• Database of slaves’ voyages sheds a new light on history

    LatinaLista — In yet another example of how the internet can make history come alive for us is the launch of a new database that contains the records of a period of time in our nation's history that most people would like to forget but none can deny that it helped shape...

  • Latina Lista now featured in Mexico City newspaper blog

    LatinaLista — To many people on this side of the border, there is the feeling that Mexico has abandoned those people who have illegally crossed over the border to live in the shadows of U.S. society. The assumption is that the average Mexican doesn't care what is happening to his paisanos and...

  • Free Bruce Springsteen download — today only

    LatinaLista — Are you a fan of Bruce Springsteen? You know, the guy they call The Boss? If so, you have until midnight tonight (November 24, 2008) to visit his website or the iTunes store to download a free song from his upcoming Working on a Dream Album. Starting tomorrow, the same...

  • Latino Family Holiday Gift Guide launches 2008 online edition

    LatinaLista — It's said, or at least Latina Lista says, that when things get tough financially, we almost always seem to retreat to the familiar — to that which makes us most comfortable or gives us a sense of home or identity. There's never a truer time for this feeling than around...

  • Latina Challenge: Sign your name in Stop the Violence Against Women’s virtual book

    LatinaLista — November 25, 2008 is International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. The United Nations Development Fund for Women or UNIFEM is spearheading a campaign to raise awareness of this deadly and prevalent act against women with the Say No to Violence against Women! campaign. At the campaign's website,...

  • New site dedicated to early history of Cesar Chavez’ work with United Farm Workers of America

    "Some day, people will want to know what happened in our movement, what mistakes we made and what we accomplished." LatinaLista — Those were the words LeRoy Chatfield remembers his good friend Cesar Chavez saying to him 40 years ago when he directed Mr. Chatfield to gather up all the documents, photos,...

  • New site helps students find “hidden” scholarships to attend college

    LatinaLista — While going to college should be the start of an exciting new chapter in someone's life, all too often it's a harsh introduction to the real world of bills and trying to find money to pay for things. At the start of each semester, the stress of figuring out how...

  • Alltop creates special section for top “Chicano” sites

    LatinaLista — As blogs continue to multiply, it's harder and harder to find quality sites that have the kind of content that is worth reading in a time-crunched day. But it's not like people are not trying to find these sites. According to Technorati's recently released report, State of the Blogosphere 2008,...

  • Disney site creates a way for families to share Hispanic Heritage Month

    LatinaLista — Yes, we know, everyone is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month but too often we have to leave home to enjoy the celebration. Episodes of Disney's Handy Manny for preschoolers is available online in Spanish. Well at one Disney site, they actually want families to celebrate at home and is providing recipes,...

  • Online exercise proves you can pick the next president solely on issues

    LatinaLista — Ever since Sen. John McCain chose Sarah Palin as his running mate, the numbers for the Republican ticket have skyrocketed. It's to the point that polls from various states show either a dead heat between the two candidates or each candidate sharing the top spot in various states. An obvious...

  • Documentarian Michael Moore offers next movie as free download to entice young voters to the polls

    LatinaLista — One of the more amazing stories developing in this election is the rise of young voters. Traditionally, this demographic has been an untapped source of political clout but not anymore. Thanks to Barack Obama who first really zeroed in on going beyond MTV chat sessions and started including young people...

  • Online video captures treasured performances of traveling Chicano literary fest

    LatinaLista — It's called "Hecho en Tejas," (Made in Texas) and what started out as an anthology of great Chicano/a writers who share the special bond of being from the Lone Star State has morphed into a traveling literary show where Chicano/a pride comes alive on stage. According to one of the...

  • Latina actresses aren’t just conquering the desktop screen — they’re owning it

    LatinaLista — Her name is spelled Ylse and she says to think of it as a combination of "illegal" and "sexy," and no she's not an undocumented immigrant. She's a Latina entertainment journalist who aspires to do some serious reporting. Actress Ruth Livier brings to life (writing, producing and acting) a new...

  • Latina actress Rosario Dawson stars in new web-based NBC series

    LatinaLista — While some of us are waiting for the fall start of our favorite network TV shows, after the drought in programming since last year's writer's strike, there's news that we won't have to wait till September for at least one new network show. Gemini Division starts August 18 but it...

  • Accents rule: Spanish-speaking internet site gains victory over “typo squatter”

    LatinaLista — The internet has long been associated as the (forgive the pun) domain of the United States, or English-speaking countries. Why? Well, for one thing — the language. Creating domain names in English is no big deal. English is straightforward using only letters. There are no tildes or accents that hover...

  • New video shows the link between commonly used media sources on immigration and anti-immigrant organizations

    LatinaLista — A popular caution that is always issued to people surfing the Internet is to consider the source before believing in the validity of the information. It's a statement that is true for every facet of media that distributes information to the public. It's also a statement that lends itself very...

  • New search engine finds a way for online users to help fund non-profits and schools

    LatinaLista — How many times have you thought, while leisurely surfing the internet, that you should be doing something more constructive with your online experience? Well, there's a way to actually help out your favorite nonprofit without doing anything more than what you're already doing while surfing online. It's called GoodSearch and...

  • New site lets Spanish-speakers sign up to receive wireless AMBER alerts

    LatinaLista — While English is the main language of the United States, the second most widely used language is Spanish. So it makes sense that when there is an urgent situation that needs ALL of the public's attention and help, that the information is in Spanish, as well as, English. One of...

  • New site supports indie films by bringing them to (any) screen near you

    LatinaLista — The Latino independent filmmakers talent pool is growing everyday. Unfortunately, there's never been enough outlets or appreciation of Latino talent to get the word out to the greater community or for the community to support this budding independent filmmaking talent — until now. Caachi Films is a new website that...

  • Puerto Rican “Decimista” Lourdes Perez featured in new online film series promoting artists

    LatinaLista — Puerto Rican artist, Lourdes Perez, is described as a "recording artist, songwriter, composer, arranger, poet, vocalist and guitarist." Yet, she is also only one of a handful of female decimistas. Decima is a specialized form of Spanish poetry. Lourdes has become world renown for her treatment and performance of the...

  • New web site invites the world to share their opinions with American Voters

    LatinaLista — Since the launch of the presidential campaigns, it's been no secret that the rest of the world is closely watching what is happening in the United States regarding the course of the elections. That was seen last year with the launch of the bilingual Mexican website ¡México Decide! E.E.U.U. Elecciones...

  • New video site serves as “The Hub” for posting human rights abuses

    LatinaLista — While YouTube has been the premier choice outlet to post videos, the audience is not always so kind in their remarks when seeing those videos that promote human rights or deal with issues like immigration, police brutality, etc. As a way to counter that negativity that seems to sprout on...

  • Mexican Website Gives Undocumented a Voice in U.S. Presidential Elections

    LatinaLista — Only those people who have never traveled outside the United States, or still hold to a national isolationist philosophy, don't understand that what happens in US politics doesn't just stay in the U.S. Any casual student of history knows that, as a country, our policies have always impacted other countries...

  • New Latino-Themed Virtual World Debuts on Latin Grammy Night

    LatinaLista — Culturally, linguistically and even socially, Latinos can be a world apart from mainstream society when it comes to tastes in music, food and movies. No matter how much assimilation or "American" Latinos get, the bottom line is Latinos just like different things. Well now, there is a place where Latinos...

  • A Funny Look at the So-Called Latino Invasion

    LatinaLista — They're bad. They're Brown. And they call themselves the Latino Comedy Project. The latest irreverent look at immigration is offered by this Austin, Texas-based comedy troupe who pokes fun at all those who are screaming that there is a Latino invasion. The real screams though should be from the laughter...