Wendy Hackshaw

Alexis Jade Montes and the Healing Power of YouTube

Or how vlogging has allowed her the courage to face the contents of her past.

  • Jul 26, 2018
  • 2:48 pm

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
  • 10:01 am

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
  • 10:30 am

‘Coffee vs Gangs’

Kenco Coffee’s program gives hope to at-risk youth in war-torn Honduras.

  • Jun 30, 2016
  • 10:33 am

Finding a Place Within Unrealistic Beauty Standards

Mainstream notions of beauty are more than skin deep.

  • May 16, 2016
  • 10:10 am

How Rosie Perez Found Her True Voice

The trials, tribulations and triumph of an American icon.

  • Mar 25, 2016
  • 9:00 am

This Thing We Created: Latinos in Early Hip Hop

Once upon a time, not long ago…

  • Feb 13, 2016
  • 12:31 pm

El Hoyo Maravilla: Portraits of Gangster Style

In the summer of 1983, renowned British photographer Janette Beckman embarked on a project in Los Angeles that would epitomise her predilection for all that was seen as rebel, outlaw and on the periphery of mainstream culture.

  • Jan 9, 2016
  • 12:44 pm

For the Love of the People: Miguel Piñero’s Legacy

“Throughout his life, Piñero fought difficult circumstances which led him to do unforgivable things, but he always sought to somehow help others reach for more.”

  • Dec 7, 2015
  • 10:16 am

The Hustle: How Miguel Piñero Went From the Streets to the Stage

In his prison cell, Piñero found something that incarceration could never hold captive: a gift that enabled him to express all that at once haunted and inspired him.

  • Nov 30, 2015
  • 11:11 am

‘Seekin’ the Cause’: How Miguel Piñero’s Flow Changed Everything

“Piñero’s tales of ‘hood life,’ ‘ghettocide’ and ‘gangster living’ are disturbing but beautiful because they are laced with sincerity.”

  • Nov 21, 2015
  • 8:59 am