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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 usage. The word […]

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 consumer at risk […]

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 at home, with […]

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 credit card and […]

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 same period. What […]

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 of the products […]

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 report confirming that […]

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 the “burb youth” […]

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 receiving it. That’s […]

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 at 22.144 million […]

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 — with a twist. […]

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, working towards peace […]

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 issue facing the […]

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 last four years […]

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 how to create […]

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 Adams, like dead?” […]