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  • Youth an easy target for alcohol brands using social media

    LatinaLista — During the holidays, there are three things most people will have in their homes: wrapped gifts, extra sweets, and alcohol. Just as it's hard to keep young people from shaking a gift or two or digging into fudge or a stack of buñuelos, it's hard to keep some young people...

  • Spotlight Nonprofit: Five moms take the fight against childhood poverty global

    LatinaLista — With cries from conservatives reaching fever pitch levels that the only way for the government to cut costs is to cut federal programs that help the poor and underserved, evidence is mounting that this is not a smart move. The United States Conference of Mayors released a report documenting that...

  • Commemorating National Bill of Rights Day with a scholarship “Tweet” contest

    LatinaLista — Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances. Sound familiar? They should. It's...

  • 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...

  • International music artists join to create “Voices for an AIDS-free Future”

    LatinaLista -- Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international medical humanitarian organization that goes to parts of the world that have limited access to medical care. One part of the world that meets that definition is Zimbabwe, Africa. In Zimbabwe, Doctors Without Borders is treating over 34,000 patients, including many...

  • 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...

  • Spotlight Nonprofit: Veterans find strength and support to combat physical and mental wounds

    LatinaLista -- The five stars in the logo of the newly launched You Are Strong! non-profit symbolize the five main branches of the military: The Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard. You Are Strong! founder Xiomara A. Sosa, a veteran herself of the Army and Air Force, knew that...

  • 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...

  • Spotlight Nonprofit: Breast cancer survivors asking “Y-Me” find they’re not alone

    LatinaLista -- No one should face breast cancer alone. That's the mission focus of the recently launched website for the Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization™. The web site, available in both English and Spanish, Y-ME, focuses on the human element of the disease by featuring the "People Behind the Pink" -- breast...

  • 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...

  • Spotlight Nonprofit: Matching college students with business professionals to fulfill career dreams

    LatinaLista -- It's one thing for a child to dream of what they want to be when they grow up, but for many college students, that childhood dream can turn into a state of confusion when faced with reality in college. While college is supposed to be a time to discover yourself,...

  • Spotlight Nonprofit: Creating special birthday cakes for kids facing adult challenges

    LatinaLista -- For a child, there is only one day all year that is special -- their birthday. But these are tough times and for too many families birthday parties, complete with pretty cakes are just not in the family budget. That's where Sweet Blessings comes in. Based in Lexington, Kentucky, volunteer...

  • Bilingual Halloween cards remind Congress that cutting early childhood ed programs creates a scary future

    LatinaLista -- There's probably no other day in the year that is so totally devoted to children or the "inner child" than Halloween. It's the one day, that no matter the age, people dress up in costume. For adults, dressing up means letting loose and having fun. For kids, it can be...

  • 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...

  • Food Day can’t be celebrated without honoring migrant farm workers

    LatinaLista -- With family grocery bills getting higher and higher with every run to the store, it's hard to be thankful for our food. Yet, that's exactly what we need to be and why today is being celebrated as Food Day. For the first time in 34 years, the United States is...

  • Spotlight Nonprofit: Helping kids cope with divorce

    LatinaLista -- Family separation caused by parents divorcing are usually the hardest on children. Sometimes separation within a family leads a child to act out their frustration, anger and loneliness in ways that aren't always appropriate behavior. Yet the remaining adult in the household is barely equipped to handle the change in...

  • 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...

  • Purple purse campaign empowers abused women to take control of their finances

    LatinaLista -- Think of domestic violence and images of women bruised and beaten immediately come to mind. Yet, we know there are other types of abusive behavior that leave women just as beaten down. One type of abuse that doesn't get nearly enough attention is financial abuse. The family's finances are used...

  • Spotlight Nonprofit: Helping the homeless find a home and a new future

    LatinaLista -- Green Doors of Austin, Texas has a simple mission -- help end homelessness and poverty housing in Central Texas. What would ordinarily sound like a lofty goal has been transformed into a reachable reality for the 21-year non-profit. Started by a young woman who once was homeless, Green Doors is known...

  • Record Latino voter turnout in 2008 didn’t please everyone as new report shows increase in states change voting laws

    LatinaLista -- Record turnout among Latinos and youth during the 2008 presidential election was something that has been celebrated and talked about ever since it happened. Yet, the release of a new analysis by the Brennan Center of Justice at New York University School of Law, reveals that such a milestone in...

  • Spotlight Nonprofit: Protecting the rights of crime victims

    LatinaLista -- Being a crime victim can be the most helpless and lonely position a person can find themselves in. For the vast majority of crime victims, it is a new experience that creates a whole new range of emotions to be experienced and thrusts a person into a legal system most...

  • National population campaign counts down to when planet hits 7 billion mark on Oct. 31

    LatinaLista -- This year, October 31, 2011 will mean something more than just a day when kids and kids-at-heart dress up in their favorite costumes, try to scare each other and go trick-or-treating. It actually will mark a very scary milestone -- when the planet will have a world population of 7...