Life Issues articles

New poll shows Latinos overwhelmingly see comprehensive sex education as a way to stem teenage pregnancy

LatinaLista — Getting a headstart on May’s month-long observance of National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month, Planned Parenthood and the Center for Latino Adolescent and Family Health (CLAFH) at the Silver School of Social Work at New York University released the findings of a poll asking Latinos how they feel about teen pregnancies. It’s a relevant

HUD creates ‘first federal civil rights app’

LatinaLista — In light of the recent study that found Black and Latino homebuyers end up paying more when buying a house, a new app by the Department of Housing and Urban Development hopes to help homebuyers who feel they’ve been discriminated against. Billed as the first federal civil rights app, the Housing Discrimination Complaint

New study finds Latino and Black homebuyers pay more for their homes but researchers can’t explain why

LatinaLista — It’s sometimes said, to paraphrase a popular saying, that racism is in the eye of the beholder. That’s certainly the case over the last few years where lawsuits have been filed against universities and businesses implementing diversity initiatives. One of the reasons the ones lodging the complaint may not see it as racism

Earth Day 2013 should serve as the beginning of an environmental panic attack

LatinaLista — Earth Day 2013 should have been more than just a “celebration” of the planet or even a further raising of awareness of the consequences of climate change. Earth Day 2013 should have served as the beginning of a panic attack among global communities that the future of the planet is not just extremely

New study highlights how English-speaking Latinos think they are invincible to skin cancer

LatinaLista — It may be spring but temperatures in some parts of the country — those not being hit with snowstorms — believe it’s already summer with sweltering temperatures making many rush to turn on the air conditioner or break out the swimsuits to tan by the pool. Of those who decide to go the