Opinion

Nick Najera Hosts Latino Thought Makers Discussion With Dr. Cornel West (VIDEO)

Writer and comedian Rick Najera hosts a Latino Thought Makers discussion with the philosopher, author, activist and social critic, Dr. Cornel West.

  • Oct 27, 2021
  • 5:42 PM

The Great Latino Resignation (OPINION)

My personal journey toward quitting my old job and starting a new one is a reminder that, for Latinos, the Great Resignation also includes letting go of cultural norms that have been instilled in us since childhood.

  • Oct 26, 2021
  • 12:06 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

Selena Gomez and the Complicated Nature of Latinx Representation

Selena Gomez can’t represent our entire community, but her character in the Hulu series ‘Only Murders in the Building’ is a positive addition to the Latinx canon.

  • Oct 20, 2021
  • 10:39 AM

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

OPINION: The Business of Puerto Rico’s Statehood Party

Don Quixote’s elusive quest is a fitting metaphor for Puerto Rico’s statehood movement.

  • Oct 14, 2021
  • 1:01 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: Using Hardship to Boost Well-Being

Latinos have suffered more than most from the pandemic in terms of health and finances. But despite the data, it is possible to use the hardships of the present circumstances to pivot, learn, and thrive. 

  • Oct 13, 2021
  • 10:28 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

Analysis: Sen. Alex Padilla Can Win on Immigration Reform

Unless Padilla or the other Latino senators take a hard line on immigration reform, a legalization bill is unlikely to be enacted during the current Congress.

  • Oct 10, 2021
  • 12:11 PM

Latinidad Is Broken, We’re Broken (OPINION)

What one betrays when disavowing Latinidad is the delusion of a single country culturally owning entire continents, various and vibrant ways of life, through the manipulation of a single language. What is to be the legacy of Latinidad? What is the legacy of whiteness? Are they really that different?

  • Oct 8, 2021
  • 10:38 AM

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

White Like Me: An Asininely Articulated Admission (OPINION)

I am not Latinx… nor am I Indigenous… Ergo facto, I’m white, right?

  • Oct 6, 2021
  • 3:34 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

The Awakening

In examining gentrification and neoliberalism, I found many similarities to colonialism, which continues to have negative impacts on Latinas and Latinos.

  • Oct 4, 2021
  • 4:29 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

Haitians, La Migra, and Title 42: What We’re Not Talking About (OPINION)

Aside from the discussions we’re having about political and economic turmoil in Haiti, much more sinister actions are at play.

  • Sep 29, 2021
  • 6:19 PM

OPINION: Poor Kyrsten Sinema

She just can’t seem to catch a break, can she?

  • Sep 28, 2021
  • 1:31 PM

OPINION: Waiting for ‘Them’ to Hire More People of Color Isn’t Going to Change Sports Media the Way It Should

Every year, it’s slightly less of the same problem, but it’s still the same problem.

  • Sep 27, 2021
  • 3:40 PM

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