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Facebook’s Zuckerberg co-launches new immigration reform advocacy organization

LatinaLista — As the shouts to Congress get louder about passing immigration reform, it seems more and more sectors of society are lending their support and voices to the cause. The latest is the technology sector, that has actually been publicly criticizing Washington for sometime now about its treatment of immigrants who come to the

From Virginia to Mississippi, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services designate beach areas critical habitat for loggerhead sea turtles

By Jaclyn Lopez LatinaLista Last week, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposed designating 739 miles of beach, spanning Virginia to Mississippi, as critical habitat for the loggerhead sea turtle. If finalized, this designation would be the first time the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will have protected imperiled sea turtles’ habitat in mainland United

Distinguished English Linguist: Time to understand words DO affect our perceptions of the world and one another

By Laurel Airica Laurel Airica “Speak a new language so the world will be a new world.” Rumi A concept that has gone in and out of fashion among linguists for decades is that words affect perceptions. This would seem obvious to most of us. But now cognitive science has proven beyond doubt that this

Young people challenged to live the next 50 days without violence in memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

LatinaLista — Today, April 4, marks the 45th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. As in years past, his life and message of nonviolence will be honored, remembered and talked about but, unlike past anniversary observances, it will serve as the premise for a specific challenge to today’s young people — abstain

Multilingual survey reveals immigrants deserve to be heard

LatinaLista — For a nation of immigrants like the United States, it’s not surprising that each ethnic group has its own set of concerns that they see impact their families and themselves. Yet, because of language or immigration status, many times their opinions get overlooked in the usual phone surveys used to gauge such opinions.

New CDC study shows Latina teen moms more likely to have a second birth though they know how to prevent it

LatinaLista — The first time a teenage girl gets pregnant it can truthfully be called an accident but a second, third or fourth time? A new analysis by the Centers for Disease Control reveals that while everyone can celebrate the fact that there’s a decline in teen birth rates, the same can’t be said for