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North Texas activists protest killing of unarmed Mexican immigrant

North Texas activists protest killing of unarmed Mexican immigrant

By Obed Manuel LatinaLista GRAPEVINE, TX — The Grapevine City Council conference room filled with shouts of “No justice! No peace!” Tuesday night as more than 100 people showed up to protest the officer-involved killing of Ruben Garcia Villalpando. Martha Romero, Villalpando’s wife, sat quietly in the front row of the conference room with her


Looks like children’s book publishers need longer time-out to improve diversity in titles

LatinaLista — In 1994, the Cooperative Children’s Book Center of the School of Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison began to keep track of the diversity in children’s literature. The cooperative didn’t just want to know how many books were authored by American Indians, Asian/Pacifics and Asian/Pacific Americans, and Latinos but how many children’s books


New study reveals Latino boys affected most often by muscular dystrophy than white or African American boys

LatinaLista — A new study published in the journal Pediatrics found that muscular dystrophy, a genetic muscle-weakening disorder, affects 1 in 5,000 boys in the United States — the majority are Latino. The population-based study, featuring collaboration from the University of Iowa, University of Rochester, University of Arizona, University of Colorado-Aurora, the New York State