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LatinaLista — When it comes to affording college, it’s just a fact of life that if it wasn’t for financial aid too many students would never realize their career dreams. Yet, a new study shows that the very students who need financial aid the most to attend college are not only being shortchanged but are […]

LatinaLista — When it comes to the low-skilled labor market, it’s been immigrant and minority workers who have served as the backbone in those industries. Yet, there was a time when a low-wage job was considered to be a stepping stone to better paying jobs on the way to achieving the proverbial American Dream. Yet, […]

La Prensa San Diego To help meet the demand for more college graduates to help drive California’s economy, Assembly Higher Education Chair Marty Block (AD-78) has authored legislation to look at alternate ways to help students achieve a baccalaureate degree. AB 661 would allow Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District and San Mateo County Community College District […]

By George E. Curry LatinaLista — From 2001 until 2007, George Curry served as editor-in-chief of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) News Service in Washington, D.C. He writes a weekly syndicated column for the NNPA and “Beyond the Spin,” a column for the Philadelphia Inquirer. Before joining the NNPA, Curry was editor-in-chief of Emerge magazine […]

LatinaLista.net — Time and time again, Latinos, as a whole, rank consistently low when it comes to financial literacy. Whether it’s creating a household budget, saving money or even knowing how to invest, most of us could benefit with either a few lessons or refresher courses, especially in these times when there are new rules […]

LatinaLista — As the nation held parades in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. yesterday and paid homage to his legacy, it was somewhat ironic that a group of dairy workers are battling for basic rights like getting lunch and water breaks, drinking clean water and getting paid what they’re owed. The owners of […]

Angelica Perez-Litwin, PhD New Latina   As I am faced again with the college application process, this time with my 16 year old daughter, I am as concerned today about access to higher education and Latinos, as I was 25 years ago. While the social, educational and economic barriers to higher education for Latinos have […]

LatinaLista.net — A former Air Force captain claims that casualties among Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans now exceed 500,000 when injuries such as mental illness, diseases and other untraditional type afflictions are included in the count. While military officials may dispute the tally, veterans and active-duty officers know that more and more of their comrades […]

LatinaLista– Thanksgiving seems to be the one time of the year where people actually remember that there are those who are going hungry in our communities. According to the most recent data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, 15 percent of American households suffer from “food insecurity.” In real numbers, it adds up into the […]

By Mayra Beltrán de Daetz LatinaLista GUATEMALA — As almost everyone knows, the official currency in Guatemala is the Quetzal. I would like to do a small review of Guatemala currencies. At the moment, the currency in cents are: one, five, ten, twenty-five, fifty and one quetzal, all in circulation. The coins are made from […]