Spotlight Non-profit: Giving students the opportunity to change the world

LatinaLista — At one point or another, most people want to know they made a difference in the lives of others. For young people involved in a unique program called City Year, that knowledge comes early in life. Founded in 1988 by two college roommates, City Year was created with the belief that young people…

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It’s in Congress’ hands to stop child sex trafficking in the United States

LatinaLista — In 2009, the organization Shared Hope released the report The National Report on Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking: America’s Prostituted Children. A year after that report, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney and Congressman Chris Smith, co-chairs of the Congressional Caucus on Human Trafficking, crafted a bill, currently in committee, called H.R. 5575: Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking…

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To Latinos, the DREAM Act is a moral issue rather than a political one

LatinaLista — Momentum to pass the DREAM Act is accelerating. Today, the White House issued a statement saying that President Obama had met with several representatives from the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) and he supported the strategy of the CHC to get this lameduck Congress to pass the DREAM Act. At this point, passing the…

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A funeral home’s refusal to bury a Latino soldier is revisited in PBS documentary “The Longoria Affair”

LatinaLista — One of the most shameful chapters in modern American history occurred in a small Texas town by the name of Three Rivers. It was in that town, sixty years ago, where the only funeral home refused to hold a wake for the decorated Mexican American soldier Felix Longoria who had been killed in…

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Voters approve proposition to cut affirmative action by state, local governments

By REBEKAH ZEMANSKY Cronkite News Service PHOENIX – Arizona voters have approved a ballot measure to eliminate affirmative action programs in state and local governments. Unofficial returns showed Proposition 107 leading by a wide margin. Supporters said the need for affirmative action has long passed and amount to discrimination. They succeeded in amending the state’s…

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