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By Vanessa Pérez Rosario, Ph.D. Latina Lista USA — On July 5, 1953, in the early morning hours, two New York City police officers spotted a woman lying in the street near the corner of Fifth Avenue and 106 Street in East Harlem. She died shortly after in Harlem Hospital of pneumonia. Because she had […]

LatinaLista — There’s probably no group more stereotyped than Latinas. The funny thing is that not all the stereotypes are the same. There’s the image of the submissive Latina who divides her time between jumping to (literally) serve any man who comes into her home and the church. Then there’s the image of the seductive […]

LatinaLista — One of the worst times in a woman or young girl’s life is when she feels “beaten” down, physically and emotionally, by the man in her life to whom she’s professed her most personal gift — her love. Unfortunately, this feeling goes beyond breaking up with someone, it’s all about the violence used […]

LatinaLista — As Congress begins to tackle the budget deficit and slashes programs they say are bankrupting the country, the truth is that without one particular program older black women and Latinas would be the ones going bankrupt. The program is Social Security and according to new research from the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, […]

by Elías Cepeda | trad. Victor Flores Extra News CHICAGO — Tanya Diaz, a working mother of three and supportive wife, knew all the excuses for not exercising throughout a busy week. “I used them all,” she says. “I’d say, ‘I’m too busy with the kids.’ Then I’d come home from work and by the […]

By Angela Villanueva LatinaLista Soledad O’Brien, CNN anchor and special correspondent, shares her life story and behind-the-scenes career experiences in her book “The Next Big Story,” co-written with Rose Marie Arce. The book, published by Celebra, begins with her childhood in Smithtown, Long Island (a predominantly white suburb of New York City) growing up as […]

LatinaLista — Wherever we look around the world, and even in our own backyards, we see women are taking bolder stands — running for political office, challenging social injustice or human rights abuses, leading coalitions, communities and governments. Some say the world is on the cusp of a new era that is rebalancing today’s culture […]

LatinaLista — Breast cancer has one of the highest rates of awareness among women but is still one of the least understood diseases. That realization hit Houston-based Dr. J.B. Askew, Jr., a pathologist specialized in breast pathology, during a Q & A session with attendees at some community classes he was speaking to regarding breast […]

LatinaLista — Planned Parenthood. The mere mention of the organization immediately conjures up negative images thanks to several GOP politicians who found it quite easy to rake the organization through the mud during the recent budget debates. Though Planned Parenthood has been around for 95 years providing programs, information and much needed health and family […]

By Angela Villanueva LatinaLista College instructor Emmy Pérez taps into her lifelong passion of helping others to share her love of creative writing with troubled youth and incarcerated women. Emmy Pérez is a writer. She’s also a college instructor, a life motivator and an inspiration to all her pupils — from inside the classroom to […]