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LatinaLista — It is an understatement to say that the nation’s public school system is yet another ‘broken’ system that lags behind its mission of servicing the people for which it was created. While the White House has convened educational summits, non-profits have sprung up to address educational disparities and local business communities have stepped […]

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LatinaLista — May 20, 2013 is a new milestone in the state of Oklahoma’s long history as the heart of tornado alley. According to the latest reports about the tornado and its victims, the twister is classified as an EF4 or higher and lasted 40 minutes on the ground. The Oklahoma Medical Examiner officially reports […]

By Divya Raghavan NerdScholar As the last FAFSA deadlines approach, students with unusual family circumstances struggle to complete their applications to help fund their college degree. Some may have lived outside their home on their own, some may have LGBT parents, and some have to deal with tricky immigration statuses. In response, NerdScholar released a […]

LatinaLista — Being an undocumented student is hard enough without state legislators drafting bills singling out these students. Legislators in Georgia have been particularly unkind to undocumented students. The policy, adopted last fall by the university system’s Board of Regents, bars any state college or university that has rejected academically qualified applicants in the previous […]

LatinaLista — Outside the families of undocumented students, the people who know best the challenges, heartaches and fears that undocumented students endure are their teachers. Since the DREAMer movement started, countless teachers have joined the fight to get DREAMers recognized and afforded the same rights as citizens. Now, the National Educational Association (NEA) wants educators to […]

LatinaLista — What does a self-storage company have in common with the degenerative disease Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA), the leading genetic cause of death in infants? Possibly, a cure. Dr. Christian Lorson, PhD has been doing some groundbreaking research in SMA at the University of Missouri in Columbia, MO. He’s attracting a lot of attention. […]

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By Jennie Pasquarella, ACLU of Southern California and Axel Caballero, Cuéntame Where would you expect to find half-a-dozen patrol cars on New Year’s Eve? In Bakersfield, California, ranked in the highest ten percent of the most violent cities in America, you’d hope they’d be responding to incidents of violence and preventing murder, rape, and other […]

LatinaLista — An unique call-to-action campaign uses historical archival footage of famous human rights events and asks viewers “If you believe you would have been there then, Be Here Now.” The Be Here Now campaign, funded by a GOOGLE grant is a collaboration project by Made In a Free World, International Justice Mission and the […]

LatinaLista — This year is the 20th anniversary of the passing of Cesar Chavez. Unfortunately, while many gains have been made for farmworkers, there still remain injustices that current farmworkers face every day. Like Chavez, who exemplified peaceful protests, today’s farmworkers want to not only commemorate his birthday this month but also carry on the […]

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