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Transgender Latina Erykah Tijerina Found Dead in Texas Home
Transgender Latina Erykah Tijerina Found Dead in Texas Home
By Raquel Reichard | 08/11/2016 - 17:21

Transgender Latina Erykah Tijerina was found dead in her El Paso, Texas home on Monday.


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Study: Latinos & Blacks More Afraid of White Americans Than Terrorists
Study: Latinxs & Blacks More Afraid of White Americans Than Foreign Terrorists
By Raquel Reichard | 08/11/2016 - 11:01

While our presidential candidates propose national security policies, it’s domestic extremism that worries most youth of color.


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WATCH: This Is Exactly Why You Shouldn't Judge a Person By Their Color
WATCH: Hilarious Video Captures What It's Like to be a White-Passing Latino
By Barbara Gonzalez | 08/10/2016 - 14:32

If you're a Latinx who doesn't fit the stereotypical description of what people think we "should" look like, what happens in this video has probably happened to you.


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10 Body Positive Instagram Accounts You Should Be Following Right Now
10 Body Positive Instagram Accounts You Should Be Following Right Now
By Barbara Gonzalez | 08/09/2016 - 15:32

We're constantly being bombarded with content that tells us what our bodies should look like.


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Aspiring Mexican Makeup Artist Uses Dad as Model and Internet Questions His Masculinity
Aspiring Mexican Makeup Artist Uses Dad as Model and Internet Questions His Masculinity
By Raquel Reichard | 08/09/2016 - 12:51

Aspiring makeup artist Gisela Villa convinced her biggest fan, her papi, to do his makeup, but instead of celebrating her dad's killer poses, fierce highlight or his support for his


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Tourist Staying in Washington Heights Gets Slammed On Reddit
AirBnB Tourist Calls Dominican NYC Neighborhood "Loud" & "Uneducated," Gets Slammed on Reddit
By Barbara Gonzalez | 08/09/2016 - 11:36

As if we needed another ignorant person going into Latinx neighborhoods and criticizing our culture, this tourist decided to take to reddit and let everyone know his (unsolicited) opinion about Washington Height


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11 Woke Latinas You Should Be Following on Social Media
11 Woke Latinxs You Should Be Following on Social Media
By Barbara Gonzalez | 08/05/2016 - 17:23

When we're looking to see what's going on in the world, the common sense thing to do is head over to our favorite news or culture site. But these days, we're looking for the social commentary, too, and we want it from reliable sources.


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5 Ways White Supremacy Pits People of Color Against Each Other
5 Ways White Supremacy Pits People of Color Against Each Other
By Raquel Reichard | 08/05/2016 - 17:00

Mi gente, we are doing the work of white supremacy.


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WATCH: Powerful First-Person Story About Venezuelan Crisis
WATCH: Alejandro Toro Shares Powerful First-Person Narrative of the Crisis in Venezuela
By Barbara Gonzalez | 08/05/2016 - 10:36

Another video created by Pero Like on Venezuela's critical state is quickly going viral, with more than 20 million views at this time – and for very good reason.


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Leadership Lessons I Learned From Barack Obama
Barack Obama Turns 55: Leadership Lessons I Learned From My Birthday Twin
By Jada Gomez | 08/04/2016 - 16:50

Whenever someone meets me, two things become clear rather quickly: I'm from New York, and President Barack Obama is my hero.


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