• Former U.S. Marine creates citizen journalist site to uncover real story in Honduras

    LatinaLista — The overthrow of Honduras President Manuel Zelaya Rosales has created more than just a tiny country defying the world in defending their actions but it has created a surprising spin-off benefit -- the rise of citizen journalists. Citizen Journalist Hunter Smith Latina Lista first learned that U.S.-based news outlets were...

  • MALDEF site to provide live streaming of Sotomayor confirmation hearings

    LatinaLista — Next Monday, July 13, at 10 a.m., EST the first confirmation hearing of Judge Sonia Sotomayor will get underway with Sotomayor making her opening remarks. The following day will begin the review of her record. Judge Sonia Sotomayor Though CNN and C-SPAN will be dedicating some airtime to this historic...

  • Site shows how easy it is to Zumba to fitness

    LatinaLista — Do you Zumba? Do you know what Zumba is? Well, if you're at all into exercise chances are you have heard of Zumba -- an exercise program that melds Latin music with a calorie-burning workout. Before this post sounds like a blogomericial for the program, I just need to say...

  • Disney partners with Latina Lista to give away prizes in U Rock 2 promotion

    LatinaLista — What kid doesn't want to be a rock star -- or at least pretend they're one? Well, Disney.com wants to grant that precise wish for several lucky wannabe rock stars. The site launched their U Rock 2 contest where registered members of the site (sign-up is free) download the song...

  • New site heralds the rise of “multi-influential” women of color

    LatinaLista — Did you know that 35.2% of the U.S. female population are non-Anglo? It's said that by 2050 this number will grow to 50% and in states like California, Texas, Washington, D.C., and Hawaii, non-Anglo women are already the majority in their states. (Photo Source: multi-influential women of color) With an...

  • New Latina blog celebrates “living Latino” with a Cuban-American twist

    LatinaLista — Know what tiki tiki means? Well, if you're Cuban-American you might already know it means a constant conversation — complete with talking fast, constantly moving hands and not taking a break between conversations on (and the number varies here) at least 17 different subjects or people. But what does tiki...

  • Latina webisode series puts out a call for submissions for original music in either English or Spanish

    LatinaLista — The second season of that smart, Latina journalist, known as Ylse (played by Ruth Livier) is finishing up production and will be releasing a whole slate of new webisodes next month. This year, Ruth tells Latina Lista that she wants to incorporate some original music into the show. She knows...

  • PBS rolls out new all-video web channel featuring the most popular shows for kids and adults

    LatinaLista — If you are a fan of such PBS shows as NOVA or P.O.V. or Frontline or History Detectives or are even a fan of the children's shows Arthur, The Electric Company, Maya and Miguel, Wishbone, ZOOM — among the many others — you are now in luck. Finally, PBS has...

  • New website heralds Latinas’ roles in shaping U.S history

    LatinaLista — Latinas have always been a part of U.S. history. Unfortunately, the stories have not always been as widely remembered and known as those of other women. Well, now there is a new website dedicated to teaching us all about the history of Latinas in the United States. Titled Latinas in...

  • C-Span broadcast of Status of Latinos in America available online

    LatinaLista — Recently, a panel discussion on the The Status of Latinos in America: Challenges and Opportunities was broadcast on C-Span. It was moderated by Henry Cisneros and included panelists: Aida Alvarez, Former Director of the U.S. Small Business Administration; Lorraine Cortes-Vasquez, NYS Secretary of State; Arturo Madrid, Murchison Distinguished Professor of...

  • Virtual art gallery donates money to the hungry for every person who creates bread art

    LatinaLista — Rising food prices, growing unemployment and a spiraling economy add up to a very sad reality — more people going hungry in this country. The national hunger-relief organization in the country, Feeding America, reports that more people than ever are requiring emergency food assistance. Aside from dropping off canned goods...

  • Stunning video highlights border wall impact on last 5% of Texas borderlands ecosystem

    LatinaLista — Remember a time when people didn't believe global warming was real? Our nation's leaders at the time, because of their misplaced loyalties, sided with big industries whom we now blame for the acceleration of global warming. With more of the ice caps melting, we are realizing too late that there's...

  • New site gives away customized ringtones for limited time

    LatinaLista — One of the biggest trends to have emerged in the 21st Century is the opportunity to "customize our world." The latest example is a new ringtone site called mspot. At mspot, people can pick their favorite song from among 400,000 songs, edit it themselves and have the final version sent...

  • Multimedia campaign raises awareness that lupus strikes multicultural women 3x more often

    LatinaLista — Do you know what lupus is? If you're a woman and you don't know, you're not unlike the 80 percent of young women who said they didn't know in a recent online survey about the disease. Yet, with one out of 200 Americans contracting lupus, and 90 percent of those...

  • New contest for college prize money doesn’t require a transcript — just a video camera

    LatinaLista — No need to rehash the fact that going to college is as expensive as ever. Now, with the new guidelines that says everyone who gets a Sallie Mae loan will have to pay the monthly interest on the loan — while they're in school, every penny is going to count...

  • New report draws a distinction between Latinos online and the “average Hispanic”

    LatinaLista — Across the country, 69 percent of all adults are now online. Within the Latino community, 54 percent are online. It seems that Latinos have taken to the internet like Democrats to majority rule, and there's no slowdown in sight. According to a new report, "The Power of the Hispanic Consumer...

  • DREAM Act students create new site to foster support for their desire to be educated citizens

    LatinaLista — The upper most thought in most college students' minds this month is where they are going to spend their Spring Break. Yet for some kids, it's whether or not they will be able to afford to go to college or be able to put their degrees to work once they're...

  • New site helps students help one another with educational goals

    LatinaLista — What happens when you combine college students, a social networking site and philanthropy all together? You get a new site called Givology.org. Givology.org is a site created by Wharton graduate students to empower everyday people by connecting them with students and communities that need educational support. Givology partners with leading...

  • Huffington Post wants to speak Español? But is it necessary?

    LatinaLista — The Dailyjuez blog site is reporting that editors at Huffington Post are looking into the possibility of creating a Spanish version of the site. (An email to the Huffington Post Press spokesman replied to a Latina Lista inquiry that there were no current plans for a Spanish HuffPost.) "We have...

  • Reaching Hillary is easier with new “Ask the Secretary” website

    LatinaLista — Since Obama took office, not even his harshest critics can deny that he has lived up to at least two of his foremost campaign promises — to make his administration transparent and accessible. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton The latest example of members of his administration being more accessible to...

  • Bilingual tax website provides answers to filing online tax returns

    LatinaLista — Do you know what EITC means? If you guessed Earned Income Tax Credit, you don't need to read anymore! BUT if you're like the 20% of people the IRS estimates don't know they're entitled to take the EITC when they get their taxes done, then a new website may help...

  • It takes a woman to win the first YouTube Visionary award and a Royal one at that

    LatinaLista — Among the many things that were accomplished in the Obama-Biden campaign was just how effective Internet technology is. Without going into all the ways the Democratic campaign utilized the Internet, let's just say that it is opening more doors than ever thought possible. Jordan's Queen Rania One of those opportunities...

  • A multimedia site for U.S. Latino history and culture

    LatinaLista — What if there was one place where at the click of a mouse you could immediately access audio, video and written documentation of the evolving history and culture of the Latino population in the United States? As you may have guessed, there is such a place now! It's called Latinoteca...

  • New multimedia game exposes the realities of immigrant lives in U.S. detention

    LatinaLista — There's a lot of truth in the saying that you don't know how someone else's life is until you walk a mile in their shoes. It is certainly true of the 300,000 immigrants who are being detained across the country by the Department of Homeland Security. In detention centers, and...

  • Latina actress Rosario Dawson stars in new web-based NBC series

    LatinaLista — While some of us are waiting for the fall start of our favorite network TV shows, after the drought in programming since last year's writer's strike, there's news that we won't have to wait till September for at least one new network show. Gemini Division starts August 18 but it...