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Latinos in the U.S. Are Struggling to Keep Spanish
Latinos in the U.S. Are Struggling to Keep Their Kids Speaking Spanish
By Celia Fernandez | 05/24/2016 - 15:15

Speaking Spanish at home is something that is disappearing for the next generation. 


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New Texas Immigration Center to Include Special Unit for Transgender Detainees
New Texas Immigration Center to Include Special Unit for Transgender Detainees
By Celia Fernandez | 05/24/2016 - 13:03

Transgender immigrant detainees will be able to feel a bit more comfortable. 


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Restaurant Owner Makes "English Only" Rule But Says He's Not a Racist
Restaurant Owner Makes "English Only" Rule But Says He's Not a Racist
By Celia Fernandez | 05/24/2016 - 10:26

Ron Schneider is out of his mind! 


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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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