• Smithsonian Latino Virtual Museum offers full slate of programs, exhibits and galleries — only a click away

    LatinaLista.net -- While debate is still raging on the feasibility of creating the National Museum of the American Latino in Washington, D.C., which would focus on American Latino art, history and culture, there is already a Latino museum open and accessible to everyone in the country -- via computer. Launched in 2009...

  • Fired CNN anchor Rick Sanchez creates his own online TV domain

    LatinaLista.net -- Whatever happend to former CNN anchor Rick Sanchez? After speaking his mind a little too freely on a radio program about Jon Stewart, along with what he thought about other Jews, the high profile Latino anchor was dismissed -- quickly from his post. The fact that he was promoting a...

  • University librarians dust off Mexican cookbook collection to make and share dishes celebrating Latino cuisine

    LatinaLista.net --  When it comes to family recipes, most cooks can pull out a recipe handed down from their grandmothers. But it's not often that someone can claim a recipe made by great or great-great grandmothers. Unfortunately, most of the recipes from bygone generations have been lost, unless they were written, bound...

  • New site promotes global crowd funding for Mexican businesses that preserve cultural heritage

    LatinaLista -- Over the last ten years, microlending -- ordinary people donating small amounts to struggling entrepreneurs in other countries -- has taken off, especially because of the Internet. Microlending organizations like KIVA or the Chiapas Project have utilized the Internet to connect donors with the entrepreneurs. Traditionally, the microlending organizations have...

  • Planned Parenthood creates bilingual tool to help women know if they are pregnant

    LatinaLista -- According to the Guttmacher Institute, fifty-four percent of pregnancies among Latinas are unintended. What that means, in addition to the fact that these women are going to be mothers, is that most of them don't know they are pregnant until they start having symptoms. They may have a nagging suspicion...

  • Online campaign helps Juarez residents see the good that still exists in their town

    LatinaLista -- The death toll in Juarez, Mexico, as a result of the ongoing cartel feud, has topped 3,000 for 2010. Amid reports that residents are fleeing Juarez to either seek asylum or move to the United States or relocate to the interior of Mexico, Juarez is not yet a ghost town....

  • Spotlight Non-profit: Site creates easy way for people to help loved ones in need

    LatinaLista -- One of the reasons that drove the Obama administration to push for health care reform was the fact that when serious illness confronts a working-class family, it isn't long before that family finds themselves buried in debt. One of those families is the Baez family. On August 6, 2010, Jose...

  • Former undocumented immigrant creates site to help Latino immigrants achieve success

    LatinaLista -- One of the major concerns expressed about Latino immigrants is their "perceived" reluctance to assimilate into the mainstream. Just to be clear -- assimilation has nothing to do with giving up one's native language. But it does mean learning the new language of the adopted country and learning the rules,...

  • New site highlights increasing violence against women in Latin America

    LatinaLista -- Violence against women has increased throughout Latin America and Mexico. A recent report cites Argentina as emerging as a major center of human trafficking, with about 700 women from various countries forced into sexual servitude over the past year-and-a-half. Mexico and Guatemala are countries where the safety of women has...

  • New site creates national movement using social media to connect donors with those in need

    LatinaLista -- The official countdown to Christmas is underway! For some, or most, it's the official countdown to holiday debt. But not all gifts have to cost money. Sometimes, it's just the act of re-gifting that can prove more valuable than something brand new. At least, that's the hope of a new...

  • New museum dedicated to Mexican-American experience in S. CA opens first with online portal

    LatinaLista -- While Washington still debates, surveys and sets up exploratory committees on the viability of establishing a national Latino museum, Los Angeles has wasted no time in creating a museum that honors the first Latinos to make a contribution to the City of Angels -- Mexican Americans. LA Plaza de Cultura...

  • Video contest wants filmmakers to focus a positive lens on America’s future

    LatinaLista -- As the year that is closing out the first decade of the 21st Century, 2010 has been filled with divisive rhetoric, witness to deeper divisions based on economics, race and ethnicity and an increase of intolerance and bullying as a way of life. It's not a situation that inspires hope....

  • University keeps the voice of Juarez activist, Esther Chavez Cano, alive with creation of special collection

    LatinaLista -- In the days before Juarez, Mexico grabbed international headlines for its daily mass killings by warring drug cartels, it was a town known as a place where the murders of countless women and young girls were being committed without impunity. Esther Chavez Cano Unfortunately, it still is true to this...

  • Survey strives to understand today’s Latinas to better create new mentoring program

    LatinaLista -- Who is today's Latina? It's a loaded question that is bound more to reveal who today's Latina wants to be mañana. With more Latinas opening businesses, going to school, entering politics, raising families, taking care of their parents -- the list goes on -- it's even more important to find...

  • Spotlight Non-profit: Changing the attitude of sexual violence One Student at a time

    LatinaLista -- There's no denying that college is at the same time an awesome experience and a scary proposition for many whose children may be the first in their families to go away to college. Yet, while a college education is something that is needed and promoted widely to have any kind...

  • Myspace changes look and features with Gen Y Latinos in mind

    LatinaLista -- When it comes to today's social platforms, the ones that get the most attention are: Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn. The one site noticeably missing is MySpace. There was a time when MySpace could more than hold its own with Facebook (FB) but when FB started letting people beyond college...

  • Border professor publishes book to show true picture of impact from Juarez violence

    LatinaLista: "I was born in Ciudad Juarez. I have lived here for many years. It is not a city of thugs; it is a city of hospitable people, hardworking men and women able to leave sweat and breathe every day in their workplaces; ordinary persons seeking to provide, through honest means, a...

  • Democrats create site to reinforce message of “Progress”

    LatinaLista -- Long before the candidates were announced for the upcoming November elections, politics has been nastier than usual. A day doesn't go by that the "American people" are not being told what a lousy job the Democrats are doing. According to their critics, no progress has been made under their leadership....

  • New online campaign calls for Sec. Napolitano to let counties opt-out of Secure Communities program

    LatinaLista -- Two issues that critics of immigration reform insisted needed to be addressed before serious talk could begin on what to do with 12 million people was secure the border and secure communities. With the deployment of additional National Guard troops and drone surveillance aircraft along the border, security at the...

  • Univision launches new section that is all about la musica

    LatinaLista -- Regardless of how well a U.S. Latino speaks Spanish, there's one area that unites all different generations of Latinos -- la musica. While iTunes has their "Latin" department, there aren't a lot of places to turn to find the latest Spanish musical artists. Univision hopes to change that. Launched last...

  • New site highlights impact of U.S.-Mexico border wall

    LatinaLista -- Back in the days when construction of the U.S.-Mexico border wall was at its height (pun intended) -- seizing private and ancestral property, bulldozing its way through some selected neighborhoods and enraging locals on both sides of the border, a group of environmentalists, academicians, professionals and concerned citizens made it...

  • Video project unites people One Day on Earth

    LatinaLista -- What are you doing on 10/10/10? This Sunday, the global community is coming together -- in one of those rare examples that illustrate how borders may separate us but we still are all of one planet -- when everyone with a camera, video, still or cell, will contribute to the...

  • New app brings clarity to Census numbers on nation’s racial-ethnic make-up

    LatinaLista -- Whenever people talk about race, inevitably, a number is pulled from the air as fact to underscore a particular population. Sometimes it's accurate; Most times, it's not. There's only one definitive source that has all the numerical data that can accurately paint a complete picture of any part of the...

  • “My Paper Boyfriend” teaches girls that dating is hard work

    LatinaLista -- Every girl, at one point or another, has fantasized about the "perfect boyfriend." From his looks to his attitude, the perfect boyfriend, we soon find out, exists only in our imaginations -- or in a new online game called "My Paper Boyfriend." Created by the National Campaign to Prevent Teen...

  • New site creates a bilingual approach to healthy eating

    LatinaLista -- Ever since First Lady Michelle Obama launcher her "Let's Move" campaign to battle childhood obesity, schools, restaurants and stores have been getting on board. In fact, school cafeteria menus look a little different to children this school year than last year. With selections that include tofu, soy and salads, there's...