Latinx

a light skin boy wearing a clear poncho in the rain in front of a high school holds up a sign at a rally that says "we stand with L A teachers"

LA Teachers Strike Enters Fifth Day with Thousands of Supporters

Tens of thousands of teachers, parents, students and supporters in the Los Angeles Unified School District are demanding better pay, smaller class sizes and more resources and support staff for students—nearly 75 percent of whom are Latinx.

Ariana DeBose. Black Latinx woman with black hair in white outfit sings into black microphone on black stand in front of blue curtain and green lights

Meet the Latinx Stars of the 'West Side Story' Remake

Tony winners Ariana DeBose and David Alvarez will join Josh Andrés Rivera, newcomer Rachel Zegler and returning star Rita Moreno for the Steven Spielberg-helmed remake.

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WATCH: Teen Photographers Capture Generations of Maya Women and Girls

A new short documentary profiles six Guatemelan teen photographers who are tackling representation, racism and classism through their project Maya Womxn of LA.

Multicolored pins, including gold one spelling "Selena" and yellow one with text spelling "COMO LA FLOR" on denim vest worn by person in black tank top in front of crowd

Selena Fans Cheer for Netflix Series—With Reservations

The news of a biopic series about the late queen of Tejano music has fans (mostly) jumping for joy.

Amara La Negra. Black woman with brown afro in orange outfit smiles while holding microphone with grey cover in front of purple background with light blue text

Amara La Negra Traces 'Footprints' of Black Latinx Music History

The singer traces the African diaspora’s influence on Latinx music and culture in a new animated series from Tidal.

John Leguizamo. Latinx man with grey hair in brown suit and grey pants punches air in front of brown door and black wall with papers and grey desk with multicolored office supplies

Stream John Leguizamo's 'Latin History for Morons'

The Tony Award-winning performer’s latest one-man show goes beyond the textbook lessons on Indigenous civilizations and colonialism to illuminate the overlooked history of Latinx peoples.

Los Lobos. Mexican-American men in black and white dress clothing hold guitars and other instruments in front of purple background

What 'La Bamba' Means for Generations of Resistance

NPR’s “American Anthem” traces the song’s journey from Mexican folk song to pop hit to anthem of resistance.

Dozens of people hold and rally around a massive red sheet with "We believe all survivors" printed on it in navy blue.

This Is a Defining Moment for Women of Color Who Survived Sexual Violence [OP-ED]

“We saw an educated White woman with financial, legal and familial support testify about being sexually assaulted, and then face the emotionally exhausting experience of being cross-examined for hours and disbelieved by many Senators. We got the message: If they won’t listen to her, it will be even worse for us.”

Andrea Navedo in pink dress sits next to Gina Rodriguez in black and white dress on black chairs in front of man in black suit with white shirt and light grey and pink screen

New Study Finds Latinx Women Are Still Underrepresented on TV

A new report from the Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film exposes the dismal state of on-screen representation for women of color.

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ICYMI: Merriam-Webster Adds 'Latinx' to the Dictionary

The gender-neutral word is one of 840+ new entries in the dictionary.

JD Pardo in black leather motorcycle vest with white and black patches and grey shirt in front of Latinx men in black motorcycle vests and dark pants and shirts on brown desert sand in front of grey sky

FX Show 'Mayans M.C.' Follows Latinx Bikers on U.S.-Mexico Border

Elgin James and Kurt Sutter’s “Sons of Anarchy” spinoff draws on history to build a fictional universe around a Latinx outlaw motorcycle club.

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Latinx Musicians Fight Xenophobic Policies Through Song

NPR’s Alt.Latino explores how outrage over the Trump administration’s anti-immigrant policies have mobilized Latinx artists on both sides of the border.

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Latinx Advocacy Group Threatens to Boycott Hollywood Studios

National Hispanic Media Coalition president Alex Nogales: “The primary culprits in the exclusion of American Latinos are the film executives.”

WATCH: Ever Wondered What 'Latinx' Means? This Video Will Explain

“The objective is to be inclusive.” 

Text on screen reads, "These LGBTQ Latinx Talk Trump"

WATCH: Latinx People Respond to Trump's First Day

Latinxs, many of whom feel particularly vulnerable under the new political regime, share their feelings about the incoming Trump Administration.

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Fat Joe: At Hip-Hop's Creation, 'There Was a Latino Right There'

The Bronx MC spoke to The Root ahead of tonight’s episode of TV One’s “Unsung,” which documents his rise to stardom.

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ICYMI: 2017's Lone Latinx Rhodes Scholar Criticizes Competition

Oscar De Los Santos: “I’m disappointed that powerful institutions continue to underestimate and marginalize the talents of people of color.”

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Activists Oust Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio

The infamous sheriff—whose unconstitutional policing of the county’s immigrant community pitted him against activists for more than two decades—lost his re-election bid two weeks after he was charged with criminal contempt of court.

Voters cast their votes at an early voting center setup for the general election on October 31, 2016, in Miami, Florida. In the state, the share of Latinx early voters increased by about 4 percent from early voting during the 2012 election.

Voter Suppression Tactics Target Latinx Voters in Red States

Long lines? Check. English-only information? Check. Violation of the Voting Rights Act? Check.

Actor John Leguizamo attends the Premiere of Netflix's 'Bloodline' at Westwood Village Theatre on May 24, 2016, in Westwood, California. He penned a piece on his Latino experience for the New York Times.

READ: John Leguizamo Calls on Latinxs to Vote This Election—And Demands Political Equality

The actor wrote a telling op-ed history lesson—from colonialism to representation in media.