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Watch: This Powerful #MannequinChallenge Video Tackles Police Violence
Watch: This Powerful #MannequinChallenge Video Tackles Police Violence
By Raquel Reichard | 11/10/2016 - 14:43

The #MannequinChallenge has taken over the Internet, with high school students,


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MTV's "Transformation" is Empowering Trans Youth In the Most Incredible Way
MTV's 'Transformation' is Empowering Transgender Youth in the Most Incredible Way
By Barbara Gonzalez | 11/10/2016 - 12:38

One of the most difficult things for transgender people is not feeling safe in their own bodies. MTV is hoping to shed light on this issue in a beautiful way.

 

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This Ode to Latinas Who Rock Big Hoop Earrings Will Give You All the Feels
This Ode to Latinas Who Rock Big Hoop Earrings Will Give You All the Feels
By Raquel Reichard | 11/04/2016 - 10:42

There’s one comment just about every bamboo earring-wearing Latina has heard: “the bigger the hoop, the bigger the hoe.” Singer Nira Arin resists the sexism, racism and classism tinged in the saying by declaring “the bigger the hoop, the bigger the heart” in a new video for mitú.


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This Video Breaks It Down Why Puerto Ricans Can't Vote Presidential Election
Puerto Ricans Can't Vote in the Presidential Election — This Video Explains Why
By Barbara Gonzalez | 11/03/2016 - 17:14

Gather around, folks, because we're going to tell you about a lovely lady by the name of Ingrid Cobian, a U.S. citizen who can't vote.

 

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Survey: Most Virginia Latinxs Support Access to Abortion
Survey: Most Virginia Latinxs Support Access to Abortion
By Raquel Reichard | 11/03/2016 - 11:15

This just in: A strong majority of Latinxs in Virginia support access to abortion, believing it should be legal, affordable and covered by health insurance.


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Unapologetic: This is What Street Harassment Looks Like for Latinas
Unapologetic: This is What Street Harassment Looks Like for Latinas
By Raquel Reichard | 11/02/2016 - 10:51

If you’re walking the streets while Latina, it’s likely you’ve heard “hey, mamacita” or “yo, Jennifer” – never mind that you don’t actually share a name with J.Lo.


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My Alma Mater is Racist — But Here's Why I'm Still Going Back for Homecoming
The Racism on My Alma Mater's Campus is Appalling — But Here's Why I Still Go Back for Homecoming
By Barbara Gonzalez | 10/31/2016 - 16:47

Whenever I mention that I am a native New Yorker who went to school at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, I’m often met with some very perplexed looks.


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WATCH: This Video Shows How Cultural Appropriation is the Scariest Part of Halloween
WATCH: This Video Shows How Cultural Appropriation is the Scariest Part of Halloween
By Raquel Reichard | 10/31/2016 - 11:00

It's officially the scariest time of year: Halloween, the day when people offensively turn other cultures into costumes for laughs.


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Unapologetic: Ep 3
Unapologetic: This is What Workplace Inequality Looks Like for Latinas
By Raquel Reichard | 10/25/2016 - 16:35

Gender inequality in the workplace persists in 2016, and this imbalance is even bleaker for Latinas. Whether it's the pay gap, leadership, sexual harassment or overcoming painful stereotypes, we come up against a lot of barriers, mujeres.


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Danny Pino and Dave Navarro Take a Stance to End Domestic Violence
Danny Pino and Dave Navarro Take a Stand to End Domestic Violence
By Barbara Gonzalez | 10/24/2016 - 14:52

We've all heard the same excuses over and over again: "Boys will be boys." "He was drunk." "It only happened once."


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