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Opinion: Why our children need to see their faces in the literature they read

As a child, I never read a single book about a Hispanic girl like me. I was a voracious reader and grew up on books by Madeleine L’Engle, Judy Bloom, Ellen Conford, and John Bellairs. 776 more words


Immigrant Activists End Fast on National Mall, Pass Baton

MIAMI (CBSDC/AP) — Three immigrant advocates on a hunger strike to pressure lawmakers to change the country’s immigration system ended their three-week fast Tuesday on the National Mall, while a new group of fasters including U.S. 499 more words

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Latina Leaders: On a mission to increase Hispanic presence in our national parks

Midy Aponte has one mission – ensuring that Latinos are an integral part of America’s national parks and historic sites. She was appointed as the Founding Executive Director of the… 776 more words


Latina Texas police officer shot twice -in face and chest- and still catches suspects

In the middle of an early morning traffic stop in Stafford, Texas, Officer Ann Marie Carrizales was shot twice — once in the chest and once in the face– by a gunman in a car with two other suspects. 110 more words


Rep. Luis Gutierrez speaks on why he got arrested

Illinois Democratic Congressman Luis Gutierrez said he will not give up on comprehensive immigration reform, even if it means getting arrested.

“We are not going away, the movement is stronger and more determined than ever,” Gutierrez said on MSNBC’s… 215 more words


Meet David Alvarez and Mike Aguirre, two Latinos running for mayor of San Diego

After Bob Filner resigned from his position as mayor of San Diego, Calif., on August 30 following an onslaught of sexual harassment allegations, 11 candidates qualified for the ballot to run for mayor in the November 19 special election. 560 more words


Gay Boricua boxer Orlando Cruz will wear rainbow shorts, pink gloves in upcoming fight

Puerto Rican Featherweight boxer Orlando Cruz – the first in his sport to come out as openly gay – will support two causes as he steps into the ring in Las Vegas in an upcoming bout against  Orlando Salido as part of the Timothy Bradley vs. 272 more words