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 was commissioned through the Reserve Officer Training Corps. She entered active duty in the U.S. army in 1986.

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...

Friday, September 13th, 2013

Over 100 women, including undocumented, arrested in pro-immigration action

By Sandra Lilley, NBCLatino A group of women representing immigration, civil rights, labor and women’s rights – joined by undocumented immigrant women – blockaded an intersection outside the House of Representatives on Thursday morning to call attention...

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

Latina Not White Women Have Advantage in Congressional Campaigns

By Kansas City InfoZine Lawrence, KS – infoZine – In her new book, “The Latina Advantage: Gender, Race and Political Success,” University of Kansas political science professor Christina Bejarano explores evidence that female minorities may be helped...

Friday, September 6th, 2013

Big Hair

By Zoia Zentella, Latina Voices By the time I was 16 my hair was a mess, brittle, split ends. I was told that the remedy lay in a bottle of good conditioner; but the damage from my...

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

Healthy Chicas aims to help overweight Latinas in Miami

By Elizabeth de Armas, Miami Herald Every Monday, Iomara Morejon looks forward to attending Healthy Chicas, a program at Miami Children’s Hospital that is designed to empower overweight and obese Latinas to become educated about healthy eating...

Monday, August 19th, 2013

LATINA STANDOUT: Meet Mexican-American Piano Prodigy Daniela Liebman

By Hispanically Speaking News You might not know who Daniela Liebman is but to truly appreciate her you must hear her.  Liebman is a Mexican-American piano prodigy who at the tender age of 11 is getting ready for her...

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