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.

These Mexican Children Were Denied Access to School Because Their Parents are Same-Sex
These Mexican Children Were Denied Access to School Because Their Parents are Same-Sex

Siblings in Mexico have been turned away from three different schools because their parents are same-gender. The couple, Martha, who did not share her last name in an effort to protect her children's privacy, and her unnamed partner, is fighting back.

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Donald Trump’s Twitter Rants Aren’t Going Anywhere
Donald Trump’s Twitter Rants Aren’t Going Anywhere

Donald Trump’s Twitter rants have been criticized from everyday people and political officials on the ideological left and right – so much so that his campaign began to supervise his account during the days leading up to the election. When he was announced president-elect, many assumed the unnecessary, controversial tweets would halt, but even weeks away from starting his presidency, Trump is still one of the social media platform’s biggest trolls.


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How Puerto Rican Artist Lester Rey is Fighting PROMESA Through Music
How Puerto Rican Artist Lester Rey is Fighting PROMESA Through Music

Over the summer, amid financial and humanitarian crises in Puerto Rico, Congress passed PROMESA, the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act, which established a control board made up of seven unelected members from the U.S. to run the island’s governmental finances and restructure its $70 billion debt for the next five years.

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Active Shooter Reported on Ohio State Campus, 1 Suspect Dead & 8 Victims Hospitalized
Active Shooter Reported on Ohio State Campus, 1 Suspect Dead & 8 Victims Hospitalized

Eight people have been hospitalized and one suspect is dead after an active shooter situation at Ohio State University Monday morning.

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According to Columbus Fire Department, seven people are stable and one is in critical condition.


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Donald Trump Falsely Claims Millions of People Voted Illegally
Donald Trump Falsely Claims Millions of People Voted Illegally In New Twitter Meltdown

Donald Trump won the Electoral College, making him the U.S.' next president, but apparently that's not enough for the controversial leader. The real estate mogul is saying, without evidence, that millions of people voted illegally, costing him the popular vote.

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Woman Crush(ing the Patriarchy) Wednesday: Shereen Marisol Meraji
Meet Shereen Marisol Meraji, a Latina Journalist Tackling Race & Identity Through Podcasting

With Donald Trump, a candidate who ran on racism, xenophobia, sexism, Islamophobia and a disdain for journalists, heading to the White House, reports by and about the communities most impacted by the president-elect’s rhetoric and proposals are ever-important, making Shereen Marisol Meraji a periodista you need to know.


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Trump-Supporting White Supremacist Richard Spencer Calls for Ban on "Non-European" Immigration
Trump-Supporting White Supremacist Richard Spencer Calls for Ban on "Non-European" Immigration

Richard Spencer, a leading white nationalist who has seen mainstream popularity since Donald Trump was elected president, is calling for a ban on immigration from people and countries outside of Europe.

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5 Things to Know About the Alt-Right
What You Need to Know About the Alt-Right

The alt right, once operating solely in obscure corners of the Internet, has been energized by Donald Trump’s election victory, garnering mainstream attention in their celebration of the man they consider their führer. But with its name, which is short for the alternative right, so vague and videos of what looks like college bros saluting “Heil Victory,” most folks, even those who supported Trump, are confused about who and what the alt right is.


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Why I won’t Accept Being Called Rachel
Why I Won’t Accept Being Called Rachel

My name is Raquel. You can roll the “R” and pronounce it in Spanish, as my Puerto Rican parents intended. You can go the “Rock-elle” route. Really, you can even pronounce it Rah-Kwel like some of my middle school homies did. But don’t — and I mean never — call me Rachel.

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Was Donald Trump's Meeting with Argentina's President a Conflict of Interest?
Was Donald Trump's Meeting with Argentina's President a Conflict of Interest?

Donald Trump hasn’t taken office yet, but the businessman-turned-leader of the “free world” has already been said to be using his new political position to boost his business interests. The latest: Trump has been accused of conflict of interest in his latest conversation with Argentine President Mauricio Macri.


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