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  • 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,...

  • One headline unites the world

    LatinaLista — One of the coolest sites online is a section that can be found at the Newseum, a site dedicated to the news media. One of the features on the site is the compilation of the front pages of all the major newspapers in the country and around the world. At...

  • Congratulations President-Elect Obama

    LatinaLista President-elect Obama's acceptance speech: If there is anyone out there who still doubts that America is a place where all things are possible; who still wonders if the dream of our founders is alive in our time; who still questions the power of our democracy, tonight is your answer. It’s the...

  • Latino bloggers ask Speaker Pelosi to clarify remarks on citizenship for undocumented immigrants

    LatinaLista — At this stage of the election game, there's no disputing that Obama, a.k.a. the Democratic Party, is enjoying unrivaled support from the Latino community. A Pew Hispanic study back in July (2008) showed that Obama enjoyed the support of 66 percent of Hispanic voters versus 23 percent for McCain. It's...

  • Appreciating ART through the (p)ages of history and culture

    LatinaLista — One of the many definitions of art is that "art is a human activity, made with the intention of stimulating thoughts and emotions. " Whether it's prehistoric stick figures, classic Madonna images, leafy landscapes, tortured self-portraits, psychedelic graffiti sprawls or the contemplative elements that comprise performance art, art has a...

  • Hispanic media takes notice of Latina/o bloggers

    LatinaLista — While Latino bloggers have struggled to get noticed by the mainstream press, Hispanic media is only now discovering Latino bloggers as well. As proof of this, Latina Lista has had the good fortune of being featured recently in two premier Hispanic publications — Hispanic magazine and Hispanic Business. Read what...

  • New scholarship just for student bloggers

    LatinaLista — If you are a struggling college student who gets your nourishment from the passion you pour into your own blog site, then there's a chance that you could actually buy some real food. It seems that the folks at College Scholarships.org thought it was high-time to create The Blogging Scholarship....

  • 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,...

  • When do endorsements really matter?

    LatinaLista — The tally of newspaper presidential endorsements is showing something that political pundits expect to see at the polls come November 4 — a wide margin between the two candidates. (Source: www.roibal.net/blog?) So far, the Obama-Biden ticket has racked up 121 endorsements versus McCain-Palin's 42. Editor & Publisher, which is tallying...

  • Latino military veterans to be spotlighted in special Honor Hispano campaign

    LatinaLista — According to the 2007 American Community Survey there were 1.1 million Latino veterans. There's no denying that over the years Latino families, on both sides of the border, have sacrificed their husbands, wives, sons and daughters in uniform. Yet, too many times, the nation forgets the kind of sacrifice that...

  • New multimedia game exposes the realities of immigrant lives in U.S. detention

    LatinaLista — There's a lot of truth in the saying that you don't know how someone else's life is until you walk a mile in their shoes. It is certainly true of the 300,000 immigrants who are being detained across the country by the Department of Homeland Security. In detention centers, and...

  • Latina Lista honors 200-year anniversary of Latino journalism

    LatinaLista Trivia Quiz: Where was the first Spanish-language newspaper in the United States published? If you guessed Los Angeles, San Antonio, Chicago, Phoenix, Miami, New York City or Santa Fe, you're wrong! The first Spanish-language newspaper was in — New Orleans, Louisiana. Hard to imagine that a place so identified with the...

  • 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,...

  • Spain’s media in uproar over McCain’s comments regarding Prime Minister Zapatero

    LatinaLista — One of the many criticisms levied by the McCain campaign against Barack Obama has been his lack of foreign policy experience. To make that point, Sen. McCain went on a whirlwind trip this past summer to Mexico and Colombia to prove he has a handle on what's happening south of...

  • 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,...

  • While the potential for Civil War exists in Bolivia, U.S. citizens remain ignorant of the facts

    LatinaLista — Given the major news over the last several days about Hurricane Ike and the downfall of major Wall Street players, it's not surprising that the expulsion of the U.S. ambassador to Bolivia and the fighting that is occurring in that country was missed by a lot of U.S. Americans. Yet,...

  • 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...

  • You don’t have to be an “elite” political commentator to question Sarah Palin’s qualifications

    LatinaLista — What does it say for a political team when the speech most anticipated is not the one delivered by the person at the top of the ticket? Republican VP nominee Sarah Palin (Source: NYTimes.com) That's pretty much the impression left with viewers last night before and after Sarah Palin delivered...

  • 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...

  • Citizens of Postville, Iowa report ICE has created “open-air” prison in town that keeps detained immigrant women from feeding their children

    LatinaLista — The story of the largest immigration raid in history that happened at Postville, Iowa would seem like a "has-been" story regurgitated ad nauseam, but there's a second part to it that is proving to be more disturbing than the surprise raid and round-up of 389 people. Relatives of detained Postville...

  • Spanish-language blog goes English for coverage of Tejano music convention

    LatinaLista — Mention the name Selena, and still 13 years after her tragic murder her name is recognizable and synonymous with the genre she helped elevate to Grammy heights — Tejano music. Tejano, with its mix of accordian, guitar, saxophone and trumpet, is the signature music of Texas' early Latino residents. It...

  • New children’s book blog targets bilingual books and songs

    LatinaLista — There's a new book blog in cyberspace these days. Yet, unlike Latina Lista's own Bookshelf that basically reviews non-fiction books for the adult market, the Latin Baby Book Club (LBBC) reviews books — can you guess — for children. Yet, the LBBC has more than just book reviews. The site...

  • 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...