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  • Palabra Final
    Republicans not off to a good start in repairing relationship with Latino voters

    LatinaLista — Since their defeat in the 2008 elections, the Republican party knows it has to build a better relationship with Latino voters but to date they refuse to seize those opportunities that could begin the process. It's been over a month since the GOP took a pounding at the polls by...

  • Business
    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...

  • Government
    Latinos can’t move past identity politics until problems holding back Latino candidates are identified

    LatinaLista — Identity politics, as defined by Wikipedia, is " political action to advance the interests of members of a group whose members are oppressed by virtue of a shared and marginalized identity (such as race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, and neurological wiring). The term has been used principally in United...

  • Culture
    A multimedia site for U.S. Latino history and culture

    LatinaLista — What if there was one place where at the click of a mouse you could immediately access audio, video and written documentation of the evolving history and culture of the Latino population in the United States? As you may have guessed, there is such a place now! It's called Latinoteca...

  • Culture
    Latina Lista honors 200-year anniversary of Latino journalism

    LatinaLista Trivia Quiz: Where was the first Spanish-language newspaper in the United States published? If you guessed Los Angeles, San Antonio, Chicago, Phoenix, Miami, New York City or Santa Fe, you're wrong! The first Spanish-language newspaper was in — New Orleans, Louisiana. Hard to imagine that a place so identified with the...

  • Palabra Final
    New Pew report reveals 84% of surveyed Latinos who were U.S. citizens not registered to vote

    LatinaLista — The first bit of surprising news from the latest Pew Hispanic report entitled 2008 National Survey of Latinos: Hispanics See Their Situation in U.S. Deteriorating; Oppose Key Immigration Enforcement Measures is that immigrants account for 54 percent of all Hispanic adults in the U.S. That number would explain the large...

  • Palabra Final
    The “common Latino” has arrived on the political scene packing their own PAC

    LatinaLista - While both presidential campaigns say they want the Latino vote, it's been obvious for sometime that its Latinos in certain states whose votes will make or break the race to the Oval Office, and those are the ones the candidates want. The Obama campaign has set aside $20 million to...

  • Government
    Guest Voz: Academic researchers discover the lack of comprehensive immigration reform increases disparities and limits future progress of Latinos nationwide

    By Maria del Carmen Salazar, Ph.D. Dr. Maria del Carmen Salazar Dr. Maria del Carmen Salazar of the University of Denver served as the lead author on "Agenda Latina," a report that evaluated the current economic, health and educational state of Latinos in the nation. The dismal findings are not new but...

  • Palabra Final
    Trying to decipher Hillary’s true message at Democratic convention may be more confusing than hanging chads

    LatinaLista — Not even the announcement of Sen. Joe Biden as Barack Obama's running mate could minimize the long shadow cast by Hillary Clinton over the Democratic National Convention. Hillary Clinton (in yellow) appears at the Hispanic Caucus meeting on the first day of the Democratic National Convention in Denver. (Source: NMFBIHOP)...

  • Government
    New report on the “State of Latinos” strives to stave off a dismal future for the nation

    LatinaLista — The idea that the Latino vote could play a pivotal position with this year's presidential election is one that is appreciated by all Latinos. It's also being capitalized upon. After all, knowing that both parties are strategizing on how to better reach out to the Latino electorate provides the perfect...

  • Education
    AIDS report finds Latinos comprise 22% of all HIV/AIDS cases in 2006

    LatinaLista — AIDS is a Latino problem more than ever. That's the analysis of a new report, The Crisis of HIV/AIDS Among Latinos/Hispanics in United States, Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands, released today by the Latino Commission on AIDS. Researchers found that “Hispanics in the United States are the second most...

  • Palabra Final
    The clock is ticking — Latinos wait to be included in Obama’s campaign

    LatinaLista — There has been (g)rumbling throughout the Latino blogosphere as to what is taking the Obama campaign so long to reach out to the rest of the Latino electorate that aren't yet completely sold on his candidacy — and to those who are. (Source: boston.com) With news that McCain held a...

  • Culture
    PBS gives the green light for new documentary highlighting the historical experience of Latinos in the military

    LatinaLista — Who can forget about the outrage that veteran PBS documentarian Ken Burns created when he left out mention of Latino contributions in his epic World War II film? If it had not been for the organized protest from the Defend the Honor who alerted Latinos far and wide to the...

  • Media
    New Survey on Latino Voters Seems Seriously Flawed

    LatinaLista — The market research firm Synovate wanted to do a survey showing how whites, blacks, Asians and Hispanic voters feel about the major issues being debated in these presidential elections. Nothing wrong with that. The more insight in knowing the priorities of different groups of voters is helpful to campaigns in...

  • Culture
    There’s No Black-Brown Divide — Just Latino Envy

    LatinaLista — For the last couple of weeks, one topic that has perpetuated the media and the blogosphere is the notion that there exists a Black-Brown divide on the national political front. It's pretty much accepted among the inteligente that it's just a bunch of verbage to fill in the downtime during...

  • Palabra Final
    Young Voters Dominated Iowa. Women Voters Surprised New Hampshire. Will Nevada Be Where Latinos Finally Show Their Stuff?

    LatinaLista — Last week, Nevada's largest Spanish-language newspaper El Mundo announced they were endorsing Hillary Clinton for President. Frontpage of Nevada's El Mundo newspaper. Mainstream media reporting on the endorsement were sure to include: El Mundo is the oldest and most politically engaged Spanish paper in Nevada, where Hispanics make up nearly...

  • Palabra Final
    New Survey Finds Young Latinos Still Looking for Inspirational Latino Leadership in 2008 Campaign

    LatinaLista — An interesting exchange recently with a young twenty-something Latino reader shed light on why so many young Latinos and Latinas are finding themselves attracted to Obama and plan to vote for him. Barak Obama (Source: slate.com) It boils down to one word: inspirational. In speaking with a couple of other...

  • Palabra Final
    Is it the Dawn of a New Political Beginning for Latinos?

    LatinaLista — It used to be that when talk turned to political elections, the strength of the Latino vote always came into question. A viable threat or wishful thinking? Well, if the number of new citizenship applications is any indication, it may be the political dawn of the Latino voting bloc. In...

  • Culture
    Does Latino Inclusion in Burns’ War Documentary Really Mean “Mission Accomplished?”

    LatinaLista — The war is over! Not that war but the one waged against documentarian Ken Burns by those of us frustrated that he left out any mention of the Latino contribution in his next marathon film for PBS regarding WWII titled The War. Though I have to admit that I hesitate...

  • Immigration
    Neal Boortz’ Anti-Immigrant Comments Still Keep Him in the Running for Georgia Radio Hall of Fame

    LatinaLista — The Georgia Radio Hall of Fame is not short on worthy nominees for their annual Career Achievement awards. So, it's puzzling why they would include syndicated radio host Neal Boortz in light of his decidedly anti-Hispanic (immigrant) remarks. Last Latina Lista checked, Georgia is home to almost half a million...

  • Culture
    Why Do Some People Think ALL Latinos Want to Watch Spanish-language Television Shows?

    LatinaLista — There are some topics worth talking about over…and over…and over… and, well, you get the idea. Aside from politics where issues are put to a vote by an assembly of people, I'm talking about the kind of politics that basically are mandated by one entity. In this case, it's Nielsen...

  • Immigration
    Another Immigration Myth Bites the Dust

    LatinaLista — By now, the vast majority of states in the nation have considered or have passed legislation targeting undocumented immigrants living and working within their city limits. (Source: Angus Reid Global Monitor) The driving force to get this legislation passed has always been the accusations that undocumented immigrants are costing taxpayers...

  • Immigration
    Is the Republican Party Endangering Their Future Because of the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Bill?

    LatinaLista — At one level, any immigration debate concerns a raw political calculation: Who ends up with more voters? An article in today's Washington Post makes an interesting observation about the Latino community as a whole — though not all of us agree on illegal immigration, none of us appreciates being the...

  • Media
    JImmy Kimmel Crosses the Border of Good Taste

    LatinaLista — Excuse me if I don't laugh at the latest comic who thinks it's hilarious that Ken Burns is including Latinos in his PBS documentary about WWII called "The War." A monologue joke is one thing, sarcastic comedy falls into another category but ridicule being passed off as humor is a...