Tag: Latinx

What it Means That a Black Woman is Leading Julian Castro’s Campaign For President

Maya Rupert working on her cellphone at Open City Cafe in Washington, D.C. on Friday, February 1, 2019.Photo: Terrell Jermaine Starr/The Root Washington, DC—When Maya Rupert walked into then-Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro’s office with a tricky problem to solve, she expected some resistance. It was November of […]

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Gina Rodriguez: For Colored Girls Who Had Anti-Black Sentiments and Black Twitter Decided Their Tears Weren’t Enuf

Gina Rodriguez, SiriusXM’s Sway in the MorningPhoto: Maro Hagopian (SiriusXM’s Shade 45) Gina Rodriguez. Sigh. So, full disclosure—I loved Rodriguez’s bubbly self in Jane the Virgin. The CW comedy (perhaps, dramedy?) is a wonderful display of telenovela satire and that shit is endearing. Rogelio De La Vega forever. But, her […]

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Why I find community in other countries when I’m away from home for the holidays

It’s a dreadful 93-degrees here in Siem Reap, Cambodia. For now, this is home—at least for a month. As the daughter of a South American immigrant, home has always been a strange, diffuse concept for me. I’m a full-time traveler, and home is typically where I happen to be with my 70L backpack; my turtle […]

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Artist Kat Fajardo celebrates her Latinx identity through indie comics

When people think comics, they often think Superman. Wonder Woman. Aquaman, even. But comics aren’t always about superheroes. For Kat Fajardo, a Colombian-Honduran indie comics creator based in New York, Marvel and D.C. never really resonated. She didn’t see much of herself in their characters or storylines, so when she began making comics, she set out […]

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Trump’s using racist Supreme Court precedent to justify neglecting Puerto Rico

A man walks in front of refrigerated shipping containers containing unclaimed bodies parked in an open parking lot next to the Puerto Rico Forensic Institute in San Juan, on June 11, 2018. Pretty much all of the most racist Supreme Court precedent I’m familiar with that’s still law—key modifier being “still”—concerns Puerto Rico. There’s the […]

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