• Latina spearheads media campaign to get Congress to pass Equal Rights Amendment

    LatinaLista -- On Thursday, August 26, some women around the country celebrated Women's Equality Day in honor of the 19th Amendment which gave women the right to vote. The 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was passed by Congress in June 1919 and became law when the Tennessee legislature became the 36th...

  • Spotlight Non-profit: Making kids dreams come true with free school supplies

    LatinaLista-- With the tagline "Children have dreams too," the mission of Young Dreams Community Outreach (YDCO) of Miami, Florida is to focus on the needy children in their communities and their dreams. Knowing that education is the key to fulfilling those dreams, the 25-year-old founder of the year-old YDCO knew the best...

  • Guest Voz: Undocumented student arrested in sit-in at Sen. McCain’s DC office faces trial in October

    LatinaLista -- In our ongoing show of support and solidarity with the thousands of undocumented youth who qualify to stay in the United States under what is known as the DREAM Act, Latina Lista continues publishing the DREAM letters by young people who face an uncertain life and future because of their...

  • Is political rhetoric fueling attacks on Latino immigrants?

    LatinaLista -- While the focus this past week has been on how the various primary candidates were trying to get voters to vote for them by flaring tempers over illegal immigration, there was another story happening that involved the same elements that are, unfortunately, considered part of every successful GOP candidate's platform...

  • Reggae group creates special song to raise money to “solar electrify” hospitals and clinics in Haiti

    LatinaLista -- As Mother Nature continues to show her strength around the world, we are reminded that there does exist rich countries and poor countries. The poor countries still suffer from the effects of natural disasters long after they happen. Such is the case with Haiti. The impact of the massive earthquake...

  • Passing immigration reform is now a humanitarian necessity to prevent more needless deaths

    LatinaLista -- Amid the debate over comprehensive immigration reform, arguments have centered over how such a bill would affect the undocumented immigrants who are here. But no one is looking at the bigger picture of how such a bill could affect the migrants who are still making their way to the U.S....

  • Latino orgs band together to fight threat against Net Neutrality

    LatinaLista -- In these times of rising racism and discrimination, there was always one place where everyone had the same rights -- the Internet. Just by its very nature, the Internet is where favoritism doesn't exist, except by the readers. What that means is that whether a reader is accessing the New...

  • Today’s primaries serve as a good litmus test on just how angry are Latino voters

    LatinaLista -- It might just be any other Tuesday in most of the nation, but for the people of Alaska, Arizona, Florida, Oklahoma and Vermont today is voting day. Yet, the two state primaries that have garnered the most attention are Arizona and Florida. Not so much for their high-profile roster of...

  • Minority women more vulnerable victims of husbands who commit “financial infidelity”

    By Ana-Luisa Gallo LatinaLista When -- till death do us part -- no longer fits the matrimonial equation, you ought to be sure your finances are in order before you walk OUT of the marriage. Experts in the field of family law report an increase in divorces due to a new trend...

  • Latinos of different origins get along while striving for success, making an impact and sharing the Big Apple

    LatinaLista -- The evolution of the Latino community in New York City is a vibrant and colorful history that deserves to be known. The only trouble is that the Big Apple's Hispanic community has a rainbow of sub-communities, each with their own histories and traditions. Trying to bring these stories together for...

  • New housing research shows Latinos the most comfortable in diverse neighborhoods

    LatinaLista -- The quintessential American Dream is owning a home. Yet, there's a second part to that dream that nobody really talks about -- the neighborhood. Everybody wants to live in a "good neighborhood" but thanks to a new study by researchers for the Institute for Urban Research at Houston's Rice University...

  • The Latino community needs to come on board with DREAM Act students

    LatinaLista -- Since the immigration debate began in earnest back in 2006 when marchers filled the streets from Los Angeles to Washington DC, students have had a pivotal role. In some cities, it was the students who organized marches using their social media tools. During the 2008 presidential election when it was...

  • National Guard troops to assist along Texas/Mexico Border

    By Lisa Johnson La Prensa de San Antonio Beginning Aug 1, 2010, 250 National Guardsmen will deploy to the Southwest border, as part of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Department of Defense (DOD), in efforts to combat transnational criminal organizations that smuggle weapons, cash and people across the Southwest border....

  • Spotlight Non-profit: Group shares loves of Spanish choral music with special outreach

    LatinaLista -- Think of Latin music and merengue, mariachi, salsa and even reggaeton may pop first into people's minds, but choral music? Most people don't even realize that within the Latino culture there is a rich legacy of choral music and it's the mission of Washington, DC-based, Coral Cantigas, to enlighten everyone....

  • Florida Latinos have highest national incidence rates of melanoma

    LatinaLista -- With people believing the old urban myth that brown-skinned people don't get sunburned, it's not surprising that the latest skin cancer findings are making people scratch their heads. A new study published in the Archives of Dermatology shows that Latinos and black women in Florida are being afflicted with the...

  • USDA Sec. Vilsack still owes an apology and swift action to discriminated Hispanic farmers

    LatinaLista -- What happened to Shirley Miller Sherrod and the swiftness of her firing at the hands of her boss Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack was an outrage. Yet, what was a bigger outrage was the reason Vilsack gave the press for doing what he did: Vilsack said he had been focused on...

  • New report says family migration accounts for majority of U.S. immigration

    LatinaLista-- Today the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) released their annual International Migration Outlook for 2010. When it comes to migration or immigration -- depending from which side you want to look at it -- it's important to put it in a global perspective since migration is a world-wide phenomenon...

  • NCLR panelists share how social media empowers Latino youth

    LatinaLista -- What does a technology reporter, DREAM Act students, an immigration researcher-blogger, a college student association president and the Mayor of San Antonio have in common? They were all panelists on a special Líderes Town Hall panel titled "The Online Generation: Limited or Limitless?" which was moderated by Latina Lista over...

  • Filmmaker resurrects 30-year-old film on Cesar Chavez

    LatinaLista -- The phrase "Si se puede" has been used so much in the last couple of years that it has become almost a cliche. Though most know the term originated with Cesar Chavez, most people have forgotten how or why -- until now, thanks to a filmmaker named Rick Tejeda-Flores. In...

  • Guatemala: Carlos Castresana: ” I cannot do anything more for Guatemala”

    By Mayra Beltran de Daetz GUATEMALA CITY -- Carlos Castresana Fernandez, Director of the International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG by its acronym in Spanish), resigned his position on June 7, 2010. What motivated his resignation? Threats and the systematic attacks by groups belonging to organized crime. Castresana took the position...

  • Spotlight Non-profit: Reinforcing in Latino students the value of being bilingual and bicultural

    LatinaLista-- When talking about the future of the Latino community, everyone always looks to the younger generations. Yet, with the disappointing graduation rates, among other dismal statistics, it's hard to see how this generation can develop the necessary skills and leadership qualities to carry forward. That's where La Cima comes in. La...

  • Guest Voz: New research shows most people harbor automatic biases against Latino immigrants

    LatinaLista -- One of the most common defensive remarks by people who are vehemently supportive of anti-immigrant bills like Arizona's SB 1070 is that they are not against legal immigration but illegal immigration. However, a new study by Vanderbilt University Political Scientist Efrén Pérez found that the statement is not entirely true....

  • President makes clear GOP bears blame for not moving immigration reform forward

    LatinaLista-- Today's speech by President Obama regarding immigration reform was exactly what was expected -- nothing new but at least a stronger show of verbal and public support by the President for Congress to tackle immigration reform, or at the least, the DREAM Act. What is new, and is obviously the result...

  • DC Latino leadership taking baby steps supporting immigration reform

    LatinaLista -- Finally, there's some movement in DC regarding the immigration issue. I'm not talking about the President's much anticipated speech, that word has it will contain nothing more than stressing accountability and clarifying what side of the wall he stands. Nor am I talking about any progress, or more like lack...

  • ACLU launches multimedia Arizona travel alert campaign

    LatinaLista -- Unfortunately, travel alerts have become all too common when it comes to traveling outside the United States. But inside the country? For immigrant and Latino travelers who just have to see the Grand Canyon or visit a spa in Sedona, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and 32 of its...