Opinion

Today Barbados, Tomorrow Puerto Rico (OPINION)

At the stroke of midnight on Tuesday, the Caribbean nation of Barbados bid farewell to Queen Elizabeth II as its head of state, becoming the world’s youngest republic. Though largely symbolic, the act will resonate throughout the Caribbean, especially in its oldest colony, Puerto Rico. 

  • Nov 30, 2021
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How the Climate Crisis Fuels the Migrant One and Hits Latinos Especially Hard (OPINION)

It’s been a terrible century or so for Central America, but last year was especially rough.

  • Nov 23, 2021
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How a National Costume Speaks to Shifting Resistance in Puerto Rico (OPINION)

On Thursday, Miss Universe Puerto Rico 2021 Michelle Marie Colón Ramírez presented her national costume, a garment directly connecting to Colón Ramírez’s identity and pride as a Black Puerto Rican woman.

  • Nov 19, 2021
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What Defines a Free Cuba? (OPINION)

Freedom and liberty in Cuba mean different things based on who you ask in the majority Black and Mulatto island nation

  • Nov 18, 2021
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Puerto Rican Utopia, Cuba Redux (OPINION)

History has a way of repeating itself, and in many ways Batista’s Cuba is echoed in today’s Puerto Rico.

  • Nov 17, 2021
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Meet Rep. Paul Gosar, Arizona’s Homegrown White Nationalist Hero (OPINION)

Rep. Gosar is a white supremacist and a male member of a political party that’s now dominated by white supremacists, a party whose core agenda now has almost nothing to do with so-called traditional Republican values.

  • Nov 16, 2021
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Letter from a Young Rebelde (OPINION)

You have to read this letter sent from a young Salvadoran immigrant looking to join the team at Latino Rebels.

  • Nov 12, 2021
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Redistricting and the Power of Latino Unity (OPINION)

We need to ensure that the way district lines are drawn will give us every chance at quality representation. We have to pay attention to the process of drawing district lines to ensure that the next decade of political boundaries shows an America that is transforming.

  • Nov 9, 2021
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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

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