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Crosses erected by the workers of the Moore Public Schools maintenance department are pictured at the Plaza Towers elementary school, in Moore, Okla., Friday, May 24, 2013. They were built in memory of the seven children who died during the Moore tornado. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

LatinaLista — Among the many sad and haunting images of the May 20 EF5 tornado that hit Moore, Oklahoma is one of seven wooden crosses hammered into a patch of grass standing guard where Plaza Towers Elementary school once stood — a school that became the final resting place for seven students huddled in an […]

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LatinaLista — While more Latinas are going to college and getting their degrees, it’s also true that young Latinas are still the largest group who are getting pregnant in high school, not finishing their education and perpetuating a cycle of poverty and low-wage jobs in their communities. In North Carolina, young Latinas, starting in the […]

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LatinaLista — It didn’t take long for the joyous discovery in a poor Cleveland neighborhood, that Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight were still alive after ten years, to turn into disgust and disbelief over all the abuse and mistreatment they suffered at the hands of their captor Ariel Castro. Yet, to Castro’s children, […]

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LatinaLista — Long before schools decided art wasn’t enough of a worthwhile class that students could learn something from and axed it from their curriculums, one off-campus art nonprofit has been showing that art is not only relevant to students’ lives but can be profitable in a variety of ways. Minneapolis-based Juxtaposition Arts has been […]

LatinaLista — Sometimes it’s the most heart-wrenching sight that inspires great ideas to not only be born but put into action. That was what happened to Mary K. Hoodhood in Grand Rapids, Michigan in 2003. She saw several children dumpster diving behind a school. She asked them what they were doing and they replied with […]

LatinaLista — Giving birth and taking that new bundle of love home is supposed to be the most joyous event in any mother’s life, and it usually is, but when that mother doesn’t have enough money or family or friends to help her prepare for that little one’s arrival then a joyous event turns into […]

LatinaLista — The term ‘human trafficking’ doesn’t begin to relay the true cost of emotional and physical damage done to the women, girls and children victimized by what is a barbaric international business. It is reported by mental health officials that many of the victims who have been sexually exploited see their lives and themselves […]

LatinaLista — It is said that there are between 6,800-6900 distinct languages in the modern world. To make all these different people understand one another usually falls on the shoulders of a translator. The work of a translator cannot be underestimated. If they don’t use the proper equivalent when translating from one language to another, […]

LatinaLista — According to the BRIDGES for a Just Community 2012 Human Relations Progress Report Latinos and African Americans in the Greater Cincinnati area answered “yes” when asked if they had been treated unfairly because of their race or ethnicity. It’s an answer that disappoints the six-year-old organization that strives towards “inclusion, closeness and fair […]

LatinaLista — Many non-profits don’t have time to wait for the paperwork before they get started on accomplishing their mission. That’s the case with Chicas Latinas de Sacramento. Begun three years ago by Angela Rosas to encourage volunteerism and philanthropy among Latinas of the city of Sacramento, California, the organization has over 150 members. The […]

LatinaLista — It’s pretty much understood that most jobs of the future will involve technology on some level. Yet, if current trends persist, women will be at a severe disadvantage, especially women of color. To make sure that doesn’t happen, a new organization dedicated to educating and inspiring teenage girls with the “skills and resources […]

LatinaLista — Prostate cancer has long been considered an “old man’s disease.” Not anymore if Gabe Canales has his way. Only 35-years-old when he received news that he had the “‘blue’ men’s side of the ‘pink’ campaign for women’s breast cancer,” Houston-native Canales didn’t know anything about the organ or that kind of cancer — […]

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