Commentary: Carmen Carrera, “The only way to combat hate is love”
Carmen Carrera: “The Only Way to Combat Hate is Love”
By Latina Staff | 06/17/2016 - 10:29

The events that took place on Sunday in Orlando felt personal. Not only because I am a member of the LGBT community but because Pulse Nightclub was a pivotal place in my young adult life.


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Commentary: Dr. Dre’s Abusive Past is Bigger Than Hip-Hop
Commentary: Dr. Dre’s Abusive Past is Bigger Than Hip-Hop
By Jesus Trivino | 08/24/2015 - 16:41

If Straight Outta Compton wasn’t such a moneymaker, would Dr.


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How Selena Taught Me Spanish
How Selena Taught Me Spanish
By Cindy Rodriguez | 04/05/2015 - 11:00

It’s been 20 years since the death of Selena, and what better time to admit that if it wasn’t for her music, I probably wouldn’t ha


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Commentary: I Worked in the Hip-Hop Industry & ‘Empire’ Does Need to Include Latinos
Commentary: Why ‘Empire’ Needs to Include Latinos
By Jesus Trivino | 03/18/2015 - 15:45

Empire isn’t as accurate as they want you to believe it is. Let me explain...


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Sole Survivor: The Health Dangers Of Wearing High Heels
Sole Survivor: The Health Dangers Of Wearing High Heels
By Sandra Guzman | 11/08/2013 - 09:09

After a three-decade love affair with high heels, I am calling it quits. Blame (or credit) my last pair of tacones: six-inch black suede booties from a certain French designer, which I bought in a trendy Manhattan store. When I tried them on, the shoes looked amazing and felt great. I plunked down a few hundred dollars and decided to walk home, a leisurely 10-block city stroll.


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Commentary: How Unpaid Internships Affect the Latino Community
Commentary: How Unpaid Internships Affect the Latino Community
By Cristina Arreola | 11/02/2013 - 12:00

I grew up in an upper-middle class family in Texas, where I attended the best private Catholic schools from preschool until graduation. When it came to my education–and my dreams–my parents spared no expense. If I needed a new blazer for my debate tournament, they bought me three. If I needed a tutor for calculus, they handled it. When it came time to apply for colleges, they expected the best from me, and they did their part: dishing out cash for SAT tests, application fees, and campus tours. I was never asked to stay close to home or attend an in-state institution to save money.


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Are Your Latina Curves Killing You?
Commentary: Are Your Latina Curves Killing You?
By Irina Gonzalez | 10/22/2013 - 17:09

Growing up as a Latina, I remember looking at magazines when I was a little girl and realizing how different I looked from everyone else. I remember thinking, when I was just 10 or 11 years old, just how big my thighs were. I was deeply ashamed of my curves and the fact that I looked different than anyone else in my class.


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Commentary: Today I’m Embarrassed to Be Dominican
By Alicia Anabel Santos | 10/04/2013 - 14:13

This week marks the 76th anniversary of the Dominican Republic’s Parsley Massacre. It was October 1937 when dictator Rafael Trujillo ordered the killing of an estimated 30,000 Haitians living in the country. Many who were black or suspected of being from the neighboring country, and those who were unable to pronounce the word “perejil” (parsley in Spanish) without an accent, were executed. Many of the murdered had been born in the Dominican Republic. This was Trujillo’s attempt at mass ethnic cleansing.


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Commentary: "Today I Was Called a N*gger"
Commentary: "Today I Was Called a N*gger"
By Vivian Llodra | 09/20/2013 - 14:45

Today I was called a n*gger.

Granted it wasn’t to my face and it was by strangers, but it was still shocking and unexpected. The culprit? Good old social media, specifically Twitter. Of course I see the irony in complaining about social media and then writing and posting about my feelings, but cut me some slack.


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