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The (Almost) Forgotten History of Latinos in Baseball at Hinchliffe Stadium

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 06.17.2014 | Latino Voices
National Trust for Historic Preservation

Written by Adrian Burgos, Jr., Professor, U.S. History, University of Illinois Built in 1932, Hinchliffe Stadium is situated near Great Falls, a Nat...

Dominican Republic Builds Fake Beaches

AP | Posted 04.17.2014 | Green

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — The Dominican Republic is being criticized for building a temporary artificial beach amid a drought. The y...

Schools for Sustainability Wins Philly doGooder Awards

Alyssa Ramos-Reynoso | Posted 06.10.2014 | Impact
Alyssa Ramos-Reynoso

Philly DoGooder II launched its second annual awards ceremony on March 12th in Hamilton Hall at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Fittingly ...

13 Super Luxe Stays in the Caribbean

Oyster | Posted 06.10.2014 | Travel

The islands boast everything from intimate boutiques in hidden, tranquil locales to expansive resorts that wow not only in breadth, but style.

Dominican Republic Shows U.S. What Not to Do on Immigration

Tefere Gebre | Posted 05.26.2014 | Latino Voices
Tefere Gebre

Imagine waking up to learn that you are no longer recognized as a citizen of the country in which you were born -- the only country you have ever called home. This inconceivable scenario has become a reality for tens of thousands of Dominicans.

7 Best Budget Vacations for Spring

Budget Travel | Posted 05.24.2014 | Travel
Budget Travel

Smart travelers know that there's no time like April and May to visit brag-worthy beaches and celebrated cities -- for a fraction of what the crowds will be paying in summer!

Saving the Planet One Car Wash at a Time

Erin Bernhardt | Posted 05.24.2014 | Good News
Erin Bernhardt

Sky Wash is uniting a community of Georgia businesses and influencers during the week of World Water Day, March 21-28, to raise awareness of the global need for clean water by providing water filters to serve more than 65,000 people.

8 Other Great Emerald Isles

Joy Pecknold | Posted 05.17.2014 | Travel
Joy Pecknold

I have nothing but leprechaun love for Ireland, but around St. Patrick's Day it's still a little too chilly there for my liking, which has me dreaming of balmier emerald isles.

6 Budget Destinations Where You Can Stretch Your Travel Dollar

Oyster | Posted 05.14.2014 | Travel

If you're yearning to get away from it all but don't want to break the bank in the process, these six budget destinations come through with incredible deals and plenty of sun-dappled relaxation.

Joe Biden Cuts Trip Short To Meet With Ukraine Leader

AP | By JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 05.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will meet this week with Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk, the White House said Sunday, in a prom...

Dominican Republic Defends KKK Costumes

The Huffington Post | Posted 03.05.2014 | Latino Voices

The Dominican Republic’s Ministry of Culture is defending its decision to approve a group wearing Ku Klux Klan costumes during the country’s annua...

Odd Justifications for Human Rights Abuses

Ediberto Roman | Posted 04.20.2014 | Miami
Ediberto Roman

The ambassador did not focus, let alone mention, that his country's actions left these people stateless without any rights or protection. Instead, he attempts to compare his country's obvious human rights deprivations to the U.S. debates over immigration reform.

5 Spring Break Beach Escapes for Families

Joy Pecknold | Posted 04.16.2014 | Travel
Joy Pecknold

'Tis the season when the kids are let out of school and looking to be entertained. Making it easy on moms and dads are these breezy-to-reach beach des...

Spelling Out a Message of Hope

Graham Milne | Posted 04.15.2014 | Impact
Graham Milne

The letter events are full day happenings with food, music and entertainment, aimed at getting kids all over the world, regardless of income or social status, engaged with the idea of helping others.

Last Surviving Mirabal Sister, Doña Dede, Dead at 88

Franklin Garcia | Posted 04.05.2014 | Latino Voices
Franklin Garcia

(Doña Dede with niece Dominican Congresswoman Minou Mirabal) Bélgica Adela Mirabal, better known in her native Dominican Republic as Doña Dede, ...

11 Gorgeous Swim-Up Suites (PHOTOS)

Oyster | Posted 04.05.2014 | Travel

If you love lazing away the day in the hotel pool, you can't do much better than staying in a swim-up suite, where it's possible to dip into the water right from your back door. Who wants to walk when you're on vacation in a tropical paradise?

7 Beach Destinations You Haven't Tried Yet

Oyster | Posted 04.05.2014 | Travel

When going to a new destination, many of us stick to the beaten path; we'll go where the other tourists are going for the first time around. We love these seven underrated beach destinations; they're rarely a traveler's first choice, but perhaps they should be.

The Dominican Republic's Secret Nature Reserve

Sherrie Nachman | Posted 03.29.2014 | Travel
Sherrie Nachman

Owned and operated by the Puntacana Ecological Foundation, the Indigenous Eyes Ecological Park and Reserve is an amazing place to spend the day for those who want a break from the Dominican Republic's legendary beaches and golf courses.

Valrhona Builds School for Local Children in Dominican Republic

Regina Varolli | Posted 02.26.2014 | Impact
Regina Varolli

The new Los Indios School House in Maria Trinidad Sanchez is just one example of Valrhona's growing commitment to corporate social responsibility and supporting local communities.

How Information is Changing the World: This Week in Seeding the Change

Ari Nessel | Posted 02.15.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Every day of the week, The Pollination Project provides $1,000 in seed funding to an individual who is working to make the world a better, more peaceful and more sustainable place. Here are the extraordinary people and ideas changing the world this week.

For Diana: Boycott the Dominican Republic

Jasmine Rand | Posted 02.12.2014 | Impact
Jasmine Rand

Diana was a perfect baby. I never foresaw that by the time she was 4 years old, another nation would overlook its own Constitution to treat people like Diana as less than human.

Fighting to Exist in the Dominican Republic

World Vision | Posted 03.31.2015 | Impact
World Vision

While many countries take steps forward, one country has taken a significant step back for many of its citizens over the last few months. People who were born in the Dominican Republic, who have never known another country as home, are losing their citizenship.

Best Budget Destinations for 2014

Budget Travel | Posted 02.11.2014 | Travel
Budget Travel

Dipping hotel rates, new attractions, and some perennially affordable sights and eats make these five cities ideal to consider for your travel itinerary this year.

Dominican Republic Rejects Human Rights Report

AP | Posted 12.08.2013 | Latino Voices

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — The Dominican Republic on Saturday rejected a human rights report that accuses the government of discrimina...

Roque Planas

Junot Diaz Fights Back After Threats And Insults | Roque Planas | Posted 01.23.2014 | Latino Voices

Dominicans who support a court ruling that could strip thousands of their Haitian-descended compatriots of citizenship are railing against author Juno...