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My Children's Blue Eyes Don't Make Them Less Mexican

Nikki Chairez | Posted 07.12.2016 | Latino Voices
Nikki Chairez

Usually the first thing strangers say to my daughters upon meeting them is, “Wow, you both have beautiful blue eyes.” If my husband isn’t around...

Latino Children Are Undercounted In The Nation's Census: Report

NBC Latino | Tanisha Ramirez | Posted 04.27.2016 | Latino Voices

The fastest growing segment of the U.S. population is Latino children but the communities they live in may not be getting all the federal money for pr...

10 Holiday Children's Books Latinos Will Love

The Huffington Post | Tanisha Ramirez | Posted 12.18.2015 | Latino Voices

Whether you’re looking for the perfect stocking stuffer for your budding bookworm or a gift that will teach your kids about their cultural roots, lo...

America, What Do We Do After Charleston?

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 07.02.2016 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

I am a native South Carolinian. Charleston is my maternal ancestral home. My great grandmother was born during slavery. My great grandfather I have been told was a plantation overseer. Never have I been more proud and more ashamed of my dueling ancestral heritages than right now.

Who Are We? What Do We Americans Truly Value?

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 05.06.2015 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

If we compare Black child well-being in America to child well-being in other nations, the U.S. Black infant mortality rate exceeds that in 65 nations including Cuba, Malaysia, and Ukraine. Our incidence of low-birth weight Black infants is higher than in 127 other nations.

Kids in the Middle: Media's Unique Roles for Children of Immigrants

David Kleeman | Posted 09.17.2014 | Media
David Kleeman

Months ago, PlayCollective and the Children's Media Association produced an exchange between industry executives and academics on "bridging the gap" between these fields, toward incorporating research insights into media content for kids.

5 Reasons Why Everybody Benefits From More Diverse Children's Books

Roxana Barillas | Posted 08.25.2014 | Education
Roxana Barillas

We know, and every study confirms, that strong reading skills are critical to a child's success in school. But kids won't simply take to reading just because they're told to. They need a way in.

Governor Cuomo, It's Time to Raise the Age

Letitia James | Posted 03.09.2014 | Politics
Letitia James

Governor Cuomo should continue to make strides in criminal justice reform by putting an end to an injustice that sets us apart from nearly every other state in the nation.

Open Letter to Roger Ailes, CEO and Chairman of Fox News Channel

Alex Nogales | Posted 12.01.2013 | Latino Voices
Alex Nogales

Mr. Ailes, this is unacceptable. It is one thing for Fox News to routinely spread hate towards Latino and immigrant adults. It is quite another to demonize innocent children.

Bridging the 'Opportunity Gap': Ensuring Pathways to Quality Education for All Children

Laysha Ward | Posted 11.04.2013 | Latino Voices
Laysha Ward

Today's school-age Latinos are tomorrow's workforce, innovators, scientists, doctors, customers, teachers, and business and community leaders. Our future is their future.

INFOGRAPHIC: Latino Children Have Lowest Preschool Attendance Rate

VOXXI | John Benson | Posted 08.14.2013 | Latino Voices

Latino children are lacking when it comes to early childhood development. The recently released Annie E. Casey Foundation’s annual 2013 Kids Coun...

Latino Poverty Falls Slighty, Some Adults Climb Out While Millions of Children Remain

The Huffington Post | Janell Ross | Posted 09.21.2012 | Latino Voices

Little in the nation’s annual tabulation of disadvantage released by the Census Bureau last week can be described as encouraging. But, there was one...

Why I Tell My Multiracial Children To ALWAYS Check The 'Latino' Box

Allena Tapia | Posted 06.12.2012 | Parents
Allena Tapia

Am I saying that because I'm white, my children are somehow "smarter than" or more academically gifted than their fully Latino peers? Nope. Instead, what I am doing here is admitting to the cultural capital I have, as a white person who is navigating a system (college entry, or etc.) made by other white people for other white people.

What's at Stake -- No, Who's at Stake in the Great Supreme Court Case?

Jennifer Ng’andu | Posted 05.22.2012 | Politics
Jennifer Ng’andu

For or against it, hundreds of people will line up on the steps to try and secure one of the limited seats in the Court reserved for the public. And for good reason: The Supreme Court's decision will have major bearing on the health care experiences of Americans for generations to come.

We Cannot Afford to Continue to Ignore the Issue of Homelessness

Randy Jurado Ertll | Posted 11.15.2011 | Latino Voices
Randy Jurado Ertll

The homeless are disproportionately black and brown, 43 percent black and 15 percent Hispanic, according to the center. And the faces of the homeless are getting younger, especially among the Latino community. 

Higher Rates Of Childhood Asthma In Latino Populations: What To Do As A Parent

Roxana Soto | Posted 11.04.2011 | Latino Voices
Roxana Soto

I'm more committed than ever to do all that's in my power to fight for clean air and to encourage other parents to stay informed on their child's condition.

The Future of the Golden State

Antonio Villaraigosa | Posted 11.01.2011 | Latino Voices
Antonio Villaraigosa

Investing in jobs and education are the keys to securing prosperity and opportunity for Californians and for all Americans. Latinos are and will remain a core part of the plan to a brighter future.

The Cruelty of Asthma

Javier Sierra | Posted 08.23.2011 | Green
Javier Sierra

It is in the hands of the EPA that Rosa Perea's 5-year-old son and hundreds of thousands of other Latino kids -- the most punished by asthma -- will see themselves freed from the cruelty of this disease.

Colorado Poverty Rates Up According To Latest Census Data

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The AP reports that new census data indicates the poverty rate--defined by the "a family of four earning less than $22,050 a year... or an individual...