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Urban Farmist : Farmers markets are ripe with stories waiting to be discovered

Urban Farmist : Farmers markets are ripe with stories waiting to be discovered

By Aaron de Leon LatinaLista “You want some history? I can give you history dating back to 1890.” Pat of Pat’s Produce said with great pride. Pat’s history lesson was delivered in the middle of an adventure. The location was set at my local farmers market and my mission was to find someone with a

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Getting to know — and celebrating — today’s Indigenous Leaders

First Peoples Worldwide October 13 was Indigenous Leaders Day! The Leaders who are highlighted below were nominated for their Indigenous leadership – whether through honoring their culture, defending native food sovereignty, providing healthcare, or simply serving their communities. Clayton Harvey, White Mountain Apache Clayton Harvey is White Mountain Apache from the Fort Apache Reservation. His

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Guest Voz: Latest report on Latino dropouts is one to celebrate while understanding más work needs to be done

By Raoul Lowery Contreras LatinaLista Finally! Hispanic high school dropouts hit record lows in 2013 despite 18-24 year olds numbers increasing by 50% since 2001. Think of it, 100 Hispanic students in 2001 have increased to 150 in 2013 but dropouts have dropped more than 30 percent to a record low of 14 percent in

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Report: Latinos Need 5.5M More College Degrees by 2020 to Get U.S. Back on Top of Education

SaludToday! Latinos must earn an additional 5.5 million college degrees for America to regain world leadership in college degrees by 2020, according to a new report. The report, from Excelencia in Education and the United Negro College Fund, examines Hispanic-serving institutions (HSIs) alongside historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) to bring attention to minority student

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New poll shows more women in Latin America battle disrespect, violence and loss of dignity on daily basis

LatinaLista — The recent comments by Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella that women shouldn’t ask for raises but instead trust in karma, smacked many who heard it as epitomizing the inequality that rages on for many women in male-dominated environments. Though Nadella has apologized profusely for his remarks, there are some parts of the world where

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