All posts tagged: Hispanic

Kansas City Mom and Prominent Hispanic DJ Dies in a Mass Shooting After Chiefs’ Victory Parade

Kansas City Mom and Prominent Hispanic DJ Dies in a Mass Shooting After Chiefs’ Victory Parade

[ad_1] Lisa Lopez-Galvan was a music lover and DJ in the Kansas City area who played at weddings, quinceañeras and an American Legion bar and grill. She mixed Tejano, Mexican and Spanish music with R&B and hip-hop, and volunteered as a host on a radio program. She also was a devoted fan of Kansas City’s professional sports teams and went with her husband and young adult son to a parade Wednesday at the city’s Union Station to celebrate the Chiefs’ Super Bowl win. Afterward, her tight circle of friends learned that she was killed, one of 23 people shot when the parade ended in gunfire. Lopez-Galvan’s radio station, KKFI-FM, confirmed her death. Rosa Izurieta and Martha Ramirez worked with Lopez-Galvan for about a year at a local staffing firm but had known her since childhood. They remembered her as an extrovert and a strong Catholic devoted to her family who was passionate about connecting job seekers with employment and ready to help anyone. And, they said, working part time playing music allowed the mother of …

Study highlights varying perceptions of beards among Hispanic and Iranian women

Study highlights varying perceptions of beards among Hispanic and Iranian women

[ad_1] In two studies examining the perceptions of male beardedness, U.S. Hispanic women tended to assign the highest attractiveness, masculinity, fighting ability, and partner quality to drawings of male faces with light and moderate-length beards rather than clean-shaven and long beards. They also had stronger preferences for bearded men (in the drawings) than Iranian women. The paper was published in Adaptive Human Behavior and Physiology. Facial hair, or beardedness, is a secondary sexual characteristic in men. Beard growth is influenced by androgens, a group of hormones including testosterone, which are crucial in developing male sexual characteristics. Researchers suggest that due to the biochemistry governing its growth, a beard may serve as a reliable indicator of a man’s fitness, health, and parenting ability. In various cultures and historical periods, beardedness has been seen as a symbol of maturity, wisdom, masculinity, or social status. The perception and social significance of beardedness can vary greatly. In some contexts, a beard is considered fashionable or attractive, while in others, bearded men may be seen as unkempt or unconventional. Women …

Oklahoma Republican Half Apologizes for Racist Bill Designating Gang Members Only of Hispanic Descent as Terrorists

Oklahoma Republican Half Apologizes for Racist Bill Designating Gang Members Only of Hispanic Descent as Terrorists

[ad_1] Oklahoma state representative Justin Humphrey is sorry he proposed a bill that would have designated gang members of Hispanic descent—and no other racial or ethnic group—as terrorists. But he’s also not sorry and wants people to know he was “not wrong.” Responding to the outcry over the text of his legislation, HB 3133—which proposes that gang members “of Hispanic descent living within the state of Oklahoma” who have been convicted of “gang-related offenses” be deemed a terrorists—Humphrey told KFOR, “I apologize for just using the word Hispanic, but I was not wrong. Again, these are Hispanic. Reality is they are Hispanic. There’s nothing to be ashamed with.” He said he plans to change “Hispanic” to “undocumented illegals” in the bill. He also said that Chinese nationals, in addition to Mexican cartels, are to blame for the fentanyl problem in Oklahoma he is trying to address, though only people of Hispanic descent were specified in the bill. Mark Woodward, the public information officer for the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics, told the outlet, “All of the …