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By Sophia Dembling Saving Places   Adina De Zavala’s indignation over a 1912 San Antonio Express editorial explodes from every typewritten word: “The painful ignorance of the history of Texas, and of the Alamo, exhibited by the writers of the Express editorials on the subject, makes me wonder why such a rich corporation permits it. […]


By John Rowe LatinaLista The one-eyed man is king. So wrote wise and patient Erasmus. But, alas, immigration policy is not a subject that makes us wise and patient. The Hard Left cannot name the threat from violent Islamic terrorists, and the Hard Right would tar all Muslims. We have 12 million undocumented immigrants who […]


By John Affleck The Conversation   Every few days, it seems, there is news about a new way in which Cuba and the United States are trying to heal more than a half-century of animosity, dating to the rise of Fidel Castro’s communist regime on the Caribbean island. These fresh developments frequently involve baseball. Since […]


By retired Rear Adm. Will Rodriguez, U.S. Navy LatinaLista   Early in 1980, the United States Navy was concerned about the lack of Hispanic representation within their officer corps—specifically their senior officer corps—and the lack of Hispanic applicants for officer programs. Troubled by this situation, then Secretary of the Navy, the Honorable Edward Hidalgo, established […]


By Bert Gambini Futurity   When thinking about topics like political candidates or social policies, we tend to seek information that backs up our existing opinions and beliefs while avoiding contrary views. This is selective exposure, and internet technologies are likely exacerbating this behavior, according to Ivan Dylko, an assistant professor in the communication department […]


SaludToday   Latinos tend live in neighborhoods with few supermarkets and other sources of healthy, affordable food options, but several promising solutions are emerging, according to a new package of research from Salud America!, a national network for Latino childhood obesity prevention funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and based at the UT Health Science […]


By Peter Reynosa LatinaLista   This year Latinos officially became the largest ethnic group in California at 39 percent, and according to U.S. Census projections, Latinos will make up 31 percent of the national population by 2043. The past and present achievements of Latinos in America are various and far-reaching. But it’s now time for […]


By Kelsey Sheehy NerdScholar   We all know how dull completing forms can be. But the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, is one form that’s well worth your time. Filling out the FAFSA can make you eligible for multiple types of financial aid — including grants, scholarships, loans and work-study — to fund some […]


By Kerry Trueman Moms Clean Air Force   What if you had the power to save millions of lives, and billions of dollars, too? In the fantasy world, we look to superheroes to save us from catastrophes. In the real world, we’ve got some super powers of our own when it comes to dealing with […]


By Natalie Gross Latino Ed Beat   Nearly 1 million students studied abroad in the United States last school year — among them more Latin American students than ever before, according to a new study by the Institute of International Education. The study, released this week,  reveals the number of international students at U.S. college and universities hit […]


By Stephenie Livingston Futurity   This Thanksgiving, people across the US will load the dining room table with turkey, stuffing, and pumpkin pie—the way most of us imagine the Pilgrims did at the first Thanksgiving in 1621. But there’s just one catch, according to archaeologists: The Pilgrims’ Thanksgiving wasn’t the first. “THE FACT IS, THE […]


SaludToday A new risk-prediction breast cancer model based entirely on data from Latino women provides a more accurate assessment of Latina women’s risk of developing breast cancer than existing models. The model presented at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) used data from the San Francisco Bay Area Breast Cancer Study, “focused on 1,086 […]


Cultural Survival   Conflicts over land rights, violence and impunity, and lack of adequate social service were major topics of discussion with the UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Ms. Vicky Tauli Corpuz during her official country visit to Honduras over nine days in November 2015. Rapporteur Tauli Corpuz traveled to various […]


By Naomi Reed The Conversation   Perusing a passage on the Civil War in a high school student’s history textbook in Texas might leave you wondering if black Americans were ever enslaved and if there really is any truth to anti-black racism at all. A natural question is, are these textbooks having an impact in […]


By Sarah Barr JJIE When juvenile justice leaders gathered in Texas earlier this month, policymakers from the Council of State Governments greeted them with some good news and some troubling news. First, the good news: Between 1997 and 2013, the juvenile justice incarceration rate declined steeply in nearly every state and by 55 percent nationwide, […]


By Natalie Gross Latino Ed Beat   Mexican American children used to be separated from white students in schools because of their Hispanic surnames and the assumption that their English-language skills weren’t good. That practice is not legal anymore, but Latino student segregation is still a glaring problem in parts of the United States, recent research and […]


By Amy Wolf Futurity   Female candidates have to be more qualified than their male opponents to prevail in an election because many people don’t see women as leaders, according to new research. The findings reveal the hidden bias that can emerge in the voting booth. “My study yielded an intriguing finding,” says Cecilia Hyunjung […]


By Rocío Lower National Parks Foundation   It is astounding to stop and consider the countless stories of heroism, service, and grit that forged our nation. From ordinary citizens to recognized historical figures, our collective history is filled with tales of extraordinary determination and human ingenuity, perhaps none greater than the stories of our armed forces. […]


By David Nussbaum The Conversation   Back in September, President Barack Obama signed an executive order that marked a major turning point in the role that behavioral science plays in helping the federal government achieve policy goals. The order, which directs federal agencies to incorporate insights from behavioral science into their programs, may turn out […]