Monday, January 2nd, 2017

Meet The Undercover Latinas

*What a great way to start off the year! We need more of this, please. I’m looking forward to these posts. VL By Molly Horan, Refinery 29   Racial identity is complicated. At least, it can get complicated when everyone, from your coworkers to people on the street make assumptions about your ethnicity. Enter “The Undercover

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...

Friday, November 18th, 2016

Poll Shows Latinos are More Cautious about Holiday Spending and the Economy

*First, it’s been a steady 80-degress-plus in South Texas, hard to get in a holiday mood.  Second, the calendar says otherwise. Third, the Trump election dampened many Latinos’ plans for spending this Christmas – at least that’s...

Thursday, October 27th, 2016

Latino Boomers Report Having Positive Outlook on Health

*The trick is don’t sweat pequeñeces. (that and tequila). VL By Business Wire (4 minute read) A new survey of Hispanic Baby Boomers conducted by health and well-being company Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) revealed that despite notable...

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016

Meet Catherine Cortez Masto, the Candidate Who Could Become the First-Ever Latina Senator

*Real Clear Politics gives Nevada Democrat Catherine Cortez Matso a 2 point lead over her opponent Republican Joe Heck – 43.5 to 41.5. VL By Kiko Martinez, Remezcla (7 minute read) With only two weeks before Election...

Monday, November 30th, 2015

Hispanic female first to reach rank of FL National Guard General

*This past week Colonel Valeria Gonzalez-Kerr was promoted to the rank of Brigadier General in the Florida National Guard, she’ll be assigned as Assistant Adjutant General. General Gonzalez-Kerr has an impressive military record dating to 1984 when she...

Monday, September 21st, 2015

8 Latinas Every American Woman Should Thank

*I’m sure there are many more than eight, and that many of you could compile lists of your own. But this is a good list to start. VL By Tanisha Love Ramirez, Huffington Post Latino Voices Save for International...

Monday, November 17th, 2014

‘Latinas don’t have DNA to be successful’ comment leads to resignations at CA University

*Oh no they didn’t. You’d think we’d be past this kind of thing already. But no. This kind of insidious idea, coming from where we’d expect more intelligent and informed commentary has only one answer. That is...

Friday, July 18th, 2014

For Latina Women, College Is Often A Culture Clash

*From the article: “College is a transformative experience for any young adult, but it carries a special resonance for Latina women.” Wonderful anthology that honors Latinas and I’m sure will resonate with many Taquistas. VL By Davin...

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

National Latino Groups Mobilize to Get More Women in Politics

By Patricia Guadalupe, NBCNews Latinas are just over 1 percent of the nation’s more than 7,000 state senators and representatives, and just 2 percent of members of Congress. A coalition of Hispanic groups said that can’t continue,...

Thursday, February 6th, 2014

Supreme Court Judge Sonia Sotomayor: ‘I’m Working At Finding My Voice’

By Associated Press/Fox News Latino NEW HAVEN, CONN. (AP) –  Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, who grew up poor in New York City, described Monday how she navigated new worlds of Ivy League universities and the nation’s...

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

As A Latina, Sonia Sotomayor Says, ‘You Have To Work Harder’

By NPR/WEKU Like most sitting Supreme Court justices, Sonia Sotomayor is circumspect when talking about the court; but she has written intimately about her personal life — more so than is customary for a Supreme Court justice. “When I...

Monday, January 13th, 2014

The teachings of Abuela Margarita on love, sex, joy and femininity

By Paloma Corredor, Voxxi Margarita Garcia Nuñez, la Abuela Margarita, is a force to be reckoned with on the Internet. Healer and guardian of the Mayan tradition, this 76 year-old, wise Mexican peasant still tours the world and...

Monday, December 9th, 2013

Latina Sex Sterotypes

By Latino USA For Latina women it can often seem like there are only two types of representation they see in the media. They’re either sexy and “spicy” or religious and family oriented. But is that really...

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