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

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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Newspaper database unveils 13,000 publications published across the globe

LatinaLista — Since the Internet age began, predictions about the disappearance of newspapers have been as popular as foretelling the Apocalypse. While the newspaper industry has suffered, the state of the news industry is as healthy as ever. Newspapers are still being produced and read, alongside, their online counterparts — and anyone can check those

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Intrn’l Video: Helping Cuban skateboarders glide to new heights

LatinaLista — In Cuba, there is not one skate shop despite a growing community of over 1,000 skateboard enthusiasts who recycle old boards to perform their sport. One of those Cuban skateboarders is a young man named Yojani Pérez Rivera, but he’s known around the island as Mamerto. Mamerto has a crew of fellow skateboarders

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Video: Changing our mind(set) on fulfilling our full potential

LatinaLista — The ability to believe in yourself is a skill that isn’t only life-changing but a game-changer in the bigger scheme of achieving success. In the featured TEDx talk delivered in 2012 by Eduardo Briceño, co-founder and CEO of Mindset Works, Briceño explains the difference between a fixed and growth mindset and how one

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