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Where Sustainability Movement Meets K-12 Education

Graciela Tiscareno-Sato | Posted 03.19.2012 | Green
Graciela Tiscareno-Sato

The U.S. Department of Education announced last fall the Green Ribbon Schools Program, in a clear sign of the importance of this movement.

WATCH: Shakira's New Bob

Posted 12.08.2011 | Latino Voices

Shakira's debuted her new hair cut via Twitter on Tuesday. According to photographers on the scene, the singer spent more than six hours inside th...

On Being a Strong Latina

Nell Merlino | Posted 01.10.2012 | Latino Voices
Nell Merlino

I continue to be honored and inspired by the richly diverse group of women entrepreneurs that has gone on to honor and inspire other women trying to "state their dreams" and harness their potential.

Latina Magazine Celebrates 15 Years

Posted 11.07.2011 | Latino Voices

Has it been 15 years already? Latina magazine celebrates its 15th anniversary with a special collector’s issue, “15 Latinas We Love,” ...

Rita Moreno: On Her One Woman Show, Life, And J-Lo

Posted 10.24.2011 | Latino Voices Rita Moreno has done it all. She's won an Oscar, an Emmy, a Grammy and a Tony, and she's already played the role of her dreams—the par...

Latinas Have What It Takes to Keep America Going...Latinas Have "Umph"!

Arminda Figueroa | Posted 10.21.2011 | Latino Voices
Arminda Figueroa

It's time to wake up and smell the "café con leche", Latinas have Umph!

What Does It Mean to Be a Latina?

Mona Lisa Faris | Posted 10.18.2011 | Latino Voices
Mona Lisa Faris

Latina's are making strides; you see their growth in education, politics, government, and the workforce. They have become a growing influence breaking barriers.

Susie Jimenez Of 'The Next Food Network Star' Talks Upbringing And Immigration

Posted 10.17.2011 | Latino Voices

As a child, Susie Jimenez helped her Mexican parents pick fruit. Working alongside her family in the fields helped plant the seed for Jimenez's long r...

Why Some Latinos Are Glad 'Lopez Tonight' Got Canceled

Turnstyle | Posted 10.12.2011 | Latino Voices

Originally published on, a digital information service surfacing emerging stories in news, entertainment, art and culture; powered ...

Our Ladder of Opportunity

Sec. Hilda Solis | Posted 10.10.2011 | Latino Voices
Sec. Hilda Solis

As the country's first Latina Labor Secretary, I appreciate both how far our community has come and how far we still have to go. Latinos come from a heritage of hard work, but our great work ethic will only flourish if we have the qualifications for job openings where we can apply it.

Zoe Saldana: Post-Avatar Breakdown: 'I Just Collapsed' (VIDEO)

Posted 10.08.2011 | Latino Voices Stunning Afro-Latina actress Zoe Saldana graces the September 2011 cover of Latina magazine’s fall style issue, available on newsstand...

Bridging The Communication Gap For Domestic Abuse Victims

Huffington Post | Lucas Kavner | Posted 08.04.2011 | Impact

Maria Citino Sfreddo has a voicemail greeting that's over a minute long. "Please speak slowly and clearly and I'll get back to you as soon as I can," ...

Her Gaze/Su Mirada at Museo de las Americas

John Gascot | Posted 07.10.2011 | Arts
John Gascot

With the Latino population growing exponentially in Denver and wider communities, Museo plays an important role in promoting understanding among cultures.

Nearly 15% Of Latina Teens Have Attempted Suicide, Says Study | By Kathleen Lucadamo | Posted 08.04.2011 | New York

An alarmingly high number of Latina teens in New York have tried to commit suicide, and city officials want to know why. "It's a startling problem,...

An Interview with Mike Padilla, Author of The Girls from the Revolutionary Cantina

Mark Coggins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Mark Coggins

Mike Padilla's debut novel blends humor, sex and plot twists to teach us something powerful about the modern Latina experience in Southern California.

A National Stand to Prevent Teen Pregnancy

Janet Murguía | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Janet Murguía

Before the age of 20, 52% of Latina teens become pregnant at least once. At almost twice the national average, Latinas have the highest teen pregnancy and birth rates of any major ethnic group in the United States.

World Cup 2010 and Growing Up Latina

Kety Esquivel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Kety Esquivel

My love for soccer might also have something to do with the fact that everywhere I've lived, my life has been touched by the sport.

'Soul Of A Citizen': From An Eighth Grade Education To Testifying Before Congress

Paul Loeb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Paul Loeb

When we see a woman who begins with no money, no power, no education and no status in the community, and then becomes a powerful voice for change, it should inspire us all.

This Bridge Called My Back: A Retro Look at Women of Color and Power

Nisha Agarwal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nisha Agarwal

The foot soldiers of our modern-day civil rights movement are women of color, just as they were a generation ago, when women outnumbered men two-to-one in the local organizations feeding the Mississippi freedom struggle.

Stupak: The Worst Case Scenario for Latinas

Rocio L. Córdoba | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Rocio L. Córdoba

Health care reform must protect access to comprehensive reproductive health care, including abortion services coverage, and ensure that all Californians, including immigrants, are covered.

Policies to Curb Latina Teen Pregnancies Have the Reverse Effect

Silvia Henriquez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Silvia Henriquez

It may be politically expedient to treat high Latina teen pregnancy rates as the problem to be solved rather than the result of social inequities -- but it isn't likely to be effective.

Good Hair? Bad Hair? Great Style!

Michael Henry Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Michael Henry Adams

The varied and imaginative ways African Americans dress their hair represents a high-point of human creativity that's dependency, the very quintessence of style.

Obama's Second Hundred Days

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Our look back at Obama's second 100 days will begin with a short overview, and then move on to the categories: "the best of times," "the worst of times," and "the age of (media) foolishness."

There They Go Again: Tom Tancredo, Mark Krikorian and the Politics of Hate and Fear

Janet Murguía | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Janet Murguía

The politics of hate and fear are not new to our country. We've seen them before. We know what they look like. Right now, they look a lot like Tom Tancredo and Mark Krikorian.

It Would Behoove the Republican Party to Immediately Stop Pissing Off Latinos

Pablo Manriquez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Pablo Manriquez

However it's fed to the media, what Democrats see in comprehensive immigration reform is 12 million potential votes. Unless Republicans prefer losing elections, they should stand with Obama on immigration reform.