• Premier Latina news site unveils new look as “The Smart News Source”

    LatinaLista — Today is a big day for Latina Lista. It’s the day that I officially launch the latest incarnation of what started out as a simple blog in 2004. Today, it’s a new layout, a new platform, a new look and a new tagline. When I started Latina Lista, there were...

  • Connecting the Catholic Hispanic Community

    El Tiempo Hispano Catholic Relief Services (CRS), one of the largest faith-based international aid organizations in the United States and one of the world’s foremost agencies for humanitarian aid and disaster relief, further enhanced its outreach efforts to U.S. Hispanics. Through an updated digital platform, CRS will offer Hispanics a better way...

  • National population campaign counts down to when planet hits 7 billion mark on Oct. 31

    LatinaLista — This year, October 31, 2011 will mean something more than just a day when kids and kids-at-heart dress up in their favorite costumes, try to scare each other and go trick-or-treating. It actually will mark a very scary milestone — when the planet will have a world population of 7...

  • New online political trend puts democracy back in the hands of the people

    LatinaLista — There’s a new political trend happening across the nation — average people making their voices heard Washington in unorthodox ways. No doubt, the trend has been influenced by the success of the Tea Party, who was very effective in installing sympathetic candidates to their causes and who have turned Washington...

  • New White House initiative “petitions” the public to let Washington know when they’re unhappy

    LatinaLista — There’s no doubt the Internet has changed how people act on their frustrations with government. Whether it’s heeding protest calls posted on Facebook and Twitter or creating special pages for causes or blogging, the Internet is the key to 21st Century organizing and protesting. One of the most effective forms...

  • Bilingual site helps Latino parents create a “New Futuro” for their children

    LatinaLista — In every survey conducted of Latino parents about their hopes for the education of their children, the unanimous sentiment is that they want their children to go on to college. Unfortunately, there is a learning gap for parents when it comes to knowing how to help their kids apply for...

  • Spreading the love of Latin music one Skype lesson at a time

    LatinaLista — Virtual classes are nothing new. Answering roll call from behind a computer monitor in your pajamas is common from kindergarten to college these days. Yet, there has always been an understanding that some classes just don’t translate well in the virtual classroom, like learning to play instruments. After all, don’t...

  • Bilingual online toolkit helps families understand the importance of college

    LatinaLista — For many Latino families, the notion of higher education for their children, or themselves, can seem out of reach. Yet, a new bilingual website, En Camino: Herramientas educativas para familias/On our Way: Educational tools for families, sponsored by The National Center for Family Literacy (NCFL) provides the necessary information that...

  • New site spreads message “Muslims are our fellow Americans”

    LatinaLista — When it comes to being feared, insulted or ignored based on who you physically are as a person, a lot of Latinos know what that feels like. Another group who knows equally well how it feels is Muslim Americans. Take what happened last month: On May 6, five days after...

  • Special Mother’s Day video makes mom star of her own movie

    LatinaLista — The countdown to Mother’s Day is underway — it’s this Sunday, May 8 — and the number one question most children are asking themselves is: What am I going to give mom? For those on a tight budget but want a gift that is extra special in showing mom she’s...

  • Latino viewpoint expands in cyberspace with launch of LatinoKos

    LatinaLista — When it comes to like-minded people getting together to discuss topics of interest, blogs have long been a natural destination. In fact, the more “niche” the group the more popular the blog destination. For example when discussing politics, just look at Latina Lista or Jack & Jill Politics when it...

  • New bilingual family video-chat site creates real-time bridges for Latino families living apart

    LatinaLista — What happens when the abuelos live in one part of the country and the nietos live in another? Well, it used to mean lots of long-distance phone calls. Then, when webcams were created, it meant precious face-time but the chance to color a picture with the grandchildren or read a...

  • Mexico: True social revolution comes with knowing how to use the Internet

    By Martha Ramos LatinaLista MEXICO: I have a teenage daugther. Of course, she feels she is invincible. She doesn’t need mom’s protection any more; she can make the world spin around. I, on the other hand, look around in search for answers to my many questions: What should I do? How do...

  • Famed filmmaker preserves Latino culture via a “Latinopia” of videos

    LatinaLista — Jesus Salvador Treviño (no relation to Latina Lista btw) is well known in Hollywood for being a trailblazing Latino filmmaker — he was one of the first to document the Chicano movement in Los Angeles in the 1960s; he directed the first cable TV show targeting the Latino market, Showtime’s...

  • New website highlights opportunities in Hispanic-growing southeast Austin

    La Voz de Austin AUSTIN — It’s an area of town cited as one of the fastest-growing communities of Austin with the largest populated zip codes and a burgeoning Hispanic population. But only three out of 10 Austinites when surveyed are familiar with the southeast side or have ever visited the area. A...

  • New virtual community aims to shatter stereotypes one Latina at a time

    LatinaLista — Whenever the media reports on a successful Latina, the news is treated like a rare celestial event. The truth is there are many more accomplished Latinas that never get recognized and who have totally bucked the negative Latina stereotype too often reported in the media. But there is a big...

  • Latinos are 66 percent at greater risk of being diagnosed with diabetes

    LatinaLista — Today is a critical day of observance for all Latinos. It is Diabetes Alert Day. If there was a growing medical crisis among Latinos, this disease is it. It is reported that for every five Latinos, two will become diabetic. As of now, according to the National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse,...

  • Health tool helps Latino families decide when it’s time to call the pediatrician

    LatinaLista — A parent’s worst moment is when their child is sick. Their worst nightmare is when they have no health insurance and money is so tight that a doctor’s visit is a last resort. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in their 2010 report on the state of the...

  • New group buying site targets Latinos looking for a deal

    LatinaLista — Who doesn’t like a discount? In these economic times, everyone is looking for a good deal. It’s no wonder that Groupon has done so “billionly” well. However, most Latinos were raised looking for good deals, especially when the family budget had to be spread over more mouths to feed, bodies...

  • Pregnancy site launches first of its kind instant messaging chat feature in both Spanish and English

    LatinaLista.net — When most women get pregnant, it’s not long before they realize that their mothers and abuelas didn’t tell them everything that happens to their bodies when pregnant. Sometimes the changes are so personal that moms-to-be are embarrassed to talk about them or the questions are so basic they don’t want...