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Latina Cubicle Confidential–The Worst Advice is to Take Advice Not Meant for You

Latina Cubicle Confidential–The Worst Advice is to Take Advice Not Meant for You

By Dr. Maria G. Hernandez Latina Cubicle Confidential™ Mujeres there is a lot of advice for the taking these days! It isn’t just coming from your friends and family — or me! The internet has given birth to an endless number of places to get advice. Since publishing on Facebook, Blogger and LinkedIn has become


Children’s Book Publisher Q&A: Diversity shouldn’t drive the storyline

CBC Diversity INDUSTRY Q&A WITH PUBLISHER CHRISTY OTTAVIANO Please tell us about the most recent diverse book you published. I recently published Jumped In by Patrick Flores-Scott. This novel is about Sam, a Mexican American teen who’s in a depressed state due to the breakdown of his family. He’s pretty much getting by in life


What is “Columbusing,” and How Can We Eliminate the Stigma of Columbus Day?

By Ela Arevalo First Peoples Worldwide For generations, Christopher Columbus has been credited with being the explorer who discovered the Americas in 1492 – something understandably problematic to the Indigenous peoples of the continent. Just as Thanksgiving focuses on the conquest of Indigenous peoples, Columbus Day has been seen as a reminder of the genocide


Expungement App Tries to Help Erase Minors’ Records in Illinois

By Julianna Nunez Juvenile Justice Information Exchange CHICAGO — The Mikva Challenge Foundation released a (web) app aiming to encourage more juveniles to seek assistance expunging their arrest and court records. In 2012, only 70 of the 25,000 youths who were arrested in Chicago got their records expunged, according to a report by the Juvenile


Dangerous Use of Growth Hormone Surges Among U.S. Teens, Especially Hispanics

SaludToday A growing number of U.S. teens—especially Hispanic teens—are using synthetic human growth hormone (hGH) to boost their muscles and athletic ability, according to a new survey from the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, HealthDay News reports. Overall, 11% of teens admitted using hGH in 2013, up from 5% in 2012. About 13% of Hispanic teens


Is college education segregating U.S. cities?

By Clifton B. Parker-Stanford Futurity America’s cities are dividing themselves into two distinct groups, with college-educated workers clustering in places that less-educated people cannot afford. A new paper reports that economic well-being inequality in American metropolitan areas increased 67 percent from 1980 to 2000, primarily due to changes in wages, housing costs, and local amenities.