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Latino families need to be vigilant against lead poisoning

LatinaLista — Who worries about lead poisoning these days? Evidently not many people. Otherwise, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) wouldn’t have joined forces with the Ad Council and the Coalition to End Childhood Lead Poisoning on a new national multimedia ad campaign to raise

Spotlight Non-profit: Working to keep the voices of Latino seniors in the national dialogue

LatinaLista — It’s often said that the most vulnerable of the population are its children. While that is true, it’s also true that a close second for that title are senior citizens. When language and cultural differences are thrown in the mix, then it becomes imperative that there be someone, some agency, who can advocate

When it comes to “going green” Latinos get the message loud and clear

LatinaLista — A new survey reveals that Latinos have embraced the concept of “going green.” Of all the ethnic groups, Latinos rank the highest when it comes to being in tune to the planet, according to the survey Eco Pulse. Of course, this same survey revealed that most people buy green products as a way

Plain and simple language dispels the myths and fears Latinas have of taking charge of their health

LatinaLista — For too long in the medical community, it’s been believed that when it comes to meeting the health needs of women, a “one-size-fits-all approach” suffices. Though Latinas, as most women, instinctively knew that philosophy was just plain wrong, few ever challenged it as thoroughly and matter-of-factly as Dr. Jane Delgado does in her

Special Report reveals ICE’s gross treatment of immigrants suffering from mental disabilities

LatinaLista — Texas Appleseed, a public interest law center working for greater educational, economic and social justice through research, advocacy and pro bono partnerships recently released a study based on a year-long review of the immigration court and detention system in Texas. It follows the national Appleseed study, Assembly Line Injustice: Blueprint to Reform America’s

Spotlight Non-profit: La Alianza Hispana partners with Greater Boston Latinos to strive, excel and achieve

LatinaLista — Everybody needs to start somewhere. La Alianza Hispana (LAH), Inc. of Greater Boston strives to do that for their local Latino community. Begun in 1968 by Ana Maria Rodriguez, a teacher of English as a second language at an elementary school in Dorchester, Massachusetts, Rodriguez noticed the impoverished conditions of her Latino students.

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