Latinidad

Why I Chose to Not Be Latinx

To be Latinx, just like Latino, Latina, or Hispanic, is to make invisible the African and the Taíno in me.

  • Jul 20, 2017
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Fighting Trump and Coming of Age in Brooklyn’s Mexican Community

“We prove that not all Mexicans are here doing crimes, or trafficking drugs.”

  • Jun 30, 2017
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A Peek Into the Lives of Puerto Rican Muslims

They live daily life as minorities—Muslims among their Puerto Rican family and Puerto Ricans in the Muslim community.

  • Jun 27, 2017
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El Museo del Barrio and the Act of Preserving Memory and a Culture

Created during such a period of civil unrest, El Museo served as a beacon for New York City’s Puerto Rican and African-American communities.

  • Jun 21, 2017
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Woman-Owned Enterprise: MXCNAS, Featuring Claudette Zepeda

“When I was eighteen, I was a rebel and my parents were threatening to send me back to Guadalajara to a private school.”

  • Feb 24, 2017
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Actor JW Cortes Transforms Himself Into Pedro Albizu Campos: Is a Film on the Way?

This story HAS to be told on the big screen.

  • Feb 5, 2017
  • 10:20 am

Donald Trump’s America Will Never Ever Erase the History of My Proud Mexican Family

In Donald Trump’s America, my great-grandfather, Jesús Chavira, would be treated as a societal menace.

  • Feb 3, 2017
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La Realidad: The Realities of Anti-Mexicanism (A Paradigm)

Anti-Mexicanism in the United States is a race-premised set of historical and contemporary ascriptions, convictions and discriminatory practices.

  • Jan 31, 2017
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End the Cuban Privileged Pathway to Citizenship (OPINION)

Maintaining the 1966 Cuban Adjustment Act is an Insult to the immigrant rights movement.

  • Jan 12, 2017
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When It Was Just Us: My Family’s Holiday Journey

When I was growing up in Chicago, our holiday gatherings were small and intimate.

  • Dec 9, 2016
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NPR’S Latino USA Just Produced a One-Hour Podcast About Being Muslim and Latino in the US

Another bold move from the award-winning NPR show.

  • Dec 2, 2016
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Chola: That’s Who I Am

Being a chola is about asserting the right to be a young woman who is feminine, beautifully adorned, sensual, challenging, independent and free-thinking.

  • Dec 1, 2016
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A South Bronx Love Letter: #WhatPianoDistrict

After a year of scanning my negatives, I’ve yet to find a single piano anywhere.

  • Oct 22, 2016
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The Day I Learned I Was Mexican and Poor

It was my first day of junior high school.

  • Oct 17, 2016
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Read Latinx Student’s ‘Controversial’ Letter West Virginia University’s Paper Wouldn’t Publish

“This racist violence is going completely unnoticed.”

  • Sep 14, 2016
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‘Notes From A Native Daughter:’ Interview with Leticia Peguero (PODCAST)

Leticia shares insight about the philanthropic sector, her Afro-Caribbean identity and the future of work.

  • Sep 12, 2016
  • 8:43 am

HANDS OF STONE Looks to Shatter Hollywood’s ‘Latino Problem’

It looks like one more blow is still needed to be struck when it comes to shattering the misperceptions of Latinos in the media business.

  • Aug 26, 2016
  • 9:45 am