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Rep. Lou Correa Reintroduces Resolution to Establish August as Chicano-Chicana Heritage Month

Sofía Aguilar
We all know the importance of Latinx Heritage Month which takes place every September to honor the contributions of the Latinx community throughout U.S. history. But there are some groups within the Latinx diaspora who deserve just as much recognition...
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How ‘Primo’ Made Me Feel Seen as a Third Generation Chicana

sofiagarner
I’ve never seen a show that depicts the lives of third and fourth generation Chicanos growing up in Texas and that’s what the Freevee series Primo does. Most shows portray Mexican Americans as one-dimensional and always having immigrant parents or being...
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U.S. Poet Laureate Ada Limón’s Latest Poem is Going to Space

Sofía Aguilar
Chicana poet Ada Limón made headlines last year when she was named the newest U.S. Poet Laureate by the Library of Congress, one of the highest literary honors for poets, becoming the first Chicana and Latina in history to do...
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‘Crying in the Bathroom’ by Erika L. Sánchez is the Liberating Memoir Latinas Need Right Now

Virginia Isaad
Wearing a lime green Mexican embroidered huipil against a turquoise painted wall adorned with Chicana art, Erika L. Sánchez, the Chicago-based Mexican American writer, wears her heritage on her sleeve as she speaks to HipLatina about her captivating new memoir...
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Eva Longoria Developing a Mexican-American Family Comedy Series for ABC

Virginia Isaad
Representation of Latinx families on television remains a rarity with Jane the Virgin and Gentefied being one of the most prominent recent examples and The Brothers Garcia reboot also coming up. Earlier this year there was talk that Eva Longoria...
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10 Chicana Activists Who Fought for Equal Rights in the Chicano Movement

V. Alexandra de F. Szoenyi
Cesar Chavez. Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzales. Reies Tijerina. We recognize these names as leaders of the Chicano Movement of the 1960s and ’70s. But what about the women who were instrumental in fighting for equal rights for Chicanos and Latinos? Like...
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30 Memes and Quotes That Celebrate Being a Chingona With Pride

V. Alexandra de F. Szoenyi
The word “chingona” wasn’t always perceived as cool. In fact, at one point it was considered a derogatory term used to describe women in a negative way — as difficult and out-of-control. “Chingona” came from the word “chingar,” a Mexican...
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25 Times Eva Longoria-Baston Said What We All Wanted To

V. Alexandra de F. Szoenyi
Eva Longoria-Baston’s birthday is on March 15, and we thought, what better time than now to celebrate the Tejana from Corpus Christi, who continuously represents for Latinxs in Hollywood and beyond? Not only does Longoria-Baston serve as a constant reminder...