• T-Mobile promotes business opportunities for Latino entrepreneurs

    LatinaLista — The January-June 2008 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) analyzed the nation's cell phone habits and found that it's a trend that is growing in popularity across all ethnic and economic lines. “If the percentage of adults living in cell-only households continues to grow at the rate it has been growing...

  • Site offers students a new way to raise money to offset college costs

    LatinaLista — It's no news that college costs are rising and a real fear that many students, who deserve to go, will be unable to afford it. Families are stretched thin and the economy is sinking but, believe it or not, there are people out there who still have a dollar(s) to...

  • Greyhound bus line offers “Travel Stimulus Package”

    LatinaLista — Traveling can be such a hassle: if you drive yourself, you have to put up with traffic headaches and putting extra miles on your car. If you fly, going through airport security can be another kind of hassle, not to mention the expense of the ticket. There's another option —...

  • New analysis reveals gender wage gap is real and harmful to single mother households

    LatinaLista — When it comes to the issue of equality, most people think that's as dead an issue as racism. In other words, it used to exist but not anymore, right? WRONG! (Same goes with racism too!) Women work as hard as their male colleagues but still get paid less. A new...

  • New report highlights direct connection with immigration reform and Baby Boomer retirements

    LatinaLista — For too long the issue of immigration, illegal or otherwise, has been the catalyst that pits conservatives against liberals. Yet a new report warns that people need to get over their hang-ups about the whole issue of immigration and start facing a reality that is going to bring with it...

  • Colombia: Pyramid money scams fall down and take people’s savings

    By Rocio Arango Giraldo LatinaLista COLOMBIA:In Colombia, there are pyramids but they weren’t built by the Chibchas or natives. The discovered pyramids are financial pyramids. Because of them, the country is in shock — from the President and every government minister to all the citizens. The pyramids are non-legal organizations that receive...

  • Ring etched with “Yes We Can” proves to be popular Obama election memento

    LatinaLista — One day when historians look back at Barack Obama and his phenomenal win to become the 44th President of the United States, they will see that there were three little words used throughout his campaign that served to excite and motivate people — "Yes We Can! It was a mantra...

  • Specialized scholarship programs aim to open doors in Washington for Latino students

    LatinaLista —Student internships are invaluable experiences for those students lucky enough to get them. Unfortunately, during these hard, economic times, a lot of companies and organizations have cut back or cut out either paid internships or helping interns in any financial way. Not so the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI). The CHCI...

  • Obama’s “Oportunidad” for college scholarships should include Dream Act students

    LatinaLista — Today, the Obama campaign announced how they were spending the last of the $20 million budgeted to reach Latino voters. Obama will deliver a 30-minute "commercial" on Univision this Wednesday night. It will be a translated version of an infomercial-type ad that will run in English on CBS, FOX and...

  • New scholarship just for student bloggers

    LatinaLista — If you are a struggling college student who gets your nourishment from the passion you pour into your own blog site, then there's a chance that you could actually buy some real food. It seems that the folks at College Scholarships.org thought it was high-time to create The Blogging Scholarship....

  • Business plan competition targets young urban entrepreneurs

    LatinaLista — Ok, you know the economy sucks  BIG TIME but you just can't shake your idea for a business that you know can weather this economic storm. All you need is a little cash flow to prove you have a winning business idea. Well, you're in luck — that is, if...

  • Sept. 21 is Peace Day but one advocate finds peace to be financially costly

    LatinaLista — How will you create peace in the world? The question sounds more like one of those hypothetical musings posed to beauty pageant finalists than anything that is of substance and attainable but British filmmaker Jeremy Gilley believed a global observance of day without violence could be a reality. Gilley set...

  • Guest Voz: Congresswoman Hilda Solis explains the significance of the Paycheck Fairness Act for all women

    LatinaLista — Last week, the House of Representatives passed the Paycheck Fairness Act, a significant piece of legislation in closing the gender pay gap . Latina Lista would like to thank Congresswoman Hilda Solis for elevating attention to this historic piece of legislation and what it means to Latinas: By Congresswoman Hilda...

  • Two sponsors join together to showcase Latino artistic talent in the Southwest

    LatinaLista — Recent rumblings in the Latino blogosphere have focused on why sponsorships promoting Latino talent or events always seem to be by the big alcohol companies. Well, in a refreshing twist, a new mobile art exhibit promoting Latino artists is being sponsored by two companies whose products are found in communities...

  • The search is on for a new soundtrack for an old McDonald’s favorite

    LatinaLista — Did you know that McDonald's and Latinos go hand-in-hand like, well, a burger and fries? Jim Delligatti, an early McDonald's franchisee, invented McDonald's Big Mac sandwich in 1967. He poses with the world's largest Big Mac statue (14-feet high and 12-feet wide) during the opening of the Big Mac Museum...

  • New scholarship encourages Latino students to pursue STEM degrees

    LatinaLista — The lack of diversity in fields such as science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) is causing a lot of concern for big companies who want a workforce that not just reflects the larger society but which is also instrumental in creating products and services that appeal to everyone. Microsoft is...

  • Crafting a Route towards Creating a Business

    Kathy Cano Murillo, otherwise known as the Crafty Chica, creates a one-woman enterprise through creative talent and persistence. LatinaLista — Her legions of fans know her as the "Crafty Chica," and today craft entrepreneur, syndicated columnist, artist, book author and tv/web personality Kathy Cano Murillo lives up to her alter ego. In...

  • Young Latinas Mark Transition into Adulthood with Church Blessings, Parties and Hefty Debt

    LatinaLista — The "Coming of Age" of young Latina girls has always been a big deal in Latino families. Now, it's also big business. Known as a Quinceañera, the celebration marking the transition of a young girl into womanhood ranges from the simple backyard barbecue to the ultra lavish, catered dinner at...

  • Another Immigration Battle: Guatemalan Immigrant Fights to Get His Earnings Back, Seized by Federal Officials

    LatinaLista — For 11 years, Pedro Zapeta lived the typical life of an undocumented immigrant. He came to this country with two intentions: to work and save his money. He had no delusions about staying and building a life here — even though he stayed for 11 years. Pedro Zapeta (Source: CNN)...

  • One College Campus Becomes First in the Nation to Help in Micro Lending Program

    LatinaLista — In the shadow of the worst shooting in this country's history, college campuses everywhere are feeling the repercussions. Yet, there are good things being accomplished on college campuses which deserve just as much attention as a monumental tragedy. Take for instance what is happening on the campus of the University...

  • Scholarship List for Undocumented Students

    LatinaLista hi right now im about to graduate and i come from a low income family since my father left us my mom has to take care of 4 children (including me) on a low wage and i want to go to college but im not eligible for scholarships because of my...

  • Lending Program Matches American Citizens with Struggling Mexican Entrepreneurs

    LatinaLista — Maria Elena lives in Monterrey, Mexico. She used to work in a tortilla factory. Though she didn't make a lot of money, her small salary, added to her husband's wages as a mechanic, let Maria Elena, her husband and their daughter live with a roof over their heads and food...

  • Protesting Race-Considered Scholarships

    LatinaLista — There's a new $250.00 scholarship at Boston University. To apply, you have to fill out the application, submit two essays, have a 3.2 GPA — and be 25 percent Caucasian. It's called the Caucasian Achievement and Recognition Scholarship and it's the latest sensational tactic by students, this time Boston University's...