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Friday, December 9th, 2016

An Open Letter To Young Brown Girls Everywhere

*This is brilliant! Share this with any Latinita you know. VL (3.5 minute read) By Prisca Dorcas Mojica Rodriguez, Huffington Post Latino Voices (3.5 minute read)  Dear Brown Girl, You see everything. You notice people around you growing and changing, because you are perceptive. Keep that. Trust your instincts. This world will tell you that feelings

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

Author Sonia Nazario discusses own unfinished journey

*A Latina, Sonia Nazario, was the youngest reporter to be hired by the Wall Street Journal. VL By Danielle Dwyer, Latina Voices Every day journalists work to seek the truth, tell the story and be a watchdog...

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

Latinos rise in higher education

*The fact that more Latinos are entering and staying in college could be the result of systemic and generational changes in attitudes towards higher education in the Latino community. That, and the fact that retention programs  for...

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

Making a healthier Pilsen

By Crystal Ramirez, Latina Voices It’s not a sight one would expect to see.  Mexican immigrants and college hipsters walking down the aisles together.  Some reach for bags of El Milagro tortilla chips and a cold Jarrito...

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

Getting married for the papers

By Lauren Timmerman, Latina Voices The first restaurant I worked in had fit every stereotype I had believed about the Latina community. Every person in the kitchen was undocumented and worked for cash under the table. Some sold...

Thursday, May 1st, 2014

On being “La Gordiflona”

By Juliet de Jesus Alejandre, Latina Voices “Gordiflona,” I would hear mamí whisper to my aunt, as I skip alongside them on our walk to the store. Moments before, my straight black hair was flopping in the warm...

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

Should Latina beauty pageants create new journalists?

By Sylvia Obén, Latina Voices The dark-colored eyes, long hair and curvy bodies help women shine in the eyes of television viewers in Hispanic audiences. Beauty pageants help many Latinas get a step into the entertainment business,...

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

Rise of Latina leadership through non-profits

By Elizabeth Giadans, Latina Voices When it comes to working in non-profit organizations, Ann Marquez, president of the National Hispaña Leadership Institute, or NHLI, said it is important for Latinas and Hispanics to get involved and find different ways to...

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

Venezuelans in exile

By Patricia Boscán, Latina Voices She saw me catch my first breath of air and nurtured all of my firsts. She let me go one time, and it wasn’t until a few years later that the yearning...

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

A Puerto Rican explores art space

By Sylvia Obén, Latina Voices When Edra Soto isn’t teaching art at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, or SAIC, she is exhibiting artwork on her patio and reliving her cultural roots. In 2012, Soto, 42, and...

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

Life works mysteriously

By Jennifer Nava, Latina Voices I remember very little of my childhood, but the one thing I do remember is going to Mexico for the first time with my abuelita. I was a 3-year-old girl, running around happily with...

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

No-verla, the undisputed prominence of the Spanish Telenovela

By Patricia Boscan, Latina Voices Señoras y Señores, it’s time. It’s just after 1 P.M. and you’ve just finished eating lunch for an hour past noon, like you do religiously every day. Señoras, you quickly scour the surfaces of your kitchen...

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

My abuelita’s remedy

By Jennifer Nava, Latina Voices Dear abuelita, I still remember my first summer in Mexico with you. It was as if it had just happened yesterday. I barely remember anything about my childhood. The only memories that have...

Thursday, December 5th, 2013

Take a walk in my shoes

By Jenay Wright, Latina Voices I am Black. No. I am Hispanic. I don’t think I am either. I am American. My mom, Yurika Mariela Wright, was born in Panama and my father was born here, so...

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