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10 Dominican Authors to Love and Support in Your Lifetime

Growing up an avid reader, there were very few books that reflected my Dominican-American experience — an experience that’s unique depending on one’s race and class. In the past 20 years, we have seen an influx of Dominicanas in literature. These women put in words the rich culture of Afro-Dominicanidad, tough conversations revolving around race…

‘Selena’ 1997 Biopic Returns to the Big Screen

Gregory Nava’s beloved Selena biopic is returning to the big screen with a new digital print of the theatrical version of the movie this weekend in Brooklyn, New York. The Brooklyn Academy of Music will screen the 1997 film October 4 through the 10. Selena is such an iconic film and we’re so excited to…

Vogue Mexico Honors Indigenous Women for Its 20th Anniversary Cover

For the past twenty years, Vogue México y Latinoamérica has brought high fashion to the masses — but only recently have they made a dramatic and poignant shift. Late last year, they put Roma actress, Yalitza Aparicio, on the cover of its magazine, and the response was palpable. Now, on the magazine’s 20th-anniversary cover, they are…

Apple Tells U.S. Supreme Court They Proudly Employ 443 Dreamers

President Donald Trump loves to boast about his dinner meetings with Apple CEO, Tim Cook. Now, Cook is telling Trump how he really feels. In a powerful statement in support of Dreamers, Cook wrote a briefing to the U.S. Supreme Court to say that “Apple would not exist without immigration” and that his company currently…

13 Resources for Free or Affordable Mental Healthcare

Our health extends past what our bodies experience. When our arm hurts, we go to the doctor, but why is it so taboo to talk to someone about depression, anxiety, or any other mental health illness? Even saying the words “mental health” or “mental illness” puts people on the defensive, or shuts down communication, especially…

NoNieqa Ramos’ Novel Features a Queer, Puerto Rican Teen with PTSD

At 15 years old Verdad de la Reyna embarks on a journey toward wokeness after experiencing life as a marginalized woman of color, forcing her to address her internalized prejudices before she can heal from her trauma. The layers that make up her identity are the center of The Truth Is by NoNieqa Ramos, a…

Trump Reportedly Wanted a Moat with Snakes to Keep Migrants Out

Donald Trump‘s impulsive behavior is not news considering his infamous tweets and his ongoing battle to keep immigrants out but a recent New York Times article reveals his “solutions” are downright outrageous and at times illegal. The New York publication revealed discussions he’d had about keeping migrants from crossing the border including shooting them in…

Demi Lovato Baptized in Israel And “Reborn”

It’s been a little over a year since Demi Lovato entered rehab for substance abuse and her road to recovery has been an incredible journey to witness. After an apparent overdose, Lovato was in rehab for three months and since then, the young actress and singer has continued to update fans on her journey of…

Selena Gomez Reveals Her Family’s Immigration Story In Beautiful Essay

Every person in this country has a story about how their ancestors migrated to the United States and Selena Gomez is opening up about hers. For the first time, in a personal essay written for Time magazine, Gomez is sharing publically how her family first settled in the state of Texas speaking candidly about their…

12 Great Online Courses You Can Take Completely for Free

Knowledge is power. Unfortunately, education continues to be something in this country more available to those who can shell out the bucks for it. Seeing as learning doesn’t stop at high school — or even college — we wanted to share some great educational resources and online courses that are completely free. These online classes…

Stop Asking Me When I’m Going to Straighten My Hair

Anyone who tells you, “hair is just hair,” probably hasn’t experienced what it’s like to be discriminated against for the hair that naturally grows from their scalp. Curly-haired girls have though, especially those with tight, coarse, and coily textures. While I recognize that the struggle I’ve faced with my soft curls that loosely flow down…