Marisa Treviño

  • Books
    Latina veteran pens first bilingual children’s book showing Latina mamá in uniform

    LatinaLista — A 2011 Pew study found that there were more Latinas serving in the military than Latinos. It's a trend that will only continue since some undocumented Latina teens waiting for immigration reform have declared their intent to enlist in the military when they're cleared to do so. Now, a new...

  • Local Stories
    López: Celebrating 200th Anniversary of First Texas Constitution

    By José Antonio López Rio Grande Guardian SAN ANTONIO - In a previous Guardian article, I wrote...

  • General
    Viernes Video: Dreamer: A True American Story

    LatinaLista — Even though President Obama authorized the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (“DACA”) program to grant...

  • Life Issues
    New poll shows Latinos overwhelmingly see comprehensive sex education as a way to stem teenage pregnancy

    LatinaLista — Getting a headstart on May's month-long observance of National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month, Planned Parenthood and the Center for Latino Adolescent and Family Health (CLAFH) at the Silver School of Social Work at New York University released the findings of a poll asking Latinos how they feel about teen pregnancies....

  • Global Views
    Bus ConCiencia brings rural Chilean schoolchildren fun experiments to trigger their interest in science

    LatinaLista — Getting more kids interested in science and math or curious about the world around them is not solely a problem of the U.S. Practically every major country in the world is facing the same dilemma of not having enough of their next generation pursuing STEM (science, technology, engineering and medical) careers....

  • BlogBeat
    Steps for Creating Culture of ‘Active Living’ in a Latino City

    SaludToday Physical activity is increasingly recognized as a critical way to prevent obesity, chronic disease and other serious health issues. But nationally, only 1 in 4 adults meet physical activity guidelines. Even fewer youths do. A local volunteer group is trying to change that in San Antonio, a Texas city whose residents,...

  • Culture
    Hispanic Young Adults: Living at Home, But Not Unhappily

    By Insight Tr3s In our last two posts, we’ve highlighted how Hispanic young adults have been affected by the difficult economy and how they’re behaving differently as a result. Jobs can be tough to come by -- and many entry-level positions don’t pay well. As Hispanic young adults seek more solid financial...

  • Local Stories
    Hugo Chavez: savior or scoundrel?

    La Voz Latina A full month has passed since the death of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and a remarkable truth has emerged: the man remains as polarizing in his tomb as he was in life. Two recent commentaries illustrate the point perfectly. From Rafael Romo, www.cnn.com: Human rights groups consistently raised alarms...

  • General
    Video: Dance competitors make a ‘sport’ out of the samba

    LatinaLista — There's samba and then there's SAMBA! According to Wikipedia: Samba is a Brazilian dance and...

  • Life Issues
    HUD creates ‘first federal civil rights app’

    LatinaLista — In light of the recent study that found Black and Latino homebuyers end up paying more when buying a house, a new app by the Department of Housing and Urban Development hopes to help homebuyers who feel they've been discriminated against. Billed as the first federal civil rights app, the...

  • Social Justice
    New study puts fears to rest that sponsoring a child in developing countries is anything but a good cause

    LatinaLista — We've all seen the commercials. The music starts with a melancholy and dramatic melody as the camera zooms in on the sad and dirt-stained face of 'Maria,' an elementary school-age girl, as she shyly hovers in the doorway of her impoverished family's shack wearing a hand-me-down dress recycled through one...

  • Global Views
    Poll shows Central America regards U.S. highly

    By Ezra Fieser Infosurhoy.com Hondurans and Salvadorans have the most favorable opinion of the U.S. at 88% and 85%, respectively. SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic – When U.S. President Barack Obama visits Central America next month, he will find a region that holds his country in high esteem. The United States is one...

  • Local Stories
    Arizona students nervous with interest rate set to double on need-based loans

    By Jessica Boehm Cronkite News Service PHOENIX – Putting herself through school, Shayna Stevens relies heavily on student loans to pursue a degree in secondary education at Northern Arizona University. Currently a sophomore, Stevens said she is already $40,000 in debt. She works part-time during the school year and plans to take...

  • General
    Intrn’l Video: Following the search for ‘family, identity and justice’ in El Salvador

    LatinaLista — Like many Central and South American countries, El Salvador endured a civil war. The 12-year...

  • General
    New study finds Latino and Black homebuyers pay more for their homes but researchers can’t explain why

    LatinaLista — It's sometimes said, to paraphrase a popular saying, that racism is in the eye of the beholder. That's certainly the case over the last few years where lawsuits have been filed against universities and businesses implementing diversity initiatives. One of the reasons the ones lodging the complaint may not see...

  • Local Stories
    Groundbreaking civil rights conference hosts victims of law enforcement brutality

    Amigos805.com OXNARD, CALIFORNIA — Dozens of community organizations and several families that have lost their loved ones to extra-judicial killings by police are set to meet at “Justice for Our Communities! Families Organizing to Resist Police Brutality and Abuse,” a statewide conference from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday April 27, at...

  • BlogBeat
    Civil Rights in Communications – A Movement Still in Motion

    By Jacqueline Clary Broadband & Social Justice A common question civil rights practitioners receive is: “Why?” In an era where a Supreme Court Justice is comfortable talking about the continuation of the Voting Rights Act as a “perpetuation of racial entitlement” and mainstream America is eager to chalk up racial discrimination as...

  • Social Justice
    Infographic: Here’s why coffee is a billion-dollar business, but not for the coffee farmers

    By Alex Hillsberg Finances Online Your morning caffeine fix is but a drop in the global bucket that makes coffee the number two most traded commodity in the world after petroleum. But with 100 million Americans like you drinking coffee every day, the bucket easily overflows to make the US the world’s...

  • General
    Video: What will the world look like in 2030?

    LatinaLista — What will the world look like in 17 years? The year will be 2030 and...

  • General
    Earth Day 2013 should serve as the beginning of an environmental panic attack

    LatinaLista — Earth Day 2013 should have been more than just a "celebration" of the planet or even a further raising of awareness of the consequences of climate change. Earth Day 2013 should have served as the beginning of a panic attack among global communities that the future of the planet is...

  • Guest Voz
    Guest Voz: Watching America — through the eyes of young immigrants

    By Claire O'Brien Eléctrica in the Desert Two very small girls waited for a 4th of July parade in a small Midwestern city a few years ago. The city's economy is based upon a large, fluid workforce from throughout Central America - a majority of them Mexican - and an industry which...

  • Culture
    The rise of the Latino child prompts more efforts to preserve Spanish in Hispanic households

    LatinaLista — One national trend that is getting scant attention in the media is the rise in number of Latino children in the U.S. The impact of this rising demographic hasn't been fully explored as to what it will mean for educators, book publishers and toy and game makers when it comes...

  • Global Views
    Urban Gardeners in Buenos Aires Seek Solutions to Hunger and Poverty on Earth Day

    By Ivonne Jeannot Laens Global Press Institute As the world celebrates Earth Day, urban gardeners take advantage of limited spaces in Buenos Aires to grow and exchange their own vegetables rather than buying them. One urban gardener has tallied 1,500 fruit trees in the city from which many people, including the homeless,...

  • Local Stories
    Western art is Latino painter’s specialty: Enrique Guerra exhibits at Briscoe Western Art Museum

    By Lance Aaron La Prensa de San Antonio SAN ANTONIO — Featuring 65 top Western artists more than 200 paintings and sculptures covering all manner of subjects – from rugged frontier cowboys and noble Native Americans to historic missions and dreamy landscapes, this is perhaps the highest quality mix of work in...

  • General
    Video: Speaking out for greater diversity in teen theater productions

    LatinaLista — For too long, Hollywood and the greater film/theater industry have been besieged with complaints over...