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LatinaLista — Marilyn Gonzalez Colon is a fighter. She fought her way back from being a teen mom and high school dropout to getting her GED at age 25 and graduating from college with an Associates Degree in Liberal Arts from Boricua College. This New York Puerto Rican Latina also fought to recapture a childhood […]


Latina Women Taking Power

By Imogen Reed Latina Voices Ask any Latino man and he will tell you just how strong Latina women are. He will probably be remembering how his mom managed to work two jobs, look after the kids and keep house; or thinking about his wife, who maybe has a better degree than he does or […]

LatinaLista — According to the United Nations, “women make up less than 10 percent of world leaders. Globally less than one in five members of parliament is a woman. The 30 percent critical mass mark for women’s representation in parliament has been reached or exceeded in only 28 countries.” Unfortunately, the United States is not […]

By Dr. Maria G. Hernandez Latina Cubicle Confidential™ “Your job has been eliminated”. These words can hang in the air for a bit longer than anything else you planned to hear in a phone call from your boss or at an impromptu meeting for you and several other employees in a conference room. Some companies […]

By Dr. Maria G. Hernandez Latina Cubicle Confidential™ I grew up hearing a common dicho or proverb in Spanish: No me gusta, pero me entretiene — I may not like it but it is entertaining. This is what I heard just before someone started in on the latest gossip at the dinner table or at […]

LatinaLista — Tomorrow is International Women’s Day and the United States is probably the most fitting country to celebrate such a global observance. The United States, more than any other country, traces the country’s growth on the contributions of immigrants. Where in the past immigrants were predominantly male, the tide has shifted and now more […]

By Dr. Maria G. Hernandez Latina Cubicle Confidential™ It happens to all of us at some point in our careers. Someone at a meeting or in a hallway conversation says to you, “maybe this isn’t something a person like you would understand …” or “you can’t do this, it’s beyond your abilities”. Ouch, you have […]

By Jennifer Patiño Latina Voices Maria, 42 and Esmeralda, 35 are both undocumented women facing mental health challenges. Maria has been diagnosed with schizophrenia and depression. She has been hospitalized four times as a result of suicide attempts and post-partum depression. She is currently receiving treatment for herself and previously sought help for her family […]

LatinaLista — Though yesterday’s surprise announcement that the Susan G. Komen for the Cure charity is severing its partnership with Planned Parenthood, resulting in a loss of hundreds of thousands of dollars in grant money that was mostly used for breast exams for Planned Parenthood clients, there are other organizations still actively working to make […]

LatinaLista — A delegation of 20 women from the United States and Canada are on a 10-day mission to help amplify the voices of women in Mexico, Guatemala and Honduras known as las defensoras or human rights defenders who have been trying to draw global attention to the abuses women are suffering in the region. […]

LatinaLista — Because the military has always been considered a physical symbol of a nation’s strength and prowess, it’s always been automatically associated with men. Commercials trying to make the military an attractive option to young (male) recruits always centered on activities and adventures that boys found interesting. Yet, new data is showing that the […]

By Anna-Claire Bevan REVUE: Guatemala’s English-language Magazine What started out as a fun crafts workshop has become a resource for entrepreneurship, enabling many of its members to escape the dangers of working in one of Central America’s largest garbage dumps. Soda cans, milk cartons and newspapers aren’t at the top of most people’s Christmas lists, […]

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Joan Baez, iconic American folk singer, songwriter, musician and prominent activist in the fields of human rights, peace and environmental justice, receives the Folk Alliance International 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cctnrQahffg[/youtube]

By Caroline Anderson Peace X Peace There is work to be done in every community to understand our neighbors better, and to create a more cohesive and peaceful existence. Peace starts at home, and home can be a model for peace around the world.” *** Our honoree for the Community Peacebuilding award, is an organization […]

LatinaLista — The full name of the bill re-introduced in Congress on Nov. 30 by U.S. Rep. Lois Capps, D-Calif is the Heart Disease Education, Analysis Research, and Treatment for Women Act. Thankfully, the shortened title is a lot easier to say and remember — the HEART for Women Act. As you can guess, the […]