Have you heard of Carmelita Torres? She was a part of the Bath Riots of 1917. She has been compared to Rosa Parks because she took a stand against discrimination and inhumanity. In the early 1900's, it was common practice for U.S. health officials to force Mexicans crossing the bridge into the U.S. to bathe, strip naked in front of an inspector and undergo a lice treatment. These toxic and harmful chemicals were used to kill lice and prevent typhus. A 17-year-old Mexican…Continue
We asked a few Latinitas what advice they have to become a good leader. Here is what they had to say...
A good leader always say good things about people in general, always trying to do better for others and oneself, sees good within everything, and stays focused on topic.
Being a leader has a lot of expectations. Nevertheless, you are expected to be honest, trustworthy and confident. Leadership is about having a drive to accomplish a…Continue
Hey Latinitas! Share your girl power message during Women's History Month in March. We are kicking off a blog-a-thon to promote awareness of women's history and highlight powerful female leaders. During the week leading up to International Women's Day, we are inviting mylatinitas members, our editors and guest bloggers to blog on a specific question daily.
Monday, March 4 - Who is your sHERO (female…
When I asked a few friends to share a word that described what it means to be Latina, I was a little surprised at first by the adjectives they came up with. Warriors and fighters are a few of the words they chose to describe the women of nuestra cultura. After reflecting on our discussion, I quickly realized that these words perfectly describe what it means to be a…Continue
Attention Girls in the El Paso, TX Region! Start off the school year right with a complete makeover! Latinitas Magazine is sponsoring a Back to School Makeover essay contest for middle and high school girls. Contest open to girls living in the greater El Paso region. The winner of the contest will win a free hairstyle, make-up consultation and photo shoot by a professional photographer, as well as having their winning work published in our magazine. Students are asked to fill out the…Continue