Latinidad

Dear West Virginia University: From a Concerned Latinx Student

I understand we need to heal, that we need to recover from institutional exclusion, but how does a community heal when we lack resources that bring us together as a united coalition?

  • Nov 19, 2018
  • 9:51 am

Stories From El Salvador: Norma

I’ve come to realize that maybe that’s why the pain visits us yearly, leaving us with the worse emotional hangover of the year.

  • Nov 5, 2018
  • 12:34 pm

Stories From El Salvador: Liliana Vásquez

I was an immigrant child, confused, unaware of why we had traveled so far from the world I knew.

  • Nov 1, 2018
  • 6:23 am

Stories From El Salvador: I Am THAT Salvadoran

Who doesn’t like pupusas, who doesn’t dance cumbias, who refused to have a quinceañera because I always disliked dresses and pink shit.

  • Oct 31, 2018
  • 11:36 am

Death, Día de los Muertos, and an Invitation

I have no childhood memories of Día de los Muertos. Neither my American born father nor my Mexican-born mother were very big on tradition.

  • Oct 31, 2018
  • 8:10 am

There’s a Petition to Include the Word ‘Afro-Latina’ in the Dictionary

Poet Melania-Luisa Marte started it, hoping to bring more visibility the term.

  • Oct 30, 2018
  • 2:03 pm

El Día de los Muertos: A Hybrid Tradition?

Every community practices El Día de los Muertos differently, but how we talk about those practices (and their histories) matters greatly.

  • Oct 26, 2018
  • 8:54 am

Stories From El Salvador: Pablo

I had been deprived from speaking Spanish because I was in an only-English mode.

  • Oct 17, 2018
  • 2:03 pm

Portrait Of: Rubén Blades

Latino USA sits down with the author of the popular song “Pedro Navaja” to discuss highlights of his monumental career, his new record, and his take on current affairs.

  • Oct 16, 2018
  • 12:55 pm

Stories From El Salvador: Rubén Reyes

Just because your parents are from a place it does not mean that you can also claim it fully as yours.

  • Oct 11, 2018
  • 10:13 pm

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
  • 3:57 pm

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
  • 10:02 am

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