• Growing fair trade movement connects US buyers with entrepreneurs from developing countries

    LatinaLista — Every shopper has heard the "fair and square" retail promise at one time or another where stores try to 'sell' themselves to buyers as the go-to place for fair value. Yet, there's another 'fair' buying campaign that goes beyond the fair value promise. The Fair Trade Towns USA campaign started...

  • Victims unite during International Anti-Street Harassment Week

    LatinaLista — At one time or another most women and girls in the United States have experienced the occasional unwanted catcall or whistle. As long as the guy committing the street harassment stays in his own (work) zone, it's easy enough to ignore, but that's not always the case. Street harassment can...

  • White House recognizes 11 immigration reform advocates in special Champions of Change ceremony

    LatinaLista — This morning, the White House hosted a special installment of their ongoing "Champions of Change" series by honoring 11 people "who embody the spirit of Cesar Chavez’s legacy and commit themselves to working in their communities to advocate and organize around immigration-related issues." Part of the...

  • Can upcoming DC immigration rally recapture the spirit and participation of 2006? Maybe

    LatinaLista — The year 2006 will be forever remembered as the time when the Latino community came together and marched for immigration reform. As anyone who took part in those infamous marches of 2006 that swept the country from Los Angeles to Dallas to Chicago to New York City, those marches weren't...

  • New social media campaign delivers message that immigrants are ‘Here for Good’

    LatinaLista — In almost any conversation dealing with immigrants and/or immigration reform, someone points out the obvious — "Immigrants come to work." A new social media campaign strives to expand on that sentiment by declaring that immigrants are Here for Good. Launched this week by the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants...

  • New report shows less kids going to jail but more children of color remain behind bars or in detention

    LatinaLista — The Annie E. Casey Foundation released an update on the issue of youth behind bars, which is a mixed bag of news. The good news is that over a 15-year period, from 1995-2010, youth incarceration dropped by 40 percent. However, the bad news is still bad. According to the KIDS COUNT...

  • New UN global initiative wants everyone to answer: What kind of World do you want?

    LatinaLista — In 2000, world leaders created the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). It was a promise that the developed countries of the world would work together to end extreme poverty by 2015. Two years from that goal date finds that the world has made a lot of progress: The number of people...

  • Racial Justice Act — A new tool in Dallas County District Attorney’s arsenal to get racial justice in courts

    LatinaLista — Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins gained national notoriety after he was first elected in 2006. His rise in national prominence wasn't because he was Texas' first African American-elected district attorney but because he and his office aggressively pursued the exoneration of wrongly convicted Dallas County defendants through DNA testing....

  • New study shows migrant farmworkers at risk of chronic disease from camp kitchens violating health regulations

    LatinaLista — It's long been documented that migrant farmworkers are subjected to harsh working conditions — long stints in the sun with no water or bathroom breaks, forced to overwork themselves to fill produce quotas, sexual harassment towards women workers, etc. Yet a new study shows that's not where the dangerous conditions...

  • New report creates a pathway for Obama administration to abolish modern-day slavery

    LatinaLista — It's estimated that 27 million people are victims of child prostitution, forced labor, sex trafficking, domestic servitude and other forms of modern-day slavery. It has become a $32 billion industry worldwide, second only to drug trafficking. Some countries have renewed their efforts to combat this grossly inhumane for-profit industry. Today,...

  • The ‘Fiscal Cliff’ threatens the work of non-profits to help those who need an extra hand

    By Lilly Zeller LatinaLista Tis the season to be jolly, as one popular Christmas song will note, but for the majority of non-profits ‘tis a season to be worried about falling off the “Fiscal cliff,” which could endanger the future of so many of our non-profit organizations. This “Fiscal cliff” is a...

  • New analysis from Guttmacher Institute outlines how anti-abortion measures take away womens’ freedom to decide

    LatinaLista — During the vice-presidential debate, Vice President Joe Biden angered the Catholic Church and pro-Life activists when he said that though he personally believed that abortion was wrong, except in certain circumstances, he felt just as strongly that his own personal beliefs on the issue weren't imposed on women of different...

  • National Latino AIDS Awareness Day underscores the ongoing need for Latino HIV/AIDS outreach

    LatinaLista — The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) says that since the HIV epidemic started more than...

  • The world gets ready for the first International Day of the Girl Child

    LatinaLista — Shock and outrage are still reverberating around the world over the senseless shooting of 14-year-old Malala Yousufzai in Pakistan. Shot by a Taliban gunman because she challenged the Islamic extremists in advocating that all girls should get an education, Malala should be, if she's not already, the poster child for...

  • Does affirmative action matter anymore on college campuses? New data says ‘yes’

    LatinaLista — The debate over affirmative action in college admissions has been as devisive as the ones currently over immigration reform, healthcare reform or tax reform. The key word is 'reform.' Affirmative action has always been about reforming the status quo and giving a greater variety of students access to higher education. [caption...

  • Mexican Caravan peace activists met by families of Baltimore victims of gun violence

    By José de la Isla LatinaLista (Editor's Note: The following piece is the third installment in a series about the last leg of the US tour of the Caravan for Peace with Justice and Dignity. Journalist José de la Isla is traveling with the Caravan for Peace with Justice and Dignity as...

  • Mexican poet Javier Sicilia leads peace activists on march on Wall Street

    By José de la Isla LatinaLista (Editor's Note: Journalist José de la Isla is traveling with the Caravan for Peace with Justice and Dignity as they conclude a 27-city journey to the United States in Washington, D.C. after starting out from Mexico to persuade U.S. Drug War policy change. This is the...

  • Mexico’s Soy 132 Movement joins forces with Occupy Wall Street to protest Carlos Slim

    Frontera NorteSur In less than three months, the Mexican youth movement #YoSoy 132 (I am 132) has undergone a remarkable evolution. Beginning as a protest against Institutional Revolutionary Party presidential candidate Enrique Pena Nieto at the privately-run Ibero-American University in Mexico City on May 11, the movement has since grown by leaps...

  • Latino children fare badly in latest analysis of child data

    LatinaLista — The 23rd edition of the KIDS COUNT Data Book published by the Annie E. Casey Foundation has been released and while the findings are not surprising, they do validate news headlines and what service organizations are seeing in their communities — families are still struggling. In turn, that's producing a...

  • Over 20 AZ Latino media unite in broadcasting special initiative explaining Supreme Court ruling of SB1070

    LatinaLista — The month is winding down and the greater Latino community in Arizona and across the country have been on pins and needles waiting for the Supreme Court decision on the state's infamous SB1070 law. When the Supreme Court justices heard arguments in April over sections of the law blocked by...

  • Hispanic elders have lowest rates of elder abuse

    LatinaLista — The 2010 Census showed there were more people 65 and older than ever before in the United States. Over 40 million elderly — women outnumber the men. Though people are living longer, it doesn't necessarily mean they're enjoying a better quality of life. A failing economy, rising food and healthcare costs...

  • From Cuba to China, freedom dissidents’ voices highlighted online in special “Freedom Collection” created by former Pres. George W. Bush

    LatinaLista — When every U.S. President leaves office, there are two legacies that he leaves behind: his administration's actions forever chronicled in the annals of history and his library. Former President George W. Bush, having returned to Dallas, Texas after the end of his second term, is going beyond the traditional presidential...

  • President Obama issues Proclamation ahead of Cesar Chavez Day

    BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION One of our Nation's great civil rights leaders, Cesar Estrada Chavez came of age as a migrant farm worker, witnessing the injustice that pervaded fields and vineyards across California. Facing discrimination, poverty, and dangerous working conditions, laborers toiled for little pay...

  • New site aims to rediscover unsung heroes of the farm workers’ movement

    LatinaLista — Latino civil rights icon, Cesar Chavez, is synonymous with the United Farm Workers (UFW) organization. Yet, he wasn't the only one who championed the rights of these workers. According to a 1975 national poll, there were 17 million, at that time, who identified as rallying to the farm workers' cause...

  • Women’s media project elevates the stories of Women Under Siege

    LatinaLista — Every year, during the month of March, otherwise known as Women's History Month, we like to remind ourselves of how far women in this country have come. Given the recent political debates over contraception and women's heathcare, it's clear we have a lot farther to go. [caption id="attachment_15975" align="alignleft" width="240"...