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  • 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"...

  • New report highlights dismal treatment of women workers in restaurant industry

    LatinaLista — Valentine's Day is the busiest day of the year in the restaurant industry. It's a day when diners will be trying to show their love and affection for their special someone by ordering the best money can buy. Yet, ironically, it's also a day that highlights how no love is...

  • Nobel peace laureates lead delegation to Mexico, Guatemala and Honduras to bring attention to violence targeting women defenders of human rights

    LatinaLista — A delegation of 20 women from the United States and Canada are on a 10-day mission to help amplify the voices of women in Mexico, Guatemala and Honduras known as las defensoras or human rights defenders who have been trying to draw global attention to the abuses women are suffering...

  • Human Trafficking Awareness Day grows in recognition from community activities to a 46-woman expedition to Mt. Kilimanjaro

    LatinaLista — On Wednesday, January 11, is the internationally observed Human Trafficking Awareness Day. According to data from the U. S. Government, 800,000 people are trafficked across international borders each year; 80 percent are female and almost half are minors. Human Trafficking involves the recruitment, transportation, and forceful detention of people either...

  • Spotlight Nonprofit: Professional photographer uses his skill to create fine art portraits of the poor to raise awareness and money

    LatinaLista — It's said that "a picture is worth a thousand words." Well, Memphis-based photographer, Bill Piacesi,...

  • With racial intolerance rearing its ugly head, website reaches out to “fellow Americans”

    LatinaLista — Racial intolerance has reached such high levels of disbelief that it's hard to believe we are talking about the United States and not some third world, oppressive country. Yet, two stunning examples of racial intolerance practiced by US citizens bring the issue "home for the holidays." The first example was...

  • One immigration activist creates an “ICIE” challenge for ICE

    LatinaLista — Dallas-based immigration activist, Ralph Isenberg, is a fierce advocate for undocumented immigrants. Though he's not a lawyer, he's schooled himself enough in immigration law to take on ICE and challenge deportations in immigration court. When he's not busy with the legal proceedings, he lends a sympathetic shoulder for the undocumented...

  • National voting rights campaign urges people to “Stand for Freedom”

    LatinaLista -- Saturday, December 10, is International Human Rights Day. While most of us think people in need of human rights live in Egypt, Syria, Iran, Afghanistan, Somalia, etc, it's clear that the United States is not the first country that comes to mind. Yet, due to some new voting legislation that...

  • New kind of diner’s guide helps discriminated restaurant employees get a fair shake

    LatinaLista -- To say Latinos have a love affair with food would be an understatement. Food is enjoyed whether it's in the family kitchen or out eating in restaurants. In fact, according to an article in FoodBusinessNews.net, the restaurant industry heavily depends on Latinos. According to Packaged Facts, without the influence of...

  • Delaware Recognized for Racial Justice Improvement Project Efforts

    El Tiempo Hispano DELAWARE -- The Delaware Courts, criminal justice agencies, and others were recog- nized for their leadership in efforts to implement racial and justice fairness initiatives during a conference sponsored by the Bureau of Justice Assis- tance (BJA) and the American Bar Association on October 21 - 22, 2011 in...

  • Increase in hate crimes against Latinos is no random surge of violence

    LatinaLista -- Yesterday's release by the FBI of their 2010 Hate Crime Statistics documenting how hate crimes against Latinos have jumped to 67 percent from 62 percent in 2009 underscores a simple fact -- this is not a random surge of violence. If it was random, I think the numbers would be...

  • Misrepresenting the underrepresented

    by Maria Ines Zamudio Extra News CHICAGO -- After spending 12 days in an immigration detention center, Mario De la Rosa received welcomed news about his pending deportation case. Within three days of his release, Margaret Carrasco, who De la Rosa said introduced herself as an immigration attorney, went to the family's...

  • New report shows sexual harassment takes its toll on Latino students

    LatinaLista -- A new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll reveals that half of Republican primary voters don't care about the charges of sexual harassment levied against GOP presidential nominee Herman Cain. It seems these adults are right in line with a new study on middle and high schoolers who don't think sexual...

  • Author Demetria Martínez to receive UCSB’s Luis Leal Literature Award

    Amigos805.com SANTA BARBARA -- Poet, novelist, and journalist Demetria Martínez is the recipient of UC Santa Barbara's 2011 Luis Leal Award for Distinction in Chicano/Latino Literature, the university reported in a media release. The award will be presented during a ceremony at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 27, in the campus's Corwin...

  • New report shows low-income Latinos at-risk for poor quality of care at one-star hospitals

    LatinaLista -- When it comes to Latinos and healthcare coverage, there are just some indisputable facts that can't be ignored: more Latinos are uninsured; too many Latinos are unemployed; and the healthcare coverage critical for low-income Latinos is Medicaid. These truths should already raise a red flag as to the quality of...