Raquel Reichard Politics & Culture Editor
Raquel is the Politics & Culture Editor at Latina, writing on all things social justice, cultura and politics. Formerly at millennial news site Mic, Raquel's work can also be found at the New York Times, Cosmo for Latinas, the Washington Post, the Independent and more. A proud NuyoFloRican chonga, when Raquel's not talking Latina feminism, racial justice, the "x" in Latinx or the prison industrial complex, she's going on and on about the Puerto Rican diaspora in Orlando, Fla. Follow her on Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat at @RaquelReichard.
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A 16-year-old girl was shot and killed by police officers in Northern California last week.
Elena Mondragon was in a car in Hayward, Calif. on March 14 that had reportedly been stolen. According to Fremont Police Department detectives, the vehicle was also connected to several armed robberies in the area.
A 4-year-old Minnesota boy died on Saturday after accidentally hanging himself in a thrift store dressing room, NBC News reports.
Aaron Hernandez's former friend, and now the prosecution's key witness, Alexander Bradley testified on Monday that the once New England Patriots star shot and killed two Boston clubgoers.
Undocumented immigrants are rushing to remove tattoos out of fear that Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents may tie the marks to gangs and have them deported.
U.S. college students are taking their xenophobia across seas.
According to the Yucatan Times, a Mexican newspaper, spring breakers on a cruise off the coast of Cancun chanted, "build the wall" as they neared their vacation destination in Mexico.
An emergency medical technician was crushed to death Thursday night after a man stole her ambulance and violently ran her over.
Yadira Arroyo, a 14-year FDNY veteran, was caught beneath the wheels and dragged across an intersection before the vehicle came to a stop at 7:05 p.m. in the Soundview section of the Bronx, New York.
A K-Pop music group is in hot water after impersonating Bruno Mars – in blackface.
White supremacist posters were found across the University of Maryland campus on Monday, and it’s shocking many in the progressive area.
“A notice to all white Americans: It is your civic duty to report any and all illegal aliens. ...They are criminals. America is a white nation,” reads one flier.
Representative Steve King, a Republican from Iowa, made an appalling white nationalist statement on Sunday.
King, who has a history of spewing racist comments, took to Twitter to celebrate far-right Dutch politician Geert Wilders, who hopes to end Muslim immigration, ban the Quran and once called Moroccan immigrants "scum."
Casper the not-so friendly ghost may have taken refuge in Brazil's presidential palace, and President Michel Temer is not sticking around for it.
Temer told Brazilian news weekly Veja that he and his wife, Marcela, found the Alvorada Palace spooky.
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