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Relatively unknown in a crowded democratic field, the former Obama cabinet member has work to do.


When Democratic presidential candidate Julián Castro officially announced his bid for the 2020 nomination earlier this year, it felt historic. He held his January 12 address in San Antonio, the city he grew up in and presided over as mayor from 2009 to 2014; there, he spoke about his grandmother, who came to the U.S. from Mexico in the 1920s as a seven-year-old orphan. 

Last night, President Donald Trump spoke for approximately nine minutes in the Oval Office under the guise of discussing what he called a “growing humanitarian and security crisis at our southern border.” In his prime-time address, Trump tried to show concern for the American people, attempting to appear sincere in his care for our safety. But is there truly a humanitarian crisis, as Trump says? 

Donald Trump built his campaign, and eventual presidency, on anti-immigrant sentiment. Immigration (and more specifically, limiting undocumented immigrants through border security) is the president’s key issue, one he routinely brings up at rallies to rile up his supporters. Last week, the New York Times published a piece highlighting Victoria Morales, an undocumented immigrant working at Trump’s golf course in New Jersey. For any other president, this would have been a bombshell.

As a recipient of protection under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, I’m not eligible to vote in the midterm elections. But all across the country, young voters—like my younger sister, Zaira, a 19-year-old college student from Minnesota—have the power to change that, and use their vote to show solidarity with undocumented immigrants.

"Being undocumented has been a weight on my shoulders my entire life, and has informed almost every single decision I have ever made."

Michael Saiger of Miansai shared more that just how Miansai started, he provided insights on how his business went from being a one-man operation into the company it is today. He also sheds some light on being a young entrepreneur; providing some valuable advice for others looking to make a similar move in fashion. 

C'mon, we've all been there...scrolling through Instagram, seeing week-old posts, when suddenly you find yourself considering buying a niche product. Thankfully, I exhibited *some* self-control.

15: A Quinceañera Story, a collection of four short documentary films, follows five Latina girls all observing the traditional rite of passage of the quinceañera, a celebration of their 15th birthdays.

Gina Rodriquez, our favorite TV virgin turned action movie star, director, and producer, used her platform on the SAG Awards red carpet to champion Latinx representation in Hollywood. Rodriquez’s message about Latinos in Hollywood serves as a reminder about intersectionality.

Jose Granados was 18 years-old when he became homeless. He was not the first LGBTQ person to be kicked out of the house for being gay, and he will, unfortunately, not be the last. According to The True Colors Fund, 40% of youth experiencing homelessness are LGBTQ.

Tony Choi, a 29-year-old DACA recipient living in New York, has been in a relationship for two years now, which is something he didn’t think always think possible. Five years ago, before he had DACA, he stated he would not have been able to maintain a relationship for this long.

When Donald Trump was elected, Ana Ramirez Castillo, a 19-year-old undocumented student, who was in her first semester of college at the time, was scared. While not alone in her fears, being undocumented infused another layer of complexities into her new life as a college student.

When I was 22 years old, I was sexually harassed while working as a server at a well known chain restaurant. I’ll save them the publicity.

I know there's a laugh track, but it's been said it's actually a live audience, so stay with me... Here are a few of the things they tackled in their 13 half-hour episodes that make it a groundbreaking must-watch. *minor spoilers ahead*

In this week’s episode of The Mindy Project, our favorite OB-GYN takes on white male privilege in true Mindy fashion; with an alternate universe episode. After finding out she wasn’t offered a second interview for a department head at her hospital, Mindy wishes she was a straight white male.

Jaime Nabozny, a Wisconsin native and the keynote speaker for PFLAG Twin Cities Cultivating Respect: Creating Safe Schools For All Students event, got into public speaking after he won a case against three of his middle and high school principals for failing to effectively deal with his many complaints of harassment and bullying for his sexual orientation.

Hart is currently on the teaching faculty at the Children’s Theatre Company. This is her third installment of “Fidgety Fairy Tales.” Hart has been writing music for, as well as playing piano during, performances of “Fidgety Fairy Tales” after taking her sole focus away from music “for about a decade.” She found it “hard to make a living” playing music at clubs.

“Next Fall,” featuring Neal Skoy and Garry Geiken as the two central characters — Luke, an actor; and Adam, a substitute teacher — is impossible to set into a genre. The play, making its Minneapolis-area debut, runs at The Jungle Theater through mid-May.

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