• Latina Lista to appear at SXSW — if there are enough votes

    LatinaLista — If you think South by Southwest (SXSW) is just a compass direction then chances are you haven't heard of the annual Austin event that seems to grow bigger every year and brings together some of the most imaginative, innovative visionaries in the country to discuss a whole host of issues...

  • DHS strives to foster dialogue over border issues with new social network

    LatinaLista — In a move that I can only characterize as "odd," the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has decided to amp up their PR when it comes to border security by creating their own social network. Visit Our Border Dubbed Our Border: A Southwest Border Civic Network, the site carries "blog...

  • Mixing history and 21st century technology creates a Twitter feed from another era

    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...

  • Republicans’ cluelessness about social media mirrors party’s ignorance of Latinos

    LatinaLista — As the final arguments for confirming Sonia Sotomayor as the first Latina Supreme Court justice get underway, it's very apparent that Republican opposition has everything to do with trying to show Obama who's the boss in Congress and less with accusations that Sotomayor is an "activist judge." Social media links...

  • Cambridge officer’s treatment of Harvard professor highlights growing problem among police force

    LatinaLista — Unlike past presidents who have lived sheltered and privileged lives, it's not a stretch to see why it's natural that President Obama would dive head first into the escalating race debate over the initial arrest of Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. by Cambridge officer Sgt. James Crowley. Cambridge officer...

  • News Corp considers Latino consumers nothing more than a genre

    LatinaLista — With the growing popularity of Facebook, the answer to that question would seem like a no-brainer but not so fast. According to a post by Jennifer Martinez at gigaom.com, Latinos actually do prefer MySpace. The blogger cites a study by Quantcast that claims 14 percent of MySpace U.S. users are...

  • Latino astronaut authors NASA’s first bilingual Twitter site

    LatinaLista — The nomination of Sonia Sotomayor for the Supreme Court isn't the only historic milestone happening in the Latino community this summer. Next month, for the first time ever, two Latino astronauts, Jose Hernandez and Danny Olivas, will be serving on the same shuttle mission. Shuttle Mission STS-128 Logo STS-128 will...

  • DREAM Act student, Benita Veliz, will twitter her day in court

    LatinaLista — Benita Veliz, Benny to her friends, is a 23-year-old college graduate -- graduated Valedictorian from her San Antonio, Texas high school class and got a full scholarship to St. Mary's University where she double-majored in biology and sociology -- and wants to go to law school. Benita Veliz The only...

  • NCLR goes viral to get the message out of who they are

    LatinaLista — Ever since some clueless politician had the audacity to equate the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) with the KKK, NCLR has been trying to get the message out as to what it is they exactly do. They've decided that the best way to get the message out is to...

  • Hispanic movie bloggers wanted for blog study — it pays too!

    LatinaLista — Do you like watching movies? Do you like to blog? Would you like to get paid for doing both? Source: media.filmschoolrejects.com) Well, if you can combine these two then there's hope that you might be one of 25 movie bloggers for a new 4-day blogging exercise conducted by a New...

  • 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...

  • 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....

  • 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,...

  • 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,...

  • 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...

  • 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 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...

  • 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,...

  • New social network promotes up-and-coming Latino filmmakers

    LatinaLista — When it comes to the movie industry, Latinos have arrived. There's no better measure of the rise of Latino film talent, both in front and behind the camera, than when the European press takes notice like at the world's premier film festival — Cannes. Now, more and more of us...

  • Latina writers blend “Words” and “Wisdom” in special kind of blog tour

    LatinaLista — Whether it be a book tour, music tour or play tour, the bottom line is that those of us waiting for the tour to come to our town have to wait and wait and wait, and then we only get one chance to see either our favorite author, musician or...

  • Why Isn’t Sen. John McCain Responding to Latino Bloggers?

    LatinaLista — It's no big secret that a lot of Latinos like Senator John McCain. In fact, rumor has it that some Latinos will actually switch parties to vote for the Arizona senator if their candidate of choice isn't selected as the Democratic presidential nominee. Sen. John McCain Latinos like McCain's military...