These Elementary Students Made Sure Mexican-American History Was Included in Their Textbooks
These Elementary Students Made Sure Mexican-American History Was Included in Their Textbooks
By Raquel Reichard | 08/15/2016 - 10:03

Children are the future, and the fifth graders at California’s Bell Gardens Elementary School are proving we are in good hands. After learning about the Mexican Repatriation of the 1930s, and scratching their heads wondering why this part of history was conveniently left out of their textbooks, they took the issue to the state – and they won.


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Texas Latinos Fight to Keep Racist Mexican-American Textbook Out of Schools
Texas Latinos Fight to Keep Racist Mexican-American Textbook Out of Schools
By Raquel Reichard | 07/13/2016 - 10:40

Texas Latinos are mobilizing to stop a controversial book on Mexican-American history from entering its public schools.


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Puerto Ricans And Mexicans In Poorer Health According to Researchers
Puerto Ricans & Mexicans Reportedly Have Poorer Health Than Other Latinos
By Barbara Gonzalez | 06/20/2016 - 11:20

A recent report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that Puerto Ricans and Mexicans living in the United States have higher rates of chronic illnes


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Mexican-American Studies Textbook Claims Chicanos Want to “Destroy This Society”
Mexican-American Studies Textbook Claims Chicanos Want to “Destroy This Society”
By Raquel Reichard | 05/12/2016 - 15:34

This isn’t the textbook Texas activists had in mind when they were calling for more literature on Mexican-American history.


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10 Memes You'll Understand If You Have Mexican Mom
10 Memes You'll Understand If You Have A Mexican Mom
By Cristina Arreola | 11/23/2015 - 12:00

She's brutally honest. Sometimes, she scares the sh*t out of you. But she also makes the best homemade tortillas this side of the border, and you love her unconditionally. 


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Quinceanera Things Happen Buzzfeed Video
WATCH: This Video Perfectly Captures What Happens At Every Quinceañera
By Latina Staff | 10/08/2015 - 14:32

What happens when you're in a quince? Watch this. 


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16 Items That Will Remind You Of Growing Up Mexican-American
16 Items That Will Remind You Of Growing Up Mexican-American
By Cristina Arreola | 09/15/2015 - 15:26

You may be far from home, but that doesn't mean you should (or can...) escape your roots.


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Mexican-American History Books Approved by Arizona Are Not Authored by Latinos
Mexican-American History Books Approved by Arizona Are Not Authored by Latinos
By Samantha Leal | 08/29/2013 - 11:04

The controversial Arizona city ban on Mexican American studies curriculum has garnered even more controversy, now that the approved replacement curriculum includes no Latino-authored books.


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Eva Longoria and her parents at the Over Her Dead Body premiere
9 Latinos Whose Families Arrived Before July 4, 1776
By Carmery Trinidad | 07/04/2013 - 11:30

Listening to the immigration debate, you could easily get the idea that all Latinos are newcomers to this country. Nothing could be further from the truth. Latinos have had a presence in this land for 500 years, and the proof is not just in Spanish place names like Nevada and Colorado or in the fact that the oldest city in America (St. Augustine, Florida) was founded by the Spanish, but in the stories of Latino families nationwide.


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Eddie Zavala
Latino Engineer Heads NASA Program
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 06/27/2013 - 11:48

Growing up, Texas native Eddie Zavala, dreamed that maybe one day he could be an astronaut or an engineer.

But the Mexican-American never imagined he'd one day be heading a program for NASA at the space agency's Dryden Aircraft Operations Facility in California..

"When I was a boy the first approach I had to NASA was through a mission I saw on television, the Apollo-Soyuz mission," Zavala said, referring to the 1975 joint U.S.-Soviet space venture.


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