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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, becoming the first state to do so. Starting on Jan. 2020, the state’s Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation will not be able to enter into or renew a contract with a private, for-profit prison. Operating…

Watch Lin-Manuel Miranda Brilliantly Portray Julián Castro on SNL

One week after Saturday Night Live disgracefully omitted the inclusion of presidential candidate Julián Castro in a comedy skit, a portrayal of the politician was finally realized. In Saturday’s episode, which featured Stranger Things star David Harbour, the 2020 presidential hopeful Castro was brilliantly played by the one, the only, Lin-Manuel Miranda. We know it’s…

41 Celebs You Didn’t Know Are Latinx

We love discovering which celebrities are Latinx. It always fills us with pride as they often serve as inspiration that we too can achieve greatness. People like Sonia Sotomayor, Eva Longoria, Shakira, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Lin-Manuel Miranda are among some of the well-known Latinx folks who are very much loved and admired. But there are…

Atatiana Jefferson Shot to Death by Police in Her Own Home

Fort Worth Police officers fatally shot a 28-year-old woman named Atatiana Jefferson. She is the ninth person to be killed by officers in Forth Worth, Texas this year.  In the early morning hours on Saturday, a neighbor called the non-emergency number for a wellness check on Jefferson. The neighbor said he saw her house door open,…

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 with Billboard, Rosalía was asked about the criticism she’s received for being “not flamenco enough” or “not Latina enough” for Latin music — to which the Spanish responded that these “barriers” don’t exist. “Languages are…

Students Burn Latina Author’s Book for Calling Out White Privilege

Author and professor Jennine Capó Crucet intended to discuss her new book My Time Among the Whites: Notes from an Unfinished Education to students at Georgia Southern University students to discuss white privilege. However, some of the white students did not agree with her point of view and retaliated by burning her book. so after our…

You Can Buy Meghan Markle’s $250 Huaraches in Mexico for $13

I love Meghan Markle, I do! I’m a huge fan of hers because of the social justice issues she supports, her feminist points of view, and of course — I love her fashion sense. Naturally, when I saw her wearing tan-colored huaraches my Mexican-American heart palpated with joy. That was short-lived when I saw the…

18 Latina Culture Critics You Need to Know

SOOOOOO it turns out that media criticism is just as f’ed up as Hollywood itself. You see, most film critics are male and pale and this has major effects on which films get to market. But, as you know, white dudes aren’t the only media nerds these days and they certainly don’t speak for all of…

10 Reasons Why Selena Quintanilla Still Inspires Us Today

Before the Bad Bunnies and the “despacitos,” there was Selena (not Gomez). We were introduced to Selena Quintanilla in the ’90s and ever since then we’ve been obsessed. Not only was she one of the hottest Mexican American singers on the planet, but if social media was a thing back then, she would have been…

ICE Officials Gave an Asylum Seeker Ibuprofen for Gunshot Injury

If there was ever a casebook example of the inhumane treatment of asylum seekers at the border, 27-year-old Rolando is it. His story is one of heartbreak and injustice, and all he hopes for today is to make it to the age of 30-years-old. Rolando is currently in San Diego with an ankle bracelet, awaiting…