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Being Latino contributors consists of individuals and partner organizations. They join us in our goal of providing our audience with a communication platform designed to educate, entertain and connect all peoples across the global Latino spectrum. Together we aim to break down barriers and foster unity and empowerment through informative, thought-provoking dialogue and exchanging of ideas. Giving a unified voice to the multitude of communities that identify with the multidimensional culture that is Latino.

Contributing to Latino stereotypes

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Sofía Vergara made the cover of Women’s Health magazine May edition. In her interview with the magazine she revealed some secrets regarding her image and Latinas as a whole. Sofía declared that although many people admire her figure, she believes her breasts take all the attention away from the rest of her body. Vergara also Read More

Latinos and higher education: An uneasy alliance

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Common sense tells us that pursuing a college degree is probably the best way to achieve success in life. Apparently, Latinos have stubbornly ignored this rule of thumb. A report released by Excelencia in Education places the spotlight on the educational gap between Latinos and the rest of the population of the United States. The Read More

Latino media is under attack

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In the world of American politics, lies, and misinformation about Obamacare have become weapons to influence public opinion and perceptions regarding the landmark legislation. Now Univision and Telemundo have been accused of blatant liberal bias as they attempt to promote a favorable image of Obamacare by running a campaign to persuade Latinos to buy health Read More

The Obamacare conversation shifts focus

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Obamacare has been the cause of much conversation since its infancy. However, now that it is in full effect, the conversation has shifted in a new direction. Latinos were supposed to be one of the groups who benefited the most from the Affordable Care Act, but since the launch of healthcare.gov that does not seem Read More

Latino Mental Health Crisis

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With Latina high students killing themselves at a much higher rate than their black and white counterparts, it’s time to recognize that there is a problem with Latinos getting adequate mental health care. Many studies, like those conducted by the National Institutes of Health suggest that lower education and socio-economic status are leading contributors to Read More

Stay at home moms strike back

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In the late 19th century the United States faced one of the most prominent and persistent social movements that is still present today, Feminism. Before that, women were oppressed by males in their family and society, and were forced to live by many norms and restrictions that upon birth were imposed on them.  Women were Read More

Playing “The Other Woman” and what it means for Latinas as a whole

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What do Cameron Diaz, Alexa Vega, and Eva Mendes have in common? Well, they have all been the other woman. No, not in terms of infidelity, but these Latinas, along with a few others, have played the roles of mistresses in some popular Hollywood films. Cameron Diaz stars as Carly Whitten, protagonist of the upcoming Read More

Latinos and the Civil Rights Act of 1964: How much has really changed?

The Guardian

This year, Americans are set to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act. Prior to the effectiveness of the landmark legislation, Latinos and African-Americans had to face, on a daily basis, the consequences of legally-established racism. Five decades later, it is time to reflect on how much it has accomplished and how much Read More

Things to consider before getting a haircut

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The first step to finding a haircut that will flatter your face is to identify your face shape. Not everyone has the same shape; therefore not all the haircut will look good on you. Some examples of shape faces are: oval, round, square, or long. There are quizzes and models online that you can use Read More

Roman Catholic Church comes out for immigration reform

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The immigration question has long been heavily contested here in the United States. The issue is one that Latinos and others wanted resolved. The Catholic Church, more so now that they have a Latino pope, in Pope Francis, has pushed the issue here as well. The polls taken on the topic say that Americans have Read More