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Professionalism has been defined to me in a myriad of ways, but I distinctly remember being told once early on in one of my first office jobs that my facial expressions were “unprofessional” and “overly expressive” for the nature of my role.

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Multiple Latina women who will be appearing on The Culture is: Latina including, Bricia Lopez, Gloria Calderon Kellet, Julissa Arce,Gina Torres, Janel Martinez, Gloria Estefan, Monica Ramirez, Maria Hinojosa

The lineup for the MSNBC Special: "The Culture is: Latina"

Latinas are gaining more visibility than ever before - from TV shows to the big screen, and MSNBC is premiering a special you don't want to miss.

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My home state of California recently celebrated yet another first by becoming the first in the nation to require an ethnic studies class to graduate from high school. The bill’s author, Assemblymember Jose Medina, believes that ethnic studies “provides hope for fostering understanding and unity” in the face of civil unrest and racial tension. In fact, passage of the legislation came just over a week after students from an Orange County, California high school demonstrated why this mass education is still sorely needed.

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