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Tax Write-Offs for Writers: A Guide for Freelancers

Here’s a true story. Cynthia Hess—aka Chesty Love when she’s on stage as an exotic dancer—believed that if she had her breasts enlarged, she’d be more competitive in her profession and therefore make more money. So she went for…

How the Fiscal Cliff Could Affect Latinos

If Congress fails to act on the "fiscal cliff," come January 1 a series of tax cuts will expire and obligatory budget cuts will come into play that will likely drag our economy back into a recession. What's more, the Congressional Budget…

Taught by Obama: Lawyer Rafael Castellanos Hopes to Open Doors for Others

Meeting the young and handsome attorney Rafael Castellanos, I find myself easily impressed. He grew up being bullied because he was one of a handful of Mexicans in his hometown of Winnemucha, Nevada—population 7,000. He escaped for college…

STEM Jobs Act Bill Provision Would Benefit Latinos

Latinos could be among the biggest beneficiaries of a provision of a Republican bill that allows spouses and minor children of legal immigrants to live in the United States while waiting for their green card application to be processed. Latinos,…

Daniel Newell: Helping Latinos Land Silicon Valley Jobs

Latinos on the Rise: Bringing you the coolest, trendiest and fastest emerging people in fashion, food, art, business, politics and more. The people to watch out for. The ones who fearlessly strike from the pack and make us all proud. Elections…

Meet Alicia Estrada: Mexican-American Fashion Designer

Meet Alicia Estrada, Mexican-American fashion designer and founder of the brand "Stop Staring!" Estrada, who designed one of our cover girl America Ferrera's dresses, tells us where she got her start and offers her best fashion advice. Where…

Adelante! Grassroots Financial Empowerment for Latinas

“My dream for all of us is that we make enough money to work because we have to and not because we want to,” says Nely Galan, media dynamo and founder of The Adelante Movement, a grassroots movement that was created to unite Latinas socially,…

Project Runway Alum Emilio Sosa on What Inspired Him to Become a Designer

In 2010, as a finalist on Project Runway Season 7, Emilio Sosa ( was known for his bold use of color. With his upcoming spring 2013 collection, the Dominican-born designer explores his roots. Though he’s lived in the Bronx…

Undocumented Immigrant with Two College Degrees Gets Work Permit Under Obama Plan

Carlos Martinez, a 30 year-old formerly undocumented immigrant from Mexico, is among the first “DREAM Act kids” to get a work permit in the U.S. Martinez is a beneficiary of Barack Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program,…