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The Economic Case for Freeing Puerto Rico (OPINION)

Puerto Rican independence would mean higher annual revenues for Puerto Rico, lower federal expenditures for the U.S. government, and would allow both sides to abandon the current shameful colonial relationship, as authors Javier A. Hernández and Alberto Medina explain.

  • Mar 4, 2022
  • 4:44 PM

‘Running With the Rebels’: Pulitzer Prize-Winning Latino Journalist Tells His Story

Then, as now, American journalists were overwhelmingly Euro-Americans, or we can say, simply middle-class white people, who grew up with the privileges afforded to those who lived in mainstream America. They could not see the world as I did.

  • Jan 12, 2022
  • 12:08 PM

Biden’s New Year Resolution Should Be Asylum and Immigration Protection For All (OPINION)

As we enter the third year of pandemic life, it is all too easy to forget about the other predicament at our doorsteps: the humanitarian crisis in the U.S.-Mexico border.

  • Dec 27, 2021
  • 1:26 PM

Feeling Protected in the Aftermath of the Texas Abortion Ban (OPINION)

In the wake of the Texas abortion ban, a psychologist and a writer explore the repeated messages in the media about disparities in outcome and how that impacts people subliminally.

  • Dec 2, 2021
  • 12:07 PM

Understanding Sponsorship Challenges for Unaccompanied Migrant Children

Images of migrant children in cages dominate the media, but what happens to these children after they are released is sometimes far worse. A former director of case management shares her story of working with children to provide more insight into the lack of responsibility for unaccompanied children.

  • Nov 12, 2021
  • 3:00 PM

The Pandemic Shows Latino Workers the Need for Union Organizing (OPINION)

The pandemic made it clear that if the nation truly values the essential role that workers play, we must make it easy for people to organize their workplaces and demand better conditions.

  • Nov 4, 2021
  • 5:11 PM

Latinx Students Going to College or Not (OPINION)

It’s time we take action to close the gaps in education, income, and wealth, and being able to successfully navigate the post-high-school years through financial literacy is an important step toward that goal.

  • Oct 21, 2021
  • 2:15 PM

Latinas Demand Equal Pay Now (OPINION)

Latinas are economic powerhouses who drive almost two trillion dollars in Hispanic purchasing power. If we can close the pay gap, we will be investing in an energized, resourceful and powerful segment of our population capable of fueling our economy forward.

  • Oct 21, 2021
  • 12:54 PM

Latina Equal Pay Day: How Trans Latinas With Disabilities Are Silenced and Ignored (OPINION)

Latina trans women face some of the worst workplace discrimination, with 38 percent of Latina trans women and 20 percent of nonbinary Latines reporting being fired, denied promotion, and/or not hired in the past year because of their identities.

  • Oct 21, 2021
  • 11:12 AM

My Puerto Rican Grandma Was a Silent Trailblazer (ESSAY)

Elsie persisted but slowly became self-conscious of her ethnicity, often telling people she was Italian instead of Puerto Rican. She remained strong through her adult years as she supported her husband and daughter, becoming the breadwinner.

  • Oct 15, 2021
  • 1:14 PM

Latinos Need to Demand Environmental Justice (OPINION)

Given that 15 percent of Latinos live within 10 miles of a power plant, we are three times more likely to be negatively affected by air pollution. Time to call on Congress to improve environmental conditions for all, particularly the Latino community.

  • Oct 15, 2021
  • 10:07 AM

Hispanic Heritage Month Needs to Escape Its American Traits (OPINION)

Until we can unbind Hispanic Heritage Month from its individualistic, capitalistic, and racist traits, it will continue to fail the Latinx community.

  • Oct 14, 2021
  • 4:43 PM

Book Review and Excerpt: ‘Asylum for Sale: Profit and Protest in the Migration Industry’

What do refugees, asylum seekers, and migrants have to say about their own experiences? 

  • Oct 14, 2021
  • 3:25 PM

Pandemic Threatens Latinx’s Normally Low Rate of Suicide (OPINION)

Fresh off the heels of Suicide Prevention Awareness Month in September, and as National Hispanic Heritage Month comes to a close on Friday, now is an appropriate time to examine the intersection of Latinx and suicide.

  • Oct 14, 2021
  • 11:07 AM

OPINION: Let’s Celebrate Latinx Entrepreneurship

There is great potential for Latinx entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley and beyond, if only they were adequately supported by banks, angel investors, venture capitalists, and their own community.

  • Oct 12, 2021
  • 11:47 AM

OPINION: Time to End Gun Violence Plaguing Latinx Communities

While Latinx people are disproportionately affected by the gun violence crisis, we are also on the front lines of ending it.

  • Oct 7, 2021
  • 5:26 PM

OPINION: COVID and Latinx Homelessness in Los Angeles

Time will tell if Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s homeless programs will live up to expectations. But many Angelenos like myself believe these programs are not enough.

  • Oct 7, 2021
  • 10:41 AM

OPINION: The Racist Treatment of Haitian Migrants and Other Immigrants of Color Must End

Border Patrol whipping Haitian migrants brings to mind our sordid history of racist immigration polices based on public health concerns. It’s time for a change.

  • Oct 6, 2021
  • 6:23 PM

OPINION: Time for Congress to Give Hispanic Seniors the Care They Need

Hispanic seniors need care, support and resources to age in dignity. Now it’s time for Congress to help them.

  • Oct 6, 2021
  • 3:00 PM

OPINION: Without In-Home Care, I Don’t Know How I’ll Continue Caring for My Grandmother

President Biden’s proposal for home care would invest billions into the home- and community-based care industry to raise caregivers’ wages, improve training, and increase the supply of caregivers.

  • Sep 30, 2021
  • 5:52 PM

OPINION: The Time for a Pathway to Citizenship Is Right Now

It is the moment to acknowledge the hard sacrifices essential workers have been making before and during the COVID-19 pandemic, and what is morally required for us to live up to our ideals as Americans.

  • Sep 22, 2021
  • 4:55 PM

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