Why You Should Never Assume That A Black Person Can’t Be Latino

“A whole section of my identity was cut off.” By: Zeba Blay/Huffington Post The assumption that being black and Latino is not possible isn’t only false — it can have harmful consequences on a person’s sense of identity, as revealed by one woman in a recent video that’s going viral. Those consequences are explored inContinue reading “Why You Should Never Assume That A Black Person Can’t Be Latino”

Voting Rights: Texas making it difficult for Blacks and Latinos to Vote

Just two hours after the Supreme Court reasoned that discrimination is not rampant enough in Southern states to warrant restrictions under the Voting Rights Act, Texas is already advancing a voter ID law and a redistricting map blocked last year for discriminating against black and Latino residents. Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott issued a statement declaringContinue reading “Voting Rights: Texas making it difficult for Blacks and Latinos to Vote”

Latino voices missing in US media: It’s time to weigh in

Sonia Sotomayor is the first-ever Latina Supreme Court Justice in the US [AP] Even though Latinos are increasing in number throughout the media landscape, their impact has yet to be felt. What do a pope, Pepsi campaign and American presidential election have in common? Because Latinos have been directly involved in each one of theseContinue reading “Latino voices missing in US media: It’s time to weigh in”

1 in 3 Americans Think Most Hispanics Are Undocumented

A new poll released by the National Hispanic Media Coalition andLatino Decisions found that more than 30 percent of non-Hispanics believe that the majority (more than half) of Hispanics are undocmented. The truth? Around 18 percent of Hispanics in the U.S. are undocumented, while only 37 percent of U.S. Hispanics are actually immigrants, according to findings by NBC Latino.Continue reading “1 in 3 Americans Think Most Hispanics Are Undocumented”

Latinas Emerge in the Plus Size Modeling Industry

(Left to Right: Natalie Monet, Nicole Esperanza Zepeda, Jakaliene Rivera, and Danielle Zavala.) Full Figured Fashion Week has come and gone. It’s almost been two weeks since the event and I’m still trying to catch my breath. Hitting the streets of New York City, plus size fashion made its mark in one of the world’s mostContinue reading “Latinas Emerge in the Plus Size Modeling Industry”

Latino Voters Under Attack in Florida

Governor Rick Scott of Florida deserves more than a flying chancla, but he’s on the receiving end of this week’s chanclaso with the possibility of many more to come, especially during election season.  What infraction did the Florida governor commit?  He’s the mastermind behind the latest effort to remove thousands of Latinos and other eligible voters from the voterContinue reading “Latino Voters Under Attack in Florida”