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Complaint Alleges Pre-K Program Requires Proof of U.S. Citizenship

Complaint Alleges Pre-K Program Requires Proof of U.S. Citizenship

By Katherine Leal Unmuth Latino Ed Beat The Southern Poverty Law Center has sent a complaint letter to the administrator of the Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, Head Start program, alleging that the organization has illegally demanded proof of U.S. citizenship from Latino families seeking to register their 3-year-olds in the program. The letter addressed to the


Video: International team of cave explorers ‘dive’ into the world’s longest explored underwater cave system in Mexico

LatinaLista — Ox Bel Ha is the longest explored underwater cave system in the world. Located in Quintana Roo, Mexico, it measures a little over 150 miles in its underwater passages but also has within its system dry caves, making it the third largest in the world. For scientists, Ox Bel Ha is every inch


Video: Ancient Mayans, Aztecs and Incas passed on the most powerful technology — that is endangered today

LatinaLista — Which is the more powerful technology — the cell phone or the seed? It was a curious question posed earlier this year by Bill McDorman to his TEDx audience in Tucson, Arizona. Asking the audience to hold up their cell phones in one hand and a seed he had given to each audience

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Forty percent decline in Latina teen birthrate goes beyond sex education

LatinaLista — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a set of findings today that finally have longtime teen pregnancy prevention advocates optimistic. The study, Declines in State Teen Birth Rates by Race & Hispanic Origin, found that the overall teen birth rate dropped by almost half — “from 61.8 per 1,000 teenagers

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Video: A short introduction to Latin American Women Artists of 1915-1995

LatinaLista — Frida Kahlo is perhaps the most recognizable name among Latin American women artists who ever lived — but she is far from the only one. Rather than be seen as the definitive Latin American woman artist, a special exhibit in 1995 highlighted a range of such female artists spanning the years 1915-1995. “Latin American

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New apps help women of color close the gap in accessing life-saving cancer information

LatinaLista — In 2010, the Health 2.0 Developer Challenge was launched to spur creativity among developers to come up with apps that would solve issues in the healthcare field. One such issue has been the unequal access to healthcare information and treatment between women of color and Anglo women. Research has shown that Latinas and