Life Issues articles

New report on teen pregnancy reveals encouraging trend

LatinaLista — A new report by the Guttmacher Institute on the rate of teen pregnancies underscores an emerging norm for teenage girls — sexually active but more using contraceptives during their first time. U.S. Teenage Pregnancies, Births and Abortions, 2008: State Trends by Age, Race and Ethnicity offers the most up-to-date statistics state-by-state on teen


An ‘infographic’ look at what climate change means for the planet and its residents Thanks to extensive research and noticeable changes in weather and storm prevalence, it’s getting harder to turn a blind eye to the reality of climate change. Since the Industrial Age spurred the increasing usage of fossil fuels for energy production, the weather has been warming slowly. In fact, since 1880, the temperature of the

Latino families get help with college application process with free virtual Town Hall events

LatinaLista — It’s the time of year for high school seniors to kick their college search into high gear. With college application deadlines only a couple of months, and in some cases, weeks away, students and their families have to start wading through the paperwork and requirements to get accepted at their colleges of choice.

Latino organization instrumental in crafting new school-police agreement to halt school-to-prison pipeline

LatinaLista — While the national debate rages about arming teachers with guns and putting more police officers on school campuses to thwart anymore mass school murders, one school district has entered into a first-of-its-kind partnership with its local police department for the specific mission of putting a halt to criminalizing students. The Denver Public Schools

Statistical portrait of Latinos shows a demographic on the rise but facing challenges that threaten progress

LatinaLista — In the days moving forward on immigration reform, the number ’11 million’ will figure prominently. It’s the number of estimated undocumented immigrants, majority of whom are Latino. Yet, the undocumented are only a small portion of the overall 51.9 million Latinos in the United States. To showcase a more complete picture of today’s

Latino researcher creates ‘Test of Latino Culture’ to measure businesses/organizations’ Latino IQ

LatinaLista — After the defeat of Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election, there was general agreement among the GOP that they really didn’t know Latino voters, who had voted overwhelmingly for Obama. Some argued that all it would have taken to reach Latinos was to have been less hostile and dogmatic in their approach