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SaludToday A new risk-prediction breast cancer model based entirely on data from Latino women provides a more accurate assessment of Latina women’s risk of developing breast cancer than existing models. The model presented at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) used data from the San Francisco Bay Area Breast Cancer Study, “focused on 1,086 […]


By Stephanie Canales LatinaLista   My story with Planned Parenthood is a love story.  I’m an immigrant from El Salvador, and I’ve been in the Fresno (California) area for eight years.  Soon after I arrived here, I began my first relationship with a boyfriend, but I didn’t know how to get birth control.  It was […]


By Obed Manuel Latina Lista They’ve marched. They’ve sat in congressional offices. They’ve been deported. DREAMers around the nation have take a leading role in the fight for immigration reform. And on Saturday, Dallas became the first city in the U.S. to formally dedicate a sculpture in honor of the plight of undocumented students around […]

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By Obed Manuel Latina Lista Protestors from around Dallas and different Texas cities marched through the streets of downtown Dallas waving U.S. flags and chanting “Dump the Trump!” Monday afternoon. The wave of red, white and blue noisily moved for a mile from the steps of the of the Cathedral Santuario de Guadalupe to the […]


LatinaLista — The state of the U.S. economy may be uncertain but the same can't be said for business women of color. According to the U.S. Census, businesses begun by women of color are "soaring" and growing at a faster rate than U.S. business growth overall.     The news is particularly good for Latinas. […]


LatinasRepresent Watch footage from a recent event in Miami and hear from Latinas across the political spectrum on why your voice matters. Share your #LatinasRepresent story with us on Twitter and Facebook


SaludToday Compared to the general women population in the U.S. the rate of breast cancer and cervical cancer screenings are low among Latinas. In a new study published in the Journal of Health Communication: International Perspectives, researchers attribute the low rates among Latinas to age and fear of cancer diagnosis. The research was conducted by […]


LatinaLista — Femicide, the killing of women, has dominated headlines in Mexico ever since now-deceased Juarez activist Esther Chavez first brought the gruesome activity to international attention in the 1990s. According to the National Citizen Femicide Observatory, a coalition of 43 groups that document the murders, six women are assassinated every day in Mexico. Unfortunately, […]


By Milia Fisher Center for American Progress Video: The Gender Pay Gap Explained Women of all races and ethnicities working full time, year round in the United States earned an average of only 78 percent of what men earned in 2013, the earliest year for which data are available. While this overall gender wage gap […]

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LatinaLista — The headline from the latest national poll targeting Latinos summed up the overall results of the survey as, “Poll of Latino families finds optimism despite many obstacles.” Yet, a deeper look into the findings reveals that there’s nothing optimistic for Latinas. The joint survey commissioned by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF) in partnership […]


LatinaLista — For many young Latinas, one of the most appreciated benefits of the Affordable Care Act has been the opportunity to receive their birth control without paying a co-pay/deductible. Unfortunately, the recent Supreme Court ruling that allows businesses to deny insurance coverage for birth control for their employees if it conflicts with their religious […]


SaludToday A new online toolkit aims to help community organizations across the nation deliver culturally and language-appropriate breast cancer information to Latinas. The toolkit, developed by Susan G. Komen for the Cure and the Mexican Embassy, offers free resources to both experienced and novice breast cancer educators working in the Latina community, providing culturally-specific communication […]


LatinaLista — There’s no debate that small business is driving the economic recovery of the nation but a new report in time for National Small Business week, and commissioned by American Express OPEN, titled 2014 State of Women-Owned Businesses Report, shows that businesswomen of color are doing their fair share of helping the economy. According […]


LatinaLista — Drastic weight loss. Preoccupation with counting calories. The need to weigh yourself several times a day. Excessive exercise. Binge eating or purging. Food rituals, like taking tiny bites, skipping food groups or re-arranging food on the plate. Avoiding meals or only wanting to eat alone. Taking laxatives or diuretics. Smoking to curb appetite. […]


By Mareshah Jackson Center for American Progress Latinas are a growing and influential constituency in the United States. The Latina share of the female population in the United States will increase from 16.4 percent today to 25.7 percent in 2050. Latinas are making significant strides in education, participation, health, and other areas, but there is […]


By Dr. Maria G. Hernandez Latina Cubicle Confidential™ The nation’s Fortune 500 companies have approximately 5,463 board of directors. These positions set the tone of the US economy and establish workplace practices that impact employees and working families throughout the nation. Of these leadership positions, 3.2% are held by Latinos and .07% are held by […]