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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…

Today, nuestra gente is divided between using “Hispanic” or “Latino” to define us, but we are united in our cultural pride. Our Latinidad gives us a sense of identity, belonging and purpose. One way we maintain our identity is through the Spanish language. Afraid their bicultural children would…

“Latinx” was introduced as a gender-neutral term in response to the Spanish language’s male-dominant tone. Progressive Latinos embrace the term but Hispanic scholars worry it will ultimately be rejected by nuestra gente. Despite concerns, colleges such as the University of California, San Diego have formally adopted “Latinx” to…

Have you noticed Latinos don’t like talking about retirement? Finding the right way to plan for retirement can be legit hard. Most people just want to get through their work week, not plan for the future. But a 2017 survey found that one-third of Latinos cite finances as…