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Rising Music Artist: From Buenos Aires to Queens, IMMI creates bilingual musical messages

Rising Music Artist: From Buenos Aires to Queens, IMMI creates bilingual musical messages

LatinaLista — Since his debut single, Buenos Aires-born songwriter IMMI (GRANT) has striven to deliver music with a clear message. His first single, Immigrant/Inmigrante, a finalist in the 2012 John Lennon songwriting contest, was clear in its political overtones explaining the motivation of immigrants coming to the United States. In his second single, simply titled

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Video: College entrepreneur has big idea on how to “close loop” in creating bigger landfills

LatinaLista — Holly Chan is a graduate of Purdue University and an up-and-coming entrepreneur. But if Chan has her way, other businesses that like her idea would steal it. To Chan, it wouldn’t be thievery but validation that she is creating change in a sector of industry that is contributing 152 billion pounds of containers

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Video: Increasing the minimum wage — a debate that doesn’t add up

LatinaLista — The issue of what is a fair wage has garnered increasing debate with the House of Representatives’ opposition to federally increase the minimum wage. This legislative void has spurred more states to take up the cause and pass their own minimum wage increases. In this featured video, journalist Bill Moyers interviews activist Saru

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Viernes Video: Al Jazeera English creates reality show thrusting ordinary Americans into the heart and death of undocumented immigration

LatinaLista — In the vein of MTV’s iconic “Real World” reality series, Al Jazeera English debuts a new series that could be said to literally follow in its predecessor’s footsteps. However, these footsteps have less to do with MTV and more to do with the thousands of dead migrants who weren’t able to realize their

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Intrn’l Video: Inspirational documentary about blind Brazilian ballerinas illustrates “beauty of perseverance”

LatinaLista — Featured before on this site, the Brazilian documentary “Looking at the Stars” deserves another look-see — ironic choice of words since the main characters themselves are blind. Looking at the Stars or Olhando pras Estrelas is about the first and only ballet school for the blind located in São Paulo, Brazil. Discovered by

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Video: First female Asian comic editor dispels myth of how being different sucks

LatinaLista — Sana Amanat knows what it feels like to not fit in. Born in the United States of Asian descent, Amanat grew up entrenched in her family’s traditions and customs. Often, this meant that she dressed differently, ate different foods and even spoke a different language than her friends and peers. It was from

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