By Amaris Castillo | 11/03/2011 - 11:00
Great and hopeful news for Latinos across the country; the numbers of Latinos enrolling in college have spiked to unparalleled levels across California and the U.S!
By Huffington Post Latino Voices | 10/26/2011 - 14:00
In the eyes of the federal government, Carlos is still an undocumented immigrant.
But four years ago, the city of New Haven, Conn., issued Carlos -- his real name has been changed at his request due to privacy concerns -- its own form of documentation: a municipal ID. The ID allowed him, for the first time, to open a bank account, apply for hospital services, check out library books, access city beaches and parks and even take a cross-country flight.
"We feel like we've been given an identity in the United States," Carlos said.
By Grace Bastidas | 10/26/2011 - 12:00
Grandparents across Latin America have been scaring kids (and adults) for years with accounts of monsters, creatures and ghosts with names and back-stories so real you almost believe them. Almost. Here are some of the apparitions that still keep us up at night.
By Amaris Castillo | 10/14/2011 - 15:31
In a new Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) PSA campaign, Mario Lopez and Naya Rivera speak out against bullying gay and transgender youth. The Mexican American actor and Puerto Rican actress join a diverse group of celebrities in the campaign titled Amplify Your Voice!
By Fox News Latino | 10/13/2011 - 14:24
Dominican American writer Junot Díaz didn’t always feel accepted as a child. In an interview with Fox News Latino, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author spoke about growing up in the 80s as an immigrant and feeling rejected by both his Latino and black peers.
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 10/12/2011 - 15:45
With Senate Republicans blocking the American Jobs Act on Tuesday night, President Obama kept a short speech at the first ever White House American Latino Heritage Forum to one topic: not immigration, education, but the importance of getting the bill passed in Congress.
By Grace Bastidas | 10/10/2011 - 11:18
Want to reconnect with your Latinidad, but not sure where to start? We’ve got you covered. Here’s a list of everything you need to know—history, movies, art, sayings, recipes, etc.—to get back in touch with your Puerto Rican, Mexican, Colombian, what have you side. Consider it a cultural toolkit!
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By Amaris Castillo | 09/23/2011 - 09:00
One of CNN’s Top 10 Heroes for 2011 is Latina. Mexican psychologist Elena Durón Miranda was recently selected for her work with poverty-stricken children in Argentina. The CNN Hero initiative spotlights those striving to spur change in the world. A decade ago, Durón Miranda traveled to Argentina to research communities wrought with poverty. What she found were children collecting food and various items from a trash dump.
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 05/02/2011 - 19:18
The barrage of text messages came through on Iliana Guibert McGuinnis’ cell phone late Sunday night: “Turn on the TV,” one of the texts read. “Any channel.”
What followed was a moment that the Cuban 9/11 widow had given up hoping would ever happen: The announcement that Osama bin Laden, in effect her husband’s murderer, had been killed.
By Grace Bastidas | 04/22/2011 - 09:45
We may celebrate Earth Day once a year, but that doesn’t mean you can’t practice sustainability on a regular basis. Here are some environmental tips from Giselle Achecar, Puerto Rican eco expert and founder of EcoRicoTV:
Consider your morning routine. When you get up and go to the bathroom, reduce your water usage by turning off the water when you brush your teeth. Get low-flush toilets and showerheads. Also, make sure to turn off the all the lights when you leave the room.