Being a Panaminican
Being a Panaminican
By Joseline Araujo – As a Latina women I am proud to be of an unusual yet respected mix. My mother is from Panama City in Panama and my father is from Santo Domingo in Dominican Republic. Being from two different backgrounds has been beneficial to my life and personal cultures...
Is there a place like home ?
Is there a place like home ?
By Jenay Wright —I am so tired of taking virtual tours on Google of a place that seems so close to my heart.  I have done probably about 10 projects about this place throughout my life time.  Every night as a child after my mother tucked me in I stayed up dreaming about how amazing...
We Can Break the Chain
We Can Break the Chain
By Haley Paulino —I come from a culture where the man is always in charge, as well whatever he says goes. Both my mother and father are Dominican and they taught me from young how to treat your husband and how to take care of your home.  From the age of 10 to the age of 13 I was...
Music Crosses Barriers
Music Crosses Barriers
By Jenay Wright— In this world today there are so many opportunities for people of different backgrounds to practice whatever music they like. The music community is so broad and opens so many doors for people to sing different songs they like and produce them. Is this a positive...
Selena Gomez Receives Criticism for V Magazine Shoot
Selena Gomez Receives Criticism for V Ma
By Jenay Wright“— Latin women are very comfortable with their bodies and their sexuality. We aren’t afraid to show that off a little bit more,” actress Sofia Vergara told Shape magazine. Vergara represents Latina women in the Hollywood. Her opinion could be applied to...
Disney introduces first Latina princess
Disney introduces first Latina princess
By Jenay Wright— As a child I wanted a Disney princess that looked like me, who had my skin color and who I could personally relate to. As an Afro-Latina I didn’t really see a Disney Princess who reflected or who symbolized me. Disney princesses are targeted for young girls....
Cuban salon gives hope to breast cancer survivors
Cuban salon gives hope to breast cancer
By Sylvia Obén— October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease. Illinois ranked as the 9th highest in the U.S. for cases of breast cancer, according to the latest survey conducted by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in...
Author Sonia Nazario discusses own unfinished journey
Author Sonia Nazario discusses own unfin
Danielle Dwyer— Every day journalists work to seek the truth, tell the story and be a watchdog for society. Goals that take hard work, determination and perseverance to achieve. For Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and author Sonia Nazario, these were traits she said she felt were...