October 9th, 2017
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Torres, 46, who was born in El Salvador, represents an effort to change the largely homogenous face of the state’s judiciary. A survey last year of Oregon’s nearly 200 state judges found that 93 percent of those who responded where white. Just 2 percent were Latino, far below Oregon’s 13 percent Hispanic population. But Torres also offers a personal tale of overcoming adversity through hard work and education. She put herself through the University of California, Berkeley and later Lewis & Clark Law School with a combination of scholarships, grants, loans and jobs.
On Friday night, the season 7 debut of Once Upon A Time will look very similar to the long-running ABC drama’s previous season premieres, despite news of the series’ soft reboot. Veteran cast members Lana Parrilla, Colin O'Donoghue, and Robert Carlyle will all be present during opener “Hyperion Heights. ” There will be travel through realms, a curse, and reimagined classic Disney characters. The latter of those three OUAT staples is what fills my heart with hope. When Once returns, it will have a brand new Cinderella. And, that Cinderella (Dania Ramirez) will be a sword-wielding, ass-kicking, motorcycle-riding Latina woman. The new Cinderella will be everything I, as an Afro-Latina millennial, could have ever wanted as a little girl.
With working families on her mind, state Rep. Juana Matias of Lawrence has announced a run in the 3rd Congressional District, for the seat that will be vacant once U. S. Rep. Niki Tsongas leaves office.
Fifteen years after being elected the first Latina to the Maryland General Assembly, Del. Ana Sol Gutiérrez (D-Montgomery) considered her choices: run for reelection or “see what other options were available. ”Gutiérrez, 75, chose Option B, and she is joining the crowded race for the District 1 seat on the Montgomery County Council. Frustrated by the slow pace and conservative nature of politics in Annapolis, Gutiérrez said she wants to fight for immigrant rights and access to education in the place she has called home for nearly her entire life.
I love Cardi B. precisely because she represents so much of what we’re supposed to hate about women.
Did you think the protest tee was over? Not according to San Juan mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz. During an interview with Univision Wednesday morning, Cruz wore a black T-shirt that spelled the word nasty, referring to the accusation president Trump fired at the Puerto Rican mayor early Saturday morning.
Their husbands tried to stop them. They failed. And now, thanks to the determination of nine Kichwa women, Sinchi Warmi, a jungle lodge in Ecuador’s Amazonian basin, is open for business. Meaning “strong woman” in Kichwa, Sinchi Warmi is a fitting name for a project that took nearly 10 years to get up and running — and left at least six women without husbands.
An indigenous woman backed by Mexico's rebel Zapatista movement registered on Saturday to run as an independent candidate in next year's presidential election, adding to a growing list of hopefuls bucking established political parties. Maria de Jesus Patricio Martinez is the spokeswoman for the National Indigenous Congress, the political arm of the Zapatista National Liberation Army (EZLN), and in May was picked to be the group's 2018 presidential candidate.
A group of Latina artists are using visual arts--from mural painting, graffiti, and zines--to fuel social change in Chicago's communities. The Mujeres Mutantes Art Collective-- or Mutant Women-- are partnering with art professor Nicole Marroquin from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and UIS gender studies professor Hinda Seif, to address the underrepresentation of Latinas in the arts.
Only 13 percent of U. S. engineering jobs are held by women, and an even smaller percentage by Latinas. According to the latest report by the National Science Foundation, only 2 percent of employed engineers are Hispanic women. Trelles was not one of those kids who grew up coding or working with technology at the age of ten. Her path to becoming an engineer has been a circuitous and difficult one, and she says she feels like an impostor sometimes because she was late to the game of computers and technology. “I had no introduction to programming in high school, or college. ”
Hispanic women are rapidly becoming an economic and social powerhouse in the United States, with rising rates of entrepreneurship, educational attainment and delayed marriage, according to a recently released Nielsen report. These advances are emerging as the relatively young Latina population is undergoing dramatic growth: 37% between 2005 and 2015, with 77% of that growth coming from U. S. -born Latinas.
We Are features seven women of color, including black and Latinx, in exceedingly human, nuanced look-ins into their various stages of existence and emotional development, with Austin as the backdrop. There are crises of artistic confidence, true-to-life bouts with self-doubt, and vulnerability within an assortment of relationships.
The event is called "Marta Lamas in dialogue with XY", referring to the male chromosome. Mexican media first reported that no women would be on stage, but Ms Lamas told the BBC she would be hosting the day-long event, which will be held at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) in Mexico City on 11 October. She said it had been arranged to honour her forthcoming 70th birthday, and she had been involved in inviting the participants.
Freemuse in 2017 is focusing on women’s and musicians’ rights and access to cultural equality under the banner #LetWomenSing. The image they are using in their media campaign bears a striking resemblance to Celia Cruz and it is appropriate because Freemuse wants to create awareness and start a conversation about the inequality female musicians are experiencing.
Artist Guadalupe Rosales started her popular Instagram account Veteranas and Rucas in 2015, out of a desire to reconnect with her Los Angeles roots and the west coast latinx community after many years spent living in New York. She began sharing personal photos of her friends in the rave scene that flourished on Los Angeles' east side in the '90s, mixed in with party flyers, scans from her Street Beat magazine collection, and an entire trove of other anecdotal snapshots, glamour shots, prom photos, boys flashing gang signs and pictures of friends hanging out in teenage bedrooms. A call for submissions resulted in an inundation of incredible crowdsourced images pulled from photo albums and shoeboxes across Southern California, that tease out the specific experiences of thousands of chicanx teens in their respective subcultures and scenes from the '70s-'90s, collaging together to paint a rich portrait of diversity and self-determined identity. Rosales moved back to Los Angeles in 2016, and her archive was officially recognized earlier this year when Rosales was named the first ever Instagram Artist in Residence by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA).
Mexico’s former first lady Margarita Zavala announced Friday that she is resigning from the conservative National Action Party and left open the possibility of running for the presidency as an independent. Zavala is the wife of ex-President Felipe Calderon, who governed from 2006 to 2012. She had announced her intention to run for the presidential nomination of the party, known by its Spanish initials PAN, but found herself in open conflict with party leader Ricardo Anaya, who also wants the nomination.
Puerto Rican roots run deep on this team. Head coach Juan Figueroa and three of his players are from the island and also have family on the U. S. territory. After Hurricane Maria swept through Puerto Rico last month, leaving a trail of devastation, Figueroa and the three freshman players had a difficult time reaching family for days.
The Hutto school board has named Central Texas educator Celina Estrada Thomas as the lone finalist for superintendent to lead the 7,000-student district. Estrada Thomas would be the first female, as well as the first Hispanic, superintendent in Hutto. Deputy Superintendent Ed Ramos has served as interim in the district twice.
For a large part of her life, Indiana University Bloomington freshman Ruby Flores Camacho was not in touch with her Hispanic heritage. She felt as if she needed to hide her identity because of negative stereotypes that are sometimes associated with being Latina. All that has changed since she arrived on campus in July for the Intensive Freshman Seminar.
Students will gather in Laramie Oct. 13-14 for the 17th annual Wyoming Latina Youth Conference (WLYC). WLYC is a volunteer-based nonprofit organization focused on empowering at-risk young Latinas through mentorship and awareness. The conference targets fifth-12th-grade girls of Hispanic descent and attracts young Latinas throughout Wyoming.
Musicians Joan Baez and Lila Downs stopped into the Mission’s Brava Theater on Sunday and offered hundreds of people a roadmap for coping with uncertain times. In front of a packed house of about 360 people at the Brava Theater, Baez and Downs took questions from Chicana Latina Foundation Executive Director Olga Talamante as part of Voices of Resistance — a benefit for the Chicana Latina Foundation and the Fondo Guadalupe Musalem of Oaxaca.
When Erika Ender was a little girl growing up in Panama, she’d buy albums and inscribe them with imaginary dedications from the artists. “Dear Erika, thanks for your songs. Signed, Chayanne,” the singer-songwriter says with a laugh, recalling the cover of one record in her collection.
Anna Mvze is the mumbo sauce of Washington, D. C. ’s music scene. Like the beloved carryout condiment of the DMV (D. C. -Maryland-Northern Virginia), the District-born artist’s sound is a delectable combination of flavors. Her almost-southern-but-not-exactly D. C. drawl raps and sings over Latin-infused hip-hop/R&B beats in songs that stir her city much like its favorite ingredient-packed relish.
That is why the city sends congratulations to Mrs. Mercedes Villalbazo Ortega, as a recognition of the legacy that she has lived here, at 104 years of life she is considered the longest living person in Puerto Vallarta. She is one of the protagonists of Puerto Vallarta’s development and history.
At Senate Judiciary Committee hearing titled, Oversight of the Administration’s Decision to End Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), one of the witnesses is Denisse Rojas Marquez, a DACA recipient. This is her testimony
At Lily House, in the Dominican Republic, survivors of sexual exploitation are taught new life skills.
Would you sell your hair to survive? Venezuela's economic crisis is forcing citizens to take drastic measures.
Century 21 Real Estate LLC has launched the “Empowering Latinas” program, providing Latina entrepreneurs in South Florida an opportunity to earn a real estate license, the company recently announced. Century 21, in addition, has partnered with the Hispanic Heritage Foundation to provide 70 scholarships, which cover the 63-hour course tuition fees at the Gold Coast School, and fees for the Florida real estate agent exam
Like so many Puerto Ricans all over the world, Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez couldn’t escape the emotional heartbreak of Hurricane Maria’s devastating aftermath. Miranda-Rodriguez’s comic book creation — an Afro-Latina, environmentally powered superhero, La Borinqueña — is a superpowered love letter that basks in the spiritually connective pride that all Puerto Ricans feel toward La Isla del Encanto. He created the heroine, who shares a name with the Puerto Rican national anthem, not just to continue the growing diversity that has reached superhero comics, but to serve as a reminder that Puerto Rico can weather its storms, be they financial or natural disasters.
Some 15,000 people formed a giant pink ribbon to launch the annual campaign to raise awareness about breast cancer in Mexico, at a ceremony headed by Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto. On Mexico City’s Campo Marte field used for equestrian sports as well as military and government events, the thousands of participants this Monday carried pink umbrellas and together formed a giant pink ribbon, outlined by white umbrellas.
Chavela Vargas had the kind of voice ready-made for songs about heartbreak. The Costa Rican-born Mexican singer could suggest an aching melancholy with the emotionality she brought to ranchera songs. Many who may only know of her songs from hearing them on their parents’ record collection or for their inclusion in Pedro Almodóvar films are getting a chance to know more about this musical icon courtesy of a new documentary on her life. Aptly titled Chavela, the music doc sheds light not just on the personal demons (including her alcoholism) that haunted her life or on the radical politics she came to represent (she was, after all, too keen on wearing pants and defying gender roles) but on the singer’s artistic legacy.
Armed with a Youtube channel, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts, Annie Segarra, who identifies herself as a disabled, queer and Latinx, is fighting misinformation and stereotypes about disabled people and changing the prejudices many have about disabilities.
Minerva Garcia, one of three people under deportation order who have been living in sanctuary in North Carolina, on Monday will leave the church where she has been for three months after the order was canceled.
Immigration officials knew where Edith Espinal was Monday morning. That was clear by the beeping sound ringing out from her ankle as she entered Columbus Mennonite Church. It was the second time the 39-year-old from Mexico has sought sanctuary from deportation in the North Side church.
When she arrived at the central plaza, desperate to find her missing daughter and husband, there was nothing that Ivonne Natali Rodriguez could do. The powerful earthquake had collapsed a more than 6-foot-tall stone wall surrounding the colonial-era church here in this rural enclave in Mexico City. The heavy debris had fallen on father and daughter as they walked to the market.
The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas is participating in the new Women Journo Heroes campaign led by the International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF). For the month of October, IWMF is asking the community to help in honoring women journalists around the world by sharing photos of stories of courageous women journalists via Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and other platforms.
Ortiz is one of Latin America’s most celebrated chefs, the author of eight cookbooks on the region’s food, and the founder of Duclia Patria - her restaurant in Mexico City recently named 48th on the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list. Now, she’s set her sights on transforming the burgeoning high-end Mexican food scene in London at a restaurant adjoined to the InterContinental London Park Lane.
When Krystal Guerra came to Utah Valley State College, it was because she had a good scholarship. She planned on later transferring to a different school to continue her education. “There was still a stigma to UVSC then,” she said. “But I quickly fell in love with the campus, the people and the administration. There was a good feeling in the halls. Now UVU has great programs, with master’s degrees and it is well known. I am glad the alumni continue to make a good name for the school. ”
It-girl Eiza González reached stardom in her native Mexico as a telenovela star before landing a breakout role on T. V. series From Dusk Till Dawn in 2015. Since then, she’s nabbed a major part in Edgar Wright’s Baby Driver, starring Ansel Elgort, Kevin Spacey, and Jon Hamm and begun work on three new film projects. The Neutrogena Brand Ambassador is now using her ever-expanding platform to give voice to fellow Latinos in the United States in the wake of Donald Trump’s termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). She sat down with People Chica to talk about the current administration’s immigration policies, her latest projects and skincare routine.
What makes someone Latino is an on-going debate in our community. In recent years, celebrities like Camila Mendes and Gina Rodriguez have brought awareness to the issue by challenging the notion that they aren’t sufficiently Latino. Over Twitter last night, Fifth Harmony’s Lauren Jauregui, who’s Cuban-American, became the latest star to wrangle with those who contest her right to claim Latin roots. She blasted a radio station based in Spain that aired an opinion piece questioning the legitimacy of American stars self-identifying as Latino.
Ever since she was a child, Genesis Vegas has been obsessed with swimwear. Born and raised in Panama, she grew up traveling the beaches of the Caribbean and Latin America. Two years ago, she left her marketing job of eight years to follow the dream of launching her own swimwear line: AYRA SWIM. Genesis’s knowledge of product branding has helped boost her Instagram following from 5,000 last year to nearly 100,000 today, and AYRA’s original, earthy designs have helped her build a devoted fanbase. In an exclusive interview with People Chica, she shared the secrets of her success, as well as her vision for the future. She also revealed the very personal reason she named her line AYRA.
A lifelong Angeleno, Christina Fernandez has, for decades, engaged the transformations of her city’s living conditions with a steadily perspicacious eye. Fernandez’s imagery has put her own experiential narratives into conversation with those of her ancestors, historical figures, and many members of Los Angeles’s Latinx communities, and often gestures to photography’s capacity for evidentiary “truth-telling. ” Part of the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA initiative, Christina Fernandez: Prospect, currently on view at Gallery Luisotti, presents two new bodies of work that extend these themes geographically, into multiple desert regions around Southern California, and personally, into the artist’s life as a community college art professor.
Pricilla Vilchis, CEO of Premium Produce, is taking a lead in the cannabis industry, she is one of the few people that hold two medical licenses in Las Vegas, Nevada and soon in California. Twenty-seven percent of executives in the cannabis industry are women and she’s part of the growing demographic that is coming to the aid of patients that are able to use medical marijuana instead of opioids that have been proven quite dangerous.
Just 15 years ago, very few people were talking about diversity and inclusion on college and university campuses the way they are today. Dr. Carmen Suarez, vice president for global diversity and inclusion at Portland State University, has been one of the administrators leading the charge to make school environments more welcoming to students of all backgrounds and identities.
“Changing the world through STEM” is the theme of the 2017 Hispanic Engineering, Science, and Technology (HESTEC) Week held on the campus of the University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV), Oct. 2 - 7. Sailors and support personnel of Navy Recruiting District San Antonio, Navy City Outreach Southwest Region, and the Navy's Diversity Office participated in Student Leadership Day and Latina Day, Oct. 3 – 4.
Poets, novelists and historians of color dominate the National Book Awards shortlist, holding more than half the finalist spots across four categories.
Dulce Candy may be known as a Beauty YouTuber to many of her followers, but now she’s adding Sexual Health Advocate to her extensive resume.
Palmira Pérez is the new weekday primetime anchor for KDTV Univision 14. She’ll be anchoring solo at 6 pm and share the 11 pm anchor desk with Ramón Adame.
The Honest Company is raising a new round of funding at a significantly lower valuation than its last round, according to a document unearthed by CBInsights. The Series E stock is set at $19. 60 per share, down from the $45. 75 per share price point of the company’s Series D round, which were sold in the summer of 2015.
When Ana de Armas was cast in the highly anticipated sequel from director Denis Villeneuve, Blade Runner 2049, headlines were made asking who was this new face set to star opposite Oscar-nominated actors Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford? But the Cuban actress is no stranger to the big screen. To American audiences, she’s a new face in Hollywood, but the actress began her career at the age of 14 and has been a working actress for over 10 years in Cuba and Spain. In 2015, she made her US debut in Eli Roth’s Knock Knock, starring opposite Keanu Reeves, quickly followed up by Hands of Stone with Robert DeNiro, and War Dogs with Miles Teller. Now, de Armas is taking on the future with Gosling and Ford in what is being called one of director Villeneuve’s masterpieces. We got a chance to talk with de Armas about her experiences “crossing over,” the making of Blade Runner 2049, and more.
In El Salvador, abortion is illegal, with no exceptions for rape, incest or the life of the mother. Often, women who are poor are charged with aggravated homicide even in cases of miscarriage. To put the situation of sexual and reproductive rights in El Salvador in context, it has one of the highest rates of teen pregnancy in Latin America, where, as a health official told Reuters in 2016, more than a third of all pregnancies occurred among girls aged 10 to 19. Nearly two in every five pregnancies among girls in El Salvador aged 10 to 12 are the result of rape and incest but the rapists often go unpunished, according to the UN Population Fund. Since 1998, at least 150 women have been prosecuted under El Salvador’s abortion ban.
On Sept. 19, Valentin Fuentes Villanueva got the news that no one wants to hear. Six members of his extended family had been killed during the 7. 1 magnitude earthquake in Central Mexico. “I was in shock,” said Villanueva. “It’s hard to believe something like that can happen in a minute. ”
When American filmmaker Catherine Gund met Mexican ranchera singer Chavela Vargas in 1991, both women were at major crossroads in their lives. Gund, then a young queer activist, had just lost her best friend to AIDS. Vargas, a feisty 71-year-old who’d once been Mexico’s best-known female singer of mournful ranchera ballads, had just returned to the small stage following years of extreme alcoholism that had made her a virtual recluse.
Those inspiring women have become even more necessary for me as I delved into the Latinx entrepreneur space. As Latinxs, entrepreneurs and in many cases first-generation Latinx-Americans, they understand the unique perspective of building a brand (or many brands) while also balancing unique familial duties. Here are 5 women you’ll want to follow on Instagram for your daily dose of hustle inspiration.
ctress Chrissie Fit landed the role of a lifetime playing Flo in the smash hit Pitch Perfect 2 and the soon-to-be-released Pitch Perfect 3. But, she didn’t always have such a positive experience with casting directors. In a new interview with CBS 8, she recalls the exact moment she realized that her ethnicity would put up roadblocks in Hollywood.
Afro-Latina excellence has always existed; it has just been majorly left out of documented history. HipLatina is putting the spotlight back on this greatness, in an attempt to write Latinas, and Afro-Latinas back into the narrative. In this article, we will take a look at the seven Afro-Latinas who brought home the gold for their countries in the Olympics.
When I was six, restlessly whiny and stuck at my grandparents’ apartment for the day, I made the mistake of begging to go home. Struck at once by my thanklessness and my absurdity, my Nana jeered, in her particular way, “Why don’t you fly home?” Her mouth was heart-shaped, a Cupid’s bow giving way to the soft curve of a constant pout, and it betrayed the intensity of the words that came out of it. From my grandmother, I have learned a great deal about the falsely perceived softness of women.
A Latina state lawmaker is optimistic U. S. lawmakers will come up with legislation protecting dreamers, younger immigrants brought illegally to the country by their parents. “I think there’s going to be a bill to protect them with a pathway to citizenship,” Utah Sen. Luz Escamilla, a Democrat from Salt Lake City, said Thursday at Weber State University. “They should have a pathway to citizenship. ”
I am Muslim. I am Latina. I am a woman. I am proud to hold all three identities ― but I am also scared. I am scared because my state’s race for governor, between Republican Ed Gillespie and Democrat Ralph Northam, could set the tone of rhetoric and policies for the Commonwealth of Virginia and the rest of country. Virginia is at the epicenter of the battle for the heart and soul of America. Just last week, Gillespie released four ads playing on fears of Latinos and racial stereotypes. The latest ad, which opens with a dark hooded figure holding a baseball bat as “Kill, Rape, Control” flashes across the screen, is part of a national movement to tie Latinos and immigrants to MS-13 gang violence. It is disheartening, misleading and downright scary.
GLAUDI, Johana Hernandez’s fashion design announced the world premiere of The Fashion Hero, the show challenging fashion industry conventions, celebrating body positivity, and empowering universal beauty. The new show stars Johana Hernandez alongside 3 other forward thinking designers and documents their journey as they search for the new face of their collections.
Lourdes Lopez was already a serious dance student at the prestigious School of American Ballet before she realized she could pursue a career in the art form she loved. It was while preparing a school report on what she wanted to be when she grew up that she found an article on famed New York City Ballet dancer Jacques d’Amboise.
Griselda Sanchez, a Mexican-American and certified nurse assistant, said “there is a lot of Hispanic women that are afraid of something else being found. They always ask me ‘what if I die?'”Sanchez said in Hispanic culture, many women don’t ever get checked because they either don’t want to put monetary burden on their family, they don’t trust doctors, or sometimes their husbands feel uncomfortable with them being naked in front of somebody else – even for medical reasons.
The Girl Scouts of the USA launched a national partnership with the Association of Latino Professionals for America (ALPFA) at its 54th National Convention. Effective today, ALPFA CEO Charles P. Garcia was elected as a member of the National Board of Directors of the Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA). The voting took place at the National Council Session where 1058 delegates representing over 100 Girl Scout Councils cast votes individually for each nominee.
Ana de Armas is wasting no time making her mark on Hollywood, and you'd be smart to keep an eye on her. The 29-year-old is about to be everywhere with her role as Joi, Ryan Gosling's love interest in the new Blade Runner 2049 movie, and she's also set to star alongside Rosamund Pike and Clive Owens in Three Seconds, which will hit theaters in 2018. Get to know a few key facts about Ana before your girl-crush really intensifies.
For more than a decade, Kathy Martinez has been at the forefront of the fight for workplace diversity and inclusion, shattering ceilings in both government and corporate America. In her current role at Wells Fargo, she oversees the development and execution of business and marketing strategies supporting people with disabilities and their families. She is focused on delivering an experience that recognizes disability as a natural part of the human condition and helping people with disabilities fully engage with the bank to succeed financially.
Chrissie Fit is challenging the status quo. The 33-year-old actress portrays a different kind of Latina character in Pitch Perfect -- and one that will only evolve when the franchise's third installment hits theaters in December. "A lot of the times you'll see the Latina character being overly sexual and loud, and then Flo is on the opposite end of the spectrum," Fit told ET over the phone on Monday. "She's dry, sarcastic and really soft spoken, so it's a cool thing to see the different representation. "
The US is in the middle of Latinx Heritage Month and we’re celebrating in part by focusing on Latinx plus-size bloggers and influencers for this week’s fatshion roundup. In the days of Trump’s Wall plan, nearly non-existent efforts to help American citizens in Puerto Rico, and the repeal of DACA, we celebrate Latinx fashionistas from all over the globe and within our own US borders. We support the Dreamers, the citizens who have played integral parts in the building and expansion of the United States.
Immigrants and allies from around the country are pressuring Congress to preserve the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, also known as DACA. Now, the Little Latina Girls of Middle Georgia are speaking out. 12-year-old Celeste Ramos is a member of the organization that wants to help. 12-year-old Celeste Ramos can't imagine a day without her mom Blanca Ramos, but for many minority children in the US, that idea seems all the more real. “To me, It’s sad,” said Blanca Ramos. “It's sad what is happening here. ”
Vice President and Dean of Students Theresa “Terry” Martinez was interviewed by Hispanic Outlook on Education Magazine for an article chronicling her career path. The article, titled “Driven by the Power of Honest Dialogue and Difficult Conversation,” began with a counselor at St. Barnabas Catholic High School in the Bronx discouraging Martinez from pursuing a college education based on her race.
“The Legacy of a Mexican Patriarch” is the first book written by freelance writer Rocio Cadena of Plano, creator of the website thisisrocio.com. The book – written in English and Spanish as an homage to the author’s Mexican-American heritage – is comprised of a series of essays about Cadena’s grandfather, Alejandro Cadena. He was a laborer through the Bracero program who came to the U.S. alone to earn a living to support and care for his family in Mexico.
"You sound too smart to be Latina," he said before taking a gulp of his beer. This wasn't the first time I had heard something as condescending as this before, but that didn't keep me from making a surprised face. I shuffled uncomfortably and looked the other direction as I softly said, "Well, I am. I'm Mexican-American, actually. " I made an excuse and walked to the bar's porch, back to my friends, as he stood there feeling rejected but not embarrassed for what he had said. I've always been flattered when someone's complimented my smarts and sense of humor, except when they derive from colorism.
In a photographic self-portrait from 1993, Laura Aguilar stands in front of an unidentified gallery, holding a cardboard sign that reads: "Artist — Will Work For Axcess. " Aguilar had been making photographs for more than a decade by then, and she has mapped the rough terrain of her inner world and cataloged the faces of under-acknowledged communities. Pictures filling two floors of the Vincent Price Art Museum attest to her persistence, to the unvarnished honesty of her inquiry — and to the institutional access she has earned.
Lorraine Ladish, bilingual and bicultural Latina editor, writer, speaker, online influencer and mom talks to Hiplatina about her new book Tu Mejor Edad (Your Best Age) on how to feel powerful in the face of aging. Recently released, Tu Mejor Edad/Your Best Age encourages Latinas to embrace their life regardless of age. This comprehensive handbook for women explains why the years we have at this time are always the best age. It is never too soon and never too late to enjoy the here and now, to learn to love yourself and make the most out of life.
LatinasinBusiness. us has announced relevant speakers at the Latina SmallBiz Expo and Pitch your Biz to the Media Competition. The event will take place at the NJIT Campus Center Atrium, 150 Bleeker St, Newark, NJ 07102, on November 9 from 4:00pm to 9:00pm. Free parking will be available for all attendees at NJIT Garage located at 154 Summit Street.
Lion Forge announces four new hires in its editorial department today, including Desiree Rodriguez, Erika Kuster, Hazel Newlevant, and Jasmine Amiri. These four editors join the rapidly growing publisher in advance of New York Comic Con, where the company will unveil multiple new titles and series.
Hundreds of high school girls and their mothers learned about the educational and career opportunities that await them – and about the power of hard work and ambition – during the 16th annual Hispanic Engineering, Science and Technology (HESTEC) Week at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. The girls and their mothers attending Wednesday’s Latina Day heard from community leaders at the UTRGV Fieldhouse on the Edinburg Campus about the importance of setting goals, following their dreams, developing strong networking and communication skills and staying positive.
As part of Hispanic Heritage month, WDBJ7 is spotlighting Rosario Byrd, a Hispanic entrepreneur who owns not one, but three businesses in Roanoke. Byrd is always on the go as the owner of three businesses. Not only does she own a hair salon, but also a boutique and event decorating service. She says business is good.
One local Latina, Olivia Sandom of The Class of 2018 at Julia R. Masterman Laboratory and Demonstration School, has been honored by TD Bank and The National Liberty Museum for her efforts in bringing intersectional feminism to the hallways and to the streets.
Many people in Mexico expressed outrage on social media after a flyer advertising an upcoming discussion on feminism showed a panel made up entirely of men. The debate, due to be held on Oct. 11 in Mexico City, was organized by the National Autonomous University of Mexico’s humanities faculty. Titled "Marta Lamas in dialogue with XY," referring to the male chromosomes, it will be hosted by prominent feminist Marta Lamas, who will debate the 11 men on her 70th birthday.
There is a glaring stereotype in the tech world, and this proves to be a very difficult challenge for Latina engineers. The percentage of engineering jobs held by women is 13%, and there is an even smaller percentage of women in the profession. This is the pain Medalis Trelles, a 26-year-old software engineer in Washington has to endure.
The Latina Style Business Series held its 19th annual conference recently at the Chicago Marriott. Here are seven business tips, culled from the slate of powerful speakers
Within her position as Business Development Adviser at the Tijuana Economic Development Corporation (EDC), Adriana Llorenz is one of the team responsible for building Tijuana’s BPO sector from the ground up. Prior to joining the Tijuana EDC in January 2017, Adriana worked as an Investment Promoter and Project Developer at the Secretary of Economic Development in Baja California, giving her the skills she needed to boost the BPO sector in Tijuana.