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Arrested by last name: Gonzalez!

"We have to continue to fight for the families like the family that I saw inside. As I was being processed and I was being questioned; as I was trying to defend my rights and being pushed back on, I saw the faces of two children in one of the holding cells. That's why we have to continue to fight and that's why we're, you know,  going to say 'not one more' and dump Trump," said Jacinta Gonzalez, a US citizen who was arrested at one of Trump's rally in Arizona. 

This Latina attended… Continue

Added by Grecia Sanchez on April 25, 2016 at 1:49pm — No Comments

Bad luck Ms. Bennett

I got mad at reading this story chicas. A nurse student sued her college for fallacies! Terri Bennett complaint to the director of Pima Community College about classmates disrupting her learning process inside the classroom due to Spanish speakers. 

What? Let me then say I am disrupted by English speakers all the time at UTEP. Does this makes sense? Of course not! You cannot just tell people in which language they should talk or not! With what bases is she suing the college? With… Continue

Added by Grecia Sanchez on April 25, 2016 at 2:25pm — No Comments

Sexual Harassment Errors

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…


Added by Jazmine Arreola on April 16, 2016 at 12:25am — No Comments

Sexual Harassment month

Hello Latinas! In honor of the sexual assault's month, I am listing and giving you information about some organizations out there who are willing to help any girl in trouble! 

Center Against Sexual and Family Violence (casfv) 

An organization from El Paso girls. It has educational programs, community services and even an emergency shelter. It has an open line, common asked questions in case you don't know what happened to you. With CASFV, you can always call if you feel insecure… Continue

Added by Grecia Sanchez on April 15, 2016 at 11:49am — No Comments

Dear Future President:

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.

Thank you.


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

Music of the Moment!

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…


Added by Rebecca Portillo on April 22, 2016 at 10:38am — No Comments

This Latina is doing something girl, what about you?

Would you believe me if I tell you a Latina athlete is already doing activism for stopping racism at her college? Yes chica. Sanjuanita Martinez didn't stop for a degree nor organization to help supporting her origins at Cornell College from Iowa, institution in which she is currently studying. 

She belongs to the land of Bowie, Texas and is currently one of Cornell's most prominent athletes at cross country and track runner. Last season, she made it to the 19th place at the Division… Continue

Added by Grecia Sanchez on April 25, 2016 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Why seeing Gina Rodriguez on the cover of Women's Health was so refreshing

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…


Added by Emily on April 16, 2016 at 7:28pm — No Comments

Send us your poetry.

Attention poets! Help us celebrate National Poetry Month & submit your poetry to be published in Latinitas. Submit your poetry as a blog on or submit it online here:…


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…


Added by Andrea Luna on April 1, 2016 at 10:29am — No Comments

Bidi Bidi Bom Bom

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…


Added by itzel barraza on April 1, 2016 at 11:11am — No Comments

Language deprivation: better practice or denial of our culture?

I remember when I was at elementary school at Juarez when the teacher told us not to speak Spanish at all during class. "He has academic reasons to tell us this of course", I thought at the time. "This will serve you as a practice", said my English grammar teacher. We actually got privated off the Spanish language during all of our English classes (and I had classes in English half the day). Rules were simple: if you want to talk, you do it in English; and if you talk in Spanish, you have -2… Continue

Added by Grecia Sanchez on April 4, 2016 at 12:40pm — No Comments

My Last Year of College

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…


Added by Rebecca Portillo on April 8, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments

Why it is important to go to college

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…


Added by Latinitas Intern on April 8, 2016 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Tips for college

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…


Added by Latinitas Intern on April 8, 2016 at 1:55pm — No Comments

Texas’ Gender Wage Gap Costs the State’s Women Nearly $37 Billion Per Year, New Equal Pay Day Study Finds

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 …


Added by Jasmine Villa on April 11, 2016 at 1:14pm — No Comments

Cultural discrimination cartoon

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…


Added by Emily on March 4, 2016 at 8:17pm — 1 Comment

Hear this cover, te pone la piel chinita!

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

New(er) Beginnings

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…


Added by Andrea Luna on March 29, 2016 at 11:10am — No Comments

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