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Mexican American Country Singer Leah Turner is Shaking up the Music Industry

Virginia Isaad
If there’s a genre in the music industry that’s considered to be one of if not the least diverse it’s country music but singer Leah Turner is hoping to change that. Her mother is a first-generation Mexican American and her...
Culture

Yasmín Ramírez’s ‘¡Andalé, Prieta!’ Explores Grief, Latinidad and Matriarchy

Sofía Aguilar
Writer Yasmín Ramírez is building community and honoring her mixed roots through a form of storytelling you likely haven’t read before. Hailing from El Paso, Texas, the Mexican American writer and now published author recently released her debut memoir ¡Andalé,...
Culture

Digame: Julissa Arce Talks Celebrating Your Culture Instead of Assimilating

Virginia Isaad
Digame is a monthly series featuring prominent Latinx leaders, activists, entrepreneurs, and public figures uplifting the community and making a difference. Mexican American writer Julissa Arce is the best-selling author of My (Underground) American Dream and Someone Like Me. Arce...
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New Graphic Novel About César Chávez March Released

Iconic Mexican American civil rights activist, César Chávez, is the subject of a new graphic novel for children spotlighting his work in support of migrant farm workers. Written by award-winning Chicano comic book author, Terry Blas, and illustrated by acclaimed...
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Best of 2021: Becky G’s Top Moments of the Year

Nicole Young
Becky G dominated 2021 with millions of Spotify streams and several chart topping hits including her latest song Fulanito with El Alfa. With her love for her culture and fans, Becky G is the ultimate poderosa. Not only is she...
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Kassandra Garcia is Highest-Ranking Latina in NFL’s Front Offices

Virginia Isaad
First generation Mexican-American Kassandra Garcia has made history in the white, male-dominated world of sports. Garcia , 27, is the highest-ranking Latina in the NFL as the football administration analyst for the Los Angeles Rams. She joins first-gen Mexican American...
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“For Rosa” Director Talks Shining a Light on the Forced Sterilization of Latinas

Virginia Isaad
Fighting for reproductive rights has been a long-time struggle but when it comes to doctors we’re taught to inherently trust them and focus on fighting dangerous policies instead. But in the late 1960s and early 1970s, several Mexican-American women trusted...