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Have you noticed that when you walk into a college classroom chances are high that the professor will not be Latino? Source: Photo by Felicia Mello for CALmatters we know that college professors of color make for a fairer, more nurturing and understanding environment for nuestros estudiantes. Naysayers…

Why on earth would I give up mis tacos de lengua, arroz con pollo, ropa vieja, bandeja paisa, asado, curanto, ceviche, o encebollado? Well with the rise of Veganism in the U.S., the lifestyle is spilling over to our ‘meaty’ Latinx cuisine to something a little less…meat-filled. So…

When you do a random Internet search of Artificial Intelligence (AI), you are greeted with images of coding in blue font, robots with white faces, and the silhouette of brains outlined by circuit boards and beaming lights. However, none of this tells you what exactly AI is. These…

Rural America is changing, particularly in population loss and demographic make up. With jobs shifting to urban settings and school closing in small communities many continue to follow migration patterns into cities to offset that. If there is a group of people that finds light in the darkness…

Nuestra gente doesn’t play with superstitions. The groom seeing his bride in her dress before the wedding and Friday the 13th strokes of bad luck are small matters compared to what abuela warned us about. No matter how busy we are with the kids or how little space…

Why has Hispanic history been separated from American history in textbooks? It’s no wonder we get frustrated that others don’t seem to grasp our key role in history. In the 1830s, Mejicanos were concerned about Americans migrating to their country, causing a massive…

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…