“We are moving to America,” they told me.

How Growing Up Russian And Cuban Made Me An American

I landed at Miami International Airport knowing nothing other than that my Cuban father and Russian mother had decided to move our family there. Read...
Irina Gonzalez    |   01.9.18   |   SHARE
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Latinx plus-size fashionistas!

14 Latinx Plus-Size Fashionistas You NEED To Follow

The US is in the middle of Latinx Heritage Month and we’re celebrating by focusing on Latinx plus-size fashionistas for this week’s fatshion roundup. Read...
Laurel Dickman    |   10.6.17   |   SHARE
Here’s what I suggest we all do: find a house of worship that is prepared to act as a physical sanctuary and reach out to them.

Want To Help Dreamers Hurt By Trump's DACA Repeal? Find A House Of Worship

There’s a long history of law enforcement honoring the sanctity of a house of worship and refusing to conduct raids on them, no matter who is inside Read...
Rebekah Kuschmider    |   09.6.17   |   SHARE
Anabel and her daughter. Anabel is currently being held in California awaiting deportation at an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Detention Center.

My Friend Is Being Deported

The heartbreaking truth of it all is that Anabel will be cast out of this country forever. Without having an opportunity to hug her children goodbye Read...
Annette Richmond    |   07.14.17   |   SHARE
Rafael voted for Trump, and he still supports the man. It's a testament to my isolated bubble that I had no idea how to respond. (Image Credit: Flickr/Gage Skidmore)

A Trump Voter At My Kitchen Table

The topic of Trump came up, and Rafael was immediately and vocally enthusiastic. But when he asked me why I didn’t like Trump, the collective weight Read...
Jess Lahitou   |   05.24.17   |   SHARE
Image courtesy of Wendy Carrillo.

Wendy Carrillo: Standing Up for What I Believe In

Wendy Carrillo is part of a field of 23 candidates who are competing to fill the Congressional seat in the 34th District in California. A child who Read...
Marcia G. Yerman    |   03.24.17   |   SHARE
“The police shooting of ‪Charles Kinsey last week [as of writing] exposed the myth of policing as a viable response to crisis scenarios in the United States.” Image: by Daniel Arauz/Flickr.

Not Everyone Thinks Funneling More Resources Into Police 'Training' Is Solution to Racist Violence

Some human rights campaigners argue that now is an important time to scrutinize federal funding of highly-militarized police trainings in the Miami Read...
Sarah Lazare of AlterNet    |   08.2.16   |   SHARE
There is no way you can understand what a big deal being American is, because you’ve always had it.” Image: Thinkstock.

What Immigration Taught Me About The Fourth Of July

While I would like to think that I paused for a minute or two to think about what it means to be American, I was mostly focused on looking forward to Read...
Kelly Burch    |   07.4.16   |   SHARE