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A Letter to Geraldo Rivera from a Hoodie-Wearing Black Latina

(Originally posted on NewsTaco.com) Dear Geraldo, A three-piece suit and a tie would not have saved Trayvon Martin’s life.  Urging black and Latino parents to “not let their children go out wearing hoodies” and saying that the 17 year-old’s hoodie holds as much … Continue reading

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Black Orphans: Latin America Rejects Its Own

(originally posted on June 15, 2008 on VidaAfroLatina.com) I was at lunch at Guapo’s, a Mexican restaurant in Washington, D.C., eating a chicken quesadilla, humming to a Marco Antonio Solís ballad playing in the background. I was in my element—good … Continue reading

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