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Video: Former inmates reconnect with Nature to heal their spirit and keep from returning to their old ways

Video: Former inmates reconnect with Nature to heal their spirit and keep from returning to their old ways

LatinaLista — Sometimes a reconnection with Nature is what is needed to heal the Human Spirit. For those who “feel broken” due to incarceration and drug addiction, this reconnection can make all the difference in having a bright future. In a special conservation program started in 2010 in the Houston area, former inmates have an

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Video: New poll underscores tie between the environment and Latino communities

LatinaLista — A popular perception of Latinos is that all are urban dwellers. Most believe that highway mixmasters are the closest stone canyons that many Latinos will see, and they wouldn’t be entirely wrong. Yet, in Colorado and New Mexico, two states not only known for their natural beauty and endless outdoor activities, and where

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Video: New film showcases the sport of boxing and declares it’s “the era of Latin fighters”

LatinaLista — Fighting has been part of human society from the beginning. A recent study found that men’s faces actually evolved to better withstand punches since the face has always been the primary target for clenched fists. It’s something that every boxer knows firsthand — and today, it’s more Latino boxers taking it on the

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Creators behind Latino children’s summer reading program create special “DIY” reading camp to boost literacy and writing

LatinaLista — Last year, Dr. Viviana Hurtado and Monica “Mommy Maestra” Olivera of Latinas for Latino Lit (L4LL) broke ground by launching the first-ever online Latino children’s summer reading program. Concerned about the poor literacy rates among Latino children and the fact that many Latino parents want their children to connect with their cultural roots,

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New report celebrates entrepreneurial drive of women of color but spotlights ongoing challenges to full success

LatinaLista — A new analysis from the Center for American Progress showcases the entrepreneurial spirit among women of color. According to the report, “How Women of Color Are Driving Entrepreneurship”, women of color are the “driving force behind business growth” in the nation. The report shows that 61 percent of women of color dream of

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Intrn’l Video: Filmmaker’s love of Mexico translates into new perspective of drug smuggling trade

LatinaLista — Filmmaker Josh Soskin‘s bio describes him as a “hispanophile.” In addition to the fact that he’s named his French bulldog “Guadalupe,” his latest short film is further testament to the love affair Soskin has with Hispanic culture, especially Mexico. While living in Mexico in 2007, Soskin saw the brutal aftermath of a shootout

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