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Calle 13's Residente Talks About How 'Trump or Hillary or Obama' Would Have Failed Puerto Rico

<b>Residente</b>, the frontman of Puerto Rico's rap duo <b>Calle 13</b>, is not one to sit back quietly. The rapper, born René Juan Pérez Joglar, has often been outspoken about political issues in relation to Puerto Rico. Now, more than four months after Hurricane Maria made landfall in the Carribean island, the …

FEMA Gave An Entrepreneur With No Experience $156 Million To Deliver Meals In Puerto Rico but That's Not the Worst Part

Hurricane relief efforts by the U.S. government have been troubling, to say the least. In October it was found that a $300 million contract to help rebuild Puerto Rico's electrical infrastructure was tasked to a small, two-year-old Montana company that had only two employees. Recently, FEMA …

5 Nude Intimates For The Afro-Latina

There’s something about dressing sexy that grabs people’s attention — if kept classy and done right, of course. The key to this alluring style is wearing matching skin tone undergarments, so it seems as though you’re showing more skin than you actually are. Latinas come in all shades, so we’ve …

Cardi B Just Wrote A Love Letter To Every Young Girl Who Lives In A Urban Community

Say what you want about <b>Cardi B</b>, but she's making some major #girlpower moves for her community!<p>MORE: Bruno Mars and Cardi B Will Be Touring Together and We Can't Wait<p>Though the 'Bodak Yellow' star is no stranger to speaking out and saying literally whatever's on her mind, she's still well respected …

Salma Hayek Reveals Harvey Weinstein Threatened To Break Her Kneecaps

<b>Salma Hayek</b> is opening up about why she waited almost two months to talk about her experience with <b>Harvey Weinstein</b> in the op-ed for <i>The New York Times</i>, back in December. During <i>Oprah's Super Soul Conversation</i>s, the actress told the host that though she was apporached by the news outlet to be part of …

Lin-Manuel Miranda Talks New Born Son and Phone Call From Oprah

On February 2 <b>Lin-Manuel Miranda</b> welcomed his new son into the world. The father of two was reluctant to leave his baby’s side but a phone call from Oprah worked like magic.<p>More: Proud Papi! Lin-Manuel Miranda and Wife Welcome Baby Boy Francisco<p>"Just got back from having a new human head on my …

Amara La Negra Is Calling Out Racist Latinos & She's Got A Few Points

VH1′s Love & Hip Hop: Miami's <b>Amara La Negra</b> is using her platform to bring awareness to Latino racism. Sadly, yes it does exist!<p>MORE: 'Love & Hip Hop Miami' Star Amara La Negra Just Proved She Can Rock Any Hairstyle<p>In one of the most talked about episodes of the season, Amara put a Hollywood …

President of The U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Accused of Sexual Harassment

<b>The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce,</b> an organization that advocates on behalf of over 4 million Latinx business, is having it's own #metoo moment.<p><b>The NY Times</b> reported that the chamber's President & CEO, <b>Javier Palomarez,</b> has been accused of sexual harassment by his former chief of staff,</b> …

An Explosion in Northern Puerto Rico Causes a Blackout

On Sunday night an explosion and fire at a power substation caused a blackout in parts of northern Puerto Rico, CNN reports.<p>MORE: Students and Teachers Celebrate After Electricity is Finally Restored in San Juan School<p>Puerto Rico's Electric Power Authority (PREPA) said on Twitter that 400 megawatts …

Facebook to Invest Millions in Building Communities Online and IRL

We're all members of FB communities, whether it's a fitness support group or Latina empowerment.<p><b>Facebook,</b> is now doubling down on communities by announcing it's <b>Facebook Community Leadership Program</b> "a global initiative that invests in people building communities." <b>Facebook</b> will commit tens of …

These Muñecas Celebrate Black and Brown Girl Magic in a Major Way

Growing up Latina chances are you grew up playing with a doll that looked nothing like you. Take Barbie for example. The Caucasian doll has an unrealistic body type and also lacks racial diversity, which can be harmful to girls. Though Mattel does have Theresa and Christie, growing up there still …

Cuban-American Teacher Fired From Catholic School For Marrying Longtime Girlfriend

A first-grade teacher lost her job at Saint Peter and Paul Catholic School in Miami the day after she returned from marrying her longtime girlfriend.<p>MORE: Latina Teacher Under Fire for Distributing Worksheet on Privilege<p><b>Jocelyn Morffi</b> returned from celebrating her wedding to her partner of two …

Despacito Makes a Guest Appearance at the PyeongChang 2018 Olympics

Despacito might have reached worldwide fame but until recently it had never hit the ice rink. Unlike past Winter Olympics, the PyeongChang 2018 Olympics is the first time the sporting competition has allowed figure skaters to perform to music with lyrics.<p>MORE: Latino Artists Claim Top Spot on …

These 9 Memes Will Make You Glad You're Not In A Relationship

Happy Valentine's Day to all the single ladies! These hilarious memes show what we are truly thinking on V-Day.<p>MORE: The Ultimate Gift Guide for Your True Valentine - Yourself! You Deserve It

WATCH: This Group of Friends is Promoting Self Love & Empowerment This Valentine's Day

<b>Valentine’s Day</b> isn’t all about couples in love! In Dallas, a group of friends of both men and women were inspired to showcase what it truly means to love as women - whether that champions to love ourselves while owning our beauty or empowering each other to prosper to make the journey easier for …

Meet The Dominatrix Who Requires The Men Who Hire Her To Read Black Feminist Theory

Mistress Velvet is a dominatrix with a syllabus.<p>The Chicago-based master’s graduate got her start in professional BDSM a few years ago. “I thought, well this could be something really fun, and it’s a lot of money, so why not try,” she told HuffPost.<p>Individuals hire Mistress Velvet to be their …

Me Too movement

This is the real reason many Americans stay poor

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org. It is part of a partnership between Next Avenue and Chasing the Dream, a public media …

Demographics

Aly Raisman Posed Nude For The 'Sports Illustrated' Swimsuit Issue & The Photos Are Incredibly Personal

There's a common question asked of survivors when they come forward with claims of sexual assault or harassment. It has to do with how they looked …

'Portlandia' Star Carrie Brownstein Is Our Enduring, Unassuming Feminist Icon

An icy January morning soon after Hollywood's show of solidarity for the #MeToo movement at the Golden Globes and almost exactly one year into the …

Female teacher lists how male students have 'sexually harassed' her as she breaks silence as part of #metoo

A brave teacher has claimed she has been sexually harassed by male students who she says have touched, phoned and sent her obscene emails.<p>Eva Rieder …

French girl, 11, 'not a child' say lawyers for man, 29, accused of sexual abuse

Case rekindles debate about age of consent in France as family argue suspect should be charged with rape<p>A 29-year-old French man went on trial on Tuesday in a Paris suburb accused of sexually abusing 11-year-old girl in a case that has rekindled debate about France’s age of consent.<p>France does not …

Children's Rights

Michelle Obama Posted A Moving Message About Her Portrait & Now I’m Crying

On Monday, Feb. 12, two portraits of Barack and Michelle Obama were unveiled at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery in Washington D.C. …

National Portrait Gallery

We all want good sex. It’s time for men to do their part.

<i>This is part of a series about love in the #MeToo era.</i><p>As the pain grew intolerable in my right hip, I treated myself to a professional massage. I am a single mom and busy professional. Luxury items don’t happen often. I expected to feel relief from a chronic sports injury. Instead, I was flooded …

Relationships

Viola Davis' #MeToo Comments Are A Powerful Statement About Trauma — VIDEO

On Feb. 13, journalist Tina Brown hosted a slew of strong, notable women for an empowering discussion about an array of timely topics. According to</i> …

Barbara Smith Is Still One of Feminism's Most Essential Voices

The activist, educator, and author has spent her life challenging oppressive power structures and supporting women of color. And she's not done …

Radio host loses job after sexual comments on teen Olympian

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A San Francisco Bay Area radio station has fired one of its hosts for sexual comments he made about 17-year-old Olympic snowboarder Chloe Kim on another station.<p>Program director Jeremiah Crowe of KNBR-AM said in a statement Wednesday that host Patrick Connor has been fired.<p>On …

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NBC says Hoda Kotb to replace Lauer as 'Today' co-anchor

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