahí en ese group. Anyways dura cancion, duro el video.” [This group is missing a Black girl. Anyways dope song, dope video.] While it’s unclear if she’s talking about wanting to be in the video...

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  • Beyonce’s ‘Homecoming’ is a Celebration of Black Academic Excellence

    Beyonce’s ‘Homecoming’ is a Celebration of Black Academic Excellence

    Something Beyoncé is so good at doing is framing her art within the academic dialogue about Blackness in America. Since Bey doesn’t like to give interviews so much of what she communicates about the intention of her work is either quoted verbatim or spoken directly by those who have said it best — Warsan Shire, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Nina Simone. And now in her new Netflix documentary Homecoming, Maya Angelou, WEB Du Bois, Alice Walker, Toni Morrison, Audre Lorde, and finally Beyoncé herself speaks candidly about everything she gave to her now legendary 20118 Coachella performance.

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  • Leah Guerrero Is the Brujita Bringing Affordable Holistic Skincare to the Community

    Leah Guerrero Is the Brujita Bringing Affordable Holistic Skincare to the Community
    When traditional healing methods hit the mainstream market the most noticeable change is the price tag. Once clays and plants that have been used f...
  • Selena Quintanilla: What’s the Price of Fandom?

    Selena Quintanilla: What’s the Price of Fandom?

    The cultural influence of Selena Quintanilla knows no bounds. Our Tejana superstar has lived on for decades after her death with the help of die-hard fans. A full 23 years after her death, Selena’s music remained in the Billboard top 40, a wax figure at Madame Tussauds debuted in her honor, and she was inducted into the Texas Women’s Hall of Fame. Dolls, murals, makeup, clothes, cover bands, and Halloween costumes keep on popping up in homage to the cumbia queen. But no one is more dedicated to keeping her legacy alive than the independent Latinx shop owners, artists, and...

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  • Meet the Founders Using Audio and Psychology to Turn Women On

    Meet the Founders Using Audio and Psychology to Turn Women On

    Although the need for “sexy inspiration” might not seem like an intuitive one — maybe it should be. Tech founders Gina Gutierrez and Faye Keegan have created Dipsea, an app specifically for erotic inspiration. “I think there is this myth that sex should be easy. And we should all be sexual beings and we should be able to tap into that mindset whenever we want — and that’s just not the case” Gutierrez told HipLatina. “People feel a lot of shame around that.”

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  • 5 Latina Activists You Won’t Learn About In School

    5 Latina Activists You Won’t Learn About In School

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    In a time when activism is “in” it’s easy to forget that activists all over the world are regularly murdered, tortured, kidnapped and/or banished from their countries. It’s real out here and we must remember that many who protest do so not because it’s “the right thing to do,” but because they are being faced with their own extinction. History rarely teaches us about the struggles and contributions made by Latina, Afro Latina, LGBTQ, or indigenous activists. In honor of Hispanic Heritage month here are 5 Latina activists that fight, trailblaze, and break barriers for their communities....

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  • Princess Nokia Calls Out Ariana Grande for Copying Her Song

    Princess Nokia Calls Out Ariana Grande for Copying Her Song

    Ariana Grande has had a stellar beginning of 2019 her songs are all over the airwaves, we were all smitten with the “Thank u, Next” video which was a nod to some of the greatest female-driven films of the early 2000s. But now it seems we’re in for a debate about her latest song “7 Rings,” which according to rapper turned emo artist Princess Nokia is a rip off of her song “Mine” from her 2017 album 1992 Deluxe.

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  • Chef Marcela Valladolid Wants You To Connect With Communities When You Travel

    Chef Marcela Valladolid Wants You To Connect With Communities When You Travel

    “Travel isn’t always pretty. It isn’t always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart. But that’s okay. The journey changes you; it should change you. It leaves marks on your memory, on your consciousness, on your heart, and on your body. You take something with you. Hopefully, you leave something good behind.” -Anthony Bourdain

    Travel can be a number of things, it can be a quick escape, a full on excursion in a new land, or a trip back to someplace you’ve already been, but as Anthony Bourdain so eloquently put it, travel should leave marks on your...

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  • Victoria Beer Created The First Commercial In Nahuatl

    Victoria Beer Created The First Commercial In Nahuatl

    Victoria has created the first commercial in Nahuatl for Dia De Los Muertos, and it’s kind of a big deal. The scene opens in a Maze Runner-looking stone structure, a man covered in skeleton body paint rushes through a maze, turns into stone and zig zags through flying arrows. “Viaje a Mictlān” is a trip through the layers of the underworld on the way to the land of the dead. In Aztec mythology in order to get to Mictlān one has to pass through 9 layers: the earth (Tlalticpac), the passageway of water, the place where the hills are found,...

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  • #SpiritDay Wants You To Go Purple In Support of LGBTQ Youth

    #SpiritDay Wants You To Go Purple In Support of LGBTQ Youth

    Even with the slight gains, LGBTQ people have made in the United States, each year 8 out of 10 LGBT students are still harassed at school and 63.5% of students who reported harassment said the school did nothing or told them to ignore it. GLAAD’s campaign is designed to show visible support for LGBTQ youth and for everyone to make the pledge to take a stand against bullying by speaking out and by wearing purple. As this administration continues to roll back rights and protections for LGBTQ people, it more important than ever that everyone actively be allies that work...

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  • Julissa Arce's Wants Her Story To Inspire Undocumented Youth To Dream Big

    Julissa Arce's Wants Her Story To Inspire Undocumented Youth To Dream Big

    There are a lot of ways to describe Julissa Arce . She’s a former Wall Street VP, a former undocumented person, a political commentator, a best-selling author, and a social justice advocate. But in one word, Julissa Arce is courageous. Her latest book Someone Like Me is a young adult novel that explores some of the nuances of the undocumented experience that aren’t normally talked about.

    We often hear about the experience of physically crossing the border to the United States, but few talk about what it’s like being a child left behind. We barely hear about pueblos that become...

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  • This Latina Might Be The First Dreamer To Hold Office in New York

    This Latina Might Be The First Dreamer To Hold Office in New York

    “One of the most interesting things to come out of an otherwise horrifying political climate has been the emergence of the many ideological divides and sub groups that exist within the two party system. It’s not only that they are being recognized—since people’s politics have always existed on a spectrums and many of those groups have been around for decades—but that they are winning elections by actually speaking directly to the people most politicians only speak about. We have seen local elections become a subject of national debate because of platforms that are called “too radical” by both Republicans and...

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  • Meet The Mexican Witch Fighting for POC and LGBTQ Visibility

    Meet The Mexican Witch Fighting for POC and LGBTQ Visibility

    To the many practicing brujas out there, “brujeria” is a way to heal intergenerational traumas in both themselves and in their communities. It’s a re-connection to many of the esoteric practices that were nearly erased by colonization and a reclaiming of the traditions that have been deemed “bad” or “evil” by Western Anglo society. Today “brujeria” has become an umbrella term that describes a wide variety of applied practices and belief systems that are a far cry from the strange representations we see in theaters and the demonic superstitions your Abuela warned you about. The sudden rise in the popularity...

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  • Why Trump’s Move to Strip Naturalized Americans of Their Citizenship is BS

    Why Trump’s Move to Strip Naturalized Americans of Their Citizenship is BS

    In this weeks installment of utter madness, it has been announced that the office of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is planning to open a Los Angeles based investigative division to review the fingerprints and files of naturalized American citizens they believe have committed “naturalization fraud.” Their goal: to sniff out, catch, and deport citizens who were ordered deported and have used fake identities to later get green cards and citizenship. It’s an initiative that began towards the end of the Obama Administration to probe naturalized citizens with security clearances, but the Trump Administration has made this a new...

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  • This Woman Had The Perfect Response When Border Patrol Officers Boarded Her Greyhound Bus

    This Woman Had The Perfect Response When Border Patrol Officers Boarded Her Greyhound Bus

    We hear the word ally thrown around a lot but what does it really mean to be an ally in a time when people are actually turning in their neighbors, delivery people, and parents dropping their kids off at school? When Tiana Smalls boarded a Greyhound Bus in Bakersfield California headed to Las Vegas, she found herself in a situation that is reminiscent of Nazi, Germany. She recounts her experience in a Facebook post that has now gone viral.

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  • WHY YOUR CHAKRAS MATTER

    WHY YOUR CHAKRAS MATTER

    We all want to be healthy and happy. It’s why we exercise, it’s why we go to the doctor, and why we do things we enjoy. But as Reiki healer Millana Snow reminded us, we tend to ignore a potentially hazardous problem that can affect anything from our mood to our physical body-- stagnant energy. This is where Reiki and other forms of energy healing come into play, in particular Reiki is a Japanese therapy method based on your auric field and your chakra system. But what are chakras? As Snow explained “a chakra is an energy center in your...

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  • This Latina Is Fighting For Her Community By Running For Congress

    This Latina Is Fighting For Her Community By Running For Congress

    When something isn’t working out we tend to ask “si sirve o no sirve” which translates literally to “does it serve or doesn’t it serve?” But when was the last time we asked ourselves that about our Congressperson? With Primary Elections coming up and the heated debates about issues like: immigration, healthcare, education, climate change, women’s rights, affordable housing and criminal justice reform—it’s time to start asking who is serving who? It’s a question Congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has made the center of her campaign ethos—and it’s working. She is the first Latina and the first woman or color to...

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  • GLAAD Is Calling For LGBTQ Representation In Latin Media

    GLAAD Is Calling For LGBTQ Representation In Latin Media

    After the Oscar wins of Coco and The Shape of Water, it kind of feels like a new day is on the horizon for Latinos in Hollywood. Well, kind of. USC’s Media, Diversity, and Social Change analysis of 800 popular films between 2007-2015 found that although Latinos make up 18% of the U.S. population (38.9% of the population in California alone according to the US Census ) their onscreen representation went from a sad 3.3% in 2007 to a pitiful 5.3% in 2015. Although the implementation of how Hollywood will reconcile its many blind spots in the area of diversity...

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  • Google Launches World's Largest Digital Frida Kahlo Exhibit

    Google Launches World's Largest Digital Frida Kahlo Exhibit

    Frida Kahlo has inspired generations with her careful emotional vignettes of the things she struggled with: her sadness, her health, her relationships, her identity, and her political ideology at the time of the Mexican revolution. Yesterday Google Arts and Culture launched Faces of Frida, the World’s largest online exhibit of Frida’s art and artifacts, which gives an even closer and more personal look at her life and legacy. The project was a collaboration of 33 associates from 7 different countries, it includes more than 800 pieces, and features hundreds of rare personal photographs, diary entrees, letters, clothes, jewelry, as well...

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  • Alicia Menendez's Podcast Is Mentorship By Latinas For Latinas

    Alicia Menendez's Podcast Is Mentorship By Latinas For Latinas

    As more projects featuring complex Latina characters like Starz’s Vida emerge, it’s clear there are plenty of people who want to contribute to a more multifaceted Latina narrative. In the last two years there has been an explosion of Latina focused podcasts and another voice adding to the conversation is Alicia Menendez, in her new Bustle podcast Latina to Latina. It’s a project she says was inspired by the conversations being had behind the scenes during her time working for a cable station focusing on young Latinos.

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  • Alison Sotomayor On The Legacy of Problematic Men

    Alison Sotomayor On The Legacy of Problematic Men

    Alison Sotomayor has spent her career telling the stories of people of color who have impacted not only their communities but America as a whole. An LA lady through and though, she grew up in East LA, graduated from UCLA and has continued to work in and focus on the city of angels throughout her career. From the very beginning she knew she wanted to tell stories that mattered with the goal of being a TV News anchor. But once in the newsroom, Sotomayor quickly realized that she didn’t like how short the segments were.

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  • Las Fotos Project Exhibition Documents Maya Women In Los Angeles

    Las Fotos Project Exhibition Documents Maya Women In Los Angeles

    During a gray chilly Saturday in the Lincoln Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles, nearly 200 people stood on a line that extended down a long street, waiting excitedly to enter “Maya Women in LA,” a youth photo exhibition documenting Maya culture and diaspora.

    The exhibit, put together by Las Fotos Project, a community-based nonprofit using photography to educate and inspire low-income girls of color, featured the photos of six of its students — all Guatemalan teens. The goal of the event, according to teaching artist and project ideator Floridalma Boj Lopez, Ph.D, is to help the city’s Maya community foster a triumphant narrative...

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  • 6 Latino Owned Breweries You Can Support This Cinco De Mayo

    6 Latino Owned Breweries You Can Support This Cinco De Mayo

    20 million cubic meters (5.3 billion gallons) of water a year. They’ll receive water from the region’s aquifer, which it will have to buy from local farmers, but the contract signed with the authorities also entitles the company to draw from the city’s public water network despite a 2015 report by the National Water Commission (CONAGUA) that said the “(water) volume is not sufficient to accommodate new...

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  • 6 Indigenous Struggles We Need to Discuss This Earth Day

    6 Indigenous Struggles We Need to Discuss This Earth Day

    When I was a kid, Earth Day was a time when the school gathered everyone together to talk about the importance of things like recycling, water conservation, littering, and being as green as possible. The very first Earth day was on April 22, 1970 and was created by Senator Gaylord Nelson after he saw the destructive effects of the 1969 oil spills in Santa Barbara. It has since become a national day that focuses on teaching the public about the environment. It led to the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and contributed to the passage of the Water...

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  • 420 Stories: The First Time I Smoked Weed

    420 Stories: The First Time I Smoked Weed

    There are so many little unspoken rites of passage that we go through on our way to adulting. There’s the first time you smoked a cigarette, the first time you had a drink, the first time you went to a club, the first time you had sex and the first time you smoked weed.

    A 2017 Marist College Institute poll found that 52% of Americans 18 years or older have tried weed and 44% of those individuals still use it. Legend has it that 4:20 was started in California by some weed smoking buddies that decided to meet in front...

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  • Lets.Give Is a Non-Profit Started by Afro-Indigenous Activist Naomie Coronado

    Lets.Give Is a Non-Profit Started by Afro-Indigenous Activist Naomie Coronado
    Meet Naomie Coronado, the Afro-Indigenous girl who started her own non-profit at the age of 18. You can catch Naomie on Instagram cheesing hard and...
  • KCET Documentary Explores Birth of La Raza Newspaper

    KCET Documentary Explores Birth of La Raza Newspaper

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    They organized 10,000 students in protest of the school system that was teaching racism, classism, and systematic exclusion. The 13 core leaders fought prison sentences for disturbing the peace and disturbing the educational process for which the LA court was seeking 45-year full consecutive sentences — the cases were dismissed for being wildly unconstitutional. When leader and teacher Sal Castro was taken out of the classroom for his involvement in the walkouts, protesters slept-in at the school board for weeks and Castro was eventually reinstated. They mobilized parents and empowered them to demand more from...

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  • Emmy Winner Gaby Natale Details the Opportunity That Paved the Way for Her Future

    Emmy Winner Gaby Natale Details the Opportunity That Paved the Way for Her Future

    On her PBS en Español show SuperLatina, Gaby Natale showcases the empowering narratives of successful Latinos. But along the course of her career she’s also proven herself to be equally as tenacious and successful. Her accomplishments and accolades are many; she won a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Entertainment Program in Spanish and is the only woman to win two consecutive Daytime Emmy’s for Outstanding Daytime Talent in a Spanish Language Program. People Magazine also named Gaby as one of their “25 Powerful Latinas” this year, and her YouTube videos have amassed over 52 million views. Gaby’s desire to thrive on...

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  • Two Standing Rock Protestors Were Sentenced to Jail

    Two Standing Rock Protestors Were Sentenced to Jail

    On October 19 — nearly a year to the date since they were arrested at Standing Rock Reservation in North Dakota — Mary Redway, 65, was sentenced to six days in jail on misdemeanor charges of disorderly conduct, and Alexander Simon, 27, was sentenced to 18 days in jail on misdemeanor charges of disorderly conduct and physical obstruction of a government function by Surrogate Judge Thomas Merrick.

    Mary is a retired film editor and environmental biologist from Rhode Island; Alexander is a teacher living in New Mexico. Both were arrested for their participation in a demonstration on October 22, 2016,...

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  • "Despacito" Is About To Become The Most Viewed Video In The History Of YouTube

    "Despacito" Is About To Become The Most Viewed Video In The History Of YouTube

    While some people’s “Despacito” hype lasted all of two minutes, the Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber hit continues to break record after record.

    Reggeaton is reaching the American mainstream and the artists we know and love are blowing up and history is being made!

    The song was released as a tribute to Paul Walker and featured in “Fast And The Furious 7.”

    Even Halle Berry was singing the lyrics on “Despierta America.”

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