• 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...

  • The video game industry needs to be accountable for perpetuating negative stereotypes

    LatinaLista — It’s accepted fact that media has a role in shaping the public perception of ethnic groups. In fact, if it weren’t for those early television shows that depicted Native Americans as always on the warpath, Asians as submissive servants, Latinos as heavy accented newly arrived immigrants, and African Americans as...

  • The undocumented who refuse to desert a bad U.S. economy are already paying a price to stay here

    LatinaLista — News reports since November have chronicled the reverse migration, if you will, of undocumented immigrants back to their home countries from the U.S. Whether it’s because of the deteriorating economy or harsher immigration enforcement measures, some consulates across the country have noted an upswing in applications by their citizens to...

  • Wal-Mart takes Latino cultural sensitivity to new level with bilingual site

    LatinaLista — Though most of the major retailers aren’t releasing their holiday sales figures until January, there is one retailer who is rumored to be leading the pack —  Wal Mart. Hardly surprising news since the Goliath chain is known for their deep discounts but when it comes to reaching the Latino...

  • Cooking up success comes easy with passion, persistence and faith

    Restaurant entrepreneur Amelia Contreras sees adversity as opportunity and proves it with three successful eateries. LatinaLista — Most people would think twice about starting a new business during hard economic times, but restaurant entrepreneur Amelia Contreras knows firsthand how adversity can prove to be a recipe for success. Restaurant entrepreneur Amelia Contreras...

  • T-Mobile promotes business opportunities for Latino entrepreneurs

    LatinaLista — The January-June 2008 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) analyzed the nation’s cell phone habits and found that it’s a trend that is growing in popularity across all ethnic and economic lines. “If the percentage of adults living in cell-only households continues to grow at the rate it has been growing...

  • If it’s Christmas, it must be time for tamales!

    LatinaLista — If it’s Christmas, it must be tamal time. In most Hispanic households, making and/or eating tamales during this time of the year is a long-held family tradition. Though not all Latino countries know tamales by the same name, there is a shared history and appreciation of it. The tamale is...

  • Greyhound bus line offers “Travel Stimulus Package”

    LatinaLista — Traveling can be such a hassle: if you drive yourself, you have to put up with traffic headaches and putting extra miles on your car. If you fly, going through airport security can be another kind of hassle, not to mention the expense of the ticket. There’s another option —...

  • Bush Administration now bails out agricultural industry with changes to guestworker program that creates a government sanctioned slave market

    LatinaLista — When it comes to the statement: Undocumented migrants do the work Americans won’t do, there’s no industry that better exemplifies this than the agriculture industry. As a matter of fact, while all other industries struggle to prove that they hire undocumented labor because they can’t find anyone else who wants...

  • 2008 national television diversity report card has high marks for networks

    LatinaLista — It’s been nine years since the Multi-Ethnic Media Coalition, comprised of the National Hispanic Media Council (NLMC), the Asian Pacific American Media Coalition (APAMC) and the American Indians in Film & TV (AIFTV), began pushing television networks to feature more diverse actors on their shows. It’s been a long, hard...

  • Free online video seminar fulfills screenwriting dreams

    LatinaLista — If you’re short on cash but big on dreams of the Hollywood variety, a.k.a. writing the next blockbuster script, you might want to check out a free online screenwriting seminar. Hosted by screenwriter Marvin Acuna, the online seminar attempts to jumpstart screenwriting success. Have you ever wondered why some screenwriters...

  • Latino Family Holiday Gift Guide launches 2008 online edition

    LatinaLista — It’s said, or at least Latina Lista says, that when things get tough financially, we almost always seem to retreat to the familiar — to that which makes us most comfortable or gives us a sense of home or identity. There’s never a truer time for this feeling than around...

  • Ring etched with “Yes We Can” proves to be popular Obama election memento

    LatinaLista — One day when historians look back at Barack Obama and his phenomenal win to become the 44th President of the United States, they will see that there were three little words used throughout his campaign that served to excite and motivate people — “Yes We Can! It was a mantra...

  • Collaring a business idea and turning it into glittering success

    Kimberly Martinez knew her sister-in-law’s beaded ID necklaces were a great idea. Combining her “corporate” experience with her relative’s creativity, the two women transformed a home-based hobby into a full-fledged award-winning business. LatinaLista — Working in corporate America, Kimberly Martinez used to joke that she was an “Entrepreneurial Rapunzel.” The 45-year-old Florida...

  • Free online site serves as digital classroom for learning English

    LatinaLista — Regardless of the final outcome of what an immigration reform bill looks like, there are two things that are certain — 12 million people will not be deported and 12 million people will have to master speaking English. One of the biggest fallacies perpetuated by people who are against allowing...

  • Immigration is ALL about the economy

    LatinaLista — Too often immigration is seen as a negative separate influence on the nation’s economy. Yet, a new report shows that immigration has a much more positive impact on the future health and stability of the nation’s economy when it’s looked at via Main Street USA. During these extraordinary times, it’s not...

  • Business plan competition targets young urban entrepreneurs

    LatinaLista — Ok, you know the economy sucks  BIG TIME but you just can’t shake your idea for a business that you know can weather this economic storm. All you need is a little cash flow to prove you have a winning business idea. Well, you’re in luck — that is, if...

  • Congress declares September National Tortilla Month

    LatinaLista — Since the early 90s, salsa has been reported as the #1 condiment in the USA. So it’s only fitting that another Latino food item, that goes hand-in-hand with salsa is now being recognized as gaining the #1 spot across the country when it comes to bread products. If you guessed...

  • Keeping the spirits of patriotism and family history alive

    LatinaLista — The Bacardi family name is synonymous with rum. It is an association that has proven profitable financially, socially and politically. Yet, the Bacardi legacy entails more than just creating a well-known brand — it’s about sustaining a patriotic connection for over 140 years to Cuba, the birthplace of the family...

  • Willy Wonka candy makers create Day of the Dead contest for teens

    LatinaLista — You’ve heard of Willy Wonka, right? Well it seems that the singing recluse candy maker is celebrating something new in Wonkaland — Day of the Dead! In fact, Willy is having a contest in honor of the uniquely Latino tradition — with really cool prizes like a MacBook Pro laptop...

  • Nostalgic product logos create a new trend in t-shirts

    One woman’s love for the nostalgic Mexican product logos of her childhood leads to the creation of a new brand of clothes that are making vintage new again.   LatinaLista — California entrepreneur Molly “Molona” Robbins has fond memories of her childhood growing up in her native Mexico City. A big part...

  • Tejano music category in danger of being dropped by Grammy officials

    LatinaLista — It was only 10 years ago that the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences decided to create a separate category honoring Tejano music at the annual Grammy awards. Now comes word from industry insiders that the Tejano category is in danger of being scrapped because not enough Tejano CD...

  • Spotlight: Farmers who employ Mexican workers “immerse” themselves in their country and culture

    LatinaLista — While Latina Lista has reported on those farmers and vineyard owners who are guilty of not ensuring the well-being of their workers, there are some farmers who go beyond the obligations of a good employer. These farmers not only care about keeping their Mexican workers safe but want to understand...

  • Helping new mothers reconnect with their Latina roots

    One stay-at-home mom turns cultural pride and frustration into a winning combination by creating the Latin Baby online boutique featuring products reflecting Hispanic pride. LatinaLista — It didn’t take long after the birth of her first child for Monica Olivera to figure out that what was missing from all the cute new...

  • Creating a drink that energizes the Latino market

    Young entrepreneur combines the familiar flavors drawn from Latino beverages to deliver an energy drink that she hopes will boost her company’s success. LatinaLista — There’s one word that sums up the essence of Daisy Ramirez these days — energy. Energy is what propelled this 30-year-old Latina to leave her native Honduras...