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Video: First female Asian comic editor dispels myth of how being different sucks

Video: First female Asian comic editor dispels myth of how being different sucks

LatinaLista — Sana Amanat knows what it feels like to not fit in. Born in the United States of Asian descent, Amanat grew up entrenched in her family’s traditions and customs. Often, this meant that she dressed differently, ate different foods and even spoke a different language than her friends and peers. It was from

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Video: Young New Jersey Latina ‘slams’ ecology and captures state Poetry Out Loud championship

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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Video: Dark money already casting a pall over mid-term elections

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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Deepening crisis in Monarch butterfly population has one researcher calling on states to help in special way

LatinaLista — The Monarch butterfly has long been a symbol of international migration that underscores how borders, a human invention, has no bearing on the natural order of life. Yet, what does have an impact is something that both man and nature have had a hand in creating — climate change, which is only intensifying

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New year-round voter registration drive targets Latino Millennials solely online and mobile

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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