Christine Bolaños is an award-winning Salvadoran American journalist focused on women's rights and Latino issues from the Lone Star State. IWMF Fellow-El Salvador. NAHJ Austin VP-Print. Bilingual.
With a swing set, slide, and plenty of room to play tag, it might look like any other ordinary park. But in actuality, it’s a tribute to Sara J. González – a Cuban-born woman who inadvertently became a pioneering and leading advocate for Latino, immigrant, and minority rights in Atlanta, Georgia – and the southern state’s only park named after a member of the Latino community.
AUSTIN, TX — A new study unveiled by Jolt, an Austin-based organization that aims to mobilize young Latino voters, sheds light into the voting behaviors of Latinos in Texas and sets ambitious goals for political parties, philanthropic organizations and policymakers to close the voter gap for Latinos, paving the way for more fair and balanced state elections.
The third annual Team Brock Halloween 5K Fun Run is set for Oct. 20. The event is in honor of Brock Fleming, a Round Rock boy who died from diffuse intrinsic pontine gliomia in 2016.
If there’s one thing Republicans and Democrats agree on in Texas is that US Senator Ted Cruz and challenger Beto O’Rourke need the Latino vote to win the midterm election. In the Lone Star State, a deep red state that hasn’t had Democrats in statewide office since the era of Governor Ann Richards in the early ’90s, Latinos have risen as the minority-majority demographically.
Latinas in STEM know their positions hold great responsibility as they work to better their communities and the world they live in. They also carry the torch of the Latina scientists who came before them and for the young Latinas in STEM who seek to follow in their footsteps.
When Democratic candidate Wendy Davis lost the gubernatorial election to Republican Greg Abbott in Texas in 2014, it didn’t surprise political pundits, particularly those on the conservative side. Many election experts said her campaign took the Latino voter for granted, which may have ultimately cost her the election. Findings from a poll – conducted by the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials Educational Fund/Latino Decisions earlier this month – that tracked and i...
Rebecca Schindler will never forget the first time she walked into the Girls Auto Clinic Repair Center in Upper Darby in West Philadelphia. She immediately noticed the mechanics working at the shop were female. It was an empowering feeling to know she wasn’t alone in her love of all things cars.
PFLUGERVILLE, Texas — Daniel and Teresa Jimenez of Pflugerville, Texas, looked forward to an October cruise to Canada. They decided to apply for their passports in June, so they would have plenty of time to prepare for their vacation. They headed to their local post office and quickly found themselves trapped in a real-life nightmare, essentially trying to prove Daniel’s American citizenship after a red flag was raised by his birth certificate.
Most immigrants make so little that retirement savings are a luxury many can’t afford. According to a study done by the pro-union Economic Policy Institute in 2016, 60% of Latinos have no retirement savings at all and 72% of Latinos say that they haven’t begun planning for retirement at all
Before These DREAMers Spoke Out, Univision Told Them They Couldn’t Participate in Its Beauty Competition
With her light brown hair cascading down, a face glowing with pink and gold hues and donning a dress with white, pink, blue and black stripes, Nahiely “Pinky,” headed to audition for a beauty pageant unlike any other.
At first glance, Benjamin Zepeda and Crista Ramos are like most Latinx teens. Their adrenaline rise when on the pitch playing soccer; they never tire of eating pupusas; they see video games as a fun escape. They’re also suing the Trump Administration.
In Texas, These Latina Girls Produced A Virtual Reality Documentary On Gentrification In East Austin
Latinitas affords girls opportunities to analyze Latinx representation and act to change the narrative to a positive one, training on the latest tools available in the tech and media platforms so they can explore themes like social justice and journalism, and opportunities to explore identity, gender and culture.
On November 16, 2017, Olivia received horrifying news: Her husband and toddler, who had traveled to the United States together, had been split up at the border. Even worse, her husband’s lawyer told her, they didn’t know where her 14-month-old baby boy ended up.
After Approving Statewide Mexican American Studies Course, Texas Board of Education Remains Undecided About Name Change Debacle
AUSTIN — The Mexican American Studies course saga continued Tuesday when about 40 people representing various Latino organizations, school districts and universities testified in support of naming the class “Mexican American Studies” as originally intended.
In April, the Texas State Board of Education (SBOE) preliminarily approved a standard high school elective course for Mexican American Studies in April just before changing its name to, “Ethnic Studies: An Overview of Americans of Mexican ...