Opinion

OPINION: The Killing of Adam Toledo and the Torture of Caron Nazario

The killing of Toledo and the assault on Nazario are just the latest examples of the extent of state-sponsored violence against Latinos.

  • Apr 17, 2021
  • 2:26 PM

OPINION: One Reason Unions Lose? Leadership Does Not Reflect the Membership

What does it mean that over 80% of labor unions in the U.S. are led exclusively by white people?

  • Apr 16, 2021
  • 4:17 PM

Vestida y alborotada, Holding on to Hope

My aunt and the rest of my family are my driving force, whenever I lose sight of what I am doing or why I am doing it I remember that I channel the strength of my entire family.

  • Apr 16, 2021
  • 1:15 PM

Government of El Salvador Fabricates a New Case Against El Faro

This government’s attacks against El Faro include smear campaigns, stalking, illegal wiretaps, threats, and constant online harassment.

  • Apr 16, 2021
  • 8:23 AM

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: Anti-Black Policing Isn’t Just for White Cops

Over the past two decades, many cases of Black and Latino cops targeting Black people have started a broader conversation about racial justice

  • Apr 14, 2021
  • 12:52 PM

OPINION: US Economic Policies Have Turned Central American Countries Into Unsafe Prisons of Poverty

We can’t expect a corporate liberal media to expose the central role played by U.S. corporations, banks, the State and Defense Departments, Congress and successive Presidents in creating the conditions for what is happening at the U.S.-Mexico border.

  • Apr 14, 2021
  • 11:21 AM

OPINION: Our Perennial Sin

In order for supremacy to work, “the other,” as academics remind us, have to be judged inferior and culturally invisible.

  • Apr 13, 2021
  • 5:57 PM

OPINIÓN: República Dominicana, el aborto y una mentira repetida llamada ‘provida’

La razón fundamental para apoyar el acceso al aborto seguro en 3 causales es que la mayoría de las mujeres que tienen un embarazo no deseado van a tratar de hacerse un aborto, independientemente de lo que dicte la ley y en aquellos países donde el aborto es penalizado, las mujeres no tendrán más opción que arriesgar sus vidas haciéndose un aborto clandestino con personas no calificadas.

  • Apr 13, 2021
  • 1:31 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

What Is ‘Mexican’? Understanding Cultural Identity

I have struggled with how to describe or define my identity since moving to the United States from Mexico at age 10—a struggle that was internalized and personal for years.

  • Apr 7, 2021
  • 11:11 AM

OPINION: Sen. Schumer Is Right, Puerto Rico’s Tax Haven Schemes Are ‘Bullshit’

Members of Congress can no longer perpetuate a colony to benefit big corporate donors who contribute to their campaigns, while the majority of people on the island remain in poverty.

  • Apr 7, 2021
  • 10:10 AM

OPINION: The Situation at the US-Mexico Border Is a Crisis, But Is It New?

Children and families have been fleeing to the U.S. for years, particularly from Mexico and the so-called Northern Triangle countries of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras.

  • Apr 6, 2021
  • 10:27 AM

The Pandemic and Bolsonaro Continue to Wreak Havoc in Brazil

If on the one hand, the world looks with concern at the unfolding situation in Brazil, on the other hand, for Brazilians the climate is one of absolute fear.

  • Apr 2, 2021
  • 1:53 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

4 Ways to Support Our Community During the Pandemic and Beyond

Given the disproportionate health and economic toll COVID-19 has had on Latinas and Latinos, our communities demand immediate relief.

  • Mar 30, 2021
  • 2:52 PM

How the Mocking of Councilwoman Nancy Navarro’s Accent Transported Me Back (and Then Forward)

As a Latina working in such spaces, it is a reminder that even educational privilege or positions of power do not protect us against racism and xenophobia.

  • Mar 29, 2021
  • 5:48 PM

Georgia Is Really Just the Tip of the Iceberg (OPINION)

Instead of focusing on changing their policy priorities to align with those of Georgia voters, one party decided to change the rules of the game to make it less fair and block participation.

  • Mar 26, 2021
  • 1:02 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

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