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Latina teens more likely to be haunted by depression and thoughts of suicide

Latina teens more likely to be haunted by depression and thoughts of suicide

By Ruxandra Guidi LatinaLista Aurora Uc lives with her parents and younger sister in a working-class apartment complex in Alhambra, Eastern Los Angeles, home to many other immigrant families. Sitting on the carpet of her living room, Aurora looks like a typical teenager: She’s wearing colorful pajama pants and a t-shirt, a ring on each


Latina at the wheel: Changing NASCAR one race at a time

By Juan Miret LatinaLista Latinos have risen to places of prominence in every walk of life in the United States, from politics, industry, and education to entertainment, journalism, and yes, car racing too. Kendell Lopez is part of a new generation that is building a successful future, while inspiring others, regardless of humble beginnings and


Understanding Latino Millennials … or at least trying to!

By Juan Miret LatinaLista They have been plugged into technology since they were babies. They are the most scheduled generation ever. They are multi-taskers, expect to have six to eight careers in their lifetime and love to embrace diversity. Also, this group has the most educated mothers of any other generation before them. And, they

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New report highlights the need for states to change how they treat juvenile offenders

LatinaLista — The biggest takeaway from the new report The Comeback States: Reducing Youth Incarceration in the United States is that the often evoked African proverb, “It takes a village to raise a child,” is absolutely true. The report’s researchers looked at nine states — California, Connecticut, Illinois, Mississippi, New York, Ohio, Texas, Washington and

New study finds girls could pursue STEM careers, but they’re choosing not to

LatinaLista — As the national economy begins to transform itself to better handle its future role in a global economy, more emphasis and attention are being directed at encouraging students to major in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) careers. As of now, the vast majority of students who do major in STEM careers are