The Latinx Collective - Issue #40
THIS WEEK'S SIX:
As a Philadelphian born to Puerto Rican parents, Elaine Gonzalez Johnson knew Latinas were at higher risk of things like obesity and diabetes. So when she wanted some running buddies, Elaine put out an open invitation on Facebook for people to join her. Every time she did a run, more women joined her. Now her organization 'Latinas in Motion' has grown into a nonprofit with chapters in 10 states and Puerto Rico. There’s also an annual 5K in Philly, open to all. The next Latinas in Motion 5K fundraiser is Saturday, June 8 in Philadelphia. You can sign up here. Support if you can!
As of July 2017, there are 58.9 million Hispanics and Latinx in the United States. That constitutes 18.1% of the country's population, making people of Hispanic and Latinx origin the nation's largest ethnic or racial minority. This year, there are 10 Latinx included (yes there should definitely be more) on TIME's list, which are some of the most well-known artists, politicians, and world leaders. It is divided into five categories: pioneers, artists, leaders, titans, and icons. Some of them are controversial, check it out for yourself.
YUM!!!! Just as Mexico has regional culinary traditions — Oaxacan, Sonoran, Sinaloan, and so many more — los Estados Unidos has its own distinct Mexican cuisines. This map and glossary highlight some hallmark regional dishes that make up the United States of Mexican Food — what they are, where they come from, and where you can eat them across the U.S. Like any map of a new world, one should expect it to be out of date in a few years — who knows what dish will conquer America next?
May is Mental Health Awareness month. This piece shares the results of a new study that covers how little research and resources are directed toward young Latinx people and mental health, despite the statistics that show they need them. Four Latinx students share what they wish people understood about their mental health — and how their schools and communities can better support them.
“I want people to know my mental health is real and is just as important as my physical health. Sometimes my mental health is amazing. Other times it is really poor. School should teach us how to bounce back from poor mental health, not be the cause of it.”
🔥🔥🔥The Spanish-language version of "Queen of the South' has delivered big for Telemundo. The premiere of La Reina del Sur was a big hit, reaching a cumulative audience of almost three million total viewers. It ranked as the No. 1 broadcast television show in the U.S. at 10pm among the coveted demographic of adults 18-49, averaging 1.26 million viewers - more than double Univision’s audience. It even outperformed English-language shows on CBS and ABC in that timeslot and was the No. 1 broadcast television program regardless of language among adults 18-34 (495K) in overall primetime, according to Nielsen. Locally, the Telemundo hit "super series" ranked No.1 regardless of language in New York, Miami, Houston and Dallas among adults 18-49.
For immigrants and the first and second-generation children of immigrants, owning a home is a life-long goal. In parts of Portland, that goal is becoming a reality with the homeownership rate for Latinos now on par with that for whites. The Census Bureau pegs both at about 67% - a rarity.
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