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Mexican children to march for a childhood without violence

Mexican children to march for a childhood without violence

LatinaLista — On April 25, hundreds of children will take to the streets throughout Mexico. Not to play but to work — to demand that they have a childhood without violence. In a country where kidnappings exceed 100,000 a year, where violence against women has reached “pandemic” levels, and academic analysts estimate people murdered by


Guest Voz: The Benefits of Increasing the Minimum Wage for People of Color

By Vanessa Cárdenas LatinaLista How much does a full-time worker earning the current minimum wage of $7.25 per hour make in one year? This worker earns only $15,080, which is $4,000 below the federal poverty line for a family of three. Most people would agree that this is not a livable salary anywhere in the


New Jersey’s Hinchliffe Stadium Reveals Baseball’s Hidden Latino History

By Adrian Burgos, Jr., Professor, U.S. History, University of Illinois Preservation Nation Years before Jackie Robinson stepped across the white lines and onto Ebbets Field to make history as major league baseball’s integration pioneer, decades before Roberto Clemente displayed his hitting prowess, graceful fielding, and powerful arm on North American baseball diamonds, and well before


National Minority Health Awareness Month: A Time for Action to prevent or manage diabetes

By Judi Bonilla LatinoElders Earlier this year NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and Harvard School of Public Health released a poll that found Latinos see diabetes as the biggest health problem for their own families. It was about the familia that caught researchers’ eyes. In previous polls, Latinos reported cancer was their primary health

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Guest Voz: Civil Rights Amendment Should Ensure Health Security for Hispanic Americans

By Jacqueline Angel LatinaLista The 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act serves as a reminder that politics and history shape the nation’s health care delivery system. Our forefathers wrote that “all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the