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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 respect they deserve. With icons like Yalitza Aparicio and activists like Amazonian female Chief Nazaré bringing the indigenous community front and center, their work is getting international attention. But these women are just two examples…

Yalitza Aparicio Named UN’s Goodwill Ambassador for Indigenous Peoples

In the year that Yalitza Aparicio entered the spotlight, she has given people much more than her talent. As the star of Roma, the 25-year-old actress and Academy Award nominee shed light on domestic workers. The former school teacher also put the beautiful city of Tlaxiaco, Oaxaca, on the map and more importantly, informed the…

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 science award in Mexico but she’s not the only kid with extraordinary talents.  Fellow 8-year-old Mexican wunderkind Zury Tlapanco Reyes recently made headlines when she won first place in the Mental Calculation World Cup and…

NYC Bans the Term ‘Illegal Alien,’ Violators Will be Fined $250K

In the midst of racist rhetoric and dehumanizing policies against immigrants, New York City is taking a stand by banning the use of the term “illegal alien.” A New York City law states that the use of “illegal alien” or “illegals” to “demean, humiliate or harass a person” is illegal, according to the New York…

Yesika Salgado Talks Love, Loss, and Gentrification in New Poetry Book

Yesika Salgado‘s signature curls, bold lipstick, and acrylic nails exude confidence and when she felt lost and frustrated while developing her latest poetry collection, she let that persona shine through. The Los Angeles writer attributes the direction of her latest book to friend, prominent Puerto Rican writer Gabby Rivera who motivated her over a lunch…

Why Everyone Should Read Cristela Alonzo’s New Memoir

The Latinx experience isn’t monolithic. We all have distinct experiences as children of Latin-American immigrants, and yet we are a community that shares an abundance of heartfelt similarities. Throughout my life, my family used comedy to express our pain. We used insults and self-deprecating language to show our love and to — believe it or…

This Is How Latinx Are Coping With Anxiety and Harassment Under Trump

Life for Latinx identifying folks in America changed almost instantly when Donald Trump became president. It might sound like an exaggeration to some — but after reporting on the spike in hate crimes against Latinx since 2016, the increase of mental health problems that plague our community, and the overall fear that Latinx live with…

13 Reasons to Fly Out of Your Comfort Zone

Life is about embarking on adventures, experiencing moments, and learning so much along the way. It is easy to fall into a day-to-day rut, even though we truly want to branch out, have fun, and try something new. However, these bright instances of childlike glee wrapped up in a healthy dose of fear, and the…

Why We’re Honoring Black Mexican Artist and Activist Elizabeth Catlett This Hispanic Heritage Month

“Art for me must develop from a necessity within my people. It must answer a question, or wake somebody up, or give a shove in the right direction — our liberation.” -Elizabeth Catlett Elizabeth Catlett is probably the most celebrated Black-American-Mexican sculptor, printmaker, activist, and professor you probably never learned about in school. She is…

22 Home Decor Items to Help Show Off Your Latinx Pride

Your home is your haven and there’s nothing like filling it with nostalgic symbols from the motherland. The following beautiful home decor items we selected represent an array of Latino cultures and were chosen for their beauty, and the proud fact that they are also sold by Latino-owned businesses.

Teens Charged With Manslaughter After Fatal Attack on Classmate

Following the death of the 13-year-old student in Moreno Valley, two boys of the same age are being charged with a count voluntary manslaughter. The two boys in question have not been identified because of their age. They are also being charged with counts of assault by means of force likely to produce great bodily…