• Study: New Generation Latinos continue to be high users of technology

    Insight TR3S It’s no secret that young Latinos are big fans of technology. For a group that’s...

  • Grooming Latin America’s children to be the computer coders of mañana

    LatinaLista — There’s a movement in Latin America to groom the next generation of computer coders that...

  • One Latina’s mission to make science and math careers “cool” to young Latinos

    By Cheryl Aguilar LatinaLista Dr. Alicia Abella works tirelessly to interest the next generation of Latino students in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) careers and create a new future for themselves. Exposing students to role models is essential to encouraging and inspiring them, particularly to join fields not considered traditional or...

  • Spotlight Nonprofit: Bringing scientists and low-income students together to create a new future

    LatinaLista — The founders of the Harlem Children’s Society (HCS) describe their effort as an experiment in the “relationship between science and society.” Yet, what this unique organization is achieving is opening doors — and minds — to the future for hundreds of low-income children. Founded in 2000 by Dr. Satyajit (Sat)...

  • Latino teens at higher risk of hearing loss among peers because of one (bad) habit

    LatinaLista — What teenager doesn’t like to crank up the music? If the music is on the car radio or bedroom stereo, it’s not too big a deal because there’s most often someone around either yelling to turn it down or casting enough bad looks their way that eventually they get the...

  • Mexican education campaign reaches out to Mexican-Americans and migrants for help

    LatinaLista — The United States isn’t the only country that has problems with its teachers’ unions. In Mexico, the national teachers’ union — The National Syndicate of Educational Workers — has garnered so much power over the years that a new national campaign to improve the country’s educational policies is calling the...

  • The mobile digital divide shrinks for Latinos

    LatinaLista — Recent studies suggest that Latinos are still on the wrong side of the digital divide with less home access to the internet, but a new report released today by The Hispanic Institute reveals that Latinos more than make up for it with their cell phones. The study, Connected Hispanics and...

  • Guest Voz: In this digital economy, Latinos have the most to lose

    By Jason A. Llorenz LatinaLista Today’s economy has become so intertwined with the internet and computers that it stands to reason that anyone who isn’t comfortable navigating cyberspace or has the skills to operate a computer and run various software is at a real disadvantage in this increasingly technical job market. However,...

  • Latino students contribute to Hawaii Team competing in 2011 Solar Decathlon

    By Marí Roma Villa, Editor Hawaii Hispanic News HONOLULU, Hawaii — The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon challenges 20 collegiate teams to design, build, and operate solar-powered houses that are cost effective, energy-efficient, and attractive, from all over the world. The winner of the competition is the team that best blends affordability,...

  • Mexico: True social revolution comes with knowing how to use the Internet

    By Martha Ramos LatinaLista MEXICO: I have a teenage daugther. Of course, she feels she is invincible. She doesn’t need mom’s protection any more; she can make the world spin around. I, on the other hand, look around in search for answers to my many questions: What should I do? How do...

  • Latino Congreso delegates underscore the need for Latinos to speak out on all issues

    LatinaLista — To the casual observer of the recent National Latino Congreso held in Austin, Texas last weekend, he or she would be surprised to learn that of the 30 resolutions approved by the delegates from 15 states and over 100 organizations there were quite a few resolutions adopted that are considered...

  • Report finds technology usage increasing among Latinos

    LatinaLista — It’s only fitting that the Pew Hispanic Center would release a report on the state of Latinos and digital technology during this week, otherwise known as Social Media Week. According to the report, Latinos and Digital Technology, 2010, there are several key factors that determine Latino usage of technology —...

  • New app lets people sound off in realtime about President’s State of the Union Address

    LatinaLista.net — These are politically volatile times that trigger immediate responses from people to whatever political rhetoric they are hearing. Sometimes, they agree and sometimes they disagree with what they hear but the important thing is that everyone is voicing an opinion. Yet, aside from their own circle of friends, immediate family...

  • Pregnancy site launches first of its kind instant messaging chat feature in both Spanish and English

    LatinaLista.net — When most women get pregnant, it’s not long before they realize that their mothers and abuelas didn’t tell them everything that happens to their bodies when pregnant. Sometimes the changes are so personal that moms-to-be are embarrassed to talk about them or the questions are so basic they don’t want...

  • New report highlights best practices to reach Latinos via text message campaigns

    LatinaLista.net — A recent study from Scarborough Research outlined how Latinos love their cell phones. In fact, for many low-income Latinos, buying a smart phone is considered a first computer purchase. According to the study, “sixty-four percent of Hispanics with a mobile phone use it to text message, compared to 56% of...

  • Global campaign underway to fight human trafficking

    LatinaLista.net — January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. Yesterday, January 11, was Human Trafficking Awareness Day. It’s reported that 27 million people worldwide are enslaved today. Whether it’s prostituting children and women or forcing people to do domestic chores or provide cheap factory labor, enslaving people still lives on...

  • Smithsonian Latino Virtual Museum offers full slate of programs, exhibits and galleries — only a click away

    LatinaLista.net — While debate is still raging on the feasibility of creating the National Museum of the American Latino in Washington, D.C., which would focus on American Latino art, history and culture, there is already a Latino museum open and accessible to everyone in the country — via computer. Launched in 2009...

  • New Latina moms get help with caring for babies via their cell phones

    LatinaLista — According to the U.S. Census, there were 4.3 million births registered in the United States in 2007 — 445,045 were to teens 15 to 19. These teen mothers, as well as, those moms in their 20s and 30s are part of the generation that was raised with seeing technology as...

  • Myspace changes look and features with Gen Y Latinos in mind

    LatinaLista — When it comes to today’s social platforms, the ones that get the most attention are: Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn. The one site noticeably missing is MySpace. There was a time when MySpace could more than hold its own with Facebook (FB) but when FB started letting people beyond college...

  • New app brings clarity to Census numbers on nation’s racial-ethnic make-up

    LatinaLista — Whenever people talk about race, inevitably, a number is pulled from the air as fact to underscore a particular population. Sometimes it’s accurate; Most times, it’s not. There’s only one definitive source that has all the numerical data that can accurately paint a complete picture of any part of the...