Silvia Foster-Frau, Washington Post

Silvia Foster-Frau

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San Antonio, TX, United States

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Past articles by Silvia:

In Black-led Compton, a Latino majority fights for political power

The city known for its Black culture is now majority Latino. But its leadership remains largely Black. A group of Latino vaqueros want to change that. → Read More

N.C. governor vetoes 12-week abortion ban, setting up fight with GOP lawmakers

The North Carolina governor, a Democrat, has vetoed the state's 12-week abortion ban but the state legislature could still override his action. → Read More

Texas mall shooter’s ‘neo-Nazi ideation’ shocks Latino community

Since the mass killing in Allen, Tex., Latino residents say they've been grappling with the shooter's identity and discussing racism within their own community. → Read More

After school shooting, Nashville’s Christian community grapples with guns

A look at how the "buckle of the Bible Belt" contends with the question of gun control. → Read More

Non-White groups have struggled with census. Biden’s plan could help.

The Biden administration has proposed changes to the census that advocates say would give Latinos and Middle Easterners or North Africans more visibility, but also potentially lower the White population count. → Read More

Growing Up Latino

Latino children share how they’re figuring out their place in the United States while making their way toward adulthood. → Read More

LGBTQ community braces for rollback of rights after abortion ruling

LGBTQ community across the country wonders "Are we next?" after Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade. → Read More

A half century after one movement, ‘Fierce Madres’ in Uvalde call for another

After a long procession of funerals in the wake of the deadly school shooting in May, the collective grief in Uvalde, Tex., is turning into collective rage. → Read More

‘That’s not the devil, that’s America’

The Black residents of Buffalo’s East Side see the mass shooting that targeted its Black community as an exclamation point to the racism they face every day. → Read More

A mother, daughter and the abortions that came between them

A mother and daughter on opposite sides of the abortion rights debate struggle with their relationship. → Read More

Biden’s free covid tests plan shortchanges Americans of color and hardest-hit communities, say health workers and activists

The administration plan was largely lauded when announced, but those who serve the nation’s most vulnerable say the tests should have been distributed more equitably. → Read More

Locked out of traditional financial industry, more people of color are turning to cryptocurrency

A growing number of Americans of color are hoping crypto will help them gain wealth, but experts urge caution. → Read More

Waukesha holiday parade victims include a child, a bank teller and Dancing Grannies, prosecutor says

They died celebrating the approaching holidays and reveling in the joy that this time of year is supposed to bring. → Read More

Racial bias affected Black-owned small businesses seeking pandemic relief loans, study finds

The report found that Black-owned businesses had better luck with online lenders using automated systems. → Read More

Texas doctor says he violated nation’s most restrictive antiabortion law to challenge it

A slew of lawsuits against Braid are expected to follow his public admission. → Read More

A Colorado county offers glimpse of America’s future

People of color are the majority in Adams County. The same is now true in the West. → Read More

Where victims and survivors lived in Champlain Towers South condo building

In a split second, hundreds of lives changed forever. For many, the outcome hinged on a single number: their condo unit. → Read More

Federal board approves removal of ‘Negro’ from more than a dozen place names in Texas

The 16 sites have been renamed after notable or historical figures. → Read More

Texas lawmakers again urge federal board to remove ‘Negro’ from place names in state

A little-known interdepartmental panel will vote Thursday on renaming 16 sites across the state. → Read More

Latinos are disproportionately killed by police but often left out of the debate about brutality, some advocates say

Latinos are nearly twice as likely as Whites to be fatally shot by police. So why aren’t they included in the national conversation about policing and racism? → Read More