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

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


Spotlight Nonprofit: Creating a way to tackle poverty with coffee and “Simply Smiles”

LatinaLista — Indian-American singer Anand Bhatt is what many would call a “Latino at heart.” This 37-year-old who grew up in Chicago has a love affair with Mexico. So much so, that it’s not surprising he found himself picking up the language and, before long, crooning tropical pop music in Español, alongside, Hindi and English.

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Video: Catholic group raises red flag on faith-based organizations’ release of Development Aid treating HIV-AIDS sufferers in Africa

LatinaLista — Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, was the 25th anniversary of World Aids Day. A different kind of video, from an unlikely source, marked the anniversary of a disease that has garnered worldwide financial support for research and treatment. Yet, as is seen in the video, not all of the money earmarked is being spent

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Video: Inspiring animation reminds people it’s “In Our Hands” to fulfill UN’s Millennium Development Goals

LatinaLista — Though the world is cut up into territories, separated by imaginary lines in the sand, sea and air, the fact remains that the human race is the only unifying element in a world that is separate and unequal. Because of the pervasive inequality that exists in this world, there are some who don’t


Video: 2010 documentary tracing Hollywood’s treatment of Native Americans available online

LatinaLista — Hollywood movies are known for romanticizing, distorting, embellishing, and even inventing, when it comes to portraying communities of color. There’s no greater example than how Hollywood has portrayed the Native American. From the admirable to the pathetic – think Johnny Depp as Tonto — the Native American has been at the mercy of