Added by Grecia Sanchez on April 25, 2016 at 1:49pm — No Comments
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Yesterday I walked through my college campus. I saw a row of T-shirts hanging like dead men on a clothesline with words written all over them. As I walked closer, there was the usual "No means No," "Still not asking for it," and a variety of other phrases used to "encourage" victims of sexual harassment to continue being the strong people that they are. However, instead of feeling proud of these well-meaning individuals, I was rather frustrated. Yes, a person shouldn't force themselves…Continue
Added by Jazmine Arreola on April 16, 2016 at 12:25am — No Comments
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Last week we had a political lesson at our after school clubs. Here are some of the letters our Latinitas wrote to our future president.
Dear future president,
Please work on student debt and immigration issues. I am a Latina and would like to see these issues addressed. I know both of these are concerns for the future generations.
Dear Donald Trump,
I am very aware that you are running for president of the United States, and I…
Added by Gabriela Garcia on April 19, 2016 at 10:39am — No Comments
I've always been really into music blogs like Blalock's Indie Playlist, Brooklyn Vegan, Pitchfork, Noisey, etc. I've always wanted to make one but kept running into excuses for myself. So here it is Becky's April Playlist hope you like it!
First artists I wanted to highlight were the Arcs. I didn't hear about them until last week.LAST WEEK! Can you believe that? If you think they're very reminiscent of the Black Keys you are on to something because the lead singer of the Black Keys…Continue
Added by Rebecca Portillo on April 22, 2016 at 10:38am — No Comments
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This Saturday morning, I needed a pick me up and reading something inspirational and powering is always the ticket. Well, I started out with my usual cup of coffee and watched Jane the Virgin to distract me. Like every morning, I check all of my social media and sweeping through Twitter is nothing unusual. I then came across Gina Rodriguez being talked about and I decided to follow the trend and I came across Women's Health magazine and right in the cover was Gina Rodriguez. Something deep…Continue
Added by Emily on April 16, 2016 at 7:28pm — No Comments
Attention poets! Help us celebrate National Poetry Month & submit your poetry to be published in Latinitas. Submit your poetry as a blog on mylatinitas.com or submit it online here:Continue
Added by Latinitas Intern on April 13, 2016 at 12:00pm — No Comments
Growing up, we learn to develop fears, things that hold us back from enjoying life as much as we can. However, what if I told you that fears don't hold you back but rather empower you?
Many of us are scared of typical everyday occurrences and we've been scared since we were in diapers of these things,
fear of spiders
fear of heights
fear of the darkness
fear of clowns
fear of public speaking, etc.
But what about real fears? The kind…Continue
Added by Andrea Luna on April 1, 2016 at 10:29am — No Comments
Yesterday was the 21st anniversary of Selena Quintanilla's death. As it has been tradition for many years now, many dedicated this day to remember and honor her and her successful career, grand influence and the legacy she left behind as a Mexican American woman who never gave up…Continue
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Added by Grecia Sanchez on April 4, 2016 at 12:40pm — No Comments
It feels like it was so quick and yet it took forever. Two degree changes and 4 years later and here I am 8 months away from graduating with my Bachelors in Marketing. I am the first in my family to go this far in my education and I am very happy about it. My little sister (she hates it when I call her that but I'll do it anyway) just started college I am proud of her value of higher education.
I am excited about the opportunities that may come up moving forward, but also in the back…Continue
Added by Rebecca Portillo on April 8, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments
We had some of our girls write down why it is important to go to college and also to write some advices they will give to their future selfs. This is what they share with us:
-It is important to go to college because you get an education and you get a good job to gain great amoun of money
-Dear future me, college is very important because now on days you can't get a good job.
-It is important to go to college ecause you can get a good career and so you can grow…Continue
Added by Latinitas Intern on April 8, 2016 at 1:30pm — No Comments
Some girls share with us what they have learned and wath advices they woul give to girls on how to do good in college.
Maggie: I learned that time management, dedication, and responsability is a key to do great in college. Being involved in organizations and in social communities can really help you fit in and get familiar with the college and other students, this helps build relationships. Maintaining good grades and GPA in high school and taking AP and dual credit classes can really…Continue
Added by Latinitas Intern on April 8, 2016 at 1:55pm — No Comments
From the National Partnership for Women and Families
The National Partnership for Women & Families is a nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy group dedicated to promoting fairness in the workplace, access to quality health care and policies that help women and men meet the dual demands of work and family. More information is available at …Continue
Added by Jasmine Villa on April 11, 2016 at 1:14pm — No Comments
This cartoon made me realize of the discrimination and stereotypes Mexicans have.
When did the origins for this generalization of stupidity among Mexicans begin? How is it that US citizens think they are better and highly ranked than other cultures? Why does the European…
Added by Grecia Sanchez on April 18, 2016 at 11:09pm — No Comments
I am a chica poderosa because I’m proud of my Mexican roots, I’m independent, and I do everything I can to help the Latina community.
I’m a first generation Mexican American and I cannot be more proud. Growing up I had to translate everything for my…Continue
Hi girls! I have just read this short article at PlayGround about Cristina Quinones, a 21 year old Latina who is "giving Adele a run for her money", according to the article's title.
She was born in Atlanta Georgia and started her career at 12 years old. Girls, she has done over 900 shows with important companies such as Telemundo and Univision! Among her important events, she has performed at Latin American countries such as Dominican Republic and has even sang the National Anthem for…
Added by Grecia Sanchez on March 30, 2016 at 1:30pm — No Comments
I have recently taken a huge step in my life, a step my 15 year old self would have never imagined my 18 year old self doing. I've gotten a huge opportunity to work in the field I love, talking to others, taking charge of my life, and I love it. I'm officially an adult(ier) version of myself, Andrea 2.0.
Sometimes though, I can't help but sit back and reflect on how my life was one year ago when I wasn't overwhelmed with phone calls, emails, assignments, etc. When life was relatively…Continue
Added by Andrea Luna on March 29, 2016 at 11:10am — No Comments