Latinidad

El Rey de las Arepas: How This Detroit Restaurant Feeds Major League Baseball Players

The small restaurant came onto the scene four years ago on the city’s southwest side, giving Detroiters their first taste of Venezuelan food.

  • Sep 7, 2018
  • 9:16 am

A Story About Race and a Colombian Family: Es Complicado

In the eyes of my aunts, my dad had not selected the proper mate.

  • Jul 2, 2018
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Inside Dominican Magazine’s Launch Event Celebrating Writers and Creators (PHOTO ESSAY)

The magazine is a collection of writing, photos and essay from Dominican writers.

  • Jun 22, 2018
  • 12:00 pm

After Approving Statewide Mexican American Studies Course, Texas Board of Education Remains Undecided About Name Change Debacle

Mexican American Studies or MAS course supporters argued the name change takes away the right from Mexican Americans to self-identify.

  • Jun 12, 2018
  • 5:33 pm

This Couple Graduated From Middle School Together 16 Years Ago and Now They Got Their Master’s Degrees Together

“One of our greatest blessings is dreaming together, bringing those dreams to life and becoming the examples we needed to see when we were growing up,” Jaynice Del Rosario said.

  • May 27, 2018
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Tamales From Mesoamerica to Michigan: How Food Can Help Us Understand Migration

At the same time that Mexicans in Michigan are positioned as migrants, however, our foodways also root us in many traditions that are Indigenous to this continent.

  • May 25, 2018
  • 9:32 am

A Peek Into the Lives of Puerto Rican Muslims and What Ramadan Means Post Hurricane María

Following up with Juan after a year of struggle in the wake of the storm, he said, “Puerto Ricans are proud, committed, strong… And that includes Muslims.”

  • May 22, 2018
  • 4:52 pm

How Student Activism Shaped My (Our) Life (Lives): On the 25th Anniversary of the ‘Chicana/Chicano Studies Now’ Movement at UCLA

The faculty center sit-in led to a subsequent 14-day hunger strike. Ultimately, this led to an agreement between the UCLA administration and student activist leaders.

  • May 11, 2018
  • 3:48 pm

A ‘Ho Salute’ From Detroit for Cinco de Mayo

Spring is here no matter how hard they try to keep it from us.

  • May 5, 2018
  • 10:48 am

Why Latino Parents Should Embrace Race

Because collectively, we move closer to reclaiming our identity.

  • May 2, 2018
  • 11:47 am

Will Smith’s Colombia Visit Brings Up Questions of Local Perceptions of Blackness and Afro-Colombianos

How are Colombians reacting to Will Smith’s Instagram videos?

  • Apr 26, 2018
  • 12:16 pm

I Am Not Your ‘Wetback’

We must also reject the labels, categories and typologies that divide us: educated versus uneducated; citizen versus undocumented; and undocumented youth (good immigrants or “the innocent ones”) versus undocumented parents (bad immigrants or “the sinners”).

  • Apr 18, 2018
  • 11:31 am

#HaitiForever: Visiting Haiti After BLACK PANTHER

From its first days as a nation, it seems Haiti has been punished by the rest of the world for birthing itself.

  • Apr 16, 2018
  • 12:58 pm

Bruno Mars Cultural Appropriation Debate Highlights Continuing Invisibility of Afro-Latinx

It’s notable that so few people weighing in on this debate even recognized Puerto Rico as a site of the African diaspora.

  • Apr 13, 2018
  • 10:17 am

Texas Board of Education Gives Green Light to Statewide Mexican American Studies Course, But With Name Change

The course will be called “Ethnic Studies: An Overview of Americans of Mexican Descent.”

  • Apr 12, 2018
  • 7:35 am

For the Ghost of My Bracero Abuelo

I never met my grandfather, my dad’s dad. His name was Jesús De Loera-López.

  • Apr 10, 2018
  • 12:41 pm

To Be Counted or Not to Be Counted: The Census and Latinos

This is a big deal that will cause only more problems in the end.

  • Mar 29, 2018
  • 2:06 pm