Raquel Reichard Politics & Culture Editor

Raquel is the Politics & Culture Editor at Latina.com and Latina magazine, writing on all things policy, social justice, cultura and health. Formerly at millennial news site Mic, Raquel's work can also be found at the New York TimesCosmo for Latinas, the Washington Post, the Independent and more. A proud NuyoFloRican chonga, when Raquel's not talking Latina feminism, racial justice, the "x" in Latinx or the prison industrial complex, she's going on and on about the Puerto Rican diaspora in Orlando, Fla. Follow her on TwitterInstagram and Snapchat at @RaquelReichard.

Junot Díaz to be Honored at this Year's Hispanic Heritage Awards
Junot Díaz to be Honored at this Year's Hispanic Heritage Awards

Pulitzer prize-winning author Junot Díaz just picked up another major accolade: the Literature Award at the 29th Annual Hispanic Heritage Awards.

PLUS: Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor to Receive Hispanic Heritage Foundation Award


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Artist Puts Border Wall Around Donald Trump's Walk of Fame Star
Artist Puts Border Wall Around Donald Trump's Walk of Fame Star

Donald Trump is gonna have to check with border patrols the next time he visits his Walk of Fame star. This week, Los Angeles artist Plastic Jesus had the brilliant idea to build a wall around the Republican nominee's estrella.

MORE: Donald Trump is the Republican Nominee for U.S. President


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Demi Lovato, America Fererra & Eva Longoria Set to Speak at DNC
Demi Lovato, America Fererra & Eva Longoria Set to Speak at DNC

The Democratic National Convention is going to be heavy with Latina talent. Demi Lovato, America Ferrera and Eva Longoria are all slated to speak at the event in Philadelphia next week.


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Hispanic Chamber of Commerce's First-Ever Endorsement for President Goes to Clinton
Hispanic Chamber of Commerce's First-Ever Endorsement for President Goes to Clinton

For the first time ever, the non-partisan U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce endorsed a candidate for president – and they're backing Hillary Clinton.

MORE: U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Endorses Julian Castro for Vice President


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Donald Trump Adviser Says Hillary Clinton Should be "Shot for Treason"
Donald Trump Adviser Says Hillary Clinton Should be "Shot for Treason"

In case you forgot how violent the Donald Trump camp is: One of the Republican nominee’s advisers just said that contender Hillary Clinton should be shot. No BS!

MORE: More Than Half of Latinos Support Hillary Clinton Over Donald Trump


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Ted Cruz Booed Off RNC Stage for Refusing to Endorse Donald Trump
Ted Cruz Booed Off RNC Stage for Refusing to Endorse Donald Trump

Ted Cruz was booed off the stage at the Republican National Convention on Wednesday after refusing to endorse his former opponent and current GOP nominee Donald Trump.

MORE: Donald Trump is the Republican Nominee for U.S. President

While the Texas Senator did congratulate Trump on the big win, he wasn’t ready to support him.


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Unarmed Black Man Shot by Police While Helping Autistic Patient
Unarmed Black Man Shot by Police While Helping Autistic Patient

Police in South Florida shot unarmed Black caretaker Charles Kinsey on Monday as he was trying to help an autistic patient.

MORE: Police Officers Caught on Camera Violently Hitting & Dragging Latina


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Woman Crush(ing the Patriarchy) Wednesday: Alicia Sanchez Gil
Woman Crush(ing the Patriarchy) Wednesday: Alicia Sanchez Gill

At a time when communities of color are under state-sanctioned attack, few people realize the ways structural and interpersonal violence simultaneously impact women, particularly AfroLatinas. Not this week’s #WCW, Alicia Sanchez Gill.


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Meet Winifer Fernández, the Volleyball Player the Internet Reduced to a Sex Object
Meet Winifer Fernández, the Volleyball Player the Internet Reduced to a Sex Object

You don’t have to be a volleyball fan to know who Winifer Fernández is. The Dominican athlete has become an Internet sensation, and not because the talented 21-year-old is considered one of the best players in her position, though she is. Instead, videos, GIFs and stills of Fernández are making their rounds on a social network near you because of her sex appeal, and that’s kind of effed up.


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Florida Puerto Ricans Will Decide the Presidential Race in the Biggest Swing State
Florida Puerto Ricans Will Decide the Presidential Race in the Biggest Swing State

The swelling number of Puerto Ricans making Florida their home is bringing new meaning to #BoricuaPower. The more than 1 million puertoriqueñxs across the state have the influence to decide the presidential race in one of the country’s biggest political battlegrounds, and Democrats and Republicans are taking notice.

MORE: 34 Photos Prove Puerto Ricans are Transforming Central Florida


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