Sí Here Biweekly Latina Report

October 2nd, 2017 - Curated over the past two weeks.

Latina Highlights

Meet Dulce Garcia: DREAMer & Immigration Lawyer Who Is Suing Trump for Ending DACA from democracynow.org

We speak with one of the six plaintiffs, Dulce Garcia, an immigration lawyer who regularly defends other immigrants in court in California. She’s been living in the United States since her family immigrated from Mexico when she was four years old.

Annette Taddeo Wins Election, First Latina Democrat in Florida State Senate from nbcnews.com : Florida

Taddeo, born in Colombia, defeated Republican Jose Felix Diaz, a former contestant of “The Apprentice,” the reality TV show that starred President Donald Trump before he won the White House. Independent Christian Schlaerth also was on the ballot.

One Family, Three Generations in a Changing Barrio from kcet.org : California

Three generations of my family saw Santa Ana’s gentrification unravel its many forms before our eyes. Through the decades, my grandmother, my mother and I have been able to observe the changes in our own way.

Tres Mujeres: New Videos Show Depth Of Latina Musical Expression from npr.org

The joy of covering Latin music these days is the range of creativity. The vision of musicians writing the top of songs you'd never hear on commercial Spanish language radio. So let me introduce you to three artists, three visionaries, and all of them women.

Enriqueta Vasquez: Eminent Historian for "The Women of La Raza" from truth-out.org

I am going to go out on an (academic) limb and call The Women of La Raza by Enriqueta Vasquez both a treasure and a living codex. I will also say this about Enriqueta herself: Vive en la sabiduria -- she lives in wisdom, wisdom of an elder, wisdom of the elders, an elder who also leaves footprints and also walks in beauty.

Tanya Saracho Is Telling a “More Modern” Immigrant Story from chicagomag.com : Illinois

The Mexican American playwright and screenwriter debuts “Fade” at Victoria Gardens Theater.

Scripps Celebrates Cross-Generational Latina Photography from tsl.news : California

The sound of a band blended with jovial Spanish conversation into a melodic symphony fitting for the opening night of “Revolution and Ritual” at the Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery of Scripps College’s exhibition in conjunction with the Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA series.

Google September 26 doodle uses Latina queer theorist Gloria Anzaldúa to troll Donald Trump from qz.com

Gloria Anzaldúa, the American writer Google honored with the doodle in its search page Sept. 26, was the epitome of a minority. Aside from being a woman, she was Latina, a lesbian, and born in the boondocks of American political and economic power, in the Rio Grande Valley in South Texas. In spite of that, or perhaps because of it, Anzaldúa, who died in 2004 and would have been 75 on Sept. 26, is a particularly appropriate selection for the Trump era.

Matriarchs are feeding the newly homeless people of Juchitán from mexiconewsdaily.com : Mexico

Society in the Isthmus of Tehuantepec region of Oaxaca has long been matriarchal. Today, it is the women who have taken up the challenge of healing the soul of the people after the September 7 earthquake. In Juchitán de Zaragoza thousands of families have lost their homes and have to sleep in the street, but the matriarchs are keeping them fed.

New York Life named El Paso financial advisor Lizzie Dipp Metzger the top advisor among the Fortune 100 company’s 12,000 advisors nationwide. She is the first Hispanic woman to receive the recognition from elpasoinc.com : Texas

Lizzie Dipp Metzger isn’t just the best financial advisor on her block or even in the city – she was recently named New York Life’s top agent in the country. Dipp Metzger, an El Paso native and the president and founder of Crown Wealth Strategies, surpassed more than 12,000 agents in sales achievement and client service “while adhering to the highest standards of ethics and professionalism” to become the company’s top advisor.

Yola Mezcal - Founded by women who are fighting for fair wages for Oaxacan women from coolhunting.com

Led by three women—Yola Jimenez, Gina Correll Aglietti and Lykke Li—Yola Mezcal offers more than just a clean, balanced taste with that familiar smoky kick (akin to tequila's more sophisticated, older cousin). It's dedicated to traditional making methods and not only paying the workers in Mexico a fair wage, but furthermore, Yola's bottling facility in Oaxaca employs only women—creating more opportunities for economic independence in the area.

Rebeca Leon Leaves AEG to Focus on Her Lionfish Artist Management Company from billboard.com

After 11 years at AEG Presents / Goldenvoice, Rebeca Leon is leaving her post as senior vp of Latin talent to focus full time on her own management company, Lionfish Entertainment. Lionfish already manages two major names in Latin music -- Juanes (who she has managed for the past five years) and J Balvin -- and has recently signed emerging acts. Leon will also focus on non-music content projects including film and TV.

This Latina Air Force Veteran Is Changing the Face of STEM and the Drone Industry from huffingtonpost.com

One Latina that is making waves and changing the face of STEM is Dyan Gibbens, CEO and Founder of Trumbull Unmanned. Native of San Antonio, Texas and proud of her Mexican and Spanish heritage, this engineer has a wonder woman resume that includes serving in the Air Force, being named by Fortune as one of the women shaping the drone industry and a Forbes Top 25 Veteran Founded Company.

Millennial women of color can’t “lean in” when they’ve been left behind by the economic recovery from mic.com

Young women looking to get ahead are told time and again to “lean in. ” But for some female millennials, achieving financial and career success isn’t so simple: New data around economic inequality suggest those same young women who’ve been raised to think they can “run the world” — particularly women of color — have actually fallen behind following the so-called recovery from the 2007-2009 recession.

Mexican state suspends Cabify ride app after woman killed from washingtonpost.com : Mexico

Officials in the central Mexico state of Puebla said Monday they have temporarily suspended the Cabify ride-hailing app after a female passenger was allegedly killed by a driver.

Dolores Huerta On The Erasure Of Women And People Of Color From History from huffingtonpost.com

The activist also spoke about hashtag activism, abortion rights and her hopes for a people’s march on Washington, D. C.

Why Are More Pregnant Women Being Held in ICE Detention? from immigrationimpact.com

Pregnant women held in U. S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) custody are required to be released, as detention frequently leads to extreme stress, depression, and in some cases, miscarriage. But over recent months, service providers have witnessed an increase in the number of pregnant women detained by ICE and the length of time they spend in detention.

Catherine Cortez Masto, First Latina In The Senate from refinery29.com

So what does this freshman senator, who also happened to make history by becoming the first Latina ever elected to the Senate, think of the most pressing issues the country is facing today?Refinery29 decided to ask Cortez Masto during a phone conversation earlier this week.

A Single Mom, A Latino Immigrant And The Struggle Of Addiction Recovery from opb.org : Oregon

On a cold mid-October day in Bend, Talie Wenick rode to the grocery store in the rain the only way she knew how: on a bike. Wenick, a single mom, needed to buy food and diapers. She had her 2-year-old baby boy strapped to the back seat. She also carried with her the weight of her drug and alcohol addiction.

L.A. Board of Education chooses Monica Garcia as new president to replace Rodriguez from latimes.com : California

A week after Ref Rodriguez resigned from the post, the Los Angeles Board of Education on Tuesday picked as its next president a familiar name in city politics, who also happens to be familiar with the job.

Chicana Writer Gloria Anzaldua Lives on as Her Memory is Celebrated from telesurtv.net

“Her work as a theorist, writer and activist continues to impact generations of Latinas living on the borderlands, both geo-politically and metaphorically,” wrote one admirer. Gloria E. Anzaldua is being remembered for her strong words and activism by Latinxs in the United States as they celebrate her 75th birthday.

Fighting For Reproductive Rights When Your Family's Undocumented from mtv.com

Angelica is a 19-year-old Latinx college student and Planned Parenthood patient. Her sister is undocumented and uninsured; Planned Parenthood Arizona health centers are her sole source of preventive services. Angelica told MTV News about why she advocates for awareness and action regarding the intersection of immigration policy and reproductive rights.

Report Shows That American Latinas Are Growing Force in U.S. Culture from laweekly.com

You wouldn't know it from watching television or movies, where they're one of the most underrepresented groups, but Latinas are becoming a uniquely potent cultural and market force in the United States, according to a new report from consumer data giant Nielsen.

Amalia Hernandez, the revolutionary Mexican dance pioneer, gets a Google Doodle salute from washingtonpost.com

SOME DANCERS find their mastery by executing step after step in the studio. For Amalia Hernandez, the crucial pivot toward becoming a dance legend and cultural icon required countless steps to the far corners of her country. In such movement, she found her revolutionary muse.

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Sofía Vergara Launches EBY Underwear to Empower Women from latina.com

The Modern Family star has clothing lines, three fragrances, furniture with Rooms to Go, a SharkNinja coffeemaker and a lucrative CoverGirl contract in her portfolio. And she’s constantly adding new opportunities. Yesterday, in one of NoMo Soho’s swank penthouses with a jaw-dropping view of New York City, she launched her latest venture, EBY, a subscription-based underwear box, with business partner and fellow Colombiana Renata M. Black.

Health Care's 5 Under 40: Linda Roman, Oregon Latino Health Coalition from bizjournals.com : Oregon

Celebrates five young health care professionals of Oregon or S. W. Washington companies who have already made a significant impact on their respective organizations and on the improvement of health care delivery. Linda Roman grew up in Washington County, the daughter of a Salvadoran refugee mother whose resiliency to succeed became her greatest life influence. An immigrant's life is often one of uncertainty and financial hardships, and those experiences pushed Roman into a career focused on helping families like her own.

Ruiz leaves Telemundo Houston from mediamoves.com : Texas

Sussy Ruiz has left her position as Assistant News Director at Telemundo KTMD in Houston. She had been in the role since December of 2016.

From Twitter To Her Own Media Startup: How This Latina Creates Content For Multicultural Families from forbes.com

Nuria Santamaria Wolfe knew a thing or two about creating her own path even before striking out on her own. In 2013, she took it upon herself to make Twitter aware that there was growth potential in ad sales that came by pursuing a multicultural strategy, a role she was more than equipped to fill.

New Weekly Series Kiki Mobile Every Sunday On FYI Television from hispanicizewire.com

Latin Hollywood Films in association with JEAR Entertainment is making history launching America’s first mobile talk show “Kiki Mobile” every Sunday on FYI. Award-winning comedian, Kiki Melendez (creator of Showtime’s “Hot Tamales Live”) travels to various locations filming unique, one-of-a-kind segments in a custom-designed RV. The segments and interviews are filmed on locations. It also features exclusive set visits and red carpet events, making “Kiki Mobile” the new source for entertainment and celebrity interviews. Watch this Sunday at 12p/11c (Check Local Listings)

Iliana A. Mora Aims to Elevate Latina Voices from lawndalenews.com : Illinois

We begin our Hispanic Heritage Month special editions by honoring President and CEO of Women Employed Iliana A. Mora, who is highly regarded in the non-profit sector, having worked with Erie Family Health Center. For more than a decade, Mora has dedicated her efforts to positively encouraging Latinas to use their voice and equip them with the tools to succeed in the workplace. We interviewed Mora in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month and hope her story and mission compels you to give back.

StartUp, catching up with Otmara Marrero at the Sony Summer TCA event from sefijaonline.com : California

I had the great pleasure of catching up with Otmara Marrero at the Sony Studio Day, part of the Summer TCA. We talked about the roller coaster experiences of the characters in season one and what we’ll expect to see in the new season of StartUp. I really enjoyed my conversation with Otmara and you can listen in by clicking the audio box.

Hispanic Chamber Invites Latinas to Apply for Leadership Institute from therivardreport.com

Founded in 2015, the Latina Leadership Institute is a nonpartisan, issue-neutral program. Its mission is to build upon the skills, knowledge, and abilities to engage in the process of pursuing elected-office positions as well as federal, state, and local appointment positions on boards and commissions. The Chamber is accepting applications for the Institute’s third year through Oct. 15.

New Demi Lovato Documentary Due Out On YouTube October 17 from tubefilter.com

Demi Lovato is putting herself out in the open with a documentary that will soon be available for YouTube viewers. Simply Complicated, which follows Lovato as she continues to carry on her career as a singer, will premiere on the world’s top video site on October 17.

Twitter Reacts To Cardi B Dethroning Taylor Swift For The No. 1 Spot On The Billboard Hot 100! from perezhilton.com

Not only did the Love & Hip-Hop alum just become the first female rapper to reach #1 on the Hot 100 since Lauryn Hill's Doo Wop (That Thing) in 1998, she became the first Latina rapper to EVER top the prestigious chart!

Malule González exits Office of Cuba Broadcasting from mediamoves.com

She had been in the role since December 2015 – joining the U. S. government run TV Martí, Radio Martí and Martinoticias. com a year after a company restructuring forced her out as VP and Station Manager of Univision Puerto Rico.

Gina Oliva hired as Senior Director of Marketing for NBCU O&O stations from mediamoves.com

She’ll be providing strategic marketing guidance and support to NBC and Telemundo station brand directors and lead strategic development and management of all division-wide initiatives and tent pole events.

Geisha Williams, First Latina CEO, Fortune's Most Powerful Women 2017 from people.com

Geisha Williams, a 56-year-old Cuban immigrant who helms PG&E, became the first Latina CEO to make the Fortune 500, the magazine announced on Friday. In March, Williams took the reins of the 17. 7 billion electric utility company after heading its electric operations for ten years.

This Academy Panel Asks "How Do Latinas Experience Hollywood?" from remezcla.com : California

Female voices were front and center this weekend at the Academy of Motions Picture Arts and Sciences. As part of its ongoing series, From Latina America to Hollywood, the people behind the Oscars put together a symposium titled, “How Do Latinas Experience Hollywood?” and invited some of the most recognizable Latina female talent in the industry to dish on that complicated question.

Hernández Ramos named Assistant News Director at WWSI from mediamoves.com : Pennsylvania

WWSI Telemundo 62 Philadelphia has tapped Ana Hernández Ramos as its new Assistant News Director. She’ll replace Damaris Bonilla, who was promoted to News Director and transferred to sister station WNEU Telemundo Boston.

Henríquez hired at NYT from mediamoves.com : New York

The New York Times has tapped digital media pro Charo Henríquez to join its new training unit aimed at making the paper’s entire newsroom learn how to “think digital” for more effective storytelling.

Stingray Names Mariana Ferreira New Business Development Director, Latin America from billboard.com : Latin America

The Montreal based business-to-business multi-platform music and in-store media solutions provider Stingray has named Mariana Ferreira as business development director, Latin America.

García named Elle magazine Editor-in-Chief from mediamoves.com

Nina García has returned to Elle after 9 years – but this time, as the magazine’s Editor-in-Chief. She’ll report to Hearst Magazines Chief Content Officer Joanna Coles.

Violence in Mexico Boosts Demand for Women-Only Taxi Service from panampost.com : Mexico

Laudrive, a private taxi service created and operated by women in Mexico, has seen its demand increased by 60 percent in just one week after a young woman named Mara Castilla was murdered by a Cabify driver in the state of Puebla.

Why I Only Wore Latinx-Owned Beauty Products For A Month from refinery29.com

Many moons ago, when I first moved to NYC in pursuit of the elusive Dream Job in magazines, I vividly remember my 85-year-old Abuela sending Nina Garcia — the creative director of Marie Claire at the time (now Elle's new EIC) — a hand-written note requesting a job for me. She, along with 4 million other people, had seen Garcia on Project Runway. "Nina is Colombian, she will help you," she said to me, blissfully unaware of how ridiculous that sounded. "Latina women, that's what we do. "

Lydia Nicole's "Common Sense Mamita" Returns with Spicy 5 of Popular Vlog from latinheat.com

Actress, comedienne and self-appointed common sense guru Lydia Nicole is back and hotter than ever with Season Five of her celebrated vlog series, Common Sense Mamita, premiering on September 26th, the all-new episodes kick everything up to ‘caliente’ as the Common Sense Mamita brand branches out with a wide range of fresh– weekly– features:

On this day in Latinx history: Monica Puig, Puerto Rico’s first Olympic gold medalist, is born She upset three Grand Slam champions en route to tennis gold in 2016 from newsini.com

Monica Puig, who upset three Grand Slam winners en route to Puerto Rico’s first Olympic gold medal, was born on Sept. 27, 1993.

Latina helicopter pilot flying high in Army National Guard from army.mil : Illinois

After going to an airshow in El Paso, Texas, at age 8, Sophia Matias knew that she wanted to be a pilot. Then in middle school, after reading a book about Army helicopters, "I was stuck on them," she said. Today, 1st Lt. Matias is an Illinois National Guard officer who flies UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters. She is also the only Hispanic-American pilot in the Illinois National Guard.

Living Her Truth, Unapologetically: Alvin Ailey's Belén Pereyra-Alem from huffingtonpost.com

American by birth and Dominican by heart, this Latina never let her failures define her. Born and raised in Lawrence, Massachusetts, Belén Pereyra-Alem never lost sight of her dreams despite the numerous moments of doubt and insecurity. Raised by the diverse city of Lawrence, Pereyra-Alem shares the fond memories of her childhood and how her heritage made an impact in her personal and professional growth.

Wild Beauty' by Anna-Marie McLemore Is Bustle's American Woman Book Club Pick For October from bustle.com

Wild Beauty, the third book from the Latina author, is a magical realism dreamscape. The story follows the Nomeolvides family, a band of tight-knit women who have been the caretakers of the lush gardens of La Pradera for nearly a century. But these women have also carefully tended to an unfortunate secret for all those years: if they fall in love too deeply, their lovers vanish.

Plight of Panama Indians Could Change with More Women Leaders from laht.com : Panama

The poverty-stricken lot of Indian settlements in Panama could change if more women rose to power, because they have a less egocentric vision of the world and more concerned about the unity of their communities, according to one of the country’s indigenous leaders. The president of the National Coordinator of Indigenous Women of Panama (Conamuip), Sonia Henriquez, told EFE in an interview that the problem with Indian leaders nowadays is that they concentrate on their own individual interests and forget about their communities.

A Cuban singer tossed a message in a bottle into the sea. Irma carried it to Central Florida from cnn.com : Florida

Chila Lynn is a Cuban R&B singer who has enjoyed a certain level of success since she was a teenager. She gave life to the singing voice of Tiana in the Spanish version of Disney's "The Princess and the Frog" in 2009, when she was only 18, and released her first album, "Real Woman," in 2012.

Latin Grammys 2017: Cuban Rapper Danay Suarez Nabs Four Nominations from vibe.com

Danay Suárez’s love of music is innate. From an early age, she knew she would become the MC she is today. What she didn’t know, was how she was going to get there. Born in Havana, Cuba, Suárez had no formal music education, nor was she privy to any connections in the industry that might help her make a way.

Maid In America: Top 5 Latina Media Stereotypes from tuvez.com

We’ve discussed Latino media stereotypes before, but a reader pointed out to us that the examples were a little male heavy. So, we thought we’d put together a greatest hits compilation of some of the stereotypes about Latinas. Why should racism be misogynistic? Latinos in movies are nothing new. From the beginning of cinema, Latino men have been popping up in roles as diverse as the bandito and the Lothario. Latinas have also been popular staples in movies ever since the days when Katy Jurardo and Rita Hayworth played sexbombs and prostitutes. Things have definitely gotten better for Latinas in Hollywood, thanks to the work of ladies like Salma Hayek, Rita Moreno, and Michelle Rodriguez. Still, you definitely still see these images quite often. Old habits are hard to break.

Selena Reacts to Her Grammy Win in a Recently Discovered 1994 Interview from popsugar.com

Selena and her many appearances on commercials and ads recently became part of an ongoing American Enterprise exhibit at The National Museum of American History in Washington D. C. , and while putting it together, the museum found this "lost" interview Selena gave in 1994. It's a clip from the program Tejano USA found on a TV camera donated by Univision to the museum. The footage was taken in April 1994, right before the Tejano singer performed at the Texas Live music festival sponsored by Coca Cola. In it, she spoke candidly about winning her 1993 Grammy for her album Live!.

‘Journey of being’: TLU hosts acclaimed Chicana writer from seguingazette.com : Texas

The sound of conjunto music engulfed the Dunne Conference Center at Texas Lutheran University (TLU) as Bárbara Renaud González twirled around and gave a few gritos toward the crowd. González — an award winning independent, Chicana columnist — was invited to the campus to celebrate Latinx Heritage Month and read from her new book, “Las Nalgas de JLo. ”

Groundbreaking Latin artists who aren’t Frida Kahlo from dazeddigital.com : California

Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960-1985, a new exhibition on view at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, is a major step towards setting the record straight with more than 260 works by 116 women artists now on view through December 31, 2017. Curated by Dr. Cecilia Fajardo-Hill and Dr. Andrea Giunta, Radical Women is a watershed moment in the art world, illustrating the power of intersectionality in the new millennium.

Sofia Vergara is the best-paid actress on TV. She's also a business maven from money.cnn.com

Sofia Vergara is best known for her role on the hit TV series "Modern Family. " But she has another job on the side: businesswoman. The Colombian actress has played a starring role in a series of businesses going back decades, often addressing a social issue that is close to her heart.

Jennifer Lopez's single "Jenny from the Block" turns 15 today, so I recreated her iconic makeup look from hellogiggles.com

At this point I probably sound like a broken record, because it’s no secret that I love Jennifer Lopez. I’ve been a J. Lo fan since the beginning when she played the late Tejana singer Selena Quintanilla. (I was a little too young to see her in In Living Color. )

Valerie Ponzio Talks Being A Latina Country Singer from latina.com

Valerie Ponzio, who turned around all 4 chairs on The Voice last spring, shares her journey from El Paso to Nashville. She has brought her Latin roots with her everywhere she goes, and now she is defining what American country music really means. Take a look at how she has paved the way to her successes!

Cardi B Becomes First Person of Dominican Descent to Reach No. 1 from remezcla.com

It’s official: the era of Cardi B has arrived. After a long journey – from stripping to Love & Hip-Hop to the VMA stage – Billboard just announced that beloved Bronx rapper Cardi B has finally reached no. 1 on the Hot 100. The Dominican-Trinidadian artist, who became famous for her acerbic wit and sly sense of humor on social media over the past couple of years, has been battling Taylor Swift’s “Look What You Made Me Do” for the top chart position over the past five weeks, when Swift first released the lead single of her upcoming album Reputation.

Artist Ambar Navarro created shrines to honor the Mexican candies of her past from hellogiggles.com

Inspired by miniatures, Mexican culture, and candy, Ambar created a shrine to honor some of her favorite Mexican treats. We talked to the artist about her inspiration, how her background influences her art, her favorite candy, and about what she has coming up next.

On this day in Latinx history: Lisa Fernandez leads USA softball to gold medal The ace pitcher struck out eight in a 2-1 win over Japan in the grand final from newsini.com

One would think that after Lisa Fernandez established the Olympic softball record for strikeouts (25) in Team USA’s 2-1, 13-inning loss to Australia on Sept. 21, 2000, she would be given time off to recuperate.

Suzette Quintanilla Hispanic Heritage Month Essay from popsugar.com

I never thought that I'd be able to look back at my life and say, "Wow, I lived a really cool life. " I recently turned 50, and I've never felt more secure about who I am as a Latina woman. But I'm there right now, and it feels good.

What It's Like Being Cuban-American in New York from popsugar.com

Kelsey Garcia is an assistant editor at POPSUGAR. Since moving from Miami to New York about six years ago, I've had a hard time convincing people I'm Cuban-American. Off the top of my head, here are statements and questions I typically receive: "Really? Is only one of your parents Cuban? But do you speak Spanish? You don't look Cuban!"

How I Became a Token Latina Going to College in Ohio from popsugar.com : Ohio

Celia Fernandez is an assistant editor at POPSUGAR.

Erika Ender Talks About Healing Power of Music at U.N. Summit from billboard.com

Erika Ender may be the woman behind the record-breaking hit "Despacito" (which this summer tied Mariah Carey for 16 weeks on the Hot 100), but the Panamanian songwriter and artist says she’s just like the rest of us. “I am an ordinary person,” the Grammy-winner told the audience at Sunday’s (Sept. 17) Social Good Summit, which helped kick off this week's United Nations General Assembly in New York City. “I wake up every morning trying to give the best of myself. ”

America Ferrera Says Latina Women Have Been 'Relegated to Hyper-Sexualized Objects' in Hollywood from 9news.com

merica Ferrera gets candid with Hillary Clinton about her struggle as a Latina actress. The Ugly Betty star speaks with the former presidential candidate for The New York Times and opens up about the fears she faced in Hollywood as a minority.

Rivas a symbol for WWII oral history project from mysanantonio.com

Henrietta Lopez Rivas, a well-respected role model known for her strong faith who served as an interpreter during World War II, became a symbol later in life for the U. S. Latino & Latina WWII Oral History Project at the University of Texas at Austin. She died Friday at her home in San Antonio. She was 93.

10 Latinx Leaders Every Girl Should Know from girlup.org

Girl Up values the diversity and the voices of girls in the U. S. and around the world as they stride to reach their goals. We know how important representation matters, so we asked Teen Advisor Leslie Arroyo, a first-generation Mexican-American, who are some Latinx* leaders every girl – and boys – should know about.

Hispanic Heritage Month is problematic — here's my take on it as a Latina from hellogiggles.com

Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated in the United States from September 15th to October 15th, and represents a canned way for the government to celebrate the accomplishments of the Hispanic population. While the sentiment seems nice and reassuring at face value, as a Latina, I have a problem with Hispanic Heritage Month, and the term “Hispanic” in general. Why?

Dolores Huerta: Facts About the Civil Rights Icon from fortune.com

National Hispanic Heritage Month is here. Friday, Sept. 15 marked the beginning of the annual celebration of Hispanic and Latino Americans. This is a great time to get to know Dolores Huerta, a champion of workers' rights and Latina leader.

Dolores Huerta: A Hero of the Farmworker Movement Finally Gets Her Due from modernfarmer.com

Hoping to right that wrong, rock n’ roll icon and Latino activist Carlos Santana approached San Francisco filmmaker Peter Bratt about making a documentary on Huerta’s life. That was four years ago. The resulting film, Dolores, of which Santana is the executive producer, debuted at the Sundance Film Festival in January. After picking up several awards on the film festival circuit, it hits theatres nationwide this month.

ONTIVEROS: A Chicago find in search for Latino authors from chicago.suntimes.com : Illinois

Talk about timing! I was lamenting my failure to find new Latin authors when Edgewater resident Celia C. Perez’s first book appeared in my mailbox.

Lido Pimienta's Polaris Music Prize Win Is a Triumph for Indie Latinx Artists from remezcla.com

Last night, Colombian-Canadian artist Lido Pimienta won the 2017 Polaris Music Prize, the most prestigious musical honor in Canada.

A Costa Rican student in New York dreams big: 'micro buildings' for a green future from ticotimes.net : New York

Imagine a city where the designs and construction techniques of buildings reduce utility costs, improve people’s wellness and affect the natural environment in a positive way. Converting such a vision into reality is what drives Costa Rican student Natalia Martínez to try to change, on a small scale, how the world perceives the functionality of urban areas. Martínez, who studies Urban Design Architecture Studies and Metropolitan Studies at New York University (NYU), will be participating in European Utility Week starting Tuesday in Amsterdam with her university’s Zero Micro Project delegation, directed by architect and NYU professor Louise Harpman.

Salinas names new middle school after Dolores Huerta from thecalifornian.com : California

On Saturday, Dolores Huerta, 87, accepted the honor of having Salinas' fifth middle school named after her in a ceremony attended by school and local government officials. The Salinas Union High School District recognized Huerta for her years of support of farm workers and the quality of their lives.

A Latina DACA Recipient: This is My Home from equalvoiceforfamilies.org

It’s been 15 years since I first placed foot in this country. My name is Adriana Velázquez, and I am an undocumented young adult in the South Side of Chicago. I came to the United States when I was 11 years old in 2002 with my mom and my two sisters to finally live as a family with my dad and to build a better future together.

Two DACAmented Dreamers, In Alaska And Texas, On Fighting To Stay Home from huffingtonpost.com

Karla and Ana describe overcoming shame and risking it all for a chance at their American dream.

Yvonne Flores to run for District 6 City Council seat from lcsun-news.com : New Mexico

Yvonne Flores announced Thursday that she will seek election for the Las Cruces District 6 City Council seat. Flores, an attorney and former educator, will face incumbent Ceil Levatino.

RIP: Grueling moments, gracious times shaped Linda Reyna Yañez’s career, life from themonitor.com : Texas

Linda Reyna Yañez embraces chiquita pero picosa as a moniker. Though petite, her life’s achievements have been colossal. Donning a flowing white dress sprinkled with gold beads, Yañez recollected her life’s journey from the Hidalgo County annex building Thursday evening.

Hillary Clinton and America Ferrera on Pain and Progress (and Hiking) from nytimes.com

Over late-afternoon snacks of charred shishito peppers, crispy brussels sprouts and cheese (iced tea for Mrs. Clinton, white wine for Ms. Ferrera) at the Lambs Club restaurant in Manhattan, the pair spoke candidly about the emotional aftermath of Mrs. Clinton’s loss

Despite storm of ‘racism and misogyny,’ Hispanic activist Dolores Huerta remains hopeful during Trump era from washingtonpost.com

I spoke to Huerta earlier this month, just before the release of a new documentary about her life, "Dolores," which focuses on her work as an organizer and co-founder of the United Farm Workers. Huerta's activism is rooted in the movement for fair working conditions and compensation for people who grow and harvest the nation's fruits and vegetables. But her influence has expanded to include civil rights broadly, including women's rights and protections for immigrants. In 2002, she used a $100,000 prize for her activism to start the Dolores Huerta Foundation, a grass-roots organizing effort to encourage communities to hold government officials accountable and to groom community leaders to run for elected office.

PR In Honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, Girl Scouts Releases “Me Verás Brillar” from businesswire.com

Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) today released “Me Verás Brillar,” a Spanish version of its “Watch Me Shine” anthem, which the organization released last year. The new song is distributed in conjunction with National Hispanic Heritage Month and emphasizes the importance of girls taking the lead in their communities. For more than 100 years, Girl Scouts has given girls the tools to find their inner leader and empower themselves, and the new anthem is one of the many ways a girl can see herself represented as an unstoppable, inspiring G. I. R. L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™.

Mexico's Women Workers: Most Oppressed, Most Courageous from leftvoice.org : Mexico

Far more than half of reported deaths due to the earthquake in Mexico City were women due to unsafe working conditions and the segregation of domestic labor. But women refuse to be victims and are on the front lines of the rescue effort.

At least 40 Ladies in White arrested in Cuba in another Sunday of violent repression from babalublog.com : Cuba

#TodosMarchamos (we all march), a peaceful Sunday protest march in Cuba carried out by the Ladies in White and other human rights activists ended in violent repression once again. The latest count has 40 Ladies in White violently arrested by Cuban State Security, including the leader of the group, Berta Soler. As usual, the arrests were followed up by “acts of repudiation” where the government assembles a mob that surrounds the homes of dissidents, throw rocks and other objects at them, and yell obscenities.

Legends of Judo: Driulis González Morales from cnn.com

Only the most dedicated athletes represent their nation at the Olympic Games. Fewer still get to do so on more than one occasion. That Cuba's Driulis González Morales competed on the biggest stage five times is testament to her skill, commitment and class.

PROFILE: Living as a Latina in an era of uncertainty from petaluma360.com : California

For Chelsey Martinez, a Petaluma native and 2012 Casa Grande graduate, November 8, 2016 lingers as the date when everything changed for many of her family and friends. As an administrative assistant at the College of Marin, Chelsey recalls going to work the day after the presidential election, to find her co-workers in tears, students frantic and in distress as they worried for the future of those young people widely referred to as Dreamers, those who’ve signed onto the legislation known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Many of the students Chelsey works with every day rely on DACA to complete the education they’ve started here in America.

For the White Latina Struggling With Her Identity — I've Been There, Too from popsugar.com

For most of my life, I would shrug off the fact that my parents left everything behind in their native land to ensure that their three bright-eyed kids could reach their potential — something that couldn't be achieved back home in Argentina. I didn't realize until recently that everything that I have and will achieve in life is due to them overcoming their fears of leaving our home and our family and diving headfirst into the unknown. I owe it to them – and to the ones still struggling with their Latino identity — to write this.

10 Latinas Making Their Mark in the STEM World from remezcla.com

As the job market rapidly changes, STEM – science, technology, engineering, and math – skills have become increasingly valuable. These careers are among the fastest-growing and highest-paying, yet Latinas only account for 3 percent of the industry.

Bella Thorne Posed Nude For GQ Mexico: 'I'm not f***ing perfect' from latina.com

From flashing full-frontal on an Instagram live session to rocking some serious underboob during Fashion Week, the Cubana has some serious confidence. So we're not surprised Thorne's IDGAF attitude landed her on the cover of GQ Mexico. On Thursday, the 19-year-old took to social media to share some photos of the risque photo shoot, while revealing she asked the magazine not to photoshop any of the images. The cover shows the actress laying in a bathtub rocking a sexy sheer gown while seductively looking at the camera.

Luna Blaise: How a Lack of Latinx Representation Impacted My Mother and Gave Me a Mission from popsugar.com

My cultural background has had a profound effect in shaping who I am, particularly my Mexican side. My mom has brown skin and she is very proud to be Latina. Everything she does, from the way she dresses to the way she dances, projects her strong sense of identity. I have inherited many of those traits from my mother, from my confidence and natural sense of rhythm and features to my curvy body type. I attribute all these strong and beautiful qualities to the Latina that flows in my blood.

Ruidosa Festival is the space for Latinx women who are sick of a male-dominated music industry from sg.style.yahoo.com

Music is for everyone, regardless of race, gender expression, age, or whatever else you can think of. Yet, it’s mostly men who run the industry. Go to nearly any festival and you’ll see that most headliners and supporting acts are fronted by men. Women aren’t given nearly enough space to be loud, to create music and to share their art, and this is especially true of Latinx women. This is why Francisca Valenzuela started Ruidosa Fest.

How A Venezuelan Chef Is Teaching Women To Make Chocolate And Money from npr.org : Venezuela

Unfortunately, for well over a decade, the country has been in a downward spiral. One woman is working tirelessly to circumvent this new normal. Maria Fernanda Di Giacobbe is a Venezuelan chocolatier who has dedicated her life to proving that her country's cacao can propel an entire industry, even when the world around it is floundering.

Richell De Jesus becomes youngest director of HLSU at Florida State University from fsunews.com : Florida

At only 18 years old, sophomore Richell De Jesus has become the youngest director of the Hispanic Latino Student Union (HLSU) in Florida State University history. As one of the largest agencies within FSU’s student government, HLSU seeks to engage Hispanic/Latinx communities in order to become involved, provide opportunities both academic and professional and showcase their cultures.

Grandmother rations crackers in Puerto Rico from cnn.com : Puerto Rico

CNN's Bill Weir visits Utuado in Puerto Rico where people are rationing crackers and relying on rain water to eat and drink after Hurricane Maria devastated the island.

Tales From Puerto Rico: The Young Photographer at the Heart of the Protest from ozy.com : Puerto Rico

Before Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, knocking out power and leveling homes across the island, OZY video producer Amberly Ellis traveled there to document the efforts of the arts community to engage in political conversations around gentrification, immigration and belonging.

The Queen of Florencia - A mother of four, Arlene Rodriguez lived a double life as the first female shot caller for the Florencia 13 Gang, and a real estate agent. from lamag.com : California

When Irene Rodriguez died last year at 72 of complications from Parkinson’s, Calvary Mortuary in East Los Angeles filled with mourners. A video screen showed photos of her beaming at various ages, for Irene was a woman who made her house a center of family and community life in the Florence-Firestone district of L. A. County. She and her husband, Raymond, a foreman at a plastics-compound plant in City of Industry, raised three daughters there, and as Irene’s siblings fell into drugs and gang life, she raised two of her nieces and a nephew as well.

Mexican women show resolve in earthquake's aftermath from foxnews.com : health

And since the deadly Sept. 19 quake, women are working alongside men digging into rubble to search for possible survivors, leading campaigns to collect food and medicine for those left homeless and comforting relatives of the deceased. Here are some of their stories:

A dive into the degrading world of fetishization Latinas live in from dailyorange.com

The fetishization of Latinas and other ethnic groups is something that is minimally covered in academia, but stems from a base of stereotyping and objectifying bodies or body parts. It manifests through chosen language, with statements like “I’ve never been with a Latina before” or “I’ve always had a thing for Latinas. ” It’s also evident in describing someone as “exotic” — an identifier I’ve received several times since starting school at this predominantly white institution four years ago.

Michelle Albán leaves Telemundo from mediamoves.com

Michelle Albán, VP of Corporate Communications for NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises, is leaving the company after nearly 15 years.

This Latina Opens Up About Her Sister's Suicide And Hopes It Encourages People To Speak Up And Seek Help from wearemitu.com

On December 9th, 2015, Claudia Gutierrez lost her little sister Katherine to suicide, and now she is telling her story to help bring awareness to the issue of mental health and suicide. Gutierrez recently spoke to Los Angeles radio station Power 106, touching on several details about her sister Katherine.

Marcela Valladolid Hispanic Heritage Month Essay from popsugar.com

Marcela Valladolid is an American chef, author of Casa Marcela and cohost of the Food Network's The Kitchen.

Mexican women march to highlight anti-female violence from bbc.com : Mexico

Thousands of Mexicans took to the streets in different cities after the killing of a student.

Labor Icon Dolores Huerta Aims to End Republican Control of Congress from laht.com

Dolores Huerta, who broke gender and ethnic barriers by leading strikes and boycotts to win better pay for farmworkers, has set her sights on demolishing another barrier, the one President Donald Trump wants to build on the US border with Mexico.

Confidence, assertiveness, are hot topics at Latina Leadership Conference from riograndeguardian.com : Texas

The RGV Hispanic Chamber of Commerce partnered with Wal-Mart to host the inaugural Latina Leadership Conference on Thursday. Women of all ages gathered at the Casa de Palmas Renaissance Hotel in McAllen, where they came to be empowered and inspired.

The gruesome murder of a Mexican teenager is exposing the risks of ride-sharing apps from qz.com : Mexico

Last week, a Mexican college student disappeared after she got in a car from Cabify, a ride-sharing app similar to Uber, in the city of Puebla. On Friday, Sept. 15, she was found dead in a neighboring state.

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor inspires during Clemson visit from newsstand.clemson.edu : South Carolina

Sotomayor moved through the packed house of more than 900 members of the university community, stopping several times to organize group photos as she candidly answered questions submitted in advance by students.

Marvel Creates Latina Superhero Spider-Girl from tuvez.com

Move over, Blue Beetle and Kyle Rayner (Green Lantern). There’s a new Hispanic superhero in town! That’s right, kids. Marvel’s newest Spider-Girl chick is Anya Corazon– a Hispanic high school student in New York by day and a crime fighting superhero by night.

Antonia Villarruel: The Latina who became a referent of herself from aldianews.com : Pennsylvania

Dr. Villarruel is the Dean of UPenn's School of Nursing, the number one worldwide, according to the QS World University Ranking. Her history is a testimony of the Hispanic heritage in United States.

Del. Ana Sol Gutierrez jumps into County Council race from marylandreporter.com : Maryland

Del. Ana Sol Gutierrez, the first Latina ever elected to the Maryland General Assembly, has jumped into the race for Montgomery County Council. Gutierrez, who is serving in her fourth term as a District 18 representative, filed paperwork Monday

PR Legendary Mexican Actress/Singer Angélica María And Daughter, Actress/Comedian Angélica Vale, Join Juanita's Foods And The Art Institutes In Campaign That Highlights Mexican Culinary Traditions from prnewswire.com

Mexico's beloved celebrity mother-daughter duo, legendary star Angélica María and actress and comedian Angélica Vale, have teamed up with Juanita's Foods and The International Culinary Schools at The Art Institutes to launch Vive la Tradición – a new campaign that highlights the importance of preserving Mexican culinary traditions from generation to generation and draws attention to delicious menudo, the traditional soup made with beef tripe and hominy popular at Mexican family gatherings. During a celebratory event held today at The Art Institute of California – Hollywood, a campus of Argosy University, stars and guests enjoyed tastings of Juanita's menudo and pozole, a Mexican-themed breakfast buffet prepared by students of The Art Institute, and a friendly conversation with both Angelicas about the role of food as part of Mexican identity.

PR MetLife Named as Top 50 Company for Hispanic Women from businesswire.com

MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET) today announced it has been included in the LATINA Style 50 Report by LATINA Style Magazine. The report lists the 50 best companies for Hispanic women in the United States and is a respected source of employment and career information. This is the thirteenth year in a row that MetLife has been named to the list.

Slideshow: Women Do Tech Attracts 1,000 Female Entrepreneurs to Honduras from nearshoreamericas.com : Honduras

More than 1,000 female entrepreneurs flocked to San Pedro Sula, Honduras, this weekend to attend the Women Do Tech event, where our Marketing Director, Jessica Reyes, shared her knowledge on digital marketing.

Gloria E. Anzaldúa: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know from heavy.com

Gloria E. Anzaldúa, an influential cultural theorist and author who transformed dividing lines “into unifying visions,” is the subject of the September 26 Google Doodle in honor of her 75th birthday.

Not Feeling Latina Enough from popsugar.com

I grew up in a pretty homogeneous area of New Jersey where almost everyone I went to school with was white, Jewish, and only spoke English (like my dad). I embraced that part of my identity easily because it was all around me. Although I took some pride in having anything in common with Shakira and always picked Colombia to do school reports on, Latino culture never really felt like my own. There were very few other children that I grew up with who had Spanish-speaking relatives, and my heritage became more of a little-known "fun fact" about me rather than part of who I was.

What It Was Like to Grow Up Asian Latinx from popsugar.com

I am 50 percent Mexican and 50 percent Laotian. My mom immigrated to the US from Mexico, while my dad came from Laos. Even though my parents come from two completely different backgrounds and I was born in the US, my parents raised me to be equally proud of both of my cultures.

Laurie Hernandez Hispanic Heritage Month Essay from popsugar.com

"Look, Mama!" I pointed excitedly to the television screen, which showed a gymnast doing flips on the balance beam. "I want to be like her someday. "At just 5 years old, I realized I wanted to become a gymnast. Since then, through the physical and mentally demanding challenges, I've always found excitement and passion in the sport.

Ally Brooke Hernandez Hispanic Heritage Month Essay from popsugar.com

As the daughter of two Mexican-American parents, my biggest influence and favorite entertainer of all time is Selena Quintanilla. Being from San Antonio, TX, where Selena had some of her most iconic moments — like filming the music video for "No Me Queda Más" and performing at the River Walk — I've always felt a connection to her. She had such an incredible, radiant spirit.

Isabela Moner Hispanic Heritage Month Essay from popsugar.com

Isabela Moner is an actress. She recently appeared in Transformers: The Last Knight.

Isabella Gomez Hispanic Heritage Month Essay from popsugar.com

Isabella Gomez is an actress on Netflix's One Day at a Time.

Leslie Grace Hispanic Heritage Month Essay from popsugar.com

Leslie Grace is a singer. Her newest single, "Dulce" feat. Wisin, comes out Sept. 22.

Gina Rodriguez Naeem Khan Emmys Dress 2017 from popsugar.com

The Jane the Virgin actress shook us all in a stunning red Naeem Khan gown with a very risque (in all the right ways) plunging v-neckline and intricate beading that made her sparkle. The gown retails for a whopping $9,000

Hollywood Walk of Fame: The Most and Least Popular Stars from people.com : California

“It’s a very unique job and this Latin girl’s doing it. It’s kind of crazy,” said the Half-Mexican and half-Peruvian VP to NBC News. “When I got married, my boss told me to keep my last name because he said they wanted people to know we have a Spanish-speaking person the media can talk to. ”

Southwestern’s 2017 Borderlands Symposium on Contemporary Borderlands Culture and Literature to Feature Award-Winning Educator and Author Dr. Norma Elia Cantú from southwestern.edu : Texas

Dr. Cantú’s presentation, “Growing up Chicana in South Texas,” will include a reading from Canicula and from more current work including Transcendental Train Yard and Cabañuelas. Dr. Cantú will be available for a book signing following the lecture. Copies of Canicula will be available for purchase.

Dolores Huerta Has Some Words Of Advice For Young Activists Standing Up For Immigration Reform from wearemitu.com

Ever since she organized farm workers in the 1960s as they fought for better working conditions and fair wages, Dolores Huerta has been committed to fighting for civil rights. The 87-year-old is the focus of a documentary that gives audience members an intimate look at what it takes to devote your life to activism and fighting for those less fortunate. Huerta and the director of the documentary, Peter Bratt, sat down with mitú to talk about activism then and now and what people can do to fight a system they might not agree with today.

PR 2018 Miss El Tiempo Nevada And Miss Teen El Tiempo Nevada To Be Crowned Oct. 7 In Official from prnewswire.com : Nevada

El Tiempo, Southern Nevada's largest Hispanic publication, will crown the 2018 Miss El Tiempo Nevada and Miss Teen El Tiempo Nevada on Saturday, Oct. 7 at 7 pm at the Lowden Theatre of the Las Vegas Academy of the Arts in Downtown Las Vegas. Twenty-three young women identifying as Latina will compete in the pageant, which is an official preliminary to the upcoming Miss Nevada USA and Miss Teen Nevada USA pageants. In addition, both winners will go on to represent Miss El Tiempo in the coming year throughout Las Vegas.

Gaby Lopez pledges NZ Women’s Open winnings and more toward Mexico earthquake relief from golfweek.com

Gaby Lopez is looking to follow in Stacy Lewis’ footsteps. The Mexico native is competing this week at the McKayson New Zealand Women’s Open and finds herself playing well, as she’s in a tie for 14th with one round to go.

Preparing for "Dia de la Mujer" from conchovalleyhomepage.com : Texas

Saturday, bilingual and Spanish speaking women in the Concho Valley will have access to health care information. Friday, organizers are getting ready for "Dia de la Mujer. " it's an event that attracts hundreds of women. Dozens of volunteers are laying out table clothes and organizing door prizes at Foster Communications Coliseum.

Mexican MP claims North Korea is to blame for Mexico earthquake from express.co.uk : Mexico

Carmen Salinas, who made her name as an actress before becoming a politician, said the despotic ruler’s bombs had made the earth shake in her homeland

Azealia Banks Slams Cardi B's Success: 'Black Industry Men Are Too Hype for This Latina Girl' from theboombox.com

“I’m sorry. Black industry men are too hype for this Latina girl I’ve never seen them jump like this for remy or nicki,” she tweeted. “Spinning this ‘for the culture’ story when they are simply letting white men at Atlantic buy them into hating their own women. ”

Bolivian journalist delivers harassment complaint against former manager of state TV to President Evo Morales from knightcenter.utexas.edu : Bolivia

Bolivian journalist Yadira Peláez took matters into her own hands after she apparently felt an investigation into her complaint of sexual harassment was going nowhere.

Forward Sofia Huerta switches from Mexico to United States from foxsports.com

Sofia Huerta, a 24-year-old forward who had two goals in four appearances for Mexico’s national team, has been given approval by FIFA to switch her affiliation to the United States.

Natalie Morales Hispanic Heritage Month Essay from popsugar.com

I have had many proud moments as a Latina, but any time I can share a bit of our diverse Latin culture on the Today show and now Access Hollywood and educate our viewers makes me feel like I am doing my part. One of the most significant stories of my reporting career, and a moment I will always cherish, was covering the rescue of the 33 Chilean miners who were buried alive, literally, for a record 69 days.

Gloria Calderon Kellett Hispanic Heritage Month Essay from popsugar.com

Gloria Calderon Kellett is a writer and producer for Netflix's One Day at a Time.


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