• Palabra Final
    Young Voters’ Poll Show Too Many are Asking “Who is Bill Richardson?”

    LatinaLista — For those of us who have entertained the idea of seeing the first Hispanic President of the United States, well, we might have to wait a few more years. Today, Young Voter Strategies released a poll titled Polling Young Voters, Volume III: Early 2008 Presidential Picks. The poll asked young...

  • Immigration
    Is New Mexican Site Calling for Deportation of the Undocumented the Real Thing?

    LatinaLista — It's a well-known fact within Latino communities that the truest victims, who are most powerless in this immigration debate, are not the undocumented who are here or even the children born or brought here,  but the spouses and children left behind south of the border. Too many times, the men...

  • Human Rights
    America’s Concentration Camp Feeling the Heat

    LatinaLista — There are a few updates regarding the T. Don Hutto Residential Facility in Taylor, Texas. An eyewitness reports: The razor wire has finally come down around the perimeter fence at the T. Don Hutto prison in Taylor Texas. As I was driving down Welch Street this Thursday afternoon (1:06PM), I...

  • Business
    Not All Life’s Lessons Can be Learned from Telenovelas

    LatinaLista — This morning, it was revealed that Univision, the nation's largest supplier of Spanish-language imported programming, got slapped with a record $24 million fine from the Federal Communications Commission. It seems that Univision was lacking when it came to educational programming for children. It's no surprise since the network's moneymakers are...

  • Causes
    Dallas Latino Middle School Students are Saying Cheese – But Nobody is Smiling; They’re Dying

    LatinaLista — The emails started coming this past Monday: "Latino kids being targeted. Please help. Get involved." That was the gist of a city-wide campaign in Dallas spearheaded by Latino community leaders when they heard the news of a 15-year-old Latino student, Oscar Gutierrez, who died last weekend after a long struggle...

  • Education
    Scholarship List for Undocumented Students

    LatinaLista hi right now im about to graduate and i come from a low income family since my father left us my mom has to take care of 4 children (including me) on a low wage and i want to go to college but im not eligible for scholarships because of my...

  • Government
    Federal Audit Shows Government “Mistakenly” Labeled Undocumented as Terrorists

    LatinaLista — If ever proof was needed to show that this Administration would go out of its way to connect terrorism with undocumented immigrants, we have it now, courtesy of a federal audit. The Department of Justice's Internal Controls Over Terrorism Reporting, Audit Report 07-20 released yesterday revealed that government officials in...

  • Government
    Will Latino Teen Lobby Group Send the Right Message to Congress when Asking to Stop Immigration Raids?

    LatinaLista — It was only a matter of time. It was only a matter of time before some in the Latino community would feel that they had to take a more public and vocal stance against the wave of immigrant deportations sweeping the country that are breaking up families, imprisoning children, and...

  • Education
    Getting Down to the Business of Educating Today’s Undocumented Immigrants can Save Tomorrow’s American Dream

    It's been widely believed in the illegal immigration debate that there are only two ways to see this debate: you're either for it or against it. Either way involves just seeing where the issue stands today. Some see the undocumented as lurking on every street corner acting more like science fiction characters...

  • Government
    Why Illegal Immigration Problem won’t be Solved Until Washington Gets a Reality Check

    LatinaLista — It really is difficult being an undocumented immigrant in this country. Forget the ICE round-ups or the vague immigration reform debate supposedly happening in DC or even the penalizing ordinances being passed by towns and cities across the nation, those all pretty much send the same message of telling undocumented...

  • Fitness
    The NFL Tackled Homeland Security and Scored a Touchdown

    LatinaLista — If Homeland Security had had their way, in addition to watching Super Bowl commercials of men pulling out their chest hairs after eating a Snickers bar, we would have been subject to watching a recruitment ad for the U.S. Border Patrol. That in itself may not have been bad but...

  • General
    A Special Valentine’s Day Message

    LatinaLista — Sometimes songs really do say it all. Happy Valentine's Day — today and every day! (click on the title to hear the song) What The World Needs Now Is Love What the world needs now is love, sweet love It's the only thing that there's just too little of What...

  • Causes
    PBS WWII Documentary “Forgets” about Latino Soldiers

    LatinaLista World War II (1941 -1945) It has been estimated that anywhere from 250,000 to 500,000 Hispanics served in the armed forces during World War II. This represents a range of 2.5 to 5% of all persons who served during the war. Figures are imprecise because, with the exception of Puerto Ricans,...

  • Guest Voz
    A Young Undocumented Student Reflects on Being Called Illegal

    LatinaLista — One of the reasons why the immigration marches and rallies of last spring were so powerful was because the actual voices of those affected by the debate were speaking out. Too often their voices get lost amid the rhetoric from everybody else (including Latina Lista :)) who are so busy...

  • Education
    Latina Teen Date Abuse Victims have Help with New Site

    LatinaLista — "It's my fault. I make him mad." I don't know how many times I've heard or read that sentence from young Latinas trying to justify the reason why their novios (boyfriends) gave them a black eye. For these girls, it's okay for their boyfriends to throw beer bottles at them...

  • Government
    Report Says Fortified Border with Mexico is Far Deadlier Than was the Berlin Wall

    LatinaLista "To put this death toll in perspective, the fortified US border with Mexico has been more than 10 times deadlier to migrants from Mexico during the past nine years than the Berlin Wall was to East Germans throughout its 28-year existence." Professor Wayne Cornelius, University of California, San Diego The immigration...

  • Education
    Should Military Recruiters Target Gang-Risk Latino Teens?

    LatinaLista — The answer to the title of this post sounds like it should be a no-brainer but with the Army under pressure to meet its quota to help with the additional troops President Bush has decided is needed in Iraq, a second look must be given as to whether the Army,...

  • Diversity
    New Report Reveals Immigration Debate Re-energizing Ku Klux Klan

    LatinaLista — For every five steps we think we're taking to cleanse this country of racism, discrimination and prejudice, we always end up sliding back and starting all over again. The latest example of how we're dancing around the issue of prejudice and racism in this country is the news that the...

  • Diversity
    New Study Finds Black Youth Feel Government Treats Immigrants Better Than Black People

    LatinaLista — An interesting study released by the University of Chicago last week titled the Black Youth Project surveyed attitudes of young people ages 15 to 25. Though the study focused on young Blacks, Whites and Latinos also comprised part of the survey pool so as to provide comparable data. According to...

  • Government
    Pictures of Palestinian Family Released from America’s Concentration Camp

    LatinaLista — As we reported this morning, the Ibrahim family has been released from the T. Don Hutto Residential facility. Mrs. Ibrahim hugs her 3-year-old daughter whom she hasn't seen in 3 months. Children hug their long-missed 3-year-old sister. The 15-year-old son, Hamzeh, is reported as having described conditions inside the facility...

  • Government
    Breaking News: First Family Released from American Concentration Camp

    LatinaLista — The first family at the T. Don Hutto Residential Facility, the converted prison where non-Mexican immigrant families awaiting processing of their deportation cases, have been released. T. Don Hutto Residential facility E-rumors were circulated late last night that the Ibrahim family, who include four children ages 5, 8, 14 and...

  • Causes
    You Should be Seeing Red Today!

    LatinaLista — Red as in today is "National Wear Red Day!" Today, is when we mujeres remind ourselves that heart disease is the Number One killer among Latinas! Though the risk rises as we get older, Latinas of all ages are affected by heart disease. Especially with statistics like these: More than...

  • Education
    Finally, Latino Teens are being Asked to Help Create a Solution for Dropout Crisis

    LatinaLista — Whenever there is a problem to be solved, thousands of dollars will be spent on consultants, focus groups and meetings — all dedicated to trying to solve a problem that usually affects "other" people. Take for instance the school dropout problem. States across the country are finally feeling the panic...

  • Culture
    Nielsen Media Says Top Ten Shows among Hispanics are All Telenovelas? (Gasp) Can it be true?

    LatinaLista — On December 20, 2006, Nielsen Media Research released their "Most Popular" lists for 2006. The lists are pretty comprhensive. From tv shows and songs to web sites and advertising trends, the list seems extremely thorough. Given their reputation and credibility, we would expect nothing less from such a nationally known...