Social Justice articles

2013 Summer TCA Tour - Day 14

National Latino group criticizes PBS for marginalizing former PBS NewsHour correspondent Ray Suarez and lack of Latino hiring

National Latino group criticizes PBS for marginalizing former PBS NewsHour correspondent Ray Suarez and lack of Latino hiring

LatinaLista — Like all major industries in the United States, the media industry is suffering its share of holding on to workers. Newspapers and magazines have folded, companies are laying off journalists and everyone seems to be doing these things in an effort to either downsize the company or their workforce and take their brands

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Video: Dominican NY police officer shares what it’s like to be stopped and frisked in new video series campaign

LatinaLista — The policy of Stop-and-Frisk, the act of stopping random people and frisking them without a search warrant, is a common tactic by some police departments to deter crime. In New York City, the New York police has been accused of violating the Civil Rights of thousands of Black and Latino New Yorkers with


Video: Today’s growing grassroots movements — One historian’s perspective

LatinaLista — “History happens when people realize that change is possible” ~ Peter Dreier. Peter Dreier is a historian and author of The 100 Greatest Americans of the 20th Century: A Social Justice Hall of Fame. Dreier has dedicated his career to examining the grassroots movements of history and their impact on America’s democracy. In


Intrn’l Video: Swiss-Bolivian artist takes a ‘brush’ to social ills that divide society the world over

LatinaLista — Swiss/Bolivian Luciano Calderon is quickly making a name for himself in the art world. ‘Drawing’ on his bicultural heritage and his status as a Millennial in a world where social injustice runs rampant, capitalism rules, poverty persists and inequality is growing, this 20-something artist learned early that to make an impression highlighting the


Video: Think you don’t make enough dinero? New film confirms it with big wake-up call!

LatinaLista — “The U.S. is nearly the most wealth-unequal country in the entire world.” “A single top income could buy housing for every homeless person in the U.S.” “The poorest 47 percent of Americans have no wealth.” “The 400 wealthiest Americans own as much wealth as 80 million families.” The preceding statements reflect a reality

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UN Foundation combines 18 research studies into one report highlighting best strategies to economically empower women

LatinaLista — When women do well economically, so do their communities. It’s a school of thought that has served as the foundation for many micro-loan projects around the world funding businesses by rural and indigenous women. The idea has always been that for women to succeed in their businesses all that needs to be done