Award-winning Salvadoran American journalist focused on women's rights & Latino issues from Texas. IWMF Fellow. Versed in editing, writing, research, transcription, content management & translation.
Ana Bermudez wasn't meant to be a success story, but she is. Her tenacity and dedication to fulfilling her American dream helped her overcome numerous obstacles throughout her life. Today, the San Diego native is a successful technology entrepreneur and advocate for the advancement of women of color in business.
22 innocent lives taken. Countless families shattered. A community united in tragedy. A country grappling with two mass shootings in less than 24 hours.
This is the cruel reality the El Paso, Texas community is facing after an alleged domestic terrorist killed at least 22 people and injured at least two dozen others at a Walmart near Cielo Vista Mall on the morning of Saturday, August 3. The number of fatalities is two shy of the total number of fatalities the border city experienced in 2018.
Mother And Son In Church Sanctuary For 3-Plus Years Prevail Amid Increasing Fines, Deportation Threats
In a letter Hilda Ramirez received in June, ICE claims she is living at the church to evade arrest. She is accused of having “connived or conspired” to prevent her deportation.
She and her allies are convinced this is retaliation against her immigrant rights activism.
Growing up in a Mexican-American household, Yvonne Guidry was a stranger to the concept of putting herself first. Purchases were always made with frugality and purpose in mind. Traveling to far away places was a luxury her family didn't fathom. "If I bought something, it had to make sense," Yvonne told POPSUGAR.
As an adult, treating herself continued a concept far out of her reach.
A mother and her American-born teenage son are suing two US government agencies and speaking out over the inhumane conditions they said he endured while taken into border custody for more than three weeks.
Francisco Galicia, 18, from Edinburg, Texas, was released from detention earlier this week after an ordeal in which he said he lost 26 pounds, was kept in a crowded space with 60 others and, for 23 days, wasn’t allowed to call his family or a lawyer, brush his teeth, or use the restroom.
The not-for-profit organization that operates a brand new US government detention facility for migrant youths says the last teenagers detained there will leave by the end of the week – just a few weeks after the center was opened and the media were taken on tours.
Since its premiere in 2018 on Starz, the groundbreaking and GLAAD award-winning show VIDA, has offered a refuge to Latinxs who have felt desperate and alone in a world that appears divided and intolerant. ..
The searing desert sun had brought the early afternoon temperature close to 100F (38C) but, inside, the rooms were an ambient 72, the beds neatly spaced and the walls decorated with crepe paper flowers and drawings of home or the Stars & Stripes.
This is the Trump administration’s newest detention center for children who have crossed the US-Mexico border and been apprehended by border patrol.
When people think about the aviation industry, they tend to visualize flight attendants and aircraft pilots. But the industry is more diverse and dynamic than it appears.
It depends on innovative, intelligent, and diverse minds to ensure safe and efficient business operations that continue to grow and evolve along with technology. It takes numerous teams to ensure airlines and airports can bring forth their best versions.
Death of trans asylum seeker, Johana Medina Leon, while in ICE custody once again shows human cost of broken immigration system
Many people dream of becoming a millionaire or a household name during their lifetimes. All Johana Medina Leon wanted was to help others heal. That’s why she became a certified nurse in her native El Salvador. But living openly as a trans woman in a country with one of the highest femicide (violence against women) rates globally, made it impossible for Medina Leon to do her job. Attempting to escape the daily stigma and threat of violence in her home country, she set off for the United States...
In Texas, the 2018 midterm elections resulted in a record number of Latino voters, many of them millennials or younger, and the election of two Latinas --- Veronica Escobar and Sylvia Garcia --- to national office. Before the historic November election that saw the greatest number of women of color ever elected to office in the United States, two Texas women were already strategically designing the groundbreaking Movement Mujeres fellowship.
Selena Alvarenga is a quadruple force: a woman, an immigrant, a Latina, and openly gay. Her innate ability to connect with diverse demographics and an unrelenting call to serve convinced her she is ready to tackle the foundational issues of mass incarceration, so she's running for judge of the new Travis County 460th District Court.
DALLAS, TX — On Tuesday June 4, history was made when Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed the Lavinia Masters Act into law. The bill, authored by Texas Representative Victoria Neave (D-Dallas), seeks to tackle the state’s backlog of sexual assault forensic exams. It is named after Lavinia Masters, a survivor whose exam sat on a shelf for over 21 years.
Before catchphrases like “Boss Babe” or “Lady Boss” were trendy, an architecture firm in San Antonio, Texas was busy breaking barriers for women in a traditionally male-dominated industry.