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By Lindsay Robinson Cronkite News SCOTTSDALE – In 2010, the U.N. General Assembly recognized access to clean drinking water and sanitation as a human right. Six years later, on March 22, a Scottsdale-based nonprofit is helping rural communities in five underdeveloped countries claim that right. To celebrate World Water Day, the Planet Water Foundation is […]


LatinaLista — Campaign: Wise Medicine: A Documentary Our world is in crisis. Terrorism, racism, political extremism, destruction of the environment, contaminated food, the list goes on. As we look to “new” healing paradigms in our modern society – many of which have been in use by indigenous peoples for thousands of years – we can […]


SaludToday   The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Office of Minority Health (CMS OMH) recently released an interactive map that helps in the understanding of disparities in chronic diseases geographically for Medicare beneficiaries. The Mapping Medicare Disparities (MMD) Tool can identify disparities in health outcomes, utilization, and spending by race, ethnicity, and geographic location. “Our commitment […]


LatinaLista — Long before Donald Trump started sweeping up primary wins, I noticed a disturbing trend on network and cable news shows — Trump was their go-to candidate interviewee. Like on the debate stage where the spotlight perpetually shines on Trump, broadcast news programs dialed him up for every show like he was the only […]

Some paintings on rocks in Southeast Utah are thousands of years old.

By Filip Mazurczak Preservation Nation   The term “sacred” holds a variety of meanings for many Americans. For some, sacred places are literally that: places where they go to establish contact with the transcendent world. For others, sacredness implies an important place in collective memory, often related to painful chapters in history. We at the […]


By R. Hans Miller  VoiceBox Media The state of Texas is home to 11 detention facilities for immigrants who have entered the United States. Many of these immigrants are women with small children, running from situations in their Central American home countries that put their safety at risk. Some attempt to sneak past Immigration and […]


By Steve Taylor Rio Grande Guardian REYNOSA, Tamaulipas – INDEX Reynosa, the trade association for maquila plants in Reynosa, has launched a new website aimed at disseminating positive news to the general public and the media, in addition to its membership. The website, indexreynosa.news, is available in English as well as Spanish. INDEX Reynosa spokesman […]


By Julio Valeriano LatinaLista   While there have been some advances in addressing gender inequality in Latin America, women and girls continue to be one of the most marginalized groups in the continent. The benefits of working toward a more equal society for women and girls, however, outpace the status quo of systematic discrimination. Here are four considerations to […]


LatinaLista — Campaign: Help Us Save Our Champion Marcos Marcos Alejandro Castellans is 10 years old and lives in Chimaltenango, Guatemala with parents and an older brother. After several months of feeling severe exhaustion and weakness, as well as, a debilitating pain in his eye, he was diagnosed with a tumor in his brain in […]


By Natalie Gross Latino Ed Beat   The nation’s first and only freestanding College of Ethnic Studiesis struggling to pay its debts. The administration of San Francisco State University announced recently that the institution has been footing a $200,000 annual deficit for the college — something it can’t continue to do. The program has until after the 2016-17 school year to come up […]


By John Newton La Voz Latina When Pastor Samuel Rodriguez and his family moved to Savannah in 1995, his goal was to establish a protestant church for the region’s growing Hispanic population. Now, 20 years later, there are at least a dozen churches serving Latinos in the Savannah area. But under Rodriguez’ leadership, the congregation […]


LatinaLista — Longtime Peru-based LatinaLista contributor Isabel Guerra wrote us saying that she and her husband, professional photographer, Jose Enrique, had decided to do their part to help save one of the world’s most important environmental treasures that literally sits at their doorstep — the Amazon Rainforest. Isabel and her husband want to recover 15 […]


LatinaLista — Campaign: How can we improve racial and ethnic integration reform in U.S. schools for youth of color?   Youth of color are at the front lines of racial and ethnic integration reform, as they’re traditionally bused into predominantly White suburban community schools. Thus, it’s important to explore how peer culture and academics interact in youth’s […]


By Victoria Simons & Anna Helhoski NerdWallet   Employers nationwide are beginning to offer a new perk to their increasingly indebted millennial workforce: assistance in paying down student loans. A new study by NerdWallet found undergraduate student debt holders could shave off nearly three years of payments and have $4,100 cut in interest from what […]