Posts tagged "Latina"

Elizabeth Peña, Latina actress gone too soon

Elizabeth Peña, Latina actress gone too soon
Elizabeth Peña was a Latina actress and pioneer. The actress who died Tuesday in Los Angeles at 55 performed in many roles where she broke stereotypes. Among my favorites were “Lone Star” and “Tortilla Soup.” She also co-starred in “Jacob’s Ladder” and “La Bamba.” The Cuban-American actress started her career in 1979 in a movie... Read more »

Latinas need access to contraception

Latinas need access to contraception
Latina teenagers have the highest birth rate of all racial and ethnic groups in the United States. It is estimated that 52 percent of Latinas in the United States will become pregnant at  least once by the age of 20. So access to contraception and birth control are issues that matter to Latina women. Nobody... Read more »

Olympics 2012: Weightlifter Sarah Robles lifts hopes

Olympics 2012: Weightlifter Sarah Robles lifts hopes
Sarah Robles didn’t win a medal at the London Olympics. But she still is a winner. The weightlifter, who is considered the strongest woman in the United States, came in seventh place Sunday in the 75 plus kilo category. But her struggle to get to the Olympics both financial and personal got her attention and... Read more »
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Teatro Luna's new play "Crossed" explores immigration

Teatro Luna's new play "Crossed" explores immigration
Teatro Luna, Chicago’s All-Latina Theatre Company, is performing a new play, “Crossed,” in a new home in the Live Bait Theater on the North Side. They have new creative leadership and many new cast members but the play, first workshopped last year under trying circumstances, still lives up to the old spirit of the company.... Read more »

We need a Latina Oprah

Oprah is so big that the city of Chicago is shutting down Michigan Avenue for more than 48 hours for the season premiere of her show. The set is locked down even tighter than Grant Park was on Nov.  4, 2008 when Barack Obama hosted his election night rally there. It just shows us how... Read more »

Sonia Sotomayor deserves the nomination

History was made today when President Obama nominated the first Latina, Sonia Sotomayor, to become a U.S. Supreme Court Justice. As Latina women we take pride that she has been nominated to the highest court in the land. She is the daughter of Puerto Rican parents who grew up in a housing project in the... Read more »
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