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Miami Marlins Pitcher Jose Fernandez Killed In Boating Accident

Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez was killed in a boating crash early Sunday morning in south Florida, the Miami Herald reports. In a statement confirming Fernandez’s death, the Major League Baseball team also announced it has canceled...Show More Summary

Patagonia's Ex-CEO Moves To Create Argentina's Largest National Park

For decades, retail moguls Kris and Douglas Tompkins bought up huge swaths of South American wilderness in hopes of preserving ancient forests and the creatures that live in them. Now, nearly a year after her husband’s death, Kris, who...Show More Summary

Geniuses Made A Must-Watch ‘Formation’ Parody About Anti-Abortion Laws

A remake of Beyoncé’s “Formation” is telling ladies to “get information” about anti-abortion laws. Created by feminist organization Lady Parts Justice League, “InFormation” is a badass feminist anthem that’s reminding everyone how damaging the Hyde Amendment and other anti-abortion laws are for women. Show More Summary

New 'Saturday Night Live' Hire Melissa Villaseñor Goes On Offensive-Tweet-Deleting Spree

Note to all the potentially famous people of the world: tweet purge before anyone cares enough to pay attention. Or maybe just keep your problematic thoughts in the draft folder, OK? On the heels of kicking regulars Taran Killam, Jay...Show More Summary

First 'SNL' Latina Cast Member Caught Deleting Racist Tweets

“Saturday Night Live” announced that Mexican-American comedian Melissa Villaseñor was hired as the show’s first Latina cast member ever on Sept. 12. The announcement was a seminal moment for representation of Latinos in comedy, but it was completely undercut on Sept. Show More Summary

Soy/Somos: La Karlita, The Artist Who Could

From my Soy/Somos series, a real-life collage of Latinos in the USA. You can read the introductory post here. Soy/Somos: We are Many. I am sitting at a round table across from a pretty brunette, 24, with a ponytail set high on the crown of her head that flips from side to side when she's expressive--which she is a lot of the time. Show More Summary

Russell Simmons: Donald Trump Is The Epitome Of White Supremacy

Russell Simmons has something to say about his former “amazing friend” of “30-plus years,” Donald Trump. During a CNNMoney Facebook Live on Thursday, the music mogul stated that while racism isn’t new in America, he thinks Trump's candidacy...Show More Summary

Sonia Sotomayor, Junot Díaz Among Hispanics Honored At Heritage Awards

WASHINGTON, D.C. The country’s first Latina Supreme Court Justice was honored Thursday night at the 29th Hispanic Heritage Awards, one of several high-profile Hispanics who were recognized for their civic and artistic contributions. To cheers and applause, Sotomayor said that “this award is not about me. Show More Summary

America Ferrera Explains Why It’s So Important For Latinos To Vote

America Ferrera wants Americans to do themselves and the world a huge favor and vote this November. In an interview with The MVTO, the 32-year-old “Superstore” star explained why she feels there is nothing more important than the upcoming presidential election. “The stakes are so high for every American,” she explained. Show More Summary

Colombia's FARC Unanimously Approves Peace Deal With Government

YARI PLAINS, Colombia, Sept 23 (Reuters) - Colombia ’s FARC rebel group voted unanimously to approve a peace deal with the government and form a new political party, a top commander said on Friday at the close of a guerrilla congress...Show More Summary

This Black Protester Powerfully Speaks Out Against Injustice On Live TV

Protests have continued across Charlotte, North Carolina in the wake of the deaths of Keith Scott, killed on Tuesday, and Justin Carr, a man shot during a peaceful demonstration on Thursday. During a Fox News segment about the Charlotte protest on Wednesday, an unnamed protestor interrupted correspondent Steve Harrington halfway through his report. Show More Summary

Daily Headlines: September 23, 2016

United States: A new report estimated that one million Latinos are expected to be diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease by 2030, which could lead to a cash crunch for families who “are among the least resourced to deal with the financial...Show More Summary

Trans Model Breaks Down Why Some People Identify As Latinx

If you still don’t quite understand what the term “Latinx” means, allow trans model Laith Ashely De La Cruz to break it down for you. De La Cruz, who is of Dominican descent, shared what he understood the term to mean in an interview published on NBC Latino Sept. Show More Summary

Trump and the Mean Streets of East Los Angeles

On the first day of class, I always inform my university students that I hold two PhDs. One from a premier research institution, UC Berkeley, and the other from one of the toughest neighborhoods in the country, East Los Angeles' Ramona Gardens housing project or Big Hazard projects (named after the notorious gang). Show More Summary

What do students think of technical school?

We rarely consult with students in the education sector. Generally, adults design the curriculum, regulations, and training environments, occasionally asking current or former students what should be improved or what impact programsShow More Summary

Gina Rodriguez's Perfect Reason For Not Wanting To Be Photoshopped

When it comes to self-love and body positivity, Gina Rodriguez seems to be an endless source of wisdom. The “Jane the Virgin” star is featured in Women’s Health magazine’s October issue as one of their 2016 “Game Changers.” During her...Show More Summary

Daily Headlines: September 22, 2016

Puerto Rico: An estimated 1.5 million Puerto Rican customers remain without power following a blackout that first began on Wednesday afternoon. Venezuela: Venezuelan electoral officials announced that the recall referendum of President Nicolas Maduro would likely be held sometime in the first three months of next year. Show More Summary

Artists Launch Kickstarter Campaign To Fund Latinx Anthology

If you want something done, sometimes you just have to do it yourself. Take it from cartoonists Kat Fajardo and Pablo Castro. Tired of the limited representation of Latinxs and Latinx artists in comics and other art, the duo are putting...Show More Summary

The Courthouse Door Is Shut To Immigrant Children Who Need Lawyers

WASHINGTON ? Immigrant children who are alone in their legal battle to stay in the United States can’t even turn to the federal judiciary to ensure they have a lawyer along the way. A federal appeals court on Tuesday sided with the Obama...Show More Summary

Listen To Justin Trudeau Passionately Make The Case For Gender Equality

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is even dreamier than usual when he talks about gender equality. During HeForShe’s second anniversary event Tuesday night, Trudeau made a surprise appearance and committed to being a HeForShe champion for youth engagement. Show More Summary

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