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The United States tends to place all Latinos in one category but a new study reveals nuestra gente has as many differences as it does similarities, including when it comes to ethnic origin. Latinos in America, a study headed by Gabriel Acevedo, a professor at St. Mary’s University…

We’re proud of famed Latino directors and actors like Robert Rodriguez and Gina Rodriguez who challenge Hollywood’s Diversity Program. Fortunately, there are several emerging artists following in their footsteps and we’re so here for it. Among these rising talents is Magdalena Albizu, whose documentary La Negrita, highlights the…

With technology and science constantly evolving, there is a great demand for STEM professionals and Latinos are jumping on the opportunity. Role models like Dr. Ellen Ochoa, the first Latina to go to space and lead a space station, are proof anything is possible. Ochoa first traveled to…

It’s hard to argue against the fact that racism and hate-crimes against Latinos have increased since President Trump took office. The number of recent incidents has angered nuestra gente. According to an FBI report, anti-Latino crime spiked by 24 percent since 2016, while major hate crimes grew across…

When it comes to fighting worthy causes, Latinas in the U.S. often get inspiration from women in Latin America. Today we’ll highlight three of them. First is Puerto Rican Pure Belpré who worked for 45 years at New York City Public Library to diversify the audience the library…

Latinos are increasingly finding it harder to get back into the U.S. after traveling abroad. They report feeling discriminated against by Border Patrol agents based on their darker skin tone, Latino features, accent and Latin American passports. Meanwhile, their lighter-skinned counterparts are getting…

You may have heard the story of Lorena Bobbitt, the battered immigrant woman who famously cut off the penis of her abusive former husband… Lorena’s story is widely-known thanks to a documentary series of the same name but there are many abused women with stories that will never…

When first-generation Latinos accomplish a great feat they do so not only for themselves but for their families and communities. This includes navigating the challenging college environment, many times without any outside support. Emily Rivera didn’t know what college was growing up but that changed when a guidance…

Nuestra gente has produced some of the most inspiring and fierce mujeres in history. Luckily for us, some of these women have preserved their stories in autobiographical format for us to enjoy over and over again. Diane Guerrero’s “In the County We Love” shares in a raw way…