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Guest Voz: The words of Golden Globe winner Gina Rodriguez inspires this Latino entrepreneur to “manifest change”

Guest Voz: The words of Golden Globe winner Gina Rodriguez inspires this Latino entrepreneur to “manifest change”

By Erik de la Cruz LatinaLista Surrounded by my entire family as we watched the Golden Globe awards felt like a surreal feeling because of its rarity. With the distraction that is cell phones, I would moderately fade out during the commercials. I decided to embrace the moment that I was in and placed my


Guest Voz: Obama’s Cuba Policy Shift Means Major Shifts in Latin America and Among U.S. Latino ‘Américanos’

By Roberto Lovato LatinaLista To see my 92 year-old father’s morning face on waking up to news of President Obama’s announcement about U.S.-Cuban relations was to see the future of U.S. politics. “What?” he asked in the crackly, sleepy voice that’s taken on a sadder cadence since my mother María, his partner of 60-plus years,


Guest Voz: For some, climate change already means adapting or saying goodbye

By Nicole Hernández Hammer LatinaLista As the changing climate continues to transform the American landscape we are beginning to realize the many ways in which our day-to-day lives and the lives of future generations will be different because of climate change. A new Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) report looks at what tidal flooding will

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Guest Voz: Racial profiling of young men of color is a Civil Rights issue that needs to be fixed

By Cynthia D. Mares LatinaLista As attorneys, Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) lawyers have a responsibility to ensure that our legal system is just, that police officers who use undue force are held accountable, and that broken policies such as lack of training and lack of accountability are fixed before any more tragedies happen. Moreover,


Guest Voz: Over Time, Myth of Color-Blind Society Takes Toll on Latinos

By Barbara Ferrer LatinaLista Migration of Latino families to America is an inspiring story of men, women and children leaving their native countries, often searching for better opportunities and safety for their families. Yet, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s recent poll of Latino families also reveals that a different narrative develops – frustration from racism and