Amanda Alcántara

Romeo Santos’ New Album ‘Utopia’ Is a Love Letter to Bachata

His latest album is dedicated to the Dominican Republic and the music that birthed him.

  • Apr 10, 2019
  • 1:13 PM

Ocasio-Cortez Says Puerto Rico Should Have Binding Vote on Political Status: ‘It’s About Self-Determination’

“Honor the ability for people to self-govern. It’s a principle of American democracy,” AOC said.

  • Apr 4, 2019
  • 1:54 PM

Student Group MEChA Holds Vote to Change Name, Prompting Strong Reactions

Student leaders of the group voted almost unanimously to drop “Chicano” and “Aztlan” from the name.

  • Apr 3, 2019
  • 5:29 PM

Students and Educators Across Dominican Republic Are Rocking Their Natural Hair Today to Protest Discrimination

Women and girls are also posting images online to show their black pride.

  • Apr 1, 2019
  • 1:36 PM

The Dominican Republic’s Ministry of Education Released Video Celebrating Natural Hair, Hours Later Woman Behind It Was Fired

Much like the roots of antiblackness in the country itself, the people in power seem to stop at no cost to maintain white supremacy.

  • Mar 26, 2019
  • 2:48 PM

Must-Watch: A Needed Conversation Among Afro-Latinx and African Americans on Anti-Blackness

The panel allowed space for a rich and open dialogue that pushed the envelope. 

  • Feb 21, 2019
  • 4:42 PM

Amazon Pulls Out of HQ2 in NYC, Local Organizers Rejoice: ‘This Is a Critical Moment’

Since the deal was announced, New Yorkers decisions varied, with many strongly against the company’s move to Queens.

  • Feb 14, 2019
  • 1:34 PM

During Congressional Hearing on Venezuela, Role of US Envoy Elliott Abrams Seriously Questioned

“I fail to understand why members of this committee or the American people should find any testimony that you give today to be truthful,” Rep. Ilhan Omar said.

  • Feb 13, 2019
  • 6:07 PM

21 Savage Released on Bond, Lawyers Say He Is Grateful for the Community’s Support

The Grammy-nominated artist was detained on Sunday, February 3 by ICE.

  • Feb 12, 2019
  • 4:39 PM

Queens Organizers Hold Multilingual ‘No Amazon’ Day-Long Event as Retail Giant Reconsiders New York City HQ2

Organizers said they provided frontline communities with information around issues that often get lost in translation.

  • Feb 12, 2019
  • 9:47 AM

21 Savage’s Lawyers Say His Detention ‘Serves No Other Purpose Than to Unnecessarily Punish Him’

The law firm says that “never hid his immigration status.”

  • Feb 5, 2019
  • 12:44 PM

21 Savage Arrested by ICE Less Than a Week After Denouncing Child Detentions on Live TV

“Been through some things so I can’t imagine my kids stuck at the border,” said 21 Savage during his performance on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon, on January 29.

  • Feb 4, 2019
  • 12:11 PM

What Is the Green New Deal?

Let #AmandaLaQueManda explain. 

  • Jan 25, 2019
  • 1:36 PM

After Countless Protests Against Gender Violence in Puerto Rico, Rosselló Finally Met with Local Feminists

The organization Colectiva Feminista en Construcción has been working tirelessly to bring attention to the issue of violence against women in Puerto Rico

  • Jan 15, 2019
  • 3:50 PM

5 Popular Latin Christmas Songs for Immigrants and Those Far Away from Home

In this episode of “Amanda La Qu Manda,” Amanda Alcántara lists five songs from Latinoamérica y el Caribe that touch on this topic.

  • Dec 18, 2018
  • 1:57 PM

Popular Language Learning Platform Adds Navajo and Hawaiian Languages to Curriculum

Read the Latino USA interview with a Duolingo spokesperson about this latest move and what it could mean to make endangered languages accessible to thousands of users. 

  • Oct 16, 2018
  • 4:10 PM

As Case of Former Pennsylvania Police Officer Gets Set for Trial, Family of Slain Latino Man Stays Hopeful

During the Thursday hearing at an Allentown courtroom, the prosecutor reportedly showed graphic video footage of the moments leading up to the shooting.

  • Sep 21, 2018
  • 3:38 PM

Officer Involved in Shooting Death of Joey Santos Charged With Voluntary Manslaughter

The officer has been identified as 33-year-old Jonathan R. Roselle.

  • Aug 7, 2018
  • 5:39 PM

In ‘Y Va Caer’ Featuring Ana Tijoux, Rap Duo Rebel Diaz Sends Message of Hope to Communities of Color

Latino Rebels caught up with Rebel Diaz in a phone interview, where they talked about the inspiration behind the single. Read it here:

  • Jul 20, 2018
  • 3:49 PM

These Are the Companies Profiting Off Puerto Rico After Hurricane María, Report Says

“These investors continue to be the main beneficiaries of fiscal policies pushed by Puerto Rico’s Governor Ricardo Rosselló and by the unelected federal Fiscal Control Board.”

  • May 22, 2018
  • 3:34 PM