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Video: Hawaiian judge creates new program for parolees that gives HOPE they won’t return behind bars

Video: Hawaiian judge creates new program for parolees that gives HOPE they won’t return behind bars

LatinaLista — The penal system is big business in the United States, especially when most of the inmates go through the revolving door. Those released on probation usually find themselves back behind bars after violating their probations – at some point. Most court systems will admit that keeping ex-cons accountable to their probation officers –


Video: Former juvenile offender turns life around with education and advocacy

LatinaLista — William Lopez had a rough childhood. “Had” is the operative word. Pleading to manslaughter at the age of 18, Lopez spent more than 15 years in the juvenile and adult prison system. While he was locked up, he lost his younger brother to something he was all too familiar with — gang violence.


Latest study shames Sunday morning political talk shows over egregious lack of diversity and thinking only white males are smart

LatinaLista — Anyone who regularly watches the Sunday morning political talk shows knows that the hosts and vast majority of guests are white and male. For anyone who tries to refute that obvious diversity imbalance, there’s a quarterly study that underscores just how bad it is. Media Matters, a media watchdog organization, has released their


Intrn’l Video: Documentary premieres online & in theaters challenging to take a stand ending child slavery

LatinaLista — It is no coincidence that the new documentary #standwithme makes its global debut on February 1, National Freedom Day. The film is about a 9-year-old girl named Vivienne Harr, who was so disturbed seeing a picture of two young boys from Nepal who were enslaved and had rocks strapped to their heads, that

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Video: PBS airs new documentary looking at the “State of Arizona” since passage of SB1070

LatinaLista — Tomorrow night, January 28, 2014, President Obama will deliver his sixth State of the Union address (SOTU). And as he has in past addresses, it’s expected he will discuss the need to pass immigration reform. A couple of undocumented immigrants will be in the chamber, as guests, to listen to the SOTU address.


Video: Docu-Series examines Latino identity among Afro-Latinos

LatinaLista — The struggles of African Americans throughout U.S. history are well-documented. Unfortunately, the same can’t be said about blacks in Latin America. In many cases, blacks south of the U.S. border have been rendered socially invisible and are still the focus of racist jokes in their respective countries. Because of this pervasive treatment and