• 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...

  • Bilingual gov’t site helps Latinos understand the concept of money managment

    LatinaLista — While headlines tout how Latinos are the hardest hit in this recession, one report show that prior to the economy’s downfall, Hispanics had more of a disposable income. According to Latinum Network, while non-Hispanic consumer spending from 2005 to 2008 grew only 2.9%, Hispanic consumer spending increased 6.4% in that...

  • 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...

  • Unique online toy drive & fundraiser bridges children’s needs in both Latin and North America

    LatinaLista — While December 25 is recognized as being THE day to share gifts in the United States, and around the world, there is another day that is equally important to most Latinos worldwide — Three Kings Day or Dia de Los Reyes Magos. January 6 is the traditional day when most...

  • Report finds Latinos who read English more apt to be online

    LatinaLista — It seems like every other month there’s a new report about Latinos and the Internet. The vast majority of the research suggests that Latinos are closing the digital divide, especially when it comes to using mobile devices to do it. The Pew Hispanic Center is the latest to release a...

  • New site puts a new spin on rap music

    LatinaLista — When people talk of hiphop, it’s understood that it’s not just about the music. Hiphop and rap represent a whole subculture that overtook the music industry and made the nation aware that urban youth face a totally different life experience than youth living in the burbs. Over time, even though...

  • New program uses cyber community to help people learn new languages

    LatinaLista — It’s often been said that the best way to learn a new language is total immersion. Usually that means traveling to a foreign country or living in a place where only the language you want to learn is spoken. With the Internet, learning a new language can take a whole...

  • New slew of bilingual sites target second-generation Latinas

    LatinaLista — When advertisers and media companies talk on how to reach the Latina audience, talk invariably centers around one thing — that the message must only be in Spanish. Well, for those of us who are second-generation and beyond, we know that a message delivered only in Spanish limits the audience...

  • 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 “webisodio” is all about “Latinas En L.A.”

    LatinaLista — An interesting stat is making the rounds that illustrates that Latinos are seizing the online domain in record numbers. According to comScore Media Metrix, the total number of Latinos online grew by 10 percent in August 2009. But what do percentages mean? In this case, it means Latinos now stand...

  • 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 —...

  • The “We Won’t Wait for Peace” Virtual Film Festival marks International Day of Peace

    LatinaLista — Today is International Day of Peace. It is a day dedicated to a global call for ceasefire and non-violence. This year’s call, as asked by the UN Secretary-General, is for nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation. Unfortunately, such a call can only be responded to by the governments of the world. However,...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...