• Federal gov’t creates online space to find the latest alerts and recalls

    LatinaLista -- With every new national crisis this nation experiences, there is one overriding lesson that Washington has finally learned -- keep the people informed. A new government web site aims to comply with that lesson. Notifications.USA.gov was launched this week as an organized outlet for official alerts ranging from recalls to...

  • New site for Latinas aims to break traditional stereotypes with Latinaology

    LatinaLista -- If there is one thing that Latinas can credit the blogosphere, it's the newfound awareness of who we are, what we are about and where we are going. The first indication of this is when Latinas across the country adopted the moniker "Wise Latina" and created online sites to show...

  • Global Peace Summit goes online for all to attend

    LatinaLista -- Is the world addicted to violence? It's a question that seems to get validated more and more each day. Whether it's the senseless daily cartel murders in Mexico or the torturous actions by the Taliban or the millions of other random acts of violence committed every day in every country...

  • Online book club wants to help turn the page on talking about race

    LatinaLista -- The rise in attacks on Hispanic immigrants, the declaration by Glen Beck of "taking back the Civil Rights movement" and the verbal bashing and stabbing of Muslims are but a few examples of how race continues to be a divisive and contentious subject in this nation. While individual communities have...

  • Latino group creates Twitter newspaper to connect with members

    LatinaLista -- It's often said that we live in a society of information overload. Drop social media into that mix and the statement becomes an understatement. For example, Twitter is packed with bytes of information ranging from the useful to the useless but most always interesting to the people following it. Yet,...

  • Bilingual site strives to help local communities create campaigns for National Latino Aids Awareness Day

    LatinaLista -- For anyone who is afflicted with AIDS/HIV or families who have loved ones with it, every day serves as another day learning about and living with the disease. Data from the Center's for Disease Control (CDC) shows that Latinos/Hispanics progress to AIDS faster than any other racial or ethnic group...

  • New bilingual Fannie Mae site helps Latinos know their options before losing home to foreclosure

    LatinaLista -- More Latinos, than any other group, have lost their homes to foreclosures. A study released in June 2010 by the Center for Responsible Lending found that Latinos and blacks were marketed much riskier and higher cost mortgage loans that became too expensive to pay when the economy started to tank....

  • 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...

  • New site tracks immigration enforcement

    LatinaLista -- In this country, the notion that someone would be arrested and jailed for not committing a crime is considered one of the risks for being at the wrong place at the wrong time for members of communities of color. If someone is an undocumented immigrant, then deportation is the ultimate...

  • Hondureño artist’s exhibit to be featured in live online global gallery broadcast

    LatinaLista -- When it comes to technology, some people feel it's a work of art. In fact, when you actually think about it, technology and art do go hand-in-hand. So, it's a no-brainer when an art gallery wants to widen its promotion of an artist's exhibit by using technology. It's easy and...

  • Latino families can cut down on obesity rates with home gardens

    LatinaLista -- Latinos have been identified as the largest group, ethnic or otherwise, who suffer from the highest rates of obesity. Part of that problem is due to eating too many unhealthy foods. Ideally, we should all be eating more fruits and vegetables. Unfortunately, fruits and vegetables aren't as affordable as a...

  • Job site helps Latino professionals find work

    LatinaLista -- It's been often reported that Latinos are one of the groups who have been hit the hardest as companies downsize their staff. Aside from networking or using online job boards, there's not much support or help for the average Latino professional trying to advance their career while keeping a roof...

  • Latino “papi” strives to create an epic summer family road trip

    LatinaLista -- For most fathers, celebrating this past Father's Day meant a day to be pampered, barbecuing or resting watching the World Cup surrounded by their loving families. Well, for one "papi," Father's Day was far from restful, though he was surrounded by his loving family -- and will be 24/7 for...

  • Wendy’s special Father’s Day campaign combines social media to get more children adopted

    LatinaLista -- When it comes to giving dad a gift on Father's Day, your neighborhood Wendy's hamburger restaurant has a great idea that is not only cool but extra cool! The national chain is celebrating the fourth annual Father's Day Frosty Weekend. It's more than just treating dad to a Frosty on...

  • Online exhibit about race shows why the issue is more than skin-deep

    LatinaLista -- Race is an issue that has been the subject of a lot of conversation, especially since Arizona enacted their infamous immigration bill. Yet, race is not a new topic of discussion or debate. However, since 2007, anthropologists and museum curators have been trying to present the issue in a broader...

  • New GOP social media experiment underscores extent of extremists’ views on immigration debate

    LatinaLista -- This week, the GOP launched online a new campaign touted as a "listening tour" to let Americans speak out and tell Congress what's on their minds. The goal of the site is for Americans to propose ideas for a new policy agenda. Each idea is voted upon by visitors to...

  • Musical artists create Arizona boycott campaign over immigration bill

    LatinaLista -- The list of who is boycotting Arizona because of their passage of SB 1070 -- which makes law enforcement officials stop, question and demand proof of legal residency of anyone whom they feel is in the country illegally -- just got longer. It's reported that the lead singer of Rage...

  • New bilingual college-help website provides tools and info to help Latino families

    LatinaLista -- One of the times that families really need to come together is when it's time for children to go to college. Going to college is a family affair. Yet for many Latino families, college is still unchartered territory. Statistics show that when it comes to Bachelor's degrees, only 13 percent...

  • Spotlight Non-profit: Global Girl Media broadcasts the voices of underserved girls

    LatinaLista -- Media, whether it's print, online or broadcast, is a powerful medium that empowers anyone who uses it. Amie Williams knew that. She also knew that there existed young poor girls the world over who, because of their circumstances, were being left behind when it came to social media and getting...

  • New campaign asks GOOGLE to doodle Cinco de Mayo

    LatinaLista -- Who doesn't like it when the "GOOGLE's CHIEF DOODLER" gets inventive and incorporates the site's logo with a historical person's birthday, event or cultural tradition? In the past ten years since the site first began doodling its logo, GOOGLE has doodled in honor of such notable people/events as Martin Luther...

  • Undocumented “Trail of DREAMs” students near the end of their 1,500-mile journey

    LatinaLista -- The Trail of DREAMs walkers, otherwise known as Gaby Pacheco, Felipe Matos, Carlos Roa and Juan Rodriguez, a group of undocumented students who started their 1,500-mile trek on January 1, 2010 from Miami, FL to Washington, DC to call attention to immigration reform, are getting closer to crossing their Finish...

  • Latino families need to be vigilant against lead poisoning

    LatinaLista -- Who worries about lead poisoning these days? Evidently not many people. Otherwise, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) wouldn't have joined forces with the Ad Council and the Coalition to End Childhood Lead Poisoning on a new national multimedia ad...

  • Clinton Foundation challenges everyone to “Take Initiative” in honor of 40th anniversary of Earth Day

    LatinaLista-- While his wife is busy trying to diffuse one global crisis after another, former President Bill Clinton has been busy, among other things, with doing his part to find longterm solutions to a variety of global crises, through his foundation known as the Clinton Foundation. Clinton started his Foundation as a...

  • “Not in Our Town” site shows communities how to fight back against hate crimes

    LatinaLista -- The November 2008 murder of Marcelo Lucero on Long Island, New York by a group of teens shocked everyone for its brutality and senselessness. The notion that these kids hunted Marcelo for sport can't help but disgust rational minds and cause people to take a fresh look at how hate-filled...

  • 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...