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This MIT Grad Plans To Change The Lives Of Thousands Of Latina Girls

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 08.28.2014 | Latino Voices

Luz Rivas graduated from MIT as one of the very few women of Hispanic descent, but now she’s taking the reins to provide other Latinas with experien...

Hispanic Women Less Likely To See Cardiovascular Risks Of Being Overweight

VOXXI | Hope Gillette | Posted 01.23.2014 | Latino Voices

Hispanic women are significantly less likely than non-Hispanic white women to understand basic cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk and information, acco...

Empowering Women -- and Their Communities -- Against Domestic Violence

Pierre R. Berastaín | Posted 02.01.2014 | Latino Voices
Pierre R. Berastaín

Recognizing that Latinas are more likely to seek help from friends, family or neighbors rather than authority figures, our philosophy is that the strength and power to end domestic violence rests within communities, not institutions.

Latinas in Charge: Leveraging the 'Latina Power Shift' Beyond the Coveted Consumer

Angélica Pérez-Litwin, PhD | Posted 11.16.2013 | Latino Voices
Angélica Pérez-Litwin, PhD

We want well paying jobs, good healthcare and work benefits, and policies in the workplace that respect our commitment to our family, language and culture. And, of course, immigration reform, reproductive rights, health care and economic issues -- all these social issues deeply matter to us as Latinas, women and mothers.

Pay Equity for Women Opposed by Entire Texas Republican Congressional Delegation

Brent Budowsky | Posted 06.13.2013 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Pay inequity is an outrage committed against women of all demographic groups. What most people do not know is that the hardest-hit of those who suffer pay discrimination may well be Hispanic women.

Rates of Incarceration For White and Hispanic Women On The Rise

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 05.19.2013 | Women
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By: Sayre Quevedo According to a new study by The Sentencing Project, "The Changing Racial Dynamics of Women's Incarceration," women's incarceration ...

Immigrant Latinas Face Domestic Abuse

Posted 11.30.2011 | Latino Voices

This article is part of a weekly series published in partnership with the Boyle Heights Beat. It appears on Wednesdays. By Melissa Martinez Boy...

Health Care Passed, Now What About "Wealth" Care?

Ella L. J. Edmondson Bell, Ph.D | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ella L. J. Edmondson Bell, Ph.D

The bottom line is the majority of women of color in this country are living paycheck to paycheck with no safety net. Most black and Hispanic women are one check stub away from financial disaster.

A Channel to Cheer For...

Joe Favorito | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Joe Favorito

The Cheer Channel, which launched online May 14, may quickly find a digital home in select cable systems around the country and on satellite.

HIV Rates In US: Some Places Have Higher Infection Rates Than Africa

Newsweek | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Recent research published in The New England Journal of Medicine shows that within certain populations in America, the prevalence of HIV-infected peop...