Beyond Black and White (OPINION)

As a nation, we will not find effective ways of addressing issues of race if we continue viewing it predominantly or simply in Black and White.

  • Jul 10, 2020
  • 2:16 PM

Lawyers Share Independent Autopsy Results, Say Andrés Guardado Was Shot in Back 5 Times

“We’ve been requesting, demanding and now imploring the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department to release that autopsy report to the family so they could have some answers,” Nicholas Yoka, a lawyer for Guardado’s family told Latino Rebels.

  • Jul 8, 2020
  • 5:32 PM

Participating in Carceral Systems (OPINION)

Carceral frameworks live inside of us. They aren’t discrete systems outside ourselves that we can dismantle without critically examining how they shape our ideas, strategies, and visions.

  • Jul 8, 2020
  • 5:06 PM

A Queer Jamaican Refugee’s Journey

The latest episode of Latino Rebels Radio

  • Jul 6, 2020
  • 9:48 AM

Service Members and Veterans Use Hashtag #IAmVanessaGuillen to Share Their Stories of Sexual Abuse in the Military

The story of Vanessa Guillén has captured the nation today, following reports that unidentified body remains were found—and some suspect they are hers.

  • Jul 1, 2020
  • 3:34 PM

A Dispatch From Palmdale, Where Robert Fuller Was Found Dead, Hanging From a Tree

“We need answers. We need full transparency from the city and they are not giving us that. This is very shady,” Joshua Summerville of Lancaster told Latino Rebels. “They are telling us that there are no cameras outside the City Hall, the fire station and the businesses around the park?”

  • Jun 26, 2020
  • 3:31 PM

Tucson Police Chief Offers Resignation After Death of Carlos Ingram López

PHOENIX (AP) — The Tucson, Arizona, police chief on Wednesday offered his resignation two months after a 27-year-old man died while handcuffed and placed face-down, resulting in the resignation of three officers the chief said had violated department policy.

  • Jun 25, 2020
  • 12:42 PM

Latino Rebels Radio LIVE: Justice for Andrés Guardado

Host Julio Ricardo Varela welcomed L.A. Taco’s Memo Torres, who has been covering the story since the beginning, and Latino Rebels special correspondent Melinna Bobadilla, who covered the Sunday #JusticeForAndrés protest.

  • Jun 24, 2020
  • 12:48 PM

Organizers of March for Black Trans Lives Say It May Have ‘Accidentally Made History’

Latino Rebels spoke with Fran Tirado and Eliel Cruz recently about the process of organizing the march, what comes next for the movement for trans Black lives, and the importance of allyship.

  • Jun 23, 2020
  • 4:45 PM

Protests Follow Police Killing of Andrés Guardado in L.A. County

Guardado was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the LA County Sheriff’s department’s statement on the matter. The incident is now under investigation.

  • Jun 22, 2020
  • 5:43 PM

New Mexico’s Hispanic Families See Personal Connections to the Pain of the Black Community Due to Similar Experiences With Police Brutality

Nearly all (89%) respondents agree with the statement that they “understand the pain and frustration that the Black community feels right now with law enforcement because Latinos face similar experiences with law enforcement.”

  • Jun 22, 2020
  • 3:38 PM

Her Name Was Sandy Guardiola

Sandy Guardiola was killed in her home on October 4, 2017 by a Canandaigua (NY) police officer. She was a mother who proudly identified as a Black Puerto Rican woman.

  • Jun 22, 2020
  • 12:25 PM

Statues Toppled Throughout US in Protests Against Racism

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Protesters tore down more statues across the United States, expanding the razing in a San Francisco park to the writer of America’s national anthem and the general who won the country’s Civil War that ended widespread slavery.

  • Jun 21, 2020
  • 1:51 PM

Latino USA Presents: Resistance And Loss In The Age Of COVID-19 With Edwidge Danticat

In conversation with Maria Hinojosa, Edwidge Danticat reached back to several cases of police violence against Black men and women in New York City in the ’80s and ’90s, cases that echo the current moment.

  • Jun 19, 2020
  • 2:44 PM

A Teen’s Killing Stirs Black Lives Matter Protests in Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — When Rafaela Matos saw police helicopters over her favela and heard gunshots, she fell to her knees and asked God to protect her son, João Pedro. Then she called the boy to make sure he was OK.

  • Jun 18, 2020
  • 5:09 PM

Officer Who Shot Rayshard Brooks Charged With Felony Murder

ATLANTA (AP) — Prosecutors brought murder charges Wednesday against the white Atlanta police officer who shot Rayshard Brooks in the back, saying that the black man posed no deadly threat and that the officer kicked him and offered no medical treatment for over 2 minutes as he lay dying on the ground.

  • Jun 17, 2020
  • 5:27 PM

Latino USA Presents: The Lone Legislator

Today on Latino USA, a story from over 100 years ago, when an intrepid Texas state representative named José Tomás Canales led an investigation into the abuses of the Texas Rangers.

  • Jun 17, 2020
  • 4:09 PM

Cuando las vidas negras no importan: How Puerto Ricans Can Change Conversations on Race and Racism

Race in Puerto Rico has always been associated with phenotype and ancestry. The false discourse of “we’re all mixed” has led to systemic racism being dismissed or reduced to phenotype.

  • Jun 17, 2020
  • 2:19 PM

Human Rights Campaign Calls for Cancellation of Puerto Rico TV Show ‘La Comay’ 

‘La Comay’ has a long history of spreading racist, homophobic and transphobic propaganda, the HRC statement said.

  • Jun 17, 2020
  • 11:48 AM

For These Texas Organizers and Officials, Defunding the Police Means Remedying Effects of Racism

Some Texas cities are eyeing cuts to police department budgets to fund social services like housing assistance, mental health services and job training.

  • Jun 16, 2020
  • 2:54 PM

Man Shot During Protest Over Spanish Conqueror’s Statue

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A man was shot Monday night as protesters in New Mexico’s largest city tried to tear down a bronze statue of a Spanish conquistador outside the Albuquerque Museum, prompting the city to announce that the statue would be removed until officials determine the next steps.

  • Jun 16, 2020
  • 9:21 AM

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