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Virginia Isaad

Virginia Isaad is an L.A.-based journalist who has written for publications including Elite Daily, Hello Giggles and Upworthy. She’s also contributed to the Be Visible Latinx blog and worked as a staff writer for El Paso Times and assistant editor for lifestyle website Gayot.com. She was born in Argentina and raised in the San Fernando Valley and has never met a dulce de leche dessert she didn’t like. She’s written about city life for Los Angeles Magazine and Angeleno magazine but at heart she’s always gonna be an immigrant Valley girl who hopes to continue to write about Latinx culture and secretly seeks predictions from Walter Mercado for the new year.

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J.Lo and Lin-Manuel Miranda Are the Only Two Latinx Who Made Hollywood’s Power List

In an unsurprising announcement, the two most powerful Latinx in Hollywood in 2019 are Jennifer Lopez and Lin-Manuel Miranda, according…

Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán’s Family Wants to Open a University For Indigenous Students

Infamous drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán’s family plans to open a university for the indigenous community in Badiraguato, Sinaloa…

Rita Moreno, Gina Torres, and Laurie Hernandez Are Leading the 2020 Tournament of Roses

The 2020 Tournament of Roses just got a whole more Latinx. On Tuesday, it was announced that the 2020 Tournament…

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John Leguizamo Endorses Julián Castro for President

Julián Castro is the only Latinx Democratic presidential candidate and now John Leguizamo, actor, playwright, comedian, and creator of Latin…

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California Bans For-Profit Prisons and Immigrant Detention Centers

California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill on Friday that bans for-profit, private prisons including immigrant detention centers by 2028,…

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Rosalía Finally Responds to “Not Being Latina Enough”

Rosalía is regularly identified as Latina/x in mainstream media but the Latinx community isn’t having it. In her latest interview…

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Christina Aguilera Gets Emotional Speaking About Surviving Childhood Domestic Violence

Christina Aguilera fans know her as a fierce fighter but she’s also a survivor of domestic violence. During an awards…

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5 New Latinx Series You Need to Start Watching

Latinx representation on TV is still lacking but this year there are some new series to help fill that gaping…

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5 Human Rights Laws Protecting People of Color in the U.S.

Amidst a political climate that’s left immigrants and people of color feeling discriminated against and unsafe, many states are working…

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Elizabeth Acevedo Features Afro-Dominican Fierceness in New Book Art

Elizabeth Acevedo is a powerful writer and her books are masterfully done. Part of why readers gravitate to Acevedo is…

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7 Positive Representations of Indigenous Communities We’re Proud of

The indigenous community has historically been overlooked and dehumanized but now more than ever they are getting the attention and…

12 Inspiring Young Girls of Color Who Are Making Big Moves

The story of 8-year-old Xóchitl Guadalupe Cruz López started going viral after she was the first child awarded a prestigious…

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