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Soledad O’Brien Shows How Horrific the Internet is for High-Profile Women of Color
EXCLUSIVE: Soledad O’Brien Talks Online Harassment & Body Shaming
By Raquel Reichard | 05/23/2016 - 13:27

As a high-profile Black Latina, Soledad O’Brien has, unfortunately, had her share of online harassment – and some.


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New Study Shows Most Americans Don't Know Puerto Ricans Are U.S. Citizen
New Study Shows Most Americans Don't Know Puerto Ricans Are U.S. Citizens
By Celia Fernandez | 05/23/2016 - 12:17

Did you know Puerto Ricans have been U.S. citizens for almost a 100 years?


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Supreme Court Rules Non-U.S. Citizens Convicted of Minor Crimes Can Be Deported
Supreme Court Rules Non-U.S. Citizens Convicted of Minor Crimes Can Be Deported
By Celia Fernandez | 05/20/2016 - 11:15

The Supreme Court is making it easier for the government to deport or otherwise remove people who are not U.S. citizens if they are convicted of seemingly minor state crimes.


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8 Things the Young Lords Helped Change
5 Things the Young Lords Helped Change
By Raquel Reichard | 05/19/2016 - 17:20

The Young Lords Party is often described as a Puerto Rican nationalist group, but they fought for much more than the self-determination and independence


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Woman Crush(ing the Patriarchy) Wednesday: Omaris Zunilda Zamora
Woman Crush(ing the Patriarchy) Wednesday: Omaris Zunilda Zamora
By Raquel Reichard | 05/18/2016 - 15:52

Black and Latina/Chicana feminisms are life-affirming for countless women of color, but in both movements, AfroLatinas are left at the periphery, if acknowledged at all.


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Immigrant & LGBT Rights Leaders Start Hunger Strike to #EndTransDetention
Immigrant & LGBT Rights Leaders Start Hunger Strike to #EndTransDetention
By Raquel Reichard | 05/18/2016 - 11:05

Undocumented queer and transgender activists launched a hunger strike in Santa Ana, Calif. on Monday in an effort to end the detainment of trans immigrants.


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7 Problems Devastating Puerto Rico That’s Not the Debt Crisis
7 Problems Devastating Puerto Rico That’s Not the Debt Crisis
By Raquel Reichard | 05/14/2016 - 10:00

NOTE: This article has been edited. A previous version stated that Puerto Rico's Medicare Advantage payments were cut by 11 percent. While this was planned, this cut never occured.


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This Video Perfectly Explains Why Latinxs Need to Check Our Privilege
This Video Perfectly Explains Why Latinxs Need to Check Our Privilege
By Raquel Reichard | 05/12/2016 - 16:20

As Latinxs, we often come up against numerous barriers and discriminations based on our ethnicity, race, immigration status, class and gender, among so much more, but the bigotry we encounter doesn’t look the same for all of us – not even close.


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Marijuana-Related Arrests in Colorado are Down for Whites, Up for Blacks & Latinos
Marijuana-Related Arrests in Colorado are Down for Whites, Up for Blacks & Latinos
By Raquel Reichard | 05/12/2016 - 10:03

Recreational marijuana may be legal in Colorado, but that’s not keeping kids with nickel bags out of jail.


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Woman Crush(ing the Patriarchy) Wednesday: Arianna Lint
Woman Crush(ing the Patriarchy) Wednesday: Arianna Lint
By Raquel Reichard | 05/11/2016 - 16:28

Trained in law, this week’s #WCW Arianna Lint traded a career centered on statutes and decrees for one in transgender


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