• 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...

  • Immigration reform takes a backspace among some progressive bloggers

    (Readers, who have noticed my byline on op-eds (opinion editorials) in some print publications around the country, have asked why they can't find them on Latina Lista. Well, now they can. On the left-hand side of the page, there is a new "Supplement" that I've dubbed, what else, "Op-eds." The following op-ed...

  • New culture blog takes it one mundo(ss) at a time

    LatinaLista — If you can't get enough of Latino art, blogs or tidbits of New York City's cultural scene, then a new arts and culture blog dedicated to promoting Latino talent and headquartered in New York City is where you need to visit. It's called mundoss, and while it's NYC-focused, it is...

  • Latina Lista wishes longtime reader the best on eve of deployment to Iraq

    LatinaLista — While blogs exist because of the writers who conceive them, they also thrive on the interaction among readers sparked by blog posts. Here at Latina Lista, I have my share of readers who never fail to show me the error of my thinking. While I (sometimes) appreciate their diligence, I...

  • Latina Lista links Latinas from south of the border

    LatinaLista — Visitors to Latina Lista know that this section of the site is all about my perspectives. But everyone should know that all Latinas, wherever they live, have a perspective to share. I've tried to do my small part in finding those Latinas who live south of the border, and who...

  • Argentina: A grass-roots radio station that keeps the mentally ill in touch with outside world underscores who are the real crazies

    By Ana Maria Hanssen ARGENTINA: These days in Argentina, the news headlines involve the government and the farmers. Since March, all we hear and read about is the taxes that Cristina Kirchner's government wants to keep applying to the crops and meat producers and their determination to not accept her impositions. Protests...

  • Latino bloggers host video chat to discuss the state of Latino politics and politicians

    LatinaLista — In case you missed it, the Obama campaign made a historic announcement this week when they announced that the campaign, along with, the Democratic National Party were joining forces to make a $20 million investment in Hispanic voter outreach. The money will target states such as Florida, Colorado, New Mexico,...

  • Obama’s new Spanish-language radio ad appeals to shared experiences between himself and Latinos

    LatinaLista — Today, the Obama campaign released a new Spanish-language ad entitled "Our Own Road." The ad strives to connect Obama's background with the life realities of most Latinos and, given his life story, it's not a hard stretch. From the time Obama made known his mixed race background and his childhood...

  • 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...

  • When it comes to satire, there’s The New Yorker and everybody else

    LatinaLista — The editor of The New Yorker magazine has been making the rounds of talk shows - morning, noon and night — to explain that people just don't get his magazine's satire (translation: people aren't smart enough to understand their kind of satire that only The New Yorker can draw up)...

  • New M&M campaign challenges Latinos to find their “Inner M”

    LatinaLista — Have you ever wondered what you'd look like as an M&M? Latina Lista shows off her "Inner M." Well, Latina Lista couldn't resist finding our "Inner M" at the "melt-in-your-mouth-not-in-your-hand" candy site. Choosing our signature pink for our body color and gloves, some fashionable sandal heels and a handy video...

  • Newspaper series reveals rampant abuse of power under Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s watch

    LatinaLista — When it comes to immigration enforcement, outside of ICE or the Department of Homeland Security, only one other law enforcement department has become as synonymous with conducting hunts for undocumented immigrants — Arizona's Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, or the one name that embodies the infamous department, Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Sheriff...

  • Report on “Artists in the Workforce” show writing profession for under-35 to be 80% white

    LatinaLista — If you've been trying to stay cool this summer by catching up on your reading with a visit to your neighborhood book store or library, you might have wondered why aren't there more titles by talented Latina/o writers. Well, a little-noticed report released last month, "Artists in the Workforce 1990-2005"...

  • Summer film series finds rooftops to be the best theaters to showcase indie films

    LatinaLista — Across the country, indie (independent) films haven't just been gaining in popularity because of their originality but for their creativity in the venues where they're showing. Some "studio movie grills" have sprung up where you can order a dinner and eat it while watching an indie flick. Now comes word...

  • Wal-Mart pulls offensive Mexican cartoon character from U.S. shelves

    LatinaLista — Wal-Mart, the Arkansas-based discount department store, has never been known for its sensitivity in regard to its corporate strategy of pushing mom-and-pop stores out of business in those markets it wants to dominate but when it comes to its products, it has shown that it understands who its buyers are...

  • Independent analysis underscores the danger of not having a working immigration policy

    LatinaLista — Stratfor, a publisher of geopolitical intelligence, released their analysis of an incident that happened in Phoenix, Arizona but could and does happen every day in southwestern cities within a reasonable distance of the Mexican border. Weapons commonly used by Mexican drug cartel hit squads. (Source: abcnews) A group of men...

  • New art exhibit celebrates a “Declaration of Immigration”

    LatinaLista — This Friday, in honor of the Declaration of Independence a new declaration will be drafted at the National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago. It will be called the Declaration of Immigration and it's a new exhibit that focuses on the variety of viewpoints and experiences in attaining the American...

  • 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...

  • Miami’s El Nuevo Herald states McCain is the favored candidate by Hispanic voters. Huh?

    (Update Correction (6/25/08): When originally posted, we failed to notice that the referenced article was an Associated Press article and not one originally reported on by El Nuevo Herald staff. Our apologies. Yet, the basic premise of the post is correct and today, the Associated Press, issued a correction of their own...

  • New poll searching for racial bias in America reveals subtle feelings run deep on both sides of the questions

    LatinaLista — As much as some of us would like to think that this election is all about the issues, there's no denying that a major issue for a lot of voters boils down to black versus white. In fact, the issue has become such a hot topic that there are reports...

  • Creative can exhibit pops the lid on ethnic, state and patriotic pride

    LatinaLista — And you thought the canned drink Red Bull was only good for a quick boost of energy. How wrong you are thee with little vision! It seems that Red Bull, the can, not the drink, has much more potential than to be clasped by sleep deprived or hung over caffeine...

  • PBS gives the green light for new documentary highlighting the historical experience of Latinos in the military

    LatinaLista — Who can forget about the outrage that veteran PBS documentarian Ken Burns created when he left out mention of Latino contributions in his epic World War II film? If it had not been for the organized protest from the Defend the Honor who alerted Latinos far and wide to the...

  • Latina Lista endorses Hispanic-led boycott of CNN’s Lou Dobbs

    LatinaLista — For advocates of undocumented immigrants, CNN's Lou Dobbs stands as the barrier between rational thinking and hysterical rhetoric. That he has such a public platform to push his perspective and bullies any guests who disagree with him has long been a sore spot for those of us who know that...