2016 Presidential Candidates

  • 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...

  • Spotlight Non-profit: On a mission to accelerate Latino readiness for STEM jobs of the future

    LatinaLista -- While it's true that Latinos now comprise the largest share of high school drop outs, it's also true that this translates into a huge loss for the future of the American workforce. Among these students who are quitting on school are boys and girls who, if given some encouragement and...

  • New site creates a bilingual approach to healthy eating

    LatinaLista -- Ever since First Lady Michelle Obama launcher her "Let's Move" campaign to battle childhood obesity, schools, restaurants and stores have been getting on board. In fact, school cafeteria menus look a little different to children this school year than last year. With selections that include tofu, soy and salads, there's...

  • Global Peace Summit goes online for all to attend

    LatinaLista -- Is the world addicted to violence? It's a question that seems to get validated more and more each day. Whether it's the senseless daily cartel murders in Mexico or the torturous actions by the Taliban or the millions of other random acts of violence committed every day in every country...

  • Latino group creates Twitter newspaper to connect with members

    LatinaLista -- It's often said that we live in a society of information overload. Drop social media into that mix and the statement becomes an understatement. For example, Twitter is packed with bytes of information ranging from the useful to the useless but most always interesting to the people following it. Yet,...

  • Latino orgs band together to fight threat against Net Neutrality

    LatinaLista -- In these times of rising racism and discrimination, there was always one place where everyone had the same rights -- the Internet. Just by its very nature, the Internet is where favoritism doesn't exist, except by the readers. What that means is that whether a reader is accessing the New...

  • 41st anniversary of moon landing underscores dismal future of Latinos in STEM careers

    LatinaLista -- Today is the 41st anniversary of NASA's Apollo 11 moon landing, which took place July 20, 1969. Surprisingly, there's barely been a mention of this historic anniversary in the media or the blogosphere. Maybe it's because it's not a "round number" anniversary, like 40th or 45th, or maybe it's because...

  • Revamped USA.gov features 18 cell phone apps to make people’s lives easier

    LatinaLista -- Nowadays, anything that's worth anything has an app. It's as if having an app adds a cool factor to what is otherwise mundane. So, is it really any surprise that the federal government now has an app too? Last week, the federal government unveiled a redesigned web site at USA.gov...

  • ACLU launches multimedia Arizona travel alert campaign

    LatinaLista -- Unfortunately, travel alerts have become all too common when it comes to traveling outside the United States. But inside the country? For immigrant and Latino travelers who just have to see the Grand Canyon or visit a spa in Sedona, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and 32 of its...

  • New site tracks immigration enforcement

    LatinaLista -- In this country, the notion that someone would be arrested and jailed for not committing a crime is considered one of the risks for being at the wrong place at the wrong time for members of communities of color. If someone is an undocumented immigrant, then deportation is the ultimate...

  • Hondureño artist’s exhibit to be featured in live online global gallery broadcast

    LatinaLista -- When it comes to technology, some people feel it's a work of art. In fact, when you actually think about it, technology and art do go hand-in-hand. So, it's a no-brainer when an art gallery wants to widen its promotion of an artist's exhibit by using technology. It's easy and...

  • National “life-skills” program for immigrant Latinas launches with a waiting list

    LatinaLista -- On a busy Dallas street corner, in the heart of a neighborhood where Spanish is heard as often as English, a converted 7-11 serves as the home of the latest test site for a new national pilot program that teaches "life skills" to Latina immigrant women -- for free. Christened...

  • Latest report showing Latinos lag in Internet usage underscores troubling omission

    LatinaLista A new report released today by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, Digital Nation: 21st Century America's Progress Toward Universal Broadband Internet Access, found that of all the ethnic groups, Latinos are the least likely to be on the Internet. Asian non-Hispanics led all other groups with 67.3 percent using broadband...

  • Latina Lista partners with Voto Latino and iTunes to promote 2010 Census

    LatinaLista — Filling out the U.S. Census is important. It's a message that the US Census Bureau has been trying to get across since the news that certain religious Latino leaders were preaching against filling out the US Census to mostly their undocumented parishioners. At first, the reason given for the Census...

  • Can’t decide on a Latina-authored book? There’s an app for that!

    LatinaLista — In the mood to read a book authored by a Latina or Latino but just can't seem to find the right one...well -- There's an app for that!! Grand Central Publishing (GCP), formerly Warner Books and a subdivision of the Hachette Book Group USA, created an iTunes app called the...

  • Special project creates New Year challenge: Envision a 2020 headline

    LatinaLista — Everybody has an idea of what they want to work towards in their lives, or what should be accomplished in their countries and even in the world. When we envision goals for ourselves at this time of the year, it's called resolutions. When we envision what we'd like to see...

  • New program uses cyber community to help people learn new languages

    LatinaLista — It's often been said that the best way to learn a new language is total immersion. Usually that means traveling to a foreign country or living in a place where only the language you want to learn is spoken. With the Internet, learning a new language can take a whole...

  • The “We Won’t Wait for Peace” Virtual Film Festival marks International Day of Peace

    LatinaLista — Today is International Day of Peace. It is a day dedicated to a global call for ceasefire and non-violence. This year's call, as asked by the UN Secretary-General, is for nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation. Unfortunately, such a call can only be responded to by the governments of the world. However,...

  • New report on mobile telephone usage shows Latinos are far from having”digital disinterest”

    LatinaLista — The digital divide. It's something that too often finds the Latino community on the wrong side of the chasm. From being the last to upgrade televisions to receive digital transmissions (as Latina Lista reported yesterday) to still lagging behind having home access to the Internet (though the gap is narrowing),...

  • Latinos still lag in receiving digital TV signals but it’s about to change

    LatinaLista — There's a new statistic where Latinos are taking the lead -- yet again. Fortunately, for a change, it's nothing bad. It seems that the Nielsen Company, that company that measure television viewers' habits, released a study that "predicts the number of Hispanic TV households will grow fastest between 2009 and...

  • New campaign asking the world to vote for the top 7 Natural Wonders

    LatinaLista — The Grand Canyon. The Amazon. The Dead Sea. The Galapagos Islands. These are just a few of the 28 natural wonders of the world that a new campaign is asking people to decide from to create the top 7 to be deemed the New 7 Wonders of Nature. Organizers of...

  • MALDEF site to provide live streaming of Sotomayor confirmation hearings

    LatinaLista — Next Monday, July 13, at 10 a.m., EST the first confirmation hearing of Judge Sonia Sotomayor will get underway with Sotomayor making her opening remarks. The following day will begin the review of her record. Judge Sonia Sotomayor Though CNN and C-SPAN will be dedicating some airtime to this historic...

  • 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...

  • New report draws a distinction between Latinos online and the “average Hispanic”

    LatinaLista — Across the country, 69 percent of all adults are now online. Within the Latino community, 54 percent are online. It seems that Latinos have taken to the internet like Democrats to majority rule, and there's no slowdown in sight. According to a new report, "The Power of the Hispanic Consumer...

  • Rock and pop-star wannabes invited to upload audition videos in new online talent contest

    LatinaLista — If you caught the recent Oscars award show then you might remember Best Actress winner Kate Winslet's acceptance speech where she envisioned her win many years ago — in her bathroom! The golden statue was a shampoo bottle! Needless to say, there are many talented artists out there who dream...