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...
The Heart Truth
The Heart Truth
By Jennifer Patiño — If you’ve been working out to slim down and win the heart of some galán, then you’ve been doing it for the wrong reasons. If you are the kind of girl that needs a goal to hit the gym or the yoga mat, then working out to get yourself in shape for your...
Poets and Community: Thoughts from the Latino Books and Family Festival
Poets and Community: Thoughts from the L
By Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo– This past weekend was the Latino Books and Family Festival at California State University, Los Angeles. I was lucky enough to be invited to speak on a panel at the event entitled “From Inspiration to Publication: The Business of Poetry,”...
Immigration: A love story
Immigration: A love story
By Lynndel Noriega– “Up, up with education! Down, down with deportation!” chanted a crowd of 30 or so Latin American youths holding hand-painted signs advocating the Development, Relief and Education of Alien Minors (DREAM) Act, which would grant “restricted” residency...
This Latina likes Law & Order
This Latina likes Law & Order
By Angelica Jimenez — I’m a lawyer, but I don’t play one on TV. There is one, however, worth noting because she’s strong, smart and uncompromising.The role Alana de la Garza plays on NBC’s “Law & Order” is one example of a fully-developed and compelling Latina...
Obama silent on immigration reform
Obama silent on immigration reform
By Teresa Puente — There are many important issues facing our new president from the economy to the housing crisis and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. But one topic Obama is ignoring is immigration reform. We heard Obama talk about immigration reform on the campaign trail...
Hate crimes must stop
Hate crimes must stop
By Teresa Puente — Editor and Publisher, Latina Voices — Marcelo Lucero. Luis Ramirez. You may not know their names but you should. Both men were killed this year apparent victims of hate crimes against Latinos. Their deaths should be a wake up call to the...