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Video: Faced with high odds against academic success, six Latino teens seize control of their lives — and do it!

Video: Faced with high odds against academic success, six Latino teens seize control of their lives — and do it!

LatinaLista — For a lot of Latino teens, going to school can be just as much of a challenge as succeeding. For those who are low-income, first or second-generation, undocumented, live in neighborhoods where gang violence and recruitment are the norm, attend overcrowded schools with indifferent faculty and can’t envision a future for themselves, it’s

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Viernes Video: Filmmaker creates mini-film about the plight of migrant farmworker children

LatinaLista — The plight of migrant farm workers has never gotten the full attention it deserves. No matter that the only reason the nation is able to enjoy the convenience of having fruits and vegetables at our neighborhood markets is because of the backbreaking work of these men, women — and children hunched over in

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Video: Chilean-born street artist Dasic Fernández creates art that carries ‘colorful’ messages

LatinaLista — Dasic Fernández doesn’t care if people call him a graffiti artist, tagger or muralist. All he cares is that he gives an empty space on a wall a soul that connects with people. Chile-born Fernández lives these days in the greater New York City area practicing his art on any vacant wall that

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Intrn’l Video: Riding the monster waves of Praia do Norte, Portugal — from a safe distance

LatinaLista — On October 28, 2013, people the world over were glued to their televisions and mobile device screens watching waves, some measuring up to 100 feet, pound Praia do Norte on the coast of Portugal as a result of an Atlantic storm. It wasn’t so much the frothy tipped sea-green sheets of water rising

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Video: Award-winning artist explains how to bypass success to hold on to creativity

LatinaLista — Artist and renown graphic programmer Joshua Davis doesn’t like looking back. He prefers to focus on the present but in this featured talk hosted by 99U, Davis takes a retrospective look at his 15-year artistic career and shares how “to escape success to keep creativity alive.” In a humorous and slightly profane presentation,

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Video: Dominican NY police officer shares what it’s like to be stopped and frisked in new video series campaign

LatinaLista — The policy of Stop-and-Frisk, the act of stopping random people and frisking them without a search warrant, is a common tactic by some police departments to deter crime. In New York City, the New York police has been accused of violating the Civil Rights of thousands of Black and Latino New Yorkers with

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