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LatinaLista — As women make more inroads in the political system of this country and are changing their communities for the better, it’s clear women are becoming more empowered to make a difference — all over the world. Individual stories of what women are doing to make a difference in the lives of not only […]

LatinaLista — Everyone knows that words hurt people — especially words that morph into labels. One popular example is the word “retarded.” For too long in our society, “retarded” had been used to label people who are mentally challenged. Over time, it has devolved into an ill-humored or mean-spirited insult, depending on the usage. The word […]

LatinaLista On Monday, Feb. 22, 2010, the Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act of 2009, otherwise known as the Credit CARD Act, went into effect. It’s supposed to protect credit card users from such actions as credit card companies suddenly increasing interest rates or changing fee amounts or any action that puts the consumer at risk […]

LatinaLista A new report released today by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, Digital Nation: 21st Century America’s Progress Toward Universal Broadband Internet Access, found that of all the ethnic groups, Latinos are the least likely to be on the Internet. Asian non-Hispanics led all other groups with 67.3 percent using broadband at home, with […]

LatinaLista — Financial literacy is an issue that is increasing in importance among the Latino community as the economy still teeters, jobs are still lost and people are still losing their homes. For too long, Latinos, and those who speak a language other than English, have been considered fair game by unscrupulous credit card and […]

LatinaLista — There’s no industry in this country probably more dependent on immigrant labor than the agricultural industry. Latinos, both legal and undocumented, make up the bulk of workers who pick this nation’s fruits and vegetables. It’s the one industry where not much in technological advances has been made regarding the picking of the products […]

LatinaLista — Did you ever wonder what the world would be like — if you ran it? Well, courtesy of some European game developers, you can assume the role of citizen extraordinaire in a new game called eRepublik. Available in five languages, eRepublik, is a virtual version of the real world — with a twist. […]

LatinaLista — Everyone, or most everyone, has heard about the G-20 Summit taking place in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on Sept. 24-25, attended by the world’s most powerful leaders to discuss the state and future of the global economy. Yet, there’s another summit taking place this month and it also deals with an imperative issue facing the […]

LatinaLista — Organized opposition or concerned citizens? It’s the question most Americans now struggle with whenever seeing on television images of people screaming, pointing fingers or waving weighty stacks of paper at healthcare town hall meetings. Woman protests Obama’s healthcare reform at town hall meeting with Rep. Barney Frank. One side would like all Americans […]

LatinaLista — August 26, 2009 is the 89th anniversary of women getting the right to vote. Otherwise, known as the 19th Amendment. To celebrate this very important democratic milestone in our nation’s history, HerStory Scrapbook compiled over 900 links to articles, editorials, and letters in The New York Times Archive for the last four years […]

LatinaLista — Each year, hundreds of people get together to share and learn how to better use social media and technology to influence the national dialogue. The annual convention is called Netroots Nation (NN). Netroots Nation amplifies progressive voices by providing an online and in-person campus for exchanging ideas and learning how to be more […]

LatinaLista — Remember a few years ago when the mainstream television networks wanted to capitalize on the popularity of telenovelas? They created their own telenovelas and even developed a dedicated channel, MyNetworkTV, to telenovelas. What happened? They all flopped. It quickly became clear that telenovelas were best left to those who know how to create […]

LatinaLista — Does the name John Quincy Adams sound familiar? John Q. Adams, sixth President of the United States It should. He was the sixth President of the United States. He’s also the latest President to be on Twitter joining former President Bill Clinton. By this time, you should be thinking “Isn’t Adams, like dead?” […]

LatinaLista — What is transnationalism? The Merriam-Webster definition says it’s “extending or going beyond national boundaries.” Yet, for the purposes of a new digital, virtual coffee table-type book, transnationalism, as it pertains to the United States, has a much deeper meaning. DayNightLifeDeathHope explores transnationalism as the “accommodation of immigrant cultures into a more open ‘cosmopolitan’ […]