2016 Presidential Candidates

  • Bolivian female legislator among highlights in new Women’s Empowerment Initiative film series

    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...

  • Campaign addresses cultural challenges of getting Latinos to drive safely

    LatinaLista -- Summer is known for more than just being the hottest part of the year or the time of endless road trips because of school vacations. For safety advocates, summer is considered the "100 deadliest days" of the year for drivers. Maybe because of the fact more people are on the...

  • ACLU launches multimedia Arizona travel alert campaign

    LatinaLista -- Unfortunately, travel alerts have become all too common when it comes to traveling outside the United States. But inside the country? For immigrant and Latino travelers who just have to see the Grand Canyon or visit a spa in Sedona, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and 32 of its...

  • Interactive site makes Cesar Chavez come alive for a new generation

    LatinaLista -- March 31 is Cesar Chavez's birthday. He would have been 83 years old. If there is one organization that has come to personify Cesar Chavez, it is the one that he helped found, lead and which still carries his legacy -- United Farm Workers (UFW). Understanding social media better and...

  • International Museum of Women creates online exhibits celebrating women year-round

    LatinaLista -- In 1997, the International Museum of Women (IMOW) was founded on the premise that it would be a museum that inspired visitors with "powerful ideas" and "new ways of thinking that transform women's lives and the world." Since then, the museum has hosted a number of exhibits that fulfilled that...

  • National campaign focuses on ending the use of “retard” and “retarded”

    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...

  • New site provides a wealth of information about credit cards

    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...

  • Latest report showing Latinos lag in Internet usage underscores troubling omission

    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...

  • Online site aims to break the cycle of financial illiteracy among young Latinos

    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...

  • Can’t decide on a Latina-authored book? There’s an app for that!

    LatinaLista — In the mood to read a book authored by a Latina or Latino but just can't seem to find the right one...well -- There's an app for that!! Grand Central Publishing (GCP), formerly Warner Books and a subdivision of the Hachette Book Group USA, created an iTunes app called the...

  • Online petition sends message to Giumarra Vineyards that sexual harassment and retaliatory practices against farm workers is unacceptable

    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...

  • AARP targets young adults with new site to teach money basics

    LatinaLista — Think AARP, and well, young people certainly don't come to mind. But a new AARP initiative wants to change that. The non-profit organization dedicated to the 50+ crowd wants to help 18-34-year-olds better manage their money and savings now, so that the "golden years" remain golden for them and their...

  • New virtual game challenges “citizens” to think for themselves and create the world of their dreams

    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 --...

  • International Peace Summit in Costa Rica extends a global invitation via virtual summit web site

    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...

  • Texas researcher needs Latinas of 40-60-years of age for online study

    LatinaLista — When it comes to exercise among Latinas, there is definitely a generation gap. Latinas who are young and into their body image tend to hit the gym and the running trails either on a religious or semi-religious basis. Latinas, who trend a little older, say in their 40s, 50s and...

  • Online classifieds listings selling itself to Spanish-speakers

    LatinaLista — By now, anyone who has ever used classified listings to buy or sell something knows about Craigslist. Yet, with the huge Spanish-speaking readership in the country, it was only a matter of time that a Spanish version would be created -- and it has been! It's called Clasilistados. "Clasilistados" means...

  • New online Latina talk show goes where Oprah and Barbara dare not

    LatinaLista — One of the reasons why Latina Lista was started (in 2004) was because there was a sadly disappointing lack of Latina voices in the blogosphere. Thankfully, since then, a lot of Latinas listas have come online sharing their voices -- but there are still areas where Latina voices are extremely...

  • Surfaced video sets the tone of what to expect in immigration reform debate

    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...

  • Website commemorates 89th anniversary of passage of the 19 Amendment (Women’s right to vote)

    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...

  • Convention for Progressives, Netroots Nation, live streamed for all to participate

    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...

  • Univision creates telenovela experiment — a webnovela about U.S. Latinos

    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...

  • New program creates opportunity for Facebook users to help with scientific research

    LatinaLista — Have you ever dreamed of being the person who finds a cure for cancer? Or maybe a cure for malaria in Africa? Or even helping scientists with the study of global warming? Well, there's now a way you can and you don't even have to have college degree -- just...

  • Mixing history and 21st century technology creates a Twitter feed from another era

    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...

  • New digital book puts a Human Face to Transnationalism

    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...

  • NASA goes the extra mile in presenting multimedia content for 40 moon walk anniversary

    LatinaLista — Today is the 40th anniversary of when Neil Armstrong walked on the moon as part of the crew of Apollo 11. A lot of the news shows have created their own homages to the most historic event that has ever taken place - in my humble opinion - but there's...