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LatinaLista — A recent CDC report revealing that Latina teens have the highest birthrates before the age of 18 appears to underscore a troubling trend among sexually active Latino teens — lack of practicing safe sex. It’s a revelation further supported by the findings of Thursday’s National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day. The CDC […]

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LatinaLista — On March 14, New Jersey high schooler Natasha Vargas “slammed” the audience at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center — and they loved her! Vargas was competing in the national Poetry Out Loud state competition and captured the state championship securing her entry into the finals of the national recitation contest. Vargas delivered […]

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LatinaLista — As one viewer wrote on the YouTube page of the film Amazing Catfish: “Finally, a Mexican movie that is not about drug cartels or predictable and stupid jokes. I really wanna see this.” The Mexican-made film, with English subtitles, has been garnering awards since its release in Mexico. Premiering recently at the San […]

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LatinaLista — In 2010, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of Citizens United in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission which said “that the First Amendment prohibits the government from restricting political independent expenditures by corporations, associations, or labor unions.” Since that ruling, more money to influence politicians and political election outcomes as been spent […]

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LatinaLista — This month Latinos in California reach an impressive milestone — surpassing whites as the largest racial/ethnic group in California. Yet, as more than one headline pointed out about the milestone, the larger number doesn’t really matter if Latinos don’t become civically engaged and vote. Just as the Latino birthrate is fueling this demographic […]

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LatinaLista — York University undergrad Luke Durward saw that his younger brother was on his way to being unhealthy. How? The younger Durward was cleaning his plate — outeating grown adults several times over. Studying nutrition in college, Luke knew that if something wasn’t done to help his brother it would be harder to help […]

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LatinaLista — One of the main reasons most often cited as to why school-age children huff and puff their way across the playground is because they’re not getting enough exercise. Experts and healthcare providers agree that this kind of behavior, if not corrected, can only lead to a fat adulthood. Yet, a new study by the […]

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Insight Tr3s St. Patrick’s Day, one of America’s booziest holidays, is next week. When it comes to drinking, what are Hispanic young adults’ preferences and habits? Tr3s has delved into its soon-to-be-released study of Hispanic Adult Millennials (ages 19-34), as well as Simmons data, to learn more about how they’re consuming alcohol. Here are some […]

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LatinaLista — March, otherwise known as Women’s History Month, is celebrated by remembering how far women have come and where we’ve arrived today. Yet, not enough attention is paid to where we hope our daughters will be tomorrow. For many who are evaluating the job prospects of the future, job stability — which some argue […]

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LatinaLista — Drastic weight loss. Preoccupation with counting calories. The need to weigh yourself several times a day. Excessive exercise. Binge eating or purging. Food rituals, like taking tiny bites, skipping food groups or re-arranging food on the plate. Avoiding meals or only wanting to eat alone. Taking laxatives or diuretics. Smoking to curb appetite. […]

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LatinaLista — It’s easy to blame Hollywood for the lack of Latino representation in film and television. And while “Hollywood” does bear the blame for not showcasing Latino talent that is more in line with the rising demographic, so too must Latinos be accountable, according to popular La Bamba actor Esai Morales. In the featured […]

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LatinaLista — No longer can parents delude themselves into thinking that the huggable baby fat encasing their adorable kindergartner with the plump, dimpled cheeks will just disappear with age. A recent study released by Emory’s Rollins School of Public Health found, unfortunately, that likely won’t happen. Researchers discovered that overweight kindergarteners were four times as […]

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