It’s good to see Latinas get some solo on-screen time. But not when the only time you see us, we’re reduced down to some white-centric stereotype, it’s a problem. It does our community dirty and, most egregiously for Saturday Night Live, it’s not even funny.
In this episode of Latino USA, tattoo and multimedia artist, writer, and oral historian Tamara Santibañez discusses their journey from printmaker to tattoo artist, and dives into the histories behind the art form, their own relationship with tattooing, and the possibilities that lie when taking ink and needle to skin.
In the latest episode of our Genias in Music series —about the lives and work of notable women musicians— we dive into the complexities of Violeta Parra, a pioneer of political folk music in Latin America.
Puerto Rico’s Centro de Periodismo Investigativo and feminist media outlet Todas launched the Gender Investigative Unit, a collaborative project that seeks to conduct in-depth investigations aimed at addressing systemic gender violence in Puerto Rico and train journalists from the island to better cover these issues.
If ‘Roe v. Wade’ is overturned, the fear is that the religious right in Puerto Rico and the two main parties will be emboldened to further limit women’s rights. The hope is that young women, part of the increasingly powerful Boricua female voting bloc, will go to the polls in large numbers.
On this episode of Latino USA, sister-trio The Tiarras, best known for writing and performing catchy tunes that dive into themes of Latina empowerment and self-love, tells us more about the role sisterhood plays in their creative process and why they hope their art and journey inspire future generations of Latinos and Latinas.
As women in the United States find themselves on the verge of possibly losing the constitutional right to abortion, courts in many other parts of the world have been moving in the opposite direction.
Since the implementation of Act 22 approved in 2012 in Puerto Rico, which attracts foreign investors with tax incentives, access to affordable housing for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault has been a growing challenge.
After news broke Monday of a looming Supreme Court decision to overturn ‘Roe v. Wade,’ Democrats vowed to introduce legislation codifying abortion rights. But without filibuster reform, they are unlikely to secure the 60 votes needed to pass such a bill.
Grammy-nominated audio engineer and radio producer Jeanne Montalvo writes about her research on Mexican composer and lyricist Maria Grever and other unsung Latinas who changed the music industry forever.
In this episode of Latino USA, Maria Hinojosa sits down with Dominican-American poet Elizabeth Acevedo, the award-winning author of ‘The Poet X,’ to discuss how storytelling became an important part of her life, her identity, and the impact of her success.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A draft opinion circulated among Supreme Court justices suggests that earlier this year a majority of them had thrown support behind overturning the 1973 case Roe v. Wade that legalized abortion nationwide, according to a report published Monday night in Politico. It’s unclear if the draft represents the court’s final word on the matter.
Since The Ring magazine was established 100 years ago this year, no women have won the coveted Fight of the Year award. And until this past Saturday, no two female boxers ever combined to earn as much money from a single fight, banking seven figures each.
In this episode of Latino USA, singer Doris Anahi Muñoz walks us through the pivotal moments that took her from behind the stage to the very front and delves into how finding her voice was a way to choose herself. Doris Anahi Muñoz was growing up in a Christian household in San Bernardino, California when, […]
This episode of Latino USA is part of our series Genias in Music, remembering notable women and their contributions to their fields throughout history.
Veracruz native Silvana Estrada talks about connecting with audiences across the United States and beyond, finding inspiration in the world around her, and the making of her debut album, ‘Marchita.’ She also reflects on forging her own path in music and the formative experiences that made her the artist she is today.
Latino Rebels spoke to Sophia Lugo, a member of Puerto Rico Lacrosse and the assistant coach of the women’s senior national team, about the campaign to get more Puerto Ricans, and Latinos in general, involved in the sport.
Despite the legislative setbacks to level the playing field for undocumented immigrants, Patrica Ordaz remains committed to empowering staffers in any way she can. It was to this end that last month, the formerly undocumented immigrant born in Mexico City was elected president of the Congressional Hispanic Staff Association.
In 2008, Melissa Lucio was convicted of capital murder after the death of her two-year-old daughter, Mariah Elizabeth Alvarez. She is the first Latina to be put on death row in Texas. Her family members and supporters believe she is innocent and did not receive a fair trial. Melissa has maintained her innocence.
Prisca Dorcas Mojica Rodríguez’s book is exemplary of the ways in which everyone has the ability to participate in revolutionary acts that drive change, but the real work begins within our communities, our households, and ourselves.