• Andre Veloz, The Bachatera


    Ancestry: Born in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, and raised in Santiago, the capital of the Dominican heartland known as El Cibao
    Residence: New York City
    What You Need to Know:

    Andre Veloz is breaking barriers as a female artist in the male-dominated world of bachata and is also empowering women through her music lyrics. (Latina.com)



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    1. [Sherman, Erik. “For Latinas, the Lifetime Gender Wage Gap Is More Than $1 Million.” Fortune, 4 Apr. 2016, fortune.com/2016/04/04/latina-wage-gap-1-million/.] 2. [Obando, Andrea. “Tackling the Latina Wage Gap.” Equal Rights Advocates, 1 Nov. 2016, www.equalrights.org/tackling-latina-wage-gap/.] 3. [Vogtman, Julie, et al. “Fair Pay for Latinas Requires a Fair Minimum Wage.” NCLR, National Women's Law Center, July 2015.] 4. [Kelly, Mary Louise. “Why Latina Women Are Earning Significantly Less Than White Men.” NPR, NPR, 16 Oct. 2016, www.npr.org/2016/10/16/498135745/why-latina-women-are-earning-significantly-less-than-white-men.] 5. [Fisher, Milia. “Women of Color and the Gender Wage Gap.” Center for American Progress, 14 Apr. 2015, www.americanprogress.org/issues/women/reports/2015/04/14/110962/women-of-color-and-the-gender-wage-gap/.]