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Video: Authors of ‘Los Otros DREAMers’ share stories of deported youth in Mexico at campus event

Video: Authors of ‘Los Otros DREAMers’ share stories of deported youth in Mexico at campus event

LatinaLista — Anyone who has heard coverage of immigration reform over the last few years has also learned about the efforts of DREAMers, young undocumented students who were brought here to the U.S. as children and now find themselves in a social, civic and political limbo. Yet, what not many people on this side of

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Video: Latino college students speak out on rise in hate crimes against Latinos

LatinaLista — Earlier this year, the Bureau of Justice Statistics released their report on 2012 hate crimes. In the report, it was revealed that hate crimes against Latinos had risen dramatically. Some analysts attribute the rise in hate crimes against Latinos to a response in the shifting demographics in the country with whites losing majority

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Report reveals young adult voters losing interest showing up at the polls

LatinaLista — With the line blurring between politicians and celebrities, it’s no wonder that voting rates among young voters (18-29) has fallen off over the last few years. In Hollywood-speak, there isn’t a “box office” name at the polls that has captured the attention or generated the enthusiasm among young voters since Obama ran in

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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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