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OPINION: Funders Must Invest in Scholarships for Graduate Study for Students of Color

As a first-generation college student, I was excited to receive my undergraduate degrees with very little debt, but I knew that I wanted to go further in my education with a master’s degree and eventually a Ph.D. The roadblock was funding.

  • Apr 15, 2021
  • 12:00 PM

OPINION: DeSantis Wants to Censor Us Like Cuba Censored My People

What are the Governor and legislators so afraid of that they need to censor us?

  • Apr 14, 2021
  • 4:27 PM

OPINION: How to Be Cultural Environmentalists in Our Community

While organizing, mobilizing, and educating our diverse local Latinx and communities of color to recognize their power, we can advocate for bold environmental progressive actions, beginning at the dinner table with our families.

  • Apr 9, 2021
  • 1:49 PM

OPINION: I Volunteered as a Nurse During the Pandemic. The Shocking Lack of Protections Spurred Me to Act.

Being back at the hospital and experiencing quarantine made me appreciate life and health differently.

  • Mar 30, 2021
  • 3:16 PM

A Year in the Life of a Latina Nurse During the COVID-19 Pandemic

That reality finally caught up to me. For the last month, I have struggled with burnout for the first time in my career, and it feels endless.

  • Mar 25, 2021
  • 9:27 AM

As Schools Reopen, We Need Teachers, So Why Would We Risk Deporting Thousands of Them? (OPINION)

The Dream and Promise Act would be particularly impactful for education.

  • Mar 24, 2021
  • 4:30 PM

On Saluting and Resisting Like Unseen Immigrant Women Changemakers for International Women’s Day

The global celebration of International Women’s Day ignores the critical importance of immigrant women resisting oppressive systems to produce change today for tomorrow.

  • Mar 8, 2021
  • 9:46 AM

Rethinking Latino: What Many Are Missing (OPINION)

If these pan-ethnic labels were meant to celebrate the melding away of the numerous Latino cultures and identities, then the experiment has not gone so well.

  • Mar 3, 2021
  • 5:34 PM

It’s Detention if People Are in ICE Custody, No Matter How the Agency Rebrands It (OPINION)

Whenever people are in ICE custody, lives are in jeopardy.

  • Feb 26, 2021
  • 11:35 AM

Shutting Down Private-Run Immigration Detention Centers Is Complicated, But It Can Be Done (OPINION)

Whereas detention facilities rely on imprisoning immigrants, community-based alternatives offer holistic care.

  • Feb 23, 2021
  • 2:42 PM

Beyond Round One: What Biden Must Do Next on Immigration

We need a presidential administration that is prepared to dismantle cruel and inhumane detention and deportation policies and detention centers and reunite families who have been separated.

  • Feb 8, 2021
  • 3:21 PM

Biden’s Plan for Central America to Repeat Mistakes From the Past (OPINION)

The U.S. funding of security forces and support for private investment promoted as “economic development” created a climate of impunity for targeted attacks on environmental and land activists, causing many to flee in fear.

  • Feb 8, 2021
  • 12:21 PM

Why Gender-Based Violence Is Unequivocally Grounds for Asylum Protection (OPINION)

Although “death to asylum” was blocked, the incoming Biden-Harris administration must do more and propose a change to U.S. asylum law.

  • Jan 25, 2021
  • 5:06 PM

Puerto Rico Statehood Violates International Law (OPINION)

There is nothing progressive about that.

  • Jan 11, 2021
  • 5:42 PM

How COVID-19 Has Impacted NYC’s Latino Comedy Scene

The COVID-19 lockdown initially brought live stand-up comedy to a grinding halt, and some clubs have been shuttered indefinitely.

  • Jan 5, 2021
  • 3:33 PM

From Protest to Power: How the Latino Vote Flexed Its Muscles in 2020 (OPINION)

Many reporters and pundits have failed to report on one of the most important trends this election—the massive growth in the Latino vote that will reshape the political landscape of our country for years to come.

  • Jan 4, 2021
  • 12:33 PM

Survey: What Residents in Areas Most Affected by COVID-19 Want You to Know

The results show almost universal distrust of the government’s goal to protect them or their community, wariness about receiving the vaccine and an urgent need for more information.

  • Jan 4, 2021
  • 10:24 AM

It’s Time California Had Its First Mexican American U.S. Senator (OPINION)

Mexican Americans have been instrumental in building California, making it the economic powerhouse that it is today. Yet rarely have our contributions been recognized.

  • Dec 18, 2020
  • 4:14 PM

Learning the Lessons of the Latino Vote (OPINION)

Georgia will determine control of the Senate. The votes of Latinos, who have suffered badly during the pandemic, could be decisive.

  • Dec 17, 2020
  • 6:08 PM

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